The Best of WAER Sports Podcast

WAER is the original home of the Orange. Syracuse University sports has been a staple of our broadcast for years, and now a Podcast to celebrate that sports coverage. The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, is a weekly look at some of the best feature stories produced by our sports staff.  Listeners will hear historical perspectives, player profiles, and additional stories of interest to the Syracuse sports fan.

Syracuse University men's lacrosse has a rich history of success. This season the WAER Sports staff has been profiling some of the father-son relationships on this year's team. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, JD Raucci brings us the final part of this trilogy, highlighting Tim and Connor Nelson.

Also this week, the current Syracuse men's lacrosse roster has whopping 17 freshman, and a lot of them are getting their fair share of attention. But WAER's Anthony Mazzini tells us there is one freshman who isn't being talked about as much as he probably should be.

There's  always a lot of excitement when next year's schedule comes out for sports fans. Syracuse Men's Lacrosse is no different. When the schedule becomes public, fans flock to highlight the "must-see" games of the year.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast Dana Grey says that there is one game every year that might not jump out to the casual fan, but with a little digging you'll see it has a tradition richer than most. 

The Carrier Dome in downtown Syracuse in often known as " The Loud House". This isn't due to a superior sound system or even the amazing acoustics but rather this is due to the fans.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast Michael Lehr introduces us to some of the fans right here in Syracuse that make the Carrier Dome a special place to play.

Try as hard as they might college basketball experts can never predict exactly what the season will hold. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we look back at one of the most pleasant surprises for the SU Men's Basketball team.

WAER's Tyler Aki guides us as we find out what led junior guard Braedon Bayer from walk-on to ultimately playing the role of hero in this year's NCAA Tournament.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we tackle one of the most difficult tasks in sports, predicting NCAA Tournament success. How important are quality wins? What about strength of schedule? WAER's James Colgan breaks it down for us as we visit the Pumpkin Carriage. 

Also this week, the Midwest is largely known for producing quality college basketball and football players. But as WAER's Tyler Aki tells us, lacrosse is starting to make a name for itself in the Chicago area.

The search for top talent is a task many businesses and organization deal with each and every year. For Division One athletics the same struggle occurs when recruiting a new batch of players for your program.

WAER's Tyler Aki has the story of Syracuse University Men's Lacrosse and the talented individual they brought in, all the way from Portland, Oregon.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we start by looking at some Syracuse Lacrosse families. Of course fans are familiar with the Simmons and Desko families, but what about the Currys? WAER's JD Raucci fills us in on the latest father-son duo of Todd and Brendan Curry.

Also this week it's a long road from Division III to Division I in college basketball. WAER's Maura Sheridan shares the story of Braedon Bayer who has made that exact journey.

Every basketball season has it's fair share of surprises. For the SU Men's Basketball team one of those pleasant surprises came in the from of Freshman Marek Dolezaj. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast Zach Parnes shares with us the journey of the forward from Bratislava. 

Also this week, with just a few games left the tournament fate of SU Men's Basketball is still undecided.  WAER's Maura Sheridan looks at the road ahead  and what the team can do to extend their season.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we'll reunite with a familiar name around Syracuse University. In the 90s, many teams led by Jim Boeheim were centered around toughness. Ryan Blackwell often times was the one to exhibit that toughness. Today he's leading in another way, as the head coach of the Liverpool Boys High School Basketball team. 

Also this week on the podcast WAER's Jonathon Hoppe examines of the rich history of Wake Forest sending successful players to the NBA.

Orange Brings Three-Game Winning Streak to Atlanta

Jan 31, 2018
Cuse.com

Entering the heart of conference play, Syracuse (15-6, 4-4) travels to Georgia Tech (10-11, 3-5) Wednesday to play the first of three games over the course of six days. 

The Orange is heading in the right direction, winning three straight. The victories were over ACC bottom-dwellers Pittsburgh (twice) and Boston College, but pushed Syracuse to an even 4-4 record in conference play this season.

On the flip side, the Yellow Jackets have dropped four in a row, most recently falling late to Clemson 72-70. 

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