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Yale men, Minnesota women to be honored at White House ceremony

President Barack Obama will honor the 2012-13 Yale men’s hockey and Minnesota women’s hockey teams along with other NCAA champions at a South Lawn ceremony at the White House on Monday.

Yale beat Quinnipiac in last season’s men’s Frozen Four championship game for its first national title and to become the lowest-seeded team ever to win it all.

Minnesota went 41-0 to win its second straight women’s national title a year ago, beating Boston University in the championship game.

The hockey teams will join 17 other NCAA champions from the 2012-13 season in Monday’s ceremony, which will have a live video stream. The start time has not been announced.


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  • John Terry

    Neat, but both Yale and Minnesota are almost a year away from their championship. Didn’t even know they honored college champs

  • Abigail Kort

    Would have been better if these honors were bestowed closer to the time at which they were earned. Why wait 11 months?

  • TarnishedGoldenKnight

    What a freakin’ JOKE. I bet the NCAA Basketball teams that won would never have waited 11 months. Mr. O’Bama for shame, for shame. I know, your busy schedule on late night talk shows precluded you from being able to meet these teams last Spring when the players who played were all at their schools. Brilliant!

  • Matt Forget

    Ha ha, there are people who think Obama himself waited 11 months to schedule this. Thanks for the comedy dose of the day!

    • Joe

      Frankly, I think everybody realizes he has “people” who take care of stuff like this. Or rather, who should be taking care of stuff like this. And it does reflect on the person in charge, as it should. Waiting this long is worse than not having the party, in my opinion.

      • Matt Forget

        I would agree with that, for sure. Just funny when suddenly the person in charge himself gets entirely vilified. I say don’t even waste the energy being angry about it.

        • Paul Stadler

          But it’s a chance to bring politics into the discussion. It has nothing to do with politics, but who cares in this day and age. No it he did one with the winter champs in April and spring sports over them summer he would get bashed for wasting time not doing them all at once. I think you are 100% right Matt.

          • Matt Forget

            Yup. Everything has to be spun into the hatred du jour.

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