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Obama and Family To Attend TU Basketball Game

Actor Bill Murray is also expected to be in attendance.

President Barack Obama and his family will attend a Saturday basketball game at , the school announced Friday.

The Obamas will be at the Towson Center Arena to watch the Towson Tigers men's basketball team coached by First Lady Michelle Obama's brother, Craig Robinson.

The university encourages fans to arrive early for the game, due to the anticipated crowds and security measures. The gates to the Towson Center Arena will open at noon, and fans must be in their seats by 1:45 p.m. for the 2 p.m. tipoff.

Obama will be the first president to visit Towson University, according to Waddell.

The Obamas have traveled to see Oregon State's games in the Washington, DC, area, most recently to George Washington in 2009 and Howard in 2010.

Towson is the Beavers' final East Coast stop this season, and the closest they'll get to DC. Oregon State (4-1) is coming off a trip to East Rutherford, NJ, for the TicketCity Legends Classic Championship, where it beat Texas 100-95 in overtime, then lost to Vanderbilt, 64-62.

Robinson was hired as head coach in 2008.

First-year coach Pat Skerry's young Towson (0-4) team—which returned no starters from last year's lineup—comes home after a tough stretch that included nationally-ranked Kansas, Michigan and Belmont in the mainland round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

The game will be broadcast on WBAL-AM and ESPN3.com.

Lorna D. Rudnikas November 28, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Good Grief MTH...are you insinuating that our friend Sean is "pink???" Yikes!!!
Lorna D. Rudnikas November 28, 2011 at 03:17 PM
As long as Maryland reaps the benefits of high numbers of State and Federal employees it will remain Blueeeee!!! I think we can all agree on that.
Tim November 28, 2011 at 03:21 PM
wow...
Tim November 28, 2011 at 03:30 PM
Oh hey, we actually agree on this one. Clinton got this whole "Great Recession" rolling with NAFTA. I forgot about WTO actually. GW Bush had no idea what was going on (shocker, I know) but I suspect even if he did, he'd have been happy to go along with what Clinton put into play as it's something 'Republicans" conceptually believe in. I don't blame Reagan however. De-regulation and the whole "Trickle Down Economics" theory were pretty new at the the time, and at the time he was President, was absolutely needed. We're talking 20 years since he left office. It's the fact that people still buy into it that makes me scratch my head. Kennedy a great president? Granted, I wasn't alive then, but please, enlighten me about what he did so 'great' in his three years. Besides almost nuking the planet through utter incompetence, that is. Finally, I don't believe driving anyone to the center is a bad thing. It's where our politicians should all be, imho. Less radicalism.
Robert Armstrong November 28, 2011 at 04:46 PM
LOL "Another can't act actor...." He sure has won a lot of awards for not being able to act. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000195/awards

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