FCS champ North Dakota State to visit White House

FCS champion North Dakota State will visit the White House and tour the U.S. Capitol on Monday.

President Donald Trump will meet the team in the morning. Following that visit, the Bison will travel to Capitol Hill to be honored at luncheon hosted by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.

The Capitol tour will follow.

The White House visit typically is reserved for FBS programs – Clemson visited following its College Football Playoff win – but Trump issued an invitation to the Bison, who defeated Eastern Washington 38-24 in the FCS title game in January.

To Hoeven, it’s a well-deserved honor.

“Not only are the Bison the reigning FCS national champions, but they have won seven of the last eight championship games,” Hoeven said. “This is a stellar team and an exceptional program.”