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President Obama, family to attend Towson-Oregon State game

Baltimore Sun staff

President Barack Obama and the First Family will attend Towson University's men's basketball game against Oregon State Saturday afternoon at the Towson Center, the school announced today.

A capacity crowd is expected for the game, scheduled for 2 p.m. tip-off. To accommodate expected delays entering the Towson Center, the ticket office, will call windows and gates will open at noon. All fans must be in the arena by 1:45 p.m., according to the school.

A huge basketball fan who still plays the game, Obama gets to as many games as he can. He and his wife attended the season-opening Carrier Classic game between North Carolina and Michigan State on the USS Carl Vinson.

Obama's brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, is in his fourth season as coach of Oregon State. The Beavers are 4-1 entering the Towson game and have gone 47-57 under Robinson.

The Tigers (0-4) are looking for their first victory under first-year coach Pat Skerry. This is Towson's first home game of the season.

Towson will honor its 2011 football team, the CAA champions, at halftime of the basketball game.

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