Oregon St. 66, Towson 46
President Barack Obama was just a fan at this basketball
Obama, who plays in pick-up games often, including Saturday
morning, brought his family to Towson University near Baltimore for
an afternoon game that pitted the Towson Tigers against the Oregon
Obama’s brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, is Oregon State’s head
Oregon won 66-46.
The crowd inside Towson’s arena cheered 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, whose son, Luke, is an
assistant coach at Towson, also attended and spent a few minutes
chatting up the Obamas before play got under way.
At halftime, Obama was surrounded by the entire Towson football
team, which was honored for winning the Colonial Athletic
Association regular-season title.
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.