The Ostrom Avenue Podcast

The Ostrom Avenue Podcast is a Syracuse University sports podcast from WAER Syracuse Public Media studios hosted by Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine. The Ostrom Avenue Podcast takes a deep dive into Orange sports and aims to break down game specifics, key players and big storylines. It is catered to the diehard Syracuse sports fan who wants to feel like they're a part of the conversation. A new episode of The Ostrom Avenue Podcast can be found weekly during the school year on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcast. 

Jim Boeheim isn't one to make changes in his lineup. Our hosts debate whether that should change, and which players should be seeing different minutes. Plus, a a look at the late January stretch of games for the Orange with hosts Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman.


After a brief intermission, the Ostrom Avenue Podcast is back, and we've got a lot to catch up on. Hosts Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine, and Ben Shluman catch you up on all the Syracuse basketball action from Georgia Tech to Virginia. Has Syracuse done enough to convince us that they're a tournament contender?


The good news is that the Syracuse football team ended on a high note after a 39-30 overtime victory against Wake Forest. The bad news? The team still didn't live up to expectations. Speaking of not living up to expectations, the Syracuse basketball team has had its worst 8 game start to a season under the Jim Boehiem era, currently sitting at 4-4. What should the expectations be for SU hoops? Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by special guest Jonathon Hoppe to discuss


34 points in a season opener is not exactly ideal. Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by special guest JD Raucci to discuss what went wrong, and what changes could be made in the Cuse starting lineup going forward. Will we find the answers tonight as Syracuse hosts Colgate? 


With a struggling SU football team on a bye, what better time to have our SU basketball preview show! Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine break down the expectations for this years team, who is going to step up with the departure of Battle, Brissett and Howard, and what can we expect from the new members of the team. Plus, a preview of Wednesday night's opener against Virginia.


Syracuse got run all over by Cam Akers last week, to the tune of 145 yards and 4 touchdowns. This week against Boston College, things don't get any easier against AJ Dillon. Dillon is the only 1,000 yard rusher in the ACC. Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by JD Raucci to discuss SU's defensive struggles last week, and if the Orange can turn things around against the Eagles. 


With a 3-4 record, there aren't a ton of positives to look at for Syracuse football. But, one shining light has been wide receiver Trishton Jackson. Jackson is part of a consistent trend under head coach Dino Babers; the success of number 1 receivers. Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by former WAER Sports director Sean Salisbury to discuss some WR1's from years past.

A new episode of the Ostrom Avenue Podcast can be found weekly during the school year on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

With a .500 record, the Syracuse football season has not gone the way that most expected. Is it panic time for the 'Cuse? Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by Connor Federico to find out. Were expectations too high? Is the team more on track than we think? Plus, a look ahead to Friday's matchup with Pitt, and a key to the game.


Six weeks down, seven weeks to go. Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by Frankie Vernouski and Jonah Karp to give their midseason reviews and predictions for the rest of the Syracuse football campaign.

Are big wins over Western Michigan and Holy Cross a sign of success to come? Or should we expect more of what we saw against Maryland and Clemson? Plus, predictions for the Cuse's matchup with NC State.


In this week's episode of the Ostrom Avenue Podcast, hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by current Redskins beat reporter for 1067 The Fan and WAER alum Craig Hoffman to discuss the play of Tommy DeVito over the first four weeks of the Syracuse football season. After a tough first three weeks, was Saturday's performance against Western Michigan the turning point? Or do we still need to see more?


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