Obama, Hollande visit pushes back tip time of Maryland-UVa

Obama, Hollande visit pushes back tip time of Maryland-UVa
February 10, 2014, 11:15 am
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(Marco Garcia-USA TODAY Sports)

For the second time this season the paths of President Barack Obama and the Maryland basketball program cross, this time on Monday night in Charlottesville.

The Terrapins’ game against Virginia was originally slated to tip at 7 p.m., but a visit to the area by Obama and French president Francois Hollande has pushed the start time back by two hours to 9 p.m.

Obama and Hollande are scheduled to visit Monticello, the historic estate of former president Thomas Jefferson, on Monday, which is expected to cause traffic issues in the area between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Obama was in attendance at Comcast Center in College Park earlier this season to see Maryland take on Oregon State. The Beavers are coached by Craig Robinson, the brother-in-law of the President and the brother of First Lady Michelle Obama.

Oregon State won that game on Nov. 17, 90-83, thanks in part to 31 points from guard Roberto Nelson.

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