While countless radio programs provide chatter on the latest Syracuse University sports news, there is only one place where listeners might hear James Southerland talking candidly about why he chose to wear number 43: the NAPA Syracuse Legends Show with Mike Bristol.
Syracuse, N.Y. — Eric Devendorf wants to prepare for life after basketball.
That’s why the former Syracuse University guard petitioned Mike Bristol of ESPN’s local radio affiliate for a chance to dip his toes into the pool of sports talk radio. Bristol, who created and hosts the Syracuse Legends show each Friday at 6 p.m., offered Devendorf that shot.
The EA SPORTS™ Maui Invitational® Hosted by Chaminade began the sixth annual Spirit of Aloha Surfboard Delivery Program at Syracuse on Sat. Jan. 12 at 12 p.m. EST when #7 Syracuse took on Villanova in the Carrier Dome. Tournament Chair, Dave Odom, was interviewed on the Syracuse Legends show by host-Mike Bristol. Ticket Travel Packages Book your trip to Maui now! The 2013 Tournament Championship Round will take place Nov. 25-26-27 at the Lahaina Civic Center on the island of Maui. Call Oahu Travel, the Tournament’s official travel agency (800.826.3822) or visit the Tournament website: www.mauiinvitational.com/travel, for more information. Packages include game tickets and accommodations at an official host hotel.
Jim Boeheim helps dedicate 4th Courts 4 Kids basketball court in SyracuseThe Post-Standard, October 9, 2012While his Syracuse University Orange plays underneath the Carrier Dome’s bubble-like roof, Jim Boeheim understands the importance of outdoor basketball courts.
As an undergraduate at Syracuse University, Boeheim would take part in hotly-contested pickup games at the city of Syracuse’s Thornden Park, which borders Syracuse University.
“Courts 4 Kids” held ribbon-cutting ceremonyThe Post-Standard, September 6, 2012“Courts 4 Kids” for kids has come to Auburn. Thanks to all those who volunteered, donated and pitched in to make it a reality for the kids.
During the newly revived “Booker T. Washington Spring Basketball Tournament” Tony Borges, the coach of the CCC men’s basketball team, explained that the outdoor basketball court at “Booker T” was not useable and in need of repair. Kids like playing on this outdoor court during the summer and there is also a league for young adults.
Juli Boeheim became aware of the status of the court and told us they would like to help and put us in touch with Mike Bristol, who runs the “Courts 4 Kids” for the Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation.
“Courts 4 Kids” here in Auburn NY“Courts 4 Kids” has come to Auburn. Thanks to all those who volunteered, donated and pitched in to make it a reality for the kids.During the newly revived “Booker T. Washington Spring Basketball Tournament” Tony Borges, the coach of the CCC Men’s Basketball Team, explained that the outdoor basketball court at “BookerT” was not useable and in need of repair. Kids like playing on this outdoor court during the summer and there is also a league for young adults.
Juli Boeheim became aware of the status of the court and told us they would like to help and put us in touch with Mike Bristol who runs the “Courts 4 Kids’ for the Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation.
Some Auburn businesses wanted to help as well.
Major donors, who made the project possible, were Jim and Juli Boeheim foundation, Upstate Paving, IMS Corp and MEDENT-Community Computer Service.
Additional assistance and donations were provided by Metro Mattress, Ed Cuthbert, The City of Auburn Department of Public Works, J & M Landscaping, Chariot Media Productions, The Scott McCormick Painting Company, Matt Hoadley Plumbing, Mike Szozda Mobile Contruction Equipment & Lift Company, Tom Lisano, Home Depot and the Paul Brown Court surfacing company.
The City provided new, high quality backboards, rims and nets and installation. They also did major tree trimming around the court and provided general site cleanup. Scott McCormick restored the basketball poles with a special aluminum paint. Scott and Tom also rebuilt the picnic tables with lumber that was discounted by Home Depot. J & M Landscaping planted a large vegetable garden for the seniors and kids to til and care for while leaning about gardening and nutrition. J & M also rebuilt a fence around the garden to keep the rabbits out and provided general cleanup of the grounds and landscaping, mulching and edging. They also constructed eight foot wide stairs made of rail road ties to walk up to the basketball court area. Upstate Paving did the shim, repair and paving of the court. They also helped the City along with Blair Longo Construction to cutup and remove a large, old, dilapidated above ground pool which was blocking the view to the new court. The City also dug out and removed the old blacktop that was under the pool and UpState Paving installed top soil and planted the grass. Hoadley Plumbing repaired and updated the out door water so the garden and grass could be easily watered. Jesse Conti with Chariot Media Productions supplied photos and videos.
We would all like to provide a special additional thanks to Mike Talbot director of Public Works and Doug Selby City Manager for their fast action and cooperation to help expedite this project for the kids. A special thanks to Laureen-Penny McGee Director of The Booker T. Washington Community Center. Laurie was very appreciative and very responsive every step of the way offering to help out in any way. A thanks to Mike Bristol who over sees “Courts 4 Kids”. Mike made sure all was being completed the best way and in a timely manor to meet the goals and standards of “Courts 4 kids”. A final HUGE thank you goes to Juli and Jim Boeheim, who don’t need to do any of things they do but choose to give their time, foundation funds and energy to help kids and cancer patients and their families throughout our Central New York Community. Metro Mattress was also instrumental in making sure we had enough funds to complete the project without compromise.
An additional thanks to Andrea Rizzo and Tim Locastro from Upstate Paving who rearranged schedules and got the main work completed in record time so the kids can enjoy the court this summer. A special thanks, also, to my dad Ed Cuthbert who over saw things with me, offered insight, advise and a donation so all could be completed the very best way for the kids.
Scoop Jardine to join Syracuse Legends Show on ESPN radio 97.7The Post-Standard, August 3, 2012Scoop Jardine is set to become the temporary co-host of the Syracuse Legends Show, which airs every Friday at 6 p.m. on ESPN Radio 97.7 and 100.1 FM.
Jardine, the former Syracuse University basketball player, suffered a broken bone in his foot just one week before the NBA’s June 28 draft. Jardine, who wasn’t drafted, has returned to Syracuse where he is undergoing rehabilitation on the foot.
Orange Man and Orange Woman to the RescueThe Post-Standard, February 25, 2012As they are superheroes, it’s only natural that Orange Man and Orange Woman fight their own brand of crime. They chase down dastardly mascots and impart words of wisdom to kids.
But Mike Bristol really hopes that Orange Man and Orange Woman will benefit the many projects associated with the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation. Read more…
Inside High school Sports Show expands to two hoursThe Post-Standard, January 20, 2012The Onondaga Community College Inside High School Sports Show, heard Saturdays on Galaxy-owned ESPN radio 97.7 and 100.1 FM has expanded to two hours, according to its 11-year founder and host, Mike Bristol. The show is now on from 9 to 11 a.m.
Jim Boeheim’s fantasy camp will give fans an inside look at Syracuse basketballThe Post-Standard, June 23, 2011Imagine working out with Wesley Johnson. Going through drills with Jonny Flynn. Playing real games at the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center and the Carrier Dome.
A fantasy? Yep.
The Jim Boeheim Fantasy Camp will feature of all that and more.
Inside High School Sports show finds new local home on ESPN radioThe Post-Standard, January 19, 2011Mike Bristol sounded a little like Mike Greenberg of ESPN radio’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning,” when he exclaimed, “We’re back and better than ever.” But, who can blame Bristol? His two radio shows are now part of the local ESPN sports radio family.
Displaced Sports Shows Resurface at ESPN RadioCNYRadio.com, January 19, 2011SYRACUSE – When Clear Channel eliminated the sports format on AM 620 (WHEN), as part of a two-stage move to create an AM/FM simulcast of dominant news/talk station WSYR, two local sports shows hosted by Mike Bristol were left homeless. Now, both shows are “back and better than ever,” across town at the four ESPN Radio stations owned by Galaxy Communications.
Inside High School Sports back on the airThe Eagle, January 19, 2011The longest-running sports talk show in Syracuse has found a new home.
The Onondaga Community College Inside High School Sports show returns to the airwaves on Saturday after a four-week hiatus. The show, which features host Mike Bristol with Eagle Newspapers sports editor Phil Blackwell as co-host will be aired at 9 a.m. Saturdays on ESPN Radio 97.7 and 100.1 FM as well as 1200 and 1440 AM. The show was previously offered on WHEN 620 before that station converted from its sports talk format.