Duke visiting the White House

Duke will make its visit to the White House on Thursday after winning the men’s national title last month in Indianapolis.

The Blue Devils beat Butler 61-59 in one of the more memorable championship games in college basketball history.

The team is expected to meet President Barack Obama mid-morning, and, weather permitting, would be given a South Lawn welcoming.

President Obama picked Duke to lose to Villanova in the Elite Eight in the South Regional in his bracket on ESPN.com.

The President’s personal assistant, Reggie Love, played for Duke and coach Mike Krzyzewski and was a member of the 2001 national championship Blue Devils.

Women’s national champion Connecticut made its visit to the White House earlier this month.