Saturday, July 28 features many Ivy Leaguers in a variety of sports and events. All Olympic events will be streamed live online. Visit NBCOlympics.com and check with your cable and online provider(s) for more details.
At 5:30 a.m., Columbia sophomore Nzingha Prescod and Lion alum Nicole Ross will take to the strips for the start of the women’s individual foil tournament, which will culminate with the gold medal bout at 2:40 p.m. The event will be broadcast from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (ET) and 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on MSNBC.
Women’s basketball group play begins on Saturday, and Harvard sophomore Temi Fagbenle and the Great Britain women’s basketball team will face Australia at 5:15 p.m., in a Group B matchup. The game will be broadcast on NBC’s Specialty: Basketball channel; check with your provider for channel number.
Ivy Leaguers abound in some of the rowing heats on Saturday, including the men’s eight (5:10 a.m.), men’s lightweight four (6:00 a.m.), men’s pair (7:00 a.m.) and men’s and women’s single sculls (7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., respectively). NBC will broadcast some of the action from 2:30pm – 3:00 pm.
Harvard will have three competing on Saturday in Brodie Buckland (Australia, men’s pair), Malcolm Howard (Canada, men’s eight) and Will Newell (USA, men’s lightweight four). The other Ivies competing on Saturday include Brown’s Nikola Stojic (Serbia, men’s pair), Columbia’s Nick LaCava (USA, men’s lightweight four), Cornell’s Ken Jurkowski (USA, men’s single sculls), Dartmouth’s Anthony Fahden (USA, men’s lightweight four) and Princeton’s Gevvie Stone (USA, women’s single sculls).
Finally, Princeton’s Diana Matheson ’08 and Team Canada will take on South Africa in Women’s Soccer Group F action at 9:45 a.m. on MSNBC.