syracuse football

The Ostrom Avenue Podcast Ep 50- The Semi-Centennial

Feb 12, 2021

It's episode 50 of The Ostrom Avenue Podcast! To celebrate, hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman debate major topics from men's basketball and football that you sent us over Twitter. Also, WAER alumn and founder of the pod Brendan Mortensen joins to help referee the arguments and talks about his work with MASN.

The Syracuse University community lost a legend when Floyd Little died Friday from Cancer at age 78.  Little played football at SU from 1964-66, during which time he amassed 39 touchdowns and played in the Sugar Bowl and Gator Bowl with the Orange (then Orangemen).  He has a 1000-yard season in 1965.

Social justice is one of the major issues on the forefront of public discussion in 2020. For many, though, the fight for equality has been taking place for much longer than this year.

“I think there is no finish line when it comes to racial and diversity issues, and social justice issues,” said Dana Harrell.

Harrell, a member of the Syracuse graduating class of 1971, played for the SU football team in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He is best remembered, however, as one of the ‘Syracuse 8.’

SU Football Caps Off 2020 at Notre Dame

Dec 4, 2020
Former Syracuse head coach Greg Robinson smiles after SU defeats Notre Dame 24-23 on the road in 2008. The Orange have not bested the Irish since.

In any other season, the opportunity to play Notre Dame would be irregular. This year, however, the Fighting Irish are a member of the ACC, so the Orange travel to South Bend, Indiana this Saturday to battle the number two team in the nation.

The matchup represents the tenth meeting between Syracuse and Notre Dame and the third of
head coach Dino Babers’ tenure. The chance to play one of college football’s blue bloods is not something Dino takes lightly.

Greg Paulus (2) throws a pass in his first game as a Syracuse quarterback vs. Minnesota in 2009.

This Thursday, Syracuse men’s basketball hosts Niagara in SU’s second game of the season. For several Purple Eagles players, this will be their first time in the Carrier Dome, but the man in charge of NU is quite familiar with the setting.

Niagara head coach Greg Paulus is a man of many talents. Long before he was the recipient of the 2019-20 Joe B. Hall Award, given to the NCAA’s top first-year coach, the Ohio native was tearing it up in the 315.

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.

Freshman quarterback JaCobian Morgan (15) made his first career collegiate start on Saturday

The Syracuse football team lost 16-13 to Boston College yesterday, however, one storyline prevailed over the result. True freshman quarterback JaCobian Morgan made his first career start, and he was a single score away from earning his first victory.

Syracuse Hosts Liberty and Talented QB

Oct 16, 2020
Syracuse defensive end Kingsley Jonathan (57) strips the ball from former Liberty quarterback Stephen "Buckshot" Calvert (12) in last year's matchup.

All Malik Willis ever wanted was an opportunity to play. This Saturday, the dual threat quarterback gets his first start against a power five school when he and the 4-0 Liberty Flames march into the Dome to play 1-3 Syracuse.

Years ago, the signal caller could have never imagined he would wait this long to start against a big conference school. Willis committed to Auburn in the winter of 2017, but he never found solid footing in the starting rotation – stuck behind current New England Patriots backup Jarrett Stidham.

SU Offense Sputters in 21-10 Defeat to #25 Pitt

Sep 19, 2020

For one reason or another, Syracuse and Pittsburgh seem to play close football games nearly every year. The previous three matchups between the Orange and Panthers were all decided by a single score, a streak that came to an end earlier today.

Given the lopsided spread (-21 in favor of Pitt via ESPN), one might believe that the eleven-point loss was a decent result for SU. However, concerns about the ineffectiveness of the offense superseded any positives that could be taken away from this game.

Syracuse Travels to Take on #25 Pittsburgh

Sep 17, 2020

  After a disappointing season opener in Chapel Hill, Syracuse Football (0-1, 0-1) will face another ranked opponent this weekend when they travel to Pennsylvania to take on 25th ranked Pittsburgh (1-0, 0-0).

The Panthers are ranked for the first time since 2018 after a 55-0 thrashing of FCS Austin Peay. They will stay home as Syracuse comes to town, fresh off a 31-6 loss at UNC Chapel-Hill last Saturday.