Monday, August 11
Women’s Volleyball won its first match over the weekend, but their second opponent is a strong Cuban team that has medaled in five straight Olympics. Tune in live on NBC to see if LBSU grads Tayyiba Haneef-Park and Danielle Scott-Arruda, who were point leaders in the first contest, can keep Team USA unbeaten. NBC, 12:30-2am.
The USA Women’s Water Polo team, almost all of whom reside in Long Beach (including Wilson HS grad Lauren Wenger) get their Olympic competition underway tonight, in their first game, against host country China. The game will be shown online, live. NBCOlympics.com, 2-3am.
Women’s Beach Volleyball duo Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are back in action on Tuesday, in a primetime performance against their Cuban competitors. May/Walsh have played the Cuban team six times, and lost a grand total of one set in six matches, so don’t look for high drama tonight. Do look for total domination. NBC, 8-10 primetime block.
Tuesday, August 12
Men’s Volleyball, still reeling from the tragic murder of head coach McCutcheon’s father-in-law, will try to stay undefeated in its second match, this time against Italy. The team features three LBSU grads, including captain Tom Hoff. The game will be aired live on NBC. NBC, 1-2:30am.
The Men’s Water Polo team, which won its first game against China, continues Olympic play against a much stronger Italian team today. The American team will need another strong performance from Wilson and LBSU grad Tony Azevedo if they want to remain unbeaten. NBC, 10-11am.
Wednesday, August 13
The Women’s Volleyball team, with its two LBSU grads, is trying to finally get over the hump and medal for the first times since 1992. Venezuela, their opponent in this live game, is making its first Olympic appearance, so hopefully USA can take home a victory, another on a long path towards the medal games in a few weeks. NBC, 12:20-2am.
After facing China in its first game, Lauren Wenger and the Women’s Water Polo team continue their Olympics in their second game, against Italy. The first game is airing late and online only, so if you missed them on Monday, be sure to catch them live on national television Wednesday morning. NBC, 10am-1pm block.