Michigan State and Oregon State have shelved plans to play a game under a canopy on the White House grounds in the fall of 2016.
The Beavers fired Craig Robinson, brother-in-law to Barack Obama, this week.
“You’re always looking to explore unique opportunities for student-athletes, and that was one we were looking at,” Mark Hollis told the Free Press of the event that he devised as a way to honor Obama’s eight years in office. “It wasn’t a done deal, but it was one of the dreams. And it was very doable, in terms of logistics.”
Hollis is responsible for playing a game on an aircraft carrier in 2011, as well as a four-team barnstorming event in 2018.