Comment Phil HaighWednesday 29 May 2019 8:23 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link It is going to be a tense London derby in Azerbaijan (Picture: Getty Images)What TV channel is the Europa League final on?AdvertisementAdvertisementBT Sport 2 will be showing the game live with coverage from 6.30pm (kick-off at 8pm).There are various ways of getting BT Sport, either with BT Broadband or by adding it to your Sky or TalkTalk package, which are detailed here.Is it on any free to air TV channels?No, it is only being shown on BT Sport.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHow can I watch Arsenal vs Chelsea for free?Thankfully, BT Sport are being quite generous and showing the final for free on the BT Sport website, their app and on their YouTube channel.The same situation will apply for the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham on Saturday.MORE: Arsenal vs Chelsea Europa League final time, odds, team news and head-to-headMORE: Eden Hazard prepares for perfect Chelsea send-off in Europa League final as Arsenal rue contract missteps Advertisement Arsenal and Chelsea will battle it out in Baku (Picture: Getty Images)All eyes will be on Baku on Wednesday night as Arsenal and Chelsea battle it out for the Europa League title.Premier League sides are contesting both the Europa and Champions League finals this week and either the Gunners or the Blues will be getting their hands on the first European title of the season.Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side are the favourites to lift the trophy having finished third in the Premier League, compared to Arsenal’s fifth, however, they have only won one of their last eight meetings against Unai Emery’s team.It has been a turbulent build-up to the contest, with political tension ruling out Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and plenty of off-field struggles for Chelsea which could see them lose both their manager and star player after the match.ADVERTISEMENT What TV channel is the Europa League final on and how to watch Arsenal vs Chelsea for free? Advertisement
1. Hoosier Daddy?The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team is coming off a 74-63 win at Iowa Saturday and four game winning streak. Frank Kaminsky led the Badgers with 24 points and nine rebounds as UW defeated the Hawkeyes for the second time in 11 days.Wisconsin will now set its sights on Indiana, which comes to the Kohl Center for the two squads’ only matchup of the season. The Hoosiers were ranked 22nd last week, but fell out of the AP Top-25 after losing 83-67 at Purdue Wednesday and beating Rutgers 72-64 Saturday.In two meetings last season, each team won its home game, with Indiana knocking off then-No.3 UW for its first loss of the 2013-14 season. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.Northwestern will visit Wisconsin Saturday in the teams’ second matchup of the year. UW took down the Wildcats 81-58 in Evanston Jan. 4. Sam Dekker scored 16 points, while Kaminsky had 16 of his own and 10 boards. Tip-off Saturday is set for 4:30 p.m.2. Sign Here for AwesomenessWednesday is National Signing Day in the college football universe, the day thousands of high school seniors commit to institutions and realize their dreams of playing college football will come true.Wisconsin will welcome an estimated 20-25 signees, highlighted by four-star running back Jordan Stevenson from Texas and three-star quarterback Austin Kafentzis from Utah.Other recruits, such as Alabama running back Bradrick Shaw and Wisconsin athlete Alec Ingold, have gone to Twitter to announce their commitments to Wisconsin in the past month. We will have up-to-the-minute coverage of UW’s Signing Day and their Class of 2015 Wednesday.3. Border Em-BattledThe men’s hockey team picked up a point this weekend in the Big Ten standings after winning the shootout in a 4-4 tie against Minnesota Saturday night. The shootout win came on a timely night in which Wisconsin celebrated the 25th anniversary of its 1990 National Championship team.The previous night, after leading 3-1, the Badgers squandered that lead in a matter of one minute and 40 seconds, giving up four goals within that span. They went on to lose 7-5.A bright spot from the weekend is the improved power play. UW began the season 1-29 a man up, but since then they are 12-56.This weekend the Badgers face Penn State on the road. The Nitanny Lions swept the first series between the two teams this season with 5-2 and 4-2 victories in Madison.4. Women’s hockey looks to lock up second placeAfter thumping last-place Minnesota State 3-0 and 5-1 this weekend on the road, the women’s hockey team comes home for a series against third-place Minnesota-Duluth. The revitalized offense has scored twelve goals in its last three games, while scoring only six goals in its previous three.The Badgers have a comfortable nine-point lead over the Bulldogs in the WCHA standings, but still trail Minnesota by seven points with six games to play.5. Already better than last yearThe women’s basketball team has already surpassed its conference win-total from last season, garnering its fourth Big Ten win of the 2015 campaign with a 73-62 win at Illinois. The win came on the heels of a 85-73 loss to Ohio State Thursday night.Junior guard Nicole Bauman was on fire in those two games, scoring 21 points in the win against Illinois. But even more impressive was her career-high 31 points on a night where she set the school and Kohl Center record of eight three-pointers in one game against Ohio State. Athlete Tweets of the Week: Frank Kaminsky speaking the absolute truth.
Published on December 23, 2019 at 9:13 am Facebook Twitter Google+ The Daily Orange Sports staff has always worked to keep you up-do-date on the latest Syracuse sports news, and last fall was no different. We’ve covered how SU teams handled the #NotAgainSU protests, recruiting in several sports and ongoing efforts to change the way the NCAA defines amateurism. Here is a list of the 10 most newsworthy sports stories of fall 2019: Elizabeth Billman | Asst. Photo EditorSyracuse men’s basketball makes statement with #NotAgainSu warm-upsAs protests continued following a string of race and bias-related incidents on and around campus, the men’s basketball team decided they wouldn’t stay on the sidelines. The team did this as Otto’s Army, Syracuse’s official student section organization, decided to boycott the game, urging students to go to The Barnes Center at the Arch instead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThroughout the protest, Syracuse athletes used their platforms to address the hate in the community. Their warm-up shirts are just one high-profile example. Max Freund | Staff PhotographerSyracuse fires defensive coordinator Brian WardA day after the Orange allowed 496 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns, three passing touchdowns and 58 total points to a Boston College team that would finish just 6-6, head coach Dino Babers decided it was time for change. The casualty was defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Brian Ward. Ward’s third season with Syracuse was cut three games short amidst a disappointing 3-6 season.“I felt a change needed to be made at this time to give us the best opportunity for success moving forward,” Babers said following Ward’s firing.Max Freund | Staff PhotographerSyracuse has lowest scoring game in 74 years against No. 11 VirginiaThe optimism of a new season. The excitement of hosting the reigning national champions.Any positive energy that surrounded the 2019 edition of Syracuse men’s basketball, at least on the offensive end, was quickly smothered by the Virginia defense when the then-No. 11 Cavaliers opened the season at the Dome. In the season-opening Syracuse loss, the Orange shot 26.3% from the field on their way to the lowest scoring Syracuse performance in 74 years.Elizabeth Billman | Asst. Photo EditorSyracuse advances to 2nd round of NCAA tournament with 3-2 comeback win over Rhode IslandIn a fall semester that saw early tournament exits for many of SU’s sports teams, and failure to qualify for many others, men’s soccer overcame an early deficit to win their first round NCAA tournament matchup against Rhode Island.After the Orange were awarded a penalty kick in the 86th minute, Ryan Raposo — who had paced Syracuse offense all season with 15 goals — stepped to the dot. His shot into the bottom left corner of the net gave the Orange the 3-2 lead that would take them to the second round.Max Freund | Staff PhotographerSen. Kevin S. Parker explains new proposal to pay college athletesPaying college athletes is one of the biggest topics in sports right now. Before the NCAA unanimously decided to move forward with allowing athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness, a wave of progressive legislation on the topic spread through several states, including New York.State Senator Kevin S. Parker (D-NY) wrote a bill that would equally compensate all college athletes in the state based on an annual revenue sharing model. Parker explained his proposal to The Daily Orange.Corey Henry | Photo EditorJim Boeheim clarifies earlier statement, answers questions at Barnes Center sit-inBefore the men’s basketball team decided to wear #NotAgainSU warm-up shirts, showing solidarity with the student-led protests, head coach Jim Boeheim addressed the ongoing situation and sided with Chancellor Kent Syverud, which didn’t sit well with protestors. “I need to know what I said,” Boeheim told the crowd at the Barnes Center. “I don’t understand what I said.”Boeheim would clear up his statement to protestors at The Barnes Center at the Arch. The students refused his offering of pizza and largely dismissed his retraction.Max Freund | Staff Photographer4-star combo guard Kadary Richmond commits to SyracuseSyracuse’s 2020 recruiting class expanded to two when four-star combo guard Kadary Richmond committed to the Orange on Oct. 28. SU offered Richmond three days after missing out on guard Andre Jackson — who committed to Connecticut — and added him to an incoming freshman group that already included Woody Newton.Richmond chose the Orange over Cincinnati, Florida State, UConn and Georgetown, and currently attends Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.Daily Orange File Photo10 things to know about the Carrier Dome renovationsThroughout the fall semester, construction on Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome continued, with most changes set to be in place by fall 2020. From the iconic bubble roof’s end to a new scoreboard installation, the timeline will affect both SU lacrosse teams in the spring. An 1,100-ton crane and an 800-ton crane were also added for construction usage.“What it’s going to be when it’s renovated is the best building between New York and Toronto,” Director of Athletics John Wildhack said in April.Josh Schafer | Senior Staff WriterHugh Freeze coaches from hospital bed, holds virtual press conference after 24-0 loss to SyracuseSyracuse football’s season-opener against Liberty made national news when Flames head coach Hugh Freeze coached his team from a hospital bed, still recovering from a near-fatal staph infection. Freeze called first and second down plays, and even conducted a postgame press conference from his bed through a TV screen.“It felt different,” Freeze said through the television screen. “It’s odd that I’m not down there to talk to officials and calling timeouts when we need to.”Corey Henry | Photo EditorSyracuse women’s basketball lands 5-star recruit Kamilla CardosoOn Nov. 7 , via an instagram post, Kamilla Cardoso announced she would be joining head coach Quentin Hillsman’s impressive 2020 recruiting class.Cardoso was EspnW’s No. 1 post player and No. 5 overall recruit, joining two other top-100 Syracuse recruits in Priscilla Williams and Faith Blackstone.“I’m happy to announce I’ve found my home at Syracuse University,” Cardoso’s Instagram post read. Comments