The opening ceremonies for the Rio Olympic Games are just days away and a pair of former Saint Mary’s guards will serve as the starting backcourt on an Australian National Team that is being labeled as the greatest in the country’s history (no pressure, right?).
Matthew Dellavedova (Milwaukee Bucks) and Patrick Mills (San Antonio Spurs) are among six NBA regulars on the Boomers’ squad that was assigned to Group A, along with powers USA and France (and China, Serbia and Venezuela).
NBCUniversal will present an unprecedented 6,755 hours of programming for the Games across 11 different networks. NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream 4,500 total hours for authenticated pay TV subscribers via TV Everywhere to desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, plus connected TVs for the first time.
Admittedly, it is difficult to determine exactly which networks will show the Boomers live in the United States. However, NBCUniversal will have a special “Basketball/Soccer” channel that will focus 779 hours of content solely on each of those respective sports nearly every day of the Games. Check your local listings for the channel/availability in your area.
Friday, August 5: Opening Ceremonies, 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 6: Australia vs. France, 10:15 a.m.
Monday, August 8: Serbia vs. Australia, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, August 10: Australia vs. USA, 3:00 p.m.
Friday, August 12: China vs. Australia, 10:15 a.m.
Sunday, August 14: Australia vs. Venezuela, 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17: Quarterfinals (7:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., 2:45 p.m. & 6:15 p.m.)
Friday, August 19: Semifinals (11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.)
Sunday, August 21: Bronze Medal (7:30 a.m.) & Gold Medal (11:45 a.m.)
All times listed Pacific