The Big Orange was founded in 1992. The publication was one of approximately 50 independent publications devoted to the coverage of its school’s athletics programs. The Big Orange was a weekly/bi-weekly print publication until 2002 when it became The Juice, a glossy monthly print magazine which was owned by Fox Sports. The print product ceased publication in June of 2010 and was relaunched as SUJuiceOnline.com in December of 2010.
In February 2012, The Juice Online partnered with SportsNet New York, the official television home of the New York Mets, Jets and the Big East Conference. As part of SNY.tv’s Blog Network, The Juice Online supplements SNY’s coverage of more than 125 college football and basketball games, as well as other college sports programming.
In February 2014, The Juice Online formed a partnership with the ACC Digital Network to provide television-quality, cross-platform digital video, covering Syracuse and ACC athletics, featuring both live programming and original on-demand content throughout the entire year.
Editor in Chief
Now in his fifth decade of covering SU sports, Brad was sports director of WSYR radio for eight years into the early 1990s, then wrote the Orange Watch column for The Big Orange/The Juice print publication for 18 years. A Syracuse University graduate, Brad currently runs his own media consulting business in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism.
Special Contributor/Senior Consultant
For 18 years, Judy was Editor and Publisher of The Big Orange/The Juice print publication. Judy is currently a freelance editor and writer and has covered Syracuse University athletics since 1988. She is a graduate of Le Moyne College, in Syracuse, New York.
Heather is the Fuel (food and nutrition) editor at Runner’s World magazine. Prior to that, she spent five years developing and writing copy in pharmaceutical advertising. Her work has appeared in many publications, including The Associated Press, Health.com, Discover magazine, Glamour magazine, Women’s Running magazine, The Huffington Post and DOTmed News. In her free time, Heather runs, having raced numerous marathons. She hails from Massachusetts and is a 2009 graduate from Syracuse University with a degree in journalism.
Kicia photographs the Syracuse football, basketball and lacrosse teams. She specializes in sports and portrait photography, and she has written on a broad range of topics including SU athletics and film. She is a native of Syracuse, NY and is a 2016 (M.P.A), 2013 (M.A.), and 2008 (B.A.) graduate of Syracuse University.
Dan is currently the editor of Common Ground magazine for Community Associations Institute (CAI) where he has won an Association Media & Publishing award for newswriting. Dan has also won a New England Press Association award while working for the The Inquirer and Mirror in Nantucket, Massachusetts, where he grew up. Dan is a 2005 Syracuse University graduate.
Matt currently works as an on-air talent and producer for Turner Sports in Atlanta, where he is from. Among his responsibilities are voicing over highlights for NCAA.com, NBA.com, WNBA.com, and PGA.com. He has also served as an associate producer for TNT’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs and TBS’s coverage of the MLB Postseason. Matt also has experience as a minor league baseball play-by-play announcer and as a PA announcer in D-I college athletics. Matt graduated from Syracuse University in 2005.
Jeff has covered Massachusetts Minutemen basketball for The Maroon and White and The Daily Hampshire Gazette. He has also written for The Daily Orange. Jeff is an Amherst, Massachusetts native, and graduated from Syracuse University in 2006.
Matt worked for the Westchester Journal News, where he is originally from, covering a variety of sports. He has also covered Syracuse University basketball from 2003-05 in both online and print. Matt graduated from Syracuse University in 2004 and currently resides in New York City.
A 1996 graduate of Syracuse University, Jim has reported on Syracuse sports for the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Southern California on nearly a decade. He has also written a fantasy basketball column published by NBA.com. He currently resides in Syracuse.
Rachel is currently a Digital Production Assistant at ESPN. She has previously interned at SportsNet New York and has contributed to Dime Magazine and covered beats ranging from Big East basketball to men’s soccer for The Daily Orange. She is originally from Maryland.
Steve Auger is a freelance writer whose work has covered a variety of topics including sports, pets, parenting, healthy living, local government and human interest stories. His work has been published on Care.com, Tom’s of Maine, Purina’s Petcentric.com and the Westford Patch. Steve’s been a diehard Syracuse sports fan for over 25 years. To this day, the words “Smart takes the shot” still make him cringe. Follow him on Twitter @Corner_Cube.
Chris hails from Westfield, NJ, and is a sophomore Broadcast Journalism student at Syracuse University and is a former intern with Major League Ultimate. He covers Syracuse basketball and lacrosse.
Saugat has photographed and written about Syracuse basketball and football, and is frequently featured in “Kickoff Countdown” and “Tipoff Countdown.” Originally from Long Island, NY, he graduated from Syracuse in 2005 with a major in computer engineering. He currently resides in the Washington D.C. area.
Jenn is currently covering Syracuse basketball, lacrosse, and football. Jenn has interned for NBC Sports Boston, the official network of the Boston Celtics and is a senior at Syracuse studying advertising and marketing management. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Jenn is an avid sports fan and looks to continue her dream of sports reporting and sports writing. Follow her on Twitter @jennnnncastro.
John is an active freelance writer, photographer and editor. His credits include being an official photographer at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York Ms. Orange Fan Luncheon and regularly contributing to SU Athletics.com and Eagle Newspapers. Prior to that, he was the managing Editor and journalist for several community newspaper groups from 1985-1997 including the Oneida Dispatch, Eagle Newspapers and Taconic Media (Millbrook, NY).
Nick is a 2012 graduate of SUNY Geneseo, where he majored in history. He covers Syracuse football, lacrosse and basketball. Currently he is working on earning his master’s degree through Norwich University.
Brendan is a 2012 graduate of SUNY Oneonta where he majored in mass communications with a minor in broadcast journalism. Brendan covered baseball and basketball for the Oneonta Red Dragons during his four year academic career. He currently covers Syracuse lacrosse.
James Maurer hails from Philadelphia and is a freshman at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He is pursuing a degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism. At a young age, James developed a love of sports through fantasy football and the Phillies’ World Series victory. As an aspiring sports reporter James works with WAER, NPR’s Syracuse affiliate.
Initra is a 2015 graduate from Onondaga Community College, where she majored in digital photography. She is a native of Syracuse, NY and covers all Syracuse athletics.
Andrew Kouwe is a senior college basketball analyst on The Juice on the Cuse Podcast hosted by SNY.tv. Andrew played for the Syracuse basketball team from 2000-04, and appeared in 26 games. He was also a member of the 2002-03 NCAA National Championship team. He currently works for New Era and is originally from Tampa, Florida.
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