About Us

juiceThe 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.

Writing Staff

bradBrad Bierman
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.

bradWes Cheng
Managing Editor

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.

judyJudy Salamone
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.

heatherHeather Mayer
Associate Editor

Heather is currently a copy writer for a New York City advertising agency and a freelancer for Carroll Gardens Patch. Heather has also written for The Associated Press, Health.com, Discover magazine, Glamour and DOTmed News. She is a native of Massachusetts, and a 2009 graduate from Syracuse University.

kiciaKicia Sears
Photo Editor

Kicia photographs the Syracuse football, basketball and lacrosse teams. She has also written reviews for a site focusing on independent and foreign film and covered Syracuse University athletics. She is a native of Syracuse, NY and is a 2008 graduate of Syracuse University.

coreyCorey Mallonee
Senior Columnist

In addition to his editing duties, Corey covers the Syracuse football and basketball beat. He has previously worked in the book publishing industry and currently contributes to Syracuse University’s bE Magazine. Originally from Bangor, ME, Corey graduated from Syracuse University in 2007.

branniganDan Brannigan
Senior Columnist

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.

dagsMatt Dagostino
Senior Columnist

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.

jeffJeff Irvine
Senior Columnist

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.

goodmanMatt Goodman
Senior Columnist

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.

jimJim Stechschulte
Senior Columnist

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.

rachelRachel Marcus
Senior Columnist

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.

steveSteve Auger
Senior Columnist

Steve Auger is a freelance writer whose work has covered a variety of topics ranging from sports to local government to human interest stories. His work has been published on the Westford Patch.com and Purina’s Petcentric.com. 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.

michelleMichelle Sagan
Staff Writer

Michelle is currently studying Public Relations at Syracuse University. She is a part of disability student advocacy groups among other clubs on campus, and currently works for the University’s Literacy corps. Michelle is from the D.C Area, and though home means facing Georgetown fans everyday, she still remains loyal to the Orange. She has followed Syracuse Athletics with her father since elementary school.

saugatSaugat Sen
Staff Writer

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.

andrewAndrew Kouwe
Podcast host

Andrew Kouwe is a 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 in the New York City area and is originally from Tampa, Florida.

Contributors

Special Thanks