TOWSON, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama is just a fan at this basketball game.

Obama, who plays in pick-up games as often as he can, has brought his family to Towson University, just north of Baltimore, to watch Towson play Oregon State on Saturday afternoon.

Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson, is Oregon State’s head coach.

The president and first lady are sitting courtside on the Beavers’ side. Daughters Malia and Sasha are in the first row of bleachers. Also at the game is the president’s mother-in-law, Marian Robinson.

Catching an Oregon State game has become a post-Thanksgiving tradition for the Obamas.

Last Thanksgiving, the Beavers came to Washington and beat Howard. The year before that, Oregon State made the trip east and defeated George Washington.

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