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Nearly 20,000 tickets sold for 2019 Cortaca Jug

Nearly 20,000 tickets sold for 2019 Cortaca Jug
More than a week after tickets went on sale for Cortaca Jug 2019 in MetLife stadium, SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College are already more than halfway toward setting a new national attendance record for a Division III football game. The game is known as the “biggest little game in the nation.” Almost 20,000 tickets have been bought through Ticketmaster. SUNY... more

CORTACA: The Jug stays in Ithaca as Bombers hold on to top Red Dragons

CORTACA: The Jug stays in Ithaca as Bombers hold on to top Red Dragons
For the second consecutive season, the Ithaca College football team defeated SUNY Cortland in the annual Cortaca Jug Game, as the Bombers took down the host Red Dragons, 24-21, in the 60th edition of the rivalry at the SUNY Cortland Sports Complex on Saturday. With the win, Ithaca is now 8-2 on the season, while Cortland falls to 7-3. The... more

Cortaca Jug game bound for New York City in 2019

Cortaca Jug game bound for New York City in 2019
The Cortaca Jug will be on the move. The 2019 football game pitting Ithaca College against SUNY Cortland will be played at MetLife Stadium — home of the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets. Once referred to by Sports Illustrated as “the biggest little game in the nation,” the contest will take place at the invitation of the... more

Ithaca stifles Hobart with 10-3 win at Boswell

Ithaca stifles Hobart with 10-3 win at Boswell
The Ithaca College football team faced less than favorable conditions for the third straight week at Hobart College on Saturday, and for the third consecutive week, the Bombers came out on top as they defeated the Statesmen, 10-3, in a Liberty League matchup. Ithaca is now 7-2 on the season and 4-1 in the Liberty League, while Hobart falls to... more

Hobart hosts Ithaca in Hall of Fame Game on Saturday

Hobart hosts Ithaca in Hall of Fame Game on Saturday
The Hobart College football team will play its final regular season home game on Saturday, Nov. 3, when the Statesmen host Liberty League rival Ithaca College on Boswell Field at David J Urick Stadium. Kickoff has been moved up to noon on Saturday with the Liberty League Women’s Soccer Tournament semifinals also scheduled for the Boz on Saturday. General admission... more

IC wrestler brings home national title

The Ithaca College wrestling team traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, for the Division III national championships and ended up with two wrestlers in the finals of the respective weight classes, had another three wrestlers named All-Americans, and placed third-place as a team overall. Sophomore 141-pounder Ben Brisman won the first individual national championship title in a Bombers singlet since, now assistant... more

An Ithaca native heads to the pros

When I learned that Ithaca High (2011) and Ithaca College (2016) grad Eli Gobrecht had been selected by the Denver Outlaws in the Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft, I flashed back to my own dreams as a younger man. I called Eli and said, “I remember dreaming of playing baseball in the majors, and there wasn’t even a major league... more

Ithaca wins 59th Cortaca Jug football game

The Ithaca College football team defeated SUNY Cortland 48–20 Nov. 11 at Butterfield Stadium in the 59th Cortaca Jug game. This is the Bombers’ first win over Cortland since Nov. 14, 2009, when they beat the Red Dragons 23–20. The Bombers got off to an incredibly quick start, scoring just one minute and 17 seconds into the game when, on... more

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
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