Three questions with Ryan Koletty

Ryan is currently a junior broadcast journalism major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He was the executive producer of CitrusTV’s pregame show “‘Cuse Countdown” for a year before taking on the sports director role at CitrusTV, Syracuse University’s entirely student-run TV studio. He took some time recently to talk to us about SU sports, as well as tell us a little more about CitrusTV.

1. Tell us more about your network, Citrus TV and about what we can see on your network about SU sports.

CitrusTV is Syracuse University’s entirely student-run TV station. Our goal is to have you recognize our work as professional in its quality. We thrive on the enthusiasm and chemistry of our unique staff and hope to prepare them to be your future leaders in television.

‘Cuse Countdown is CitrusTV’s pregame show for SU football, basketball and lacrosse games.  It airs Saturday mornings on Time Warner Cable in Central New York. CitrusTV produces another show on Time Warner Cable called “On the Bench.”  That’s our SportsCenter-style show that recaps highlights and news on all SU sports airing every Friday night.

Our postgame show “Orange Press Pass“ is proud to be Syracuse’s only live postgame show. You can catch it live on, a hour and a half after football, basketball, and lacrosse games.

2. What are your predictions for this year’s basketball team?

I have to admit, this is the second straight year in which I thought the team would have a tough time proving they could be as good as, or even better than, last year’s squad.

Coach Jim Boeheim must be the only guy who isn’t a little surprised by the team’s start this year. What I’m worried about is that they haven’t had their wake-up call yet.  I think everyone is waiting to see when that first loss will come and how.

I say better sooner than later, and I see Monday night’s visit to Pitt as a very tough challenge for SU to escape with a win.

3. What are your thoughts on the most recent game against St. John’s?

SU regained its offensive rhythm and cruised to an easy win over the Johnnies. Syracuse’s defense continued to play long and active, and on the other side of the court, it made its shots.

This offense can seem downright unstoppable at times when it gets going. Active zone defense and transition offense are always the key to SU’s success, and it executed that plan at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

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