LSU Skips National Anthem, Then Gets Knocked Out of NCAA Tournament

By Daniel Walker | April 4, 2024

LSU skips national anthem

Louisiana State University's women's basketball team found itself embroiled in a controversy after staying in the locker room during the national anthem before their Elite Eight game against Iowa on April 1. 
 

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The incident sparked a fiery debate, with Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry calling for a policy change and social media speculation about the team's actions. 
 

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In recent years, it's become increasingly popular for "woke" athletes to promote left-wing social activism by protesting the National Anthem. LSU went on to lose to the Iowa Hawkeyes, who punched their ticket to the Final Four. Iowa knocked off LSU 94-87. Superstar guard Caitlin Clark scored 41 points.