In our season finale episode, which has come much earlier than anticipated this year, we talk about Saturday’s loss to Duke, if Kaleb Joseph will ever be the answer at point guard, and we try our hand at some great Orange Trivia courtesy of the Professor, Brad Conner. Then, we name 5 positive things that came out of an otherwise disappointing Syracuse basketball season and predict where the program will be one year from now, on March 1, 2016.
After a disastrous loss to Pitt in front of 30,000 loyal fans in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, can the Syracuse Orange still get to 20 wins? Also, our thoughts on the Syracuse fan base, the Roosevelt “Bowie” fiasco, Kaleb Joseph as next year’s starting point guard and our chances against Duke in Cameron later this week. Also, the top Orange double-double men of all-time, how Rakeem Christmas is stacking up against other ACC big men, and the 5 things we hate most about being in the ACC.
We recap Saturday’s Syracuse-Duke game, talk about our most disappointing Orangemen ever, take a look at the best senior scoring campaigns during Conner’s Corner Trivia and wonder if Michael Gbinije can be the Orange’s go-to-guy next season.
This week we react to Syracuse’s self-imposed postseason ban and talk about the impact the penalty will have on the program. We take a look back at the last time Syracuse was banned from the postseason and we discuss if next year’s team could be a national title contender.
Syracuse gave a great effort against North Carolina on Monday night in Chapel Hill but ran out of steam late. What can you expect when you’re playing four deep? Can Boeheim work another miracle or are we looking at a 14 loss regular season?
With only 8 scholarship players available to Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, does he have any options available to turn to when things aren’t going the Orange’s way? We recap a great win against Wake Forest and an equally poor loss at Clemson. Will the real Syracuse team please stand up? In Conner’s Corner Trivia, a test of your knowledge of Syracuse jersey numbers and we discuss Syracuse’s scholarship problem if Thomas Bryant chooses to take his talents to the hill.
A special postgame edition live after Syracuse’s 70-57 victory over Florida State on Sunday night in the Carrier Dome. We discuss the impact of potentially losing Chris McCullough, if Rakeem Christmas is the best center in the country, has Trevor Cooney finally arrived, and what’s up with all the Sunday night games in the ACC? In Conner’s Corner Trivia, can you name the last Syracuse center to lead the team in scoring? Also, an interview with former teammate and high school chum of Jim Boeheim.
This week we discuss the heartbreaking loss at Villanova in Philadelphia on Saturday and discuss if there is any chance for this team to maximize their potential and turn around their season heading into 2015. Also, an interesting fact about former Orange great Pearl Washington.
The Syracuse Orange survived a late rally from Louisiana Tech in the Carrier Dome on Sunday evening to snap a 2-game losing skid. How happy are Syracuse fans with the win? Jim Sinicropi and Brad Conner discuss if Kaleb Joseph should start, if Trevor Cooney is better than we thought, and why Tyler Roberson may be the missing piece. Also, in Conner’s Corner Trivia, can you name the out-of-conference opponents Syracuse basketball has beaten the most in their history?
Dave Barnick is in-studio to talk about two Syracuse losses over the past week, on the road at Michigan and at home to St. John’s. What can Jim Boeheim do to get this team on the winning track heading towards the ACC schedule. Also, test your knowledge of SU basketball history with some great Orange trivia and do you still root for the old Big East teams?
On Sunday night’s live edition of the Upstate Orange Podcast we recap Syracuse’s two games at Madison Square Garden and give bright spots and low points from the loss to California and the win over Iowa. Some great Orange Trivia and our first ever Syracuse fantasy draft, and we question if this team might ultimately end up in the NIT.
With two regular season games in the books, both wins, we evaluate the Syracuse men’s basketball team roster and debate whether our halfcourt offense will be improved and if this is a great rebounding team. Then, we rank the eight Syracuse guards who have manned the point over the last 10 years. Also, Happy 70th birthday to Coach Boeheim. How many more years will he coach and after winning his 950th versus Hampton, how many more wins before he hangs it up?