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Ithaca edges Hobart, 24-21

Senior quarterback Shane Sweeney broke the Hobart College career passing yards and career passing touchdowns records today, but Ithaca College scored a late touchdown to eke out a 24-21 Liberty League win at Butterfield Stadium this afternoon. Sweeney was 19-of-35 passing for 242 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Brandon Shed that gave Hobart a 21-17... more

Hobart heads to Ithaca for league opener

The Hobart College football team opens Liberty League play on Saturday, Sept. 30 at conference newcomer Ithaca College. Kickoff at Butterfield Stadium is scheduled for 1 p.m. The Statesmen (3-1, 0-0) have won three in a row entering the showdown with the Bombers. Hobart is coming off a 34-17 win over Endicott last week. Senior quarterback Shane Sweeney enters the... more

Empire 8, Liberty League create ‘New York State Bowl Game’

The Empire 8 Athletic Conference and the Liberty League Athletic Conference are proud to announce that they are partnering for a postseason football game between member institutions. The Inaugural New York State Bowl Game will involve the top team from each conference that is not selected for the NCAA Division III championship tournament. On an annual basis, the top Liberty... more

Pair of Ithaca College baseball alums to square off in Triple-A series this weekend

This coming weekend, June 30 to July 3, two Ithaca College baseball alumni – Tucker Healy and Tim Locastro – will have the opportunity to face each other during a four-game Triple-A series in Nashville, Tenn. All four contests of the cross-divisional Pacific Coast League games between the Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers are scheduled for 7:05 p.m. starts... more

Penn assistant succeeds Welch as IC football coach

Ithaca College has dipped into the staff of two-time defending Ivy League champion Pennsylvania for its 10th head football coach. Dan Swanstrom, a native Texan and 2005 graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., was introduced Tuesday as successor to recently retired Mike Welch. Welch retired at the conclusion of the 2016 season with 169 victories in 23 seasons. Swanstrom... more

Cortland downs Ithaca for 7th straight Cortaca Jug

SUNY Cortland will remember the 58th annual Cortaca Jug game for its seventh straight victory in the series, and Ithaca College will remember it for coach Mike Welch’s emotional farewell following the contest. Quarterback Brett Segala completed 27 of 46 passes for 358 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions and the Red Dragons held off a late Ithaca rally to... more

Can Welch get the ‘W’ in his final Cortaca Jug game?

If you were to ask the members of the Ithaca College football team what was going to happen when they took the field against Buffalo State at Butterfield Stadium on Saturday, they might be hard-pressed to give you an answer. Were you to ask them what was NOT going to happen, they would have told you very emphatically: There was... more

Brockport knocks off Ithaca at home

The College at Brockport football team earned a crucial win in the Empire 8 Saturday, beating Ithaca College, 42-28, behind quarterback Joe Germinerio’s 185-yards passing and Austin Dean’s four and a half sacks. The Golden Eagles improve to 4-2 on the season, and 3-1 in the Empire 8 while the Bombers fall to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference.... more

Bombers win big in football; soccer teams sweep

Ithaca College scored 50 points in a football game for the first time in eight years Saturday as the Bombers downed visiting Hartwick College, 50-27, in an Empire 8 Conference game. Ithaca, which defeated Frostburg State, 51-27, in 2008, pulled away from a 13-all halftime tie with 30 straight points. Ithaca Journal – Sports: Read More more

Hobart to host Ithaca on Homecoming Weekend

The 25th-ranked Hobart College football team will host Ithaca College on Saturday, Sept. 17. The Homecoming and Family Weekend game is scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m. on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. Fans unable to attend the game can follow all of the action with All-Access Video and Live Stats. The game will also... more

IC’s Mike Welch to retire after 2016 football season

Ithaca College’s head football coach, Mike Welch ’73, has announced his intention to retire at the conclusion of the 2016 campaign. “With Bomber pride in my heart and great consideration for the program I love, my wife Sue and I have decided that it is time to begin a new chapter in our lives at the end of this academic... more

Ithaca College football coach to retire after 22 years

After more than two decades at the helm, Ithaca College alum Mike Welch announced late Wednesday evening this year as leader of the football program will be his last. With the program 38 years, the IC Athletics Hall of Famer led the team through 22 seasons, highlighted by eight Empire 8 Conference Championships, conference coach of the year honors eight... more

Lacrosse: The IC coach has built a solid program

Lacrosse: The IC coach has built a solid program
When a college lacrosse coach has a successful and highly respected high school program “right down the road,” he would be wise to make an effort to nurture his relationship with the high school’s coaWhen a college lacrosse coach has a successful and highly respected high school program “right down the road,” he would be wise to make an effort... more