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Despite loss, President Obama's visit caps 'great weekend for Maryland athletics'
Despite loss, President Obama's visit caps 'great weekend for Maryland athletics'

Len Elmore couldn't remember whether Richard Nixon ever came to Cole Field House during his presidency, but the former Maryland basketball star recalled an executive order given to longtime coach Lefty Driesell. "Nixon told Lefty that he couldn't play, 'Hail to the Chief,' " Elmore said Sunday afternoon, sitting courtside at Comcast Center before going on ESPNU's broadcast of the Maryland-Oregon State men's basketball game. There was more pomp and ceremony than at most early season games, as the presence of President Barack Obama and his family brought out a larger than usual crowd for an early season non-conference game. As happened the previous...

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