Bleav in Syracuse

Bleav in Syracuse

Hosts Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and former SU football star Shamarko Thomas break down the Orange every week.

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March 17, 2022 50 min

Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff come back after a week of reflection to discuss the rough end to Syracuse' Men's Basketball season. From a blowout against Florida State to the suspension of Buddy Boeheim to the absolutely dynamite game against Duke, the Orange season ending was a rollercoaster that Mike and Kyle recap for you.

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Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff vent their sadness and frustration in a painful episode. The pair let loose all emotions following a rough season finale loss in the Dome to Miami that all but seals the first losing season in Jim Boeheim's illustrious career. From bench woes to no scoring help to Johnny Cash quotes, the duo hold nothing back in reflection of SUMBB's season. Mike and Kyle do ...

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Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff come back from their two week hiatus to recap the Orange' rough end-of-season stretch. Going 2-3 is never a good thing, but at least we have the NIT to look forward to, right(sad laugh time)?

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February 15, 2022 36 min

Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff keep their cool and go on a rant-free episode to break down Syracuse' rough loss at the hands of Virginia Tech. Even with no Jesse Edwards the Orange managed to play well until the final 7 minutes. Frank Anselem played well, but the FT shooting and cold streaks for Cole Swider and Jimmy Boeheim doomed the Cuse.

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Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff discuss the future of the Orange after the breaking news Thursday of Jesse Edwards season-ending wrist injury. The pair discuss the alternatives of Bourama Sidibe, Frank Anselem, John Bol Ajak, and even a small-ball lineup. But with a big stretch of games with good big men looming, how will Cuse' rest-of-season end up?

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Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff have themselves a field day, with a consecutive happy episode! The dynamic duo discuss Jesse Edwards rise, Joe Girard's PG skills, the offensive Cuse juggernaut, and throw in a bit of schedule chatter to round it all out.

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February 1, 2022 51 min

Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff shift their moods completely in the span of approximately 72 hours. From doom and gloom to sunshine and rainbows, the pair deep dive on everything that went right in the Orange' slaughtering of Wake Forest 94-72 in the Dome. From Buddy Buckets going ballistic to the student section's Blizzard-theme to two walk-ons making late-game baskets, the duo (dare we sa...

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Buckle up folks. Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff throw it all out there in the longest episode to date of the Bleav in Syracuse podcast. From the Duke and Pitt losses to Joe Girard's play, Kyle's sopabox rant about Jim Boeheim and Benny Williams to Mike's feelings on "fan protest", the hour long episode is jam-packed with takes, opinion, fact, stats, and more.

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Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff rant and ramble about PFF's controversial RB rankings that left Sean Tucker off of them, break down Jesse Edwards evolution and dominance, as well as discuss the ever-changing defense for the Orange. Coming off of a 91-78 display against Clemson, there is a lot to discuss!

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Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff vent their frustrations after yet another loss for the Orange, this time to Florida State. The pair share their feelings on Symir Torrence's display, Jesse Edwards development, the choice to not play Benny Williams, and more bench woes.

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Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff finally have some positive topics to discuss even after the Cuse loss to Wake Forest 77-74 in OT. The pair give a glowing review for the improved Orange defense alongside Benny Williams and Symir Torrence's recent play. But refereeing problems and a slightly concerning Buddy Boeheim shooting slump put the duo in a tough mood heading into a matchup with Pittsburgh

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Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff lose their minds over the second-half collapse against Miami for Cuse 88-87. Lead off by the amazing new intro, the pair present dozens of statistics about Cuse' difference of performance by half, the Boeheim's struggles(8:35), upgrading Torrence and Benny Williams' roles(19:25), and more!

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January 4, 2022 40 min

Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff talk through yet another tough Cuse loss to Virginia 74-69 at home in the dome. The pair break down what went wrong with the Orange defense again(2:55), where can they get offensive shots from with Joe Girard(23:05), Buddy(27:30) and Jimmy Boeheim(31:08), and why their free throw percentage is not up to snuff.

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December 29, 2021 52 min

The guys are back! Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff return from a break to talk Cuse Men's Basketball! The pair break down the Orange' rocky 6-5 start to the season, discussing the games they have played to date! Some Sean Tucker love(as always), Buddy criticism, the defensive struggles, and more are plugged throughout the episode.

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Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff let their emotions out after a tough 31-14 loss to 17th ranked Pitt ended Cuse football season short of a bowl game. The pair discuss everything including retaining and firing coaching staff members, Sean Tucker cryptically tweeting, the Orange biggest needs this offseason, and much much more.

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Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff rant, rant, and rant some more about the Doak Walker Award criminally leaving off Sean Tucker from the finalists, previewing the matchup against #17 Pitt, the chances Cuse reaches a bowl game, and if Dino might be out after the game or not.

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Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff break down an impressive NC State victory over the Orange 41-17. Garrett Shrader's continued throwing problems have begun to worry Mike and Kyle, alongside the offensive scheme from Dino. Add in some Sean Tucker highlights, 41 points being given up, and special teams, and you have yourself a heck of a ballgame.

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Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff breakdown the upcoming dog(or in this case wolf) fight between SU and #18 ranked NC State in Raleigh. The Orange' offensive strategy is put in question, plus discussion over how the Cuse secondary will fair against the potent air attack of the Wolfpack.

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Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff discuss the awful SU performance against Louisville that ended in a 41-3 scoreline. Every phase of the ball not named Sean Tucker had a rough game. From a targeting penalty to the awful punting from Cuse to Cunningham looking like prime Tom Brady, Mike and Kyle break it all down.

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Host Mike McAllister of Sports Illustrated and producer Kyle Leff sit down to chat about Cuse' upcoming away game against Louisville. The Orange look to come out of the bye week with a statement win to clinch bowl eligibility, but Malik Cunningham and the Cardinals look to gain ground in their efforts to go bowling.

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