Here is the listing of events that involve Ivies for Monday, August 6. If there is no mention of the event being broadcast on TV, check NBCOlympics.com for the online broadcast.
Penn’s Koko Archibong and the Nigerian men’s basketball team will face France in the final game of group play for both squads. The game will start at 2:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on NBC’s Specialty: Basketball channel. After an Olympic-opening win over Tunisia, Nigeria has dropped its last three, including a 93-79 defeat at the hands of Argentina on Saturday. The Nigerians need a win and a loss by Lithuania (which faces Tunisia) to advance to the elimination round.
The US women’s field hockey team, featuring Princeton sisters Julia and Katie Reinprecht (players) and assistant coach Nate Franks (coaching staff), will take on South Africa at 5:45 a.m. The game will be broadcast live on NBCSN. After starting out 2-0, Team USA dropped its next two games, falling to Australia (1-0) and New Zealand (3-2), to fall out of contention for the semifinals.
In sailing, Dartmouth’s Erik Storck, sailing for the US, will skipper his 49er class boat in races 14 (10:00 a.m.) and 15 (11:00 a.m.). Team USA stands in 15th place with the top 10 advancing to the medal race. Yale’s Stu McNay will compete in races seven (7:00 a.m.) and eight (8:30 a.m.) of the men’s 470 class.
After defeating the host team Great Britain, 2-0 on Friday, Princeton’s Diana Matheson and the Canadian women’s soccer team will take on Team USA in the semifinals, with the winner advancing to the Gold medal game to face either France or Japan. The game will be broadcast on NBCSN.
In track & field action, Cornell’s Morgan Uceny will compete in heat three of the women’s 1,500m, with heat one beginning at 6:50 a.m.