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. Follow him on Twitter @BradBierman.
SU will begin with a weekend trip to Cleveland to face an Indiana State team that finished third in the Missouri Valley Conference season and then won the conference tournament on its home court in the championship game against Missouri State.
On route to the last losing season in SU basketball’s glorious almost-50-year run since Dave Bing set foot on campus, the 1968-69 squad had not one, but two five-game losing streaks. In fact, the team lost six straight on route to a 9-16 finish.
He may have not imagined that long of a career, but coming off his second 30-win season of the 2000s, it’s looking likely that Boeheim will glide past legendary coach Adolf Rupp’s numbers in less than 41 years.