Joe Girard

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).


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 49- A Whole Lotta Owen

Feb 5, 2021

Syracuse and Clemson! Can the Orange repeat their 2017...wait, wrong sport. SU and Clemson battle on the hardwood this Saturday, and hosts Ben Shulman and Owen Valentine preview the matchup. Also, ClemsonSI writer Owen Watterson joins the pod (16:25-23:40) to discuss the Tigers.


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 48- The Ups and Downs of the Commonwealth State

Jan 30, 2021

SU had a tough stretch with #16 Virginia Tech and #8 Virginia, and the Orange emerged 1-1 from the two matchups. As Syracuse heads towards North Carolina St, hosts Ben Shulman and Owen Valentine are joined by Alec Sawyer of 247Sports' 'Pack Pride' to detail the Wolfpack this season.


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 47- New and Improved Hokies

Jan 21, 2021

The Syracuse men's basketball team is back on track after a blowout win versus Miami, but SU faces a tough test on Saturday vs. Virginia Tech. Hosts Ben Shulman and Owen Valentine recap the Hurricanes victory and preview the upcoming Hokies matchup with the help of Mark Berman from The Roanoke Times (17:02-34:16).


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 46- State of the Program Cont.

Jan 15, 2021

After two consecutive ACC losses, hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman once again take a macro look at the Syracuse men's basketball team and its potential issues. Plus, the hosts preview the upcoming matchup with Pittsburgh by analyzing the defeats to Pitt and UNC in the last two weeks.  


The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 45- Guess Who's Back in Town Again

Jan 5, 2021

For the nth time ____ is back! SU men's basketball returns to action versus Pitt for its first game in over two weeks. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman speak with Craig Meyer of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (15:20-42:00) about the Panthers this year.


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. 


Syracuse's Alan Griffin (white) blocks a layup to keep the game tied vs. Buffalo with seconds remaining.
Cuse.com

The Syracuse men’s basketball team is off to a strong start, posting a record of 6-1. Most of the Orange’s opponents, however, have been non-conference teams with lesser expectations than the talent-packed squads of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Beginning Tuesday, there are no more mid-majors. SU takes on Notre Dame at the Dome and embarks on the conference schedule, with only Georgetown left in terms of non-conference opponents.

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.


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