Saturday, January 30, 2010

President Obama attends Duke-Georgetown

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Duke's basketball team often commands extra attention on the road, but the extra security at Saturday's game with Georgetown had nothing to do with the Blue Devils or coach Mike Krzyzewski.

President Barack Obama is attending the game, seated at courtside across from the Georgetown bench. It's uncertain, though, whether he will meet with the team after the game.

Duke spokesman Matt Plizga said there had been discussion of a possible meeting with the president, but he wasn't sure it was going to happen. Of course, after President Obama's latest conversation with a college basketball team, the Blue Devils might be better off without his advice.

Earlier this week, the president called Kentucky to congratulate the Wildcats on ascending to the No. 1 ranking in the polls. He warned them about getting complacent, to no avail.

Kentucky lost Tuesday at South Carolina.

Plizga said he expects that the president's personal assistant, Reggie Love, will stop by to meet with Duke's players and coaches after the game. Love is a former Duke basketball and football player from Charlotte.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

it's the second college game that Obama's attended this season college game

Anonymous said...

Who gives a...... the boy needs to be focusing on jobs for this country, not fooling with a bas it ball game!