The new year has arrived with the Syracuse Orange basketball team facing a stretch of futility that in unprecedented for Syracuse fans and head coach Jim Boeheim after getting throttled by St. John’s, Boston College, and virtually any quality opponent that is put in front of them. Can the Orange turn it around? Why have things gone wrong? We take it all on with an expanded Big Five Topics (we go with 10 this week) and look at other frustrating seasons historically at Syracuse during Conner’s Corner Trivia.
After Saturday’s loss to Georgetown in the Carrier Dome, has Syracuse hit rock bottom? Has the move to the ACC hurt Jim Boeheim’s basketball program? Jim Sinicropi and Brad Conner discuss the sorry state of the four-loss Orange and share our fondest memories of Dwayne “The Pearl” Washington.
The Upstate Orange Podcast will take the week off on Christmas Day next Sunday to return with our next live episode on January 1st at 9:15 pm EST.
Syracuse point guards Frank Howard and John Gillon looked fantastic in the Orange’s opening win against Colgate on Friday night. We talk about the season opening win, some great Orange assist tandems from the past, Matthew Moyer’s redshirt decision and what we can expect from Tyler Roberson’s senior campaign.
A look back at an improbable run to the Final Four for the Syracuse Orange and a look ahead at the potential roster in 2016-17 in the season finale episode of the Upstate Orange Podcast on FingerLakes1.TV.
This week we focus on Syracuse’s 1996 Final Four team during Conner’s Corner Trivia and we talk about whether or not Syracuse will reach 20 wins before the ACC Tournament.
The Syracuse Orange are back on the NCAA bubble after going 2 and 4 over their recent road trip. This week, we discuss Syracuse’s big win against Duke at Cameron and their Sunday night loss to Virginia. Also, find out how you can help SU legend Dwayne “The Pearl” Washington.
With Jim Boeheim back at the helm after a nine-game NCAA imposed suspension, the Syracuse Orange win their first two ACC games of the season in convincing fashion. How will they fare coming up on the road against Duke and Virginia?
Syracuse enters ACC conference play this week on a three-game winning streak but has Syracuse improved since their loss to St. John’s two weeks ago? Also, in the spirit of a new conference season, some ACC trivia on Conner’s Corner.
Syracuse dropped their second game in the last three on Sunday at Madison Square Garden to St. John’s. We talk about what went wrong, if Mike Hopkins is to blame in Boeheim’s absence, and take a look at the historic clip at which this year’s squad is chucking threes.
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.