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. 

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 football reporter Nate Mink about Clemson, the first half of the season, and Dino Babers job security.

It's time for SU's non-conference game against Liberty. Last year, the Orange dominated the Flames 24-0, but this time around it is expected to be very different. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman discuss the matchup as well as the quarterback situation in Syracuse. Plus, Liberty Flames Sports Network football reporter and pregame analyst Nick Pierce joins the show to talk LU's undefeated start to the season.

Coming off the bye week, Syracuse Football looks to get back to .500 this weekend as it takes on a struggling Duke. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by Wes Durham leading up to the game to talk the matchup, the state of the ACC and everything in between.

 Did someone say bye week special? The Syracuse football team is off until October 10, so host Ben Shulman and guest host Max Chadwick take a look at the Georgia Tech game from a macro perspective. Also, Yellow Jackets SB Nation writer Jeff Cramer gives his reaction to the Orange's most recent win.

Coming into the season, Georgia Tech was the team everyone assumed would be Syracuse's gimme win in the ACC. After two weeks though, that might no longer be the case. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by Georgia Tech writers Robert Binion and Ken Sugiura to detail the Yellow Jackets.

After failing to reach the endzone in week one, the Syracuse offense has a tougher task this Saturday against a loaded Pitt defense. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman preview the week two matchup with Brandon Ross, who will be calling the game for WAER. Also, WAER's Cooper Boardman joins the show to detail last week's remote broadcasting experience.

When Enrique Cruz committed to Syracuse, he boosted the 2021 recruiting class to the best class for Syracuse since 2007. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman caught up with Cruz to talk his recruitment, his play style, and his high school career.

Somehow, someway we have Syracuse Football back this weekend! Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by Matt Hauswirth to preview Syracuse's season and opening weekend matchup with North Carolina.

Illinois transfer Alan Griffin has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, which means we will be seeing him in Orange this winter. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by Jeremy Werner to discuss Griffin's career at Illinois and his potential at Syracuse.