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

State Beavers.

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.