The Ostrom Avenue Podcast

The Ostrom Avenue Podcast is a Syracuse University sports podcast from WAER Syracuse Public Media studios hosted by Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman. 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. 

The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 62- Tar Heel Time

Apr 14, 2021

Back to ACC play for the Syracuse men's lacrosse team. SU closes out the season with three teams ranked in the top five, starting with UNC on Saturday.  Hosts Ben Shulman, Owen Valentine, and Johnny Gadamowitz speak with Tar Heels head coach Joe Breschi (8:07-35:32) about the North Carolina men's lacrosse team this year. 


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 61- Dancing With the Danes

Apr 7, 2021

After a loss to Notre Dame, Syracuse (4-3, 1-2) badly needs to get back on track versus Albany on Thursday. Hosts Ben Shulman, Owen Valentine, and Johnny Gadamowitz discuss the Orange's loss to the Irish, and their keys to the matchup with the Great Danes. Plus, Albany head coach Scott Marr joins the pod (13:30-36:45) to discuss the contest with SU.


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 60- MLAX is Back!

Apr 2, 2021

It's time to return to men's lacrosse. Hosts Ben Shulman and Owen Valentine recap the first half of SU's 4-2 campaign, and look ahead to Saturday's matchup with Notre Dame. To help preview the Irish, UND head coach Kevin Corrigan joins the pod (14:00-30:08).

The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 59- Men's Basketball Finale

Mar 30, 2021

With SU's loss over the weekend, the men's basketball season is over. For one final time, hosts Owen Valentine, Ben Shulman and Johnny Gadamowitz talk about the 2020-21 campaign. The trio also discusses the recent transfer news from the Orange.

The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 58- Cougartown

Mar 27, 2021

Sweet 16 gameday! Houston and Syracuse tip off later tonight, so why not get some more Cougars coverage. Hosts Ben Shulman and Johnny Gadamowitz are joined by Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle to talk everything UH in the leadup to today's matchup.

The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 57- Sweet 16

Mar 23, 2021

Two games down, four to go. The Syracuse men's basketball team is in the Sweet 16 and has another tough opponent in two-seed Houston this Saturday. Hosts Owen Valentine, Ben Shulman, and Johnny Gadamowitz react to the West Virginia win and preview SU's upcoming matchup in the NCAA tournament.


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 56- March Madness

Mar 18, 2021

It is the most exciting time of the year! March Madness is upon us and Syracuse managed to sneak into the dance. To talk everything NCAA tournament, hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman bring on new host Johnny Gadamowitz! The trio discuss Selection Sunday feelings, Syracuse's first round matchup, and the bracket as a whole.


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 55- "Playoffs!? I Just Hope We Can Win A Game"

Mar 8, 2021

Although the episode title is a quote from former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Mora, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim may subscribe to a similar thinking. SU enters the ACC tournament just outside March Madness (according to ESPN's Joe Lunardi) and needs to build its resume to slip into the dance. Can one win do it? Do the Orange need two victories? Hosts Ben Shulman and Owen Valentine discuss. Plus, former Duke Blue Devils star and current ESPN analyst Jay Bilas joins the show (10:00-33:37) to give a rundown on his favorite storylines of the postseason and talk a little old Big East as well. 


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 54- The Last Chance

Feb 27, 2021

Is this the finally opportunity for the Orange to get the wins they need for tournament? Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman discuss SU's matchup versus Georgia Tech with the help of the Altanta Journal-Constitutions' Ken Sugiura (11:00-39:30).


It's that time of year, Syracuse versus Duke! For two programs with a combined 83 NCAA tourney appearances, a battle on the bubble is rare. This time, though, the Orange and Blue Devils both are looking for resume-building wins. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman talk about SU's recent comeback win over Notre Dame, and preview the Duke matchup with the help of Blue Devils play-by-play broadcaster David Shumate (13:58-35:10).


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