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Your Guide To Watching Penn State Athletes At The Rio Olympics

With Penn State athletes like Ali Krieger and Alyssa Naeher already competing (and winning) before the Olympics officially begin, it may be hard to keep track of the record number of Penn State athletes in Rio this summer. Thanks to a schedule put together by Penn State Athletics, you can now see when your favorite Nittany Lions will appear at this year’s Olympics.

The list includes former and current Penn Staters coaching or competing, what country they will represent, and the channel televising the event. However, it also includes events contingent on the advancement of certain Olympians or teams, such as some of the semifinal and final matches. Most of the information for these events are yet to be announced, but we’re hoping our fellow Penn Staters make it to the end.

August 6

  • Katarzyna Trzopek – Women’s Fencing Epee at 8:00 a.m. on CNBC
  • Ali Krieger and Alyssa Naeher – Women’s Soccer, USA vs. France at 4:00 p.m. on NBCSN
  • Christa Harmotto Dietzen and Alicia Glass – Women’s Volleyball, USA vs. Puerto Rico at 4:05 p.m. on NBC
  • Tom Hovasse (Japan, assistant coach) – Women’s Basketball, Japan vs. Belarus at 6:45 p.m.

 

August 7

  • Daniel Gomez-Tanamachi (Mexico) – Men’s Fencing Foil at 8:00 a.m.
  • Miles Chamley-Watson – Men’s Fencing Foil at 8:00 a.m.
  • Carlos Guerra (Mexico) and Ivan Contreras (Mexico, assistant coach) – Men’s Volleyball, Mexico vs. Brazil at 10:35 a.m.
  • Shane Ryan (Ireland) – Men’s 100m Backstroke Heats at 1:16 p.m. on NBC, Men’s 100m Backstroke Semifinals at 10:12 p.m. on NBC
  • Matt Anderson, Max Holt, Aaron Russell – Men’s Volleyball, USA vs. Canada at 4:05 p.m. on NBC

 

August 8

  • Monica Aksamit – Women’s Fencing Sabre at 8:00 a.m.
  • Christa Harmotto Dietzen and Alicia Glass – Women’s Volleyball, USA vs. Netherlands at 2:00 p.m. on NBC
  • Tom Hovasse – Women’s Basketball, Japan vs. Brazil at 5:50 p.m.
  • Shane Ryan – Men’s 100m Backstroke Finals at 9:38 p.m. on NBC

 

August 9

  • Carlos Guerra and Ivan Contreras – Men’s Volleyball, Mexico vs. France at 10:35 a.m.
  • Shane Ryan – Men’s 100m Freestyle Heats at 12:02 p.m., Men’s 100m Freestyle Semifinals at 9:03 p.m. on NBC
  • Matt Anderson, Max Holt, Aaron Russell – Men’s Volleyball, USA vs. Italy at 2:00 p.m. on NBC
  • Tom Hovasse – Women’s Basketball, Japan vs. Turkey at 5:45 p.m.
  • Ali Krieger and Alyssa Naeher – Women’s Soccer, USA vs. Colombia at 6:00 p.m. on NBCSN

 

August 10

  • Christa Harmotto Dietzen and Alicia Glass – Women’s Volleyball, USA vs. Serbia at 2:00 p.m. on NBC
  • Shane Ryan – Men’s 100m Freestyle Finals at 10:03 p.m. on NBC

 

August 11

  • Carlos Guerra and Ivan Contreras – Men’s Volleyball, Mexico vs. Italy at 10:35 a.m.
  • Shane Ryan – Men’s 50m Freestyle Heats at 12:02 p.m. on NBC, Men’s 50m Freestyle Seminfinals at 9:03 p.m. on NBC
  • Tom Hovasse – Women’s Basketball, Japan vs. Australia at 5:45 p.m.

 

August 12

  • Christa Harmotto Dietzen and Alicia Glass – Women’s Volleyball, USA vs. Italy at 2:00 p.m. on NBC
  • Shane Ryan – Men’s 50m Freestyle Finals at 9:44 p.m. on NBC
  • Women’s Soccer Quarterfinals on NBCSN (TBA)

 

August 13

  • Matt Anderson, Max Holt, Aaron Russell – Men’s Volleyball, USA vs. France at 4:05 p.m. on NBC
  • Tom Hovasse – Women’s Basketball, Japan vs. France at 5:45 p.m.
  • Carlos Guerra and Ivan Contreras – Men’s Volleyball, Mexico vs. Canada at 7:30 p.m.

 

August 14

  • Christa Harmotto Dietzen and Alicia Glass – Women’s Volleyball, USA vs. China at 4:05 p.m. on NBC

 

August 15

  • Matt Anderson, Max Holt, Aaron Russell, Carlos Guerra, and Ivan Contreras – Men’s Volleyball, USA vs. Mexico at 10:35 p.m. on NBC
  • Eddie Lovett (US Virgin Islands) – Men’s 100m Hurdle Heats at 7:40 p.m.

 

August 16

  • Eddie Lovett – Men’s 100m Hurdle Semifinals at 7:40 p.m., Men’s 100m Hurdle at 9:45 p.m. on NBC
  • Women’s Volleyball Quarterfinals (TBA)
  • Women’s Soccer Semifinals on NBCSN (TBA)
  • Women’s Basketball Quarterfinals (TBA)

 

August 17

  • Men’s Volleyball Quarterfinals (TBA)

 

August 18

  • Darrell Hill and Joe Kovacs – Men’s Shot Put Qualifying Round at 9:55 a.m., Men’s Shot Put Finals at 8:30 p.m.
  • Women’s Volleyball Semifinals (TBA)
  • Women’s Basketball Semifinals (TBA)

 

August 19

  • Men’s Volleyball Semifinals (TBA)
  • Women’s Soccer – Gold and Bronze Medal Matches on NBCSN (TBA)

 

August 20

  • Women’s Volleyball Gold and Bronze Medal Matches on NBCSN (TBA)
  • Women’s Basketball Gold and Bronze Medal Games (TBA)

 

August 21

  • Frank Molinaro – Wrestling MFS 65KG at 7:30 a.m.
  • Men’s Volleyball Gold and Bronze Medal Matches (TBA)

 

We are aware that this list does not currently include every Penn State athlete at this year’s Olympics. We will update this post as more information becomes available.

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Gabriela is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's former student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys really enjoys eating cereal at night, in case you were wondering. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.

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