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 43- State of the Program

Dec 21, 2020

The ACC schedule is in full swing as Syracuse leaves the non-conference (Georgetown excluded) behind. Hosts Ben Shulman and Owen Valentine talk about the major takeaways from the first seven games that may influence the rest of the year. 


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 42- Bull Market

Dec 17, 2020

It's time for the battle of Western New York! As Syracuse heads into a matchup with Buffalo, is the Ostrom Avenue podcast buying or selling stock in this Orange team? Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman discuss SU's inconsistencies and preview UB with the help of WKBW's Jenna Callari (14:46-29:47) and Bulls play-by-play broadcaster Josh Whetzel (31:33-54:51).


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 41- Conference Competition

Dec 10, 2020

It's time for the ACC opener! Syracuse plays Boston College this Saturday, so hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman talk with LockedonBC podcast host and Boston College SI editor and publisher AJ Black (16:45-44:21) about the Eagles.


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 40- L'Orange

Dec 4, 2020

Quincy Guerrier is making a case to become SU's new star after Syracuse dominated Niagara by 30 points on Thursday. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman discuss the French-Canadian's ceiling as well as other lineup implications from the Orange's last win. Plus, Kyle Franko of the Trentonian joins the show (15:47-31:21) to preview SU's next opponent: Rider.


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 39- Back to Basketball

Nov 25, 2020

Syracuse men's basketball tips off in two days! Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman bring on The Daily Orange's Anthony Dabbundo (16:40-43:21) for another perspective on SU's 2020-21 season. They talk about COVID protocols, analytics, Philly food spots and whole lot more, while previewing Syracuse vs. Bryant.


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 38- Don Davis The Coaching Guy

Nov 18, 2020

With three games to go in the season, 1-7 Syracuse has its eyes on the future. This week, hosts Ben Shulman and Owen Valentine speak with Don Davis (7:34-25:09) -- former high school coach of running back Sean Tucker to learn more about the player and the person behind #34.


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 37- Basketball Preview

Nov 13, 2020

It's time for men's basketball! Syracuse is two weeks away from the 2020-21 season opener versus Bryant, so hosts Ben Shulman and Owen Valentine speak with Syracuse.com's Mike Waters (6:10 - 49:50) to preview the upcoming campaign.


After losing its last 4 games, Syracuse looks to get back in the win column against a new-look Boston College team. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by Julian Benbow (15:30 - 37:20) and AJ Black (45:55 - 1:01:07) to look into what the Eagles have to offer in 2020.


Despite a loss to Clemson last week, Syracuse carries some momentum into a Halloween battle with the Demon Deacons. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by Stan Cotten (11:35-39:05) and Conor O'Neill (42:10-1:08:20) to discuss all there is to know about Wake Forest.


Syracuse gears up for its sixth contest of the eleven-game season against #1 Clemson. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman discuss the incredibly lopsided matchup between the Orange and Tigers. Plus, Ben talks to Syracuse.com football reporter Nate Mink about Clemson, the first half of the season, and Dino Babers job security.

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