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. 

With the team almost entirely back in voluntary practices, we explore the new faces of the Syracuse Men's Basketball team and take a look ahead to the 2021 recruiting class. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by Paul Biancardi, who talks national, ACC and 'Cuse recruiting.


As the fall approaches and Syracuse Football's scheduled training camp inches closer, we explore the new faces of the 2020 recruiting class. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by Stephen Bailey talking guys that can have immediate impact as well as some others that could be big names a few years down the road.


With things still up in the air regarding when and how the 2020 college football season will be played, hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman look ahead to the Syracuse Football 2021 recruiting class (1:24-9:07); special guest Matt Hauswirth shines a light on some faces to look out for in orange in the coming years (9:07-34:52); and we dive into the upside potential of 2021 QB commit Justin Lamson (34:52-41:51).


After a three month hiatus, Syracuse Basketball is back (and so are we)! Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman tackle Boeheim's Army's first game in The Basketball Tournament and look into the team and their early round matchups. We also talk to Kevin Belbey, the team's general manager, about the quarantine bubble and this year's tournament.


The basketball regular season has come to end. With Syracuse beginning the ACC tournament tonight, hosts Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine, and Ben Shulman preview SU's matchup with North Carolina. Also, Ben talks to ACC play-by-play broadcaster Wes Durham about the tournament as a whole.


With basketball's regular season nearing an end, what better time to dive into a fresh, new season in Syracuse Men's Lacrosse? Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by Cooper Boardman to take a look into the early success of the  nation's third ranked Syracuse Orange. 


Stop us if you've heard this one before: this is Syracuse's most important game of the season. After falling in four of its last five games, Syracuse takes a trip down to Louisville for its last chance to knock off a ranked opponent in the regular season. Hosts Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman take a look into the number 11 Cardinals and any chance the Orange have. Syracuse has been on the verge of snagging a big win, can they get it done tonight?


 Syracuse had two games at home that were must-wins. Only one was a victory. Next up, the hosts of the Ostrom Avenue Podcast Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman break down the 8th ranked Florida State Seminoles. The more you hear about FSU, the less you want to play them. How can the 'Cuse pull off the upset?


As the conference season dwindles away for Syracuse Basketball, resume building victories are few and far between, especially after a 97-88 loss to Duke last weekend. On this week's episode, hosts Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by Jack McMullen to break down what went wrong against the Blue Devils and take a look at what the rest of the season has in store. 


After a tough loss to Clemson on the road, Syracuse has a chance to bounce back in a big way on Saturday. Duke comes to town on Saturday for the biggest game of the Cuse regular season. Hosts Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by special guest Dan Shulman to discuss how this year's Blue Devils team compares to last year, and how the Orange can try to stop Vernon Carey Jr. and company.


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