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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. 


With a 3-4 record, there aren't a ton of positives to look at for Syracuse football. But, one shining light has been wide receiver Trishton Jackson. Jackson is part of a consistent trend under head coach Dino Babers; the success of number 1 receivers. Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by former WAER Sports director Sean Salisbury to discuss some WR1's from years past.

A new episode of the Ostrom Avenue Podcast can be found weekly during the school year on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

With a .500 record, the Syracuse football season has not gone the way that most expected. Is it panic time for the 'Cuse? Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by Connor Federico to find out. Were expectations too high? Is the team more on track than we think? Plus, a look ahead to Friday's matchup with Pitt, and a key to the game.


Six weeks down, seven weeks to go. Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by Frankie Vernouski and Jonah Karp to give their midseason reviews and predictions for the rest of the Syracuse football campaign.

Are big wins over Western Michigan and Holy Cross a sign of success to come? Or should we expect more of what we saw against Maryland and Clemson? Plus, predictions for the Cuse's matchup with NC State.


In this week's episode of the Ostrom Avenue Podcast, hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by current Redskins beat reporter for 1067 The Fan and WAER alum Craig Hoffman to discuss the play of Tommy DeVito over the first four weeks of the Syracuse football season. After a tough first three weeks, was Saturday's performance against Western Michigan the turning point? Or do we still need to see more?


This week on The Ostrom Avenue Podcast, hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine talk about one of the biggest weak points for the Syracuse football team so far this year: the offensive line. The Cuse has lost by a combined 78 points over the last two weeks, and the struggles up front are bleeding into all areas of the offense.

Can the unit turn things around, and just how bad have they been so far? Guest Jack McMullen joins in to discuss. 


This week on The Ostrom Avenue Podcast, hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by Max Chadwick to discuss one of the brightest stars in college football: Trevor Lawrence. With all of the hype surrounding Lawrence ahead of Saturday's matchup with Clemson in the Dome, we break down just how good the sophomore quarterback has been and how good he can be. Spoiler alert: he's pretty good. 


For any team to be successful they need to find that balance between solid offense and solid defense. But, let's be honest most of us would rather watch a really exciting offense versus a stifling defense. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we are going shine the spotlight on the defense. WAER's Cooper Boardman has the story of junior midfielder Peter Dearth and the leader he's become on the Syracuse Men's Lacrosse team.

Also this week, with the regular season all wrapped up Syracuse will advance to the NCAA Tournament. To help us understand how the orange will fare, WAER's Tim Leonard has a post-season preview.


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During her time at Syracuse University, guard Brittney Sykes scored 1,846 points. That ranks Sykes as the third all-time scorer in program history. As a junior she led the Syracuse University Women's basketball team to the NCAA Championship Game before falling to undefeated Connecticut. 

Brittney recently stopped by the WAER studio to chat with Sports Director Jack McMullen about her time on the hill, life in the WNBA, and more.


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