Here is the listing of events that involve Ivies for Thursday, August 2. If there is no mention of the event being broadcast on TV, check NBCOlympics.com for the online broadcast. For a complete Women’s eight preview, click here.
After falling to Lithuania on Tuesday, 72-53, a game in which Penn’s Koko Archibong posted two points, three rebounds and a steal, the Nigerian men’s basketball team will have a tough task ahead of them when they face the 2012 version of the Dream Team in a group A matchup. The game will start at 5:15 p.m. and will be broadcast on NBCSN. Nigeria is 1-1 and tied with Lithuania in the group A standings with two games remaining in group play.
In fencing, Team USA, featuring Columbia’s Nzingha Prescod and Nicole Ross, will compete in the women’s team foil tournament. The Americans hope to equal or better their showing in 2008, when they won Silver. Prescod and Ross hope to give the Ivy League medals in this event in back-to-back Olympics, joining Harvard’s Emily Cross, who earned Silver in 2008.
The US women’s field hockey team can now call itself the Cardiac Kids, after its 2-1 loss to Germany and 1-0 win over Argentina. The Americans, featuring Princeton sisters Julia and Katie Reinprecht (players) and assistant coach Nate Franks (coaching staff), will take on Australia at 5:45 a.m. The game will be broadcast live on NBCSN.
Brown’s Jimmy Pedro will guide the US Judo team in the men’s 100kg and women’s 78kg tournaments. The men’s event will begin at 4:30 a.m., while the women’s will start at 5:18 a.m. The Gold medal bouts will take place at 11:00 a.m. (women’s) and 11:10 a.m. (men’s). MSNBC will broadcast the Gold medal matches from 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Gold medal race of the men’s lightweight four will start at 5:00 a.m. The All-Ivy USA men’s lightweight four boat of Anthony Fahden (Dartmouth), Nick LaCava (Columbia), Will Newell (Harvard) and Robin Prendes (Princeton) are out of Gold medal contention after finishing fifth in their semifinal on Tuesday, but they will race in Final B (which will follow Final A).
Another rowing Gold medal will be earned on Thursday, this time in the women’s eight. Team USA features Harvard’s Caryn Davies and Esther Lofgren along with Penn’s Susan Francis, Princeton’s Caroline Lind and Yale’s Taylor Ritzel. A pair of Tigers, Andreanne Morin and Lauren Wilkinson, are on Canada’s squad. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m.
The semifinals of the men’s four will start at 5:30 a.m. Team USA features two Ivies in Henrik Rummel (Harvard) and Glenn Ochal (Princeton). NBC will broadcast the rowing action from 2:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and as part of its primetime broadcast from 8:00 p.m. – midnight.
Sailing action includes races 7 (7:00 a.m.) and 8 (7:45 a.m.) in the 49er class, which will feature Dartmouth’s Erik Storck (USA). Yale’s Stu McNay will finally take to the water with the start of the men’s 470. Race 1 will begin at 7:00 a.m., with race 2 starting 90 minutes later.