OSU's Robinson talks about Obama's victory

OSU's Robinson talks about Obama's victory

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by Michael Berk, KGW Sports

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Posted on November 8, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 8 at 12:31 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- One of Oregon State University's most recognizable men got a front row seat as history was made Tuesday night.

OSU basketball coach Craig Robinson talked with KGW Wednesday about celebrating the re-election of his brother-in-law, President Barack Obama. He joined President Obama--and Robinson's sister Michelle Obama--at center stage just after his acceptance speech in Chicago.

Robinson said while he was on stage with Obama the two were talking about how they got to where they are, and how they would move forward.

"We talked about our parents," he told KGW's Michael Berk. "And we were talking about the country and how important it is for everyone to come together."

Robinson said the re-election process was much more nerve-wracking than the first time around, and he was going to support his brother-in-law no matter the outcome.

"I just wanted to be there and be supportive," he said. "More so if we lost, because I didn't want to seem like I wouldn't be around in a time of defeat."

He also used the opportunity to support his team, by wearing orange and black to the rally.

"I have a lot of orange in my wardrobe," he explained. "I gotta support the Beavers when I can, especially on national TV."

Video: Obama's acceptance speech

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