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.