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 sixth 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. Contact him at brad[at]sujuiceonline.com.

wesWes 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 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]sujuiceonline.com.

Judy Judy Salamone
Editor Emeritus

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.

jimJim Stechschulte
Associate Editor/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.

SteveSteve Auger
Associate Editor/Senior Columnist

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. 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. And according to Rutgers’ fans, he’s “not a take.” Follow him on Twitter @Corner_Cube.

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.

chrisChris McGlynn
Senior Columnist

Chris is currently a production assistant at ESPN, and is also the founder of the Ultimate Podcast and The Aftermath. Chris hails from Westfield, NJ, and graduated from Syracuse with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

kiciaKicia Sears
Senior Staff Writer

Kicia covers Syracuse football, basketball and lacrosse for The Juice, and has written for other publications on television and film. Previously, Kicia photographed the Syracuse football, basketball and lacrosse teams. 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.

rutgerRutger Sears
Senior Staff Writer

Rutger is a freelance writer and as a Syracuse native, has an affinity for all Syracuse University Athletics. From Donovan McNabb to Mike Powell, Rutger has seen greatness in many forms don an Orange uniform over the last 30 years. He covers all Syracuse athletics with a particular emphasis on football and recruiting.

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.

nickNick Salamone
Staff Writer

Nick is a 2012 graduate of SUNY Geneseo, where he majored in history. He has covered Syracuse football, lacrosse and basketball for The Juice since 2016. He currently resides in eastern North Carolina.

brendanBrendan Blehar
Staff Writer

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 has been with The Juice since 2018.

brettBrett Gustin
Staff Writer

Brett is from Canastota, NY, and is currently attending Falk college at Syracuse University studying Sports Analytics. Being a Central New York native, Brett has been passionate about Syracuse sports for his whole life. He covers all Syracuse athletics.

samSam Vescovi
Staff Writer

Sam is from Pennsylvania, and is a three-time graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. In his free time, Sam watches ACC football… a lot of ACC football… perhaps too much. Sam covers the entire ACC.

andrewAndrew Kouwe
Senior College Basketball Analyst

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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