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. 

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.

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.