President Obama just a fan at this basketball game
President Barack Obama was just a fan at this basketball
Obama, who plays in pick-up games as often as he can, including
one Saturday morning, brought his family Towson University near
Baltimore for an afternoon game that pitted the Towson Tigers
against the Oregon State Beavers.
Obama’s brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, is Oregon State’s head
The crowd inside Towson’s arena erupted in cheers as Obama and
first lady Michelle Obama entered and shook fans’ hands as they
made their way to a pair of courtside seats.
Daughters Malia and Sasha sat in the first row of the bleachers.
Also attending were Obama’s mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, and
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a former professional basketball
player and friend of Obama’s from Chicago.
”Groundhog Day” actor Bill Murray, was in attendance, too, and
he greeted Obama before play got under way.
At halftime Saturday, with Oregon State leading 32-20, Obama
stepped onto the court to greet Towson football players.
Catching an Oregon State game has become a post-Thanksgiving
tradition for the Obamas.
Last year, the Beavers came to Washington and defeated Howard.
The year before that, Oregon State traveled east and scored a win
against George Washington.