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Penn State Athletics: All Sports Museum To Host Olympic Watch Parties

by on August 10, 2016 2:00 PM

Want to watch some former Nittany Lions go up against some of the best in the world for an Olympic medal? The Penn State All Sports Museum will host three viewing parties for key olympic events this weekend and early next week so you can do just that.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 4:05 p.m., Team USA women’s volleyball team will take on China. Penn Staters on Team USA include captain Christa (Harmotto) Dietzen, and Alicia Glass, as well as alternates Megan (Hodge) Easy and Nicole Fawcett. Museum doors open at 12 pm on Sunday, August 14th, with the Clemens Family Theater opening at 3 p.m. and remaining open until the end of the match. 

Monday, August 15, 2016 at 10:35 a.m., Team USA men’s volleyball will take on Mexico. Penn Staters on Team USA include Matt Anderson, Max Holt, and Aaron Russell. Penn Staters representing Mexico include Carlos Guerra and assistant coach Ivan Contreras. The museum will open at 9:30 a.m. and remain open until the end of the match. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, should the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team advance to the semifinals, they will likely play at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Team USA opened the Olympics with wins over New Zealand and France and a draw with Colombia. Penn Staters on Team USA are Ali Krieger and Alyssa Naeher.

Watch party times will be announced on Saturday, Aug. 13, after the quarterfinals the evening before. Refreshments will be served at each watch party. This event is free and open to the community. Games will be broadcast on NBC networks via Comcast cable television in their entirety.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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