2012 London Olympics Central
July 31, 2012
Men's basketball features six games today, with Robert Archibald (Great Britain, USA), Deron Williams (USA, Illinois), Ade Dagunduro (Nigeria, Nebraska) and Aleks Maric (Australia, Nebraska) taking the court. Follow the links for Olympic coverage. Australia vs. Spain | Lithuania vs. Nigeria | Great Britain vs. Brazil | Tunisia vs. United States
In women's preliminary action, the USA field hockey team, featuring Kayla Bashore-Smedley (Indiana) and Caroline Nichols (Iowa) will face Argentina at 1 p.m. CT. For the live stream, click HERE.
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Day 3: July 30
Former Big Ten Athlete of the Year David Boudia (USA, Purdue), along with Nick McCrory, took home a bronze medal in the synchronized 10M platform this morning. Check out this commercial to see how Boudia takes diving to new heights.
In a preliminary matchup of women's volleyball heavyweights, the No. 1-ranked USA defeated No. 2 Brazil in a 2008 Olympics final rematch. Led by head coach Hugh McCutcheon (Minnesota), the USA squad features four former standouts from Big Ten institutions in Lindsey Berg (Minnesota), Jordan Larson (Nebraska), Christa Harmotto and Megan Hodge (Penn State).
Big Ten institutions feature three participants in women's basketball action today. Canada, featuring Krista Phillips (Michigan) and Chelsea Aubry (Nebraska), takes on Great Britain, while Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota) takes the USA team's 34-game winning streak into preliminary action against Angola. Follow the links for live coverage. Great Britain vs. Canada | Angola vs. United States
Matt Grevers (USA, Northwestern) struck gold in the 100 backstroke after earning a silver at the 2008 Games. The former Wildcat blazed the competition with an Olympic record time of 52.16, notching the first gold medal for the Big Ten on Day 3.
Medalists after Day 3
* - World Record
Day 2: July 29
Three silver medals were awarded to Big Ten athletes on day two of the Olympics as Kelci Bryant (USA, Minnesota), Matt Grevers (USA, Northwestern) and Michael Phelps (USA, Michigan) took home medals. Bryant teamed with Abigail Johnston to place second in the synchronized 3M springboard, while Grevers and Phelps, along with Cullen Jones and Ryan Lochte, finished second in the 4x100 freestyle relay.
Medalists after Day 2
Day 1: July 28
Peter Vanderkaay (USA, Michigan) was the lone Big Ten medalist on the first day of the London Games, taking home a bronze in the 400 freestyle.
Medalists after Day 1