Each college basketball program offers a unique set of fringe (and allowable) benefits to recruits that are interested in playing there. But only Oregon State offers the perpetual opportunity — for the next four years at least — to meet the President of the United States.
Last Wednesday, the White House confirmed that the Beavers — who are coached by Barack Obama’s brother-in-law, Craig Robinson — will be treated to a private Thanksgiving lunch at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It’s a part of a service day project in Washington, D.C. that Oregon State programs will partake in along with President Obama and his family.
Normally, only a national championship can get you face time with the Commander-in-Chief if you’re a Division I college basketball player. In Corvallis, the barrier of entry isn’t nearly as high.