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From left, Bombers junior guard Aidan Holmes drives right down the baseline as Yellowjackets junior forward Logan Jagodzinski tries to defend the penetration into the lane.

Second half surge leads men’s basketball to victory over Yellowjackets

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer December 8, 2023
The Ithaca College men's basketball team faced the University of Rochester Yellowjackets on Dec. 6 in Ben Light Gymnasium. The first 30 minutes remained back and forth until the Bombers got away with a run in the last ten minutes of the game to take home the victory 86–70.
From left, Yellowjackets senior guard Kat Jenks retreats into defensive position as Bombers first-year guard Tori Drevna drives left into the lane.

Women’s basketball flies past Yellowjackets

By Rory Mastine, Staff Writer December 8, 2023
The Ithaca College women’s basketball team fought its way past the University of Rochester Yellowjackets in a 62–54 battle Dec. 6 en route to their sixth win of the season. 
On Oct. 15 the Ithaca College athletic department issued a new dress code that impacts practice attire for varsity athletes in the Athletic and Events and Hill Centers.

Athletics department issues dress code for student-athletes

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor December 6, 2023
On Oct. 15, the Ithaca College athletic department released a statement that redefined the way varsity athletes are allowed to present themselves. 
Graduate student pole vaulter Dom Mikula is heading into his sixth year competing in college. Because of eligibility loopholes, he will be able to compete in the winter and spring seasons.

Student-athletes navigate COVID eligibility loopholes

By Jess Moskowitz, Staff Writer December 6, 2023
In Spring 2020, the NCAA announced that student-athletes who did not compete in the 2020 spring sports season because of the COVID-19 pandemic would be granted an extra season of eligibility. 
First-year quarterback Colin Schumm was forced to step into the starting role after graduate student quarterback A.J. Wingfield was injured against Union College. Schumm racked up a 4–2 record through six starts, only losing to ranked opponents.

Q&A: First-year quarterback discusses journey and sudden spotlight

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer December 6, 2023
During the 2023 Ithaca College football season, the spotlight shifted to first-year quarterback Colin Schumm, who stepped onto the field following graduate student quarterback A.J. Wingfield's injury against Union College.
From left, Hobart sophomore defensive back Mekhi Rogers rushes senior wide receiver Ben Marinnacio as he drives downfield.

Bombers show up big in fall sports season

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor December 2, 2023
Ithaca College athletics wrapped up its fall season with many achievements under each squad's belt. Football, field hockey and sophomore Kyla Eisman of women's cross country made it into NCAA tournament play.
From left, assistant coach Eze Chukwuezi 23 and junior Xavier Pommells train together in the Glazer Arena. The Ithaca College wrestling teams coaching staff is made up entirely of program alumni.

In-house coaching staff keeps Bombers wrestling connected

By Jacob Infald, Contributing Writer December 1, 2023
When the Ithaca College wrestling team returned to campus this fall, the practice room was more crowded than normal. However, there is still familiarity in the room — on top of the new athletes, there are five new assistant coaches, four of whom were athletes on the team last season.
From left, junior guard Logan Wendell drives into the lane from the right wing with Pioneers senior forward Damien Call trailing to his left in the Bombers 82–71 defeat Nov. 27.

Men’s basketball falls short against Pioneers

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer November 28, 2023
In its home opener, the Ithaca College men’s basketball team fell to the Utica University Pioneers 82–71 on Nov. 27 in Ben Light Gymnasium.
Springfield junior quarterback Jacob Silvester is stopped by several Ithaca College Bombers defenders during their NCAA tournament game Nov. 18. The Bombers would go on to defeat the Pride, 21–7.

Football advances over Pride with 21–7 win in tournament play

By Nolan Saunders, Photographer November 19, 2023
The No. 18 Ithaca College football team traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts on Nov. 18, for a first-round matchup with the Springfield College Pride. After coming out victorious over the Pride in the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2022, the Bombers once again proved their dominance with a 21–7 win to survive and advance. 
Junior sports media major Chris Sohl records an episode of Big Red Faceoff. The weekly ICTV show covers Cornell University mens and womens hockey programs.

Sports media students share deep connection with Cornell

By Farrell Hudson, Staff Writer November 16, 2023
Over the years at the Roy H. Park School of Communications, many sports media students have gained experience in the field by covering the Ithaca College sports teams. However, some have had the opportunity to take their craft to the Division I level.
As a long distance runner, senior Patrick Bierach races in all three competition seasons including cross country and indoor and outdoor track. Runners often have less than a week of rest between seasons.

Distance runners battle with three-season strain

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer November 15, 2023
Unlike most athletes, long-distance runners often participate in three separate competition seasons throughout the academic year: cross country in the fall, indoor track in the winter and outdoor track in the spring. This rigorous schedule — usually with no more than a week off between racing periods — comes with a great responsibility to manage not only time and academics, but also stress and injury prevention.
Graduate student guard June Dickson joined the Ithaca College womens basketball team after playing at the California Polytechnic Institute for the past three seasons.

West coast standout touts Division l experience for the Bombers

By John Baker, Staff Writer November 15, 2023
A promising D-I athlete ending up at Ithaca College is not something one would expect, but in the case of graduate student Junie Dickson, that is exactly what happened. After playing three seasons for Cal Poly, a Division I school out in San Luis Obispo, California, Dickson will be suiting up for the Bombers. 
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