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  1. Barack Obama sends letter to Michigan senior Jordan Morgan after his graduation (PHOTO)

    May 26, 2014, 5:00 PM EST

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    Michigan senior big man Jordan Morgan received a letter from President Barack Obama after graduating with his Master’s degree.

  2. Barack-etology: President Obama fills out his bracket (PHOTO)

    Mar 19, 2014, 10:17 AM EST

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    You have to admit POTUS knows his hoops.

  3. Former Purdue captain challenges President Obama to shooting contest in local political Super Bowl ad (VIDEO)

    Feb 3, 2014, 7:50 PM EST

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    Former Purdue basketball captain Curt Clawson is challenging President Obama to a shooting contest in a new commercial that ran locally during the Super Bowl. Clawson, a member of Purdue’s basketball team under Gene Keady from 1981-84 and a captain on Purdue’s 1984 Big Ten Championship team, is a Republican candidate for the Florida House…

  4. Staffers keep President Obama from watching Michigan State/Iowa game

    Jan 29, 2014, 7:37 PM EST

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    Last night’s Michigan State/Iowa game proved to be one of the more entertaining contests played to this point in the season, with the 7th-ranked Spartans needing overtime to beat the 15th-ranked Hawkeyes in Iowa City. And given the fact that both teams entered the game ranked in the Top 15, obviously most college basketball fans…

  5. With the president in attendance Akron’s Demetrius Treadwell steals the show

    Dec 23, 2013, 12:23 AM EST

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    With rumors of President Barack Obama and the first family showing up at the Diamond Head Classic on Sunday evening flying around, it became clear that the matchup between Oregon State and Akron wasn’t just any other game. The president had attended four games featuring his brother-in-law’s team prior to Sunday, and he was a…

  6. President Barack Obama to attend Maryland vs. Oregon State on Sunday

    Nov 15, 2013, 6:18 PM EST

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    Barack Obama has made it known that basketball is his sport of choice. There are countless pictures and videos of him playing the game, and every March he fills out his own NCAA Tournament bracket with ESPN’s Andy Katz from the Oval Office. With Oregon State in town playing Maryland in College Park on Sunday…

  7. Members of 1963 Loyola (Ill.) national title team meet with President Obama

    Jul 12, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

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    While they weren’t the subjects of a movie meant to depict their experiences like the 1966 Texas Western basketball team (“Glory Road”), the 1963 Loyola (Ill.) Ramblers hold a special place in the history of college basketball.  Head coach George Ireland’s team would win the national title that season with four African-American starters, a development…

  8. Will President Obama choose alma mater Harvard in his bracket?

    Mar 12, 2012, 2:12 PM EST

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    President Obama is faced with a dilemma this year. No, it has nothing to do with the Electoral College or how he plans to get opposing sides in Congress to work together. Mr. Obama’s alma mater, Harvard, is in the NCAA tournament. They are a 12-seed, matched up with fifth-seeded Vanderbilt in the Round of…