Syracuse University men's basketball

The basketball regular season has come to end. With Syracuse beginning the ACC tournament tonight, hosts Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine, and Ben Shulman preview SU's matchup with North Carolina. Also, Ben talks to ACC play-by-play broadcaster Wes Durham about the tournament as a whole.


 Syracuse had two games at home that were must-wins. Only one was a victory. Next up, the hosts of the Ostrom Avenue Podcast Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman break down the 8th ranked Florida State Seminoles. The more you hear about FSU, the less you want to play them. How can the 'Cuse pull off the upset?


After a tough loss to Clemson on the road, Syracuse has a chance to bounce back in a big way on Saturday. Duke comes to town on Saturday for the biggest game of the Cuse regular season. Hosts Brendan Mortensen, Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by special guest Dan Shulman to discuss how this year's Blue Devils team compares to last year, and how the Orange can try to stop Vernon Carey Jr. and company.


34 points in a season opener is not exactly ideal. Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by special guest JD Raucci to discuss what went wrong, and what changes could be made in the Cuse starting lineup going forward. Will we find the answers tonight as Syracuse hosts Colgate? 


For a while now Syracuse, New York has had a reputation as a basketball city. Stars like Carmelo Anthony and Gerry McNamara long with coach Jim Boeheim has propelled Syracuse Unviersity Men's basketball to the forefront in Central New York. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Dana Grey tells us that there is a new show in town, and it's Syracuse Women's Basketball.

Also this week, Jim Boeheim is known for being a coach who expects a lot from his players. But, that style of coaching apparently isn't for everyone. WAER's Corey Spector compares the freshman struggles of Syracuse guard Jalen Carey to previous player who have left the program.


Finding the best conference for men's college basketball at times can feel a lot like finding the best pizza place. At a certain point you identify the two or three best choices, and then it largely comes down to personal preference. An arguement could be made that the ACC is the best college baskletball conference in the country. 

Last year the ACC got 9 teams into the Men's NCAA Tournament. How many could they end up with this year? And where does Syracuse rank? WAER's Tim Leonard answers those questions and more as he delivers a complete breakdown of the confernece. 


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Next year’s Syracuse men’s basketball team now knows the details of their first marquee matchup of the season. The Orange will take on the Kansas Jayhawks in early December to conclude the third annual Hoophall Miami Invitational.

Syracuse leads the all-time series 3-2, but Kansas is a perennial national title contender and one of the most prestigious programs in college basketball history. The Jayhawks haven’t missed the NCAA tournament since 1989, claiming either a one or two seed in the big dance every year since 2000.

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Men's basketball head coach Jim Boeheim and SU athletic director John Wildhack address the media in a press conference Monday, talking about the unexpected departure of assistant coach and head coach designate Mike Hopkins, who has been a part of Boeheim's staff for over 20 years. Hopkins took the head coaching job at the University of Washington on Sunday. The two speak of the future of the program, with Boeheim deciding to remain the coach of the team, but does not mention how long his contract will go.

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  Syracuse University's appeal of the sanctions placed on the basketball program by the NCAA has resulted in a reduction of the number of scholarships lost and a drop in the fine being charged the school.  The infractions committee ruled on SU's appeal by giving back one scholarship-per-year.  The original penalty included the loss of 3 scholarships in each of the next 4 years for a total of 12.  That has been changed to 2 awards per year for a total of 8.  

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Syracuse University has selected Mark Coyle as its next athletic director.  Coyle comes from Boise State in Idaho.  There he led a department that fielded 20 athletic teams.  He's credited with academic and athletic success.

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