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.