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Sophomore guard Zoraida Icabalceta locks up the Tigers sophomore guard Ansley Orwell on defense. The Bombers took the win 79–58, and will advance to the Liberty League semifinals against the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds.
Women's basketball bounces back by defeating the Tigers to advance to the Liberty League semi-finals
By Jess Moskowitz, Staff Writer • February 21, 2024
The Ithaca College women's basketball team were victorious in the Liberty League quarterfinals contest, defeating the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers by a score of 78–59 on Feb. 20.
Mike Blakely-Armitage 00, the head mens and womens swimming and diving coach, has put a stronger emphasis on team culture outside of the pool this season. Blakely-Armitage replaced long-time head coach Kevin Markwardt after 36 seasons.
Ithaca College swimming and diving highlights team culture with new coaching staff
By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer • February 21, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have recently moved on from two longtime coaches. This season, with new voices in leadership, the Bombers have continued to have success in the pool while also placing an emphasis on success outside the pool.
Junior guard Logan Wendell became the 30th player in the Ithaca College mens basketball program history to reach 1,000 career points in a game against Clarkson University on Feb. 10. He is just the 12th Bombers player to achieve this in under 75 games.
Q&A: Junior guard reflects on leadership and basketball journey after reaching 1,000 career points
By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor • February 20, 2024
This was a historic season for junior guard Logan Wendell, who scored his 1,000th career point in a matchup against the Clarkson University Golden Knights on Feb. 10 to become the 30th player in program history to accomplish this feat. 
Sophomore guard Cole Wissink gets ready to shoot a free-throw while trailing 34–26 deep into the first half in the Bombers senior day loss to Vassar College on Feb. 17.
Men's basketball miss playoffs for first time since 2016-17 season with loss to Brewers
By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer • February 18, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team squared off against the Vassar College Brewers on Senior Day Feb. 17 at Ben Light Gymnasium. The Bombers fell 79-78 in the last minute of the game and gave their final goodbyes to senior guards Andrew Geschickter, Triston Wennersten, Noah Downing and Blake Haber.
Graduate student guard Camryn Coffey prepares to step up on defense in the Bombers senior day loss to Vassar College on Feb. 17.
Women's basketball drops regular season finale to Brewers
By Rory Mastine, Staff Writer • February 18, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s basketball team was defeated 66–59 by the Vassar College Brewers on Feb.17 in their final regular season game, snapping a five-game winning streak. 
Maotemsu Inchen 27 jumps to spike a volleyball at the BomberTHON Valentines Day Volleyball Tournament on Feb. 14. All funds from the tournament went to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, New York.
Serving hope: BomberTHON's Valentine's Volleyball Tournament raises funds for children's hospital
By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor • February 17, 2024
With their big dance marathon coming up in less than a month on March 3, the Ithaca College organization BomberTHON hosted a Valentine’s Day volleyball tournament to raise money for children getting treatment at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, New York.
First-year guard Jaylon ONeal takes the ball to the hoop while being chased down by Raptors senior guard Heston Tucker and other defenders in the Bombers loss on Feb. 16.
Men's basketball falls in overtime loss to Raptors
By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor • February 17, 2024
With playoff hopes still alive, the Ithaca College men’s basketball team mounted a second half comeback against the Bard College Raptors sending the game into overtime. However, the South Hill Squad ultimately fell short 102–97 and as a result were eliminated from playoff contention for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
Raptors sophomore guard Shirley Dong dribbles the ball up the court while junior guard Isabella Mittelman steps up on defense in the Bombers dominant victory on Feb. 16.
Women's basketball throttles Raptors in dominant victory
By Rory Mastine, Staff Writer • February 16, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s basketball team opened up its final weekend of the regular season by defeating the Bard College Raptors 91–36 on Feb. 16, improving to a 20–4 record for the season. 
The Ithaca College mens lacrosse team has decided to support the HEADstrong Foundation this season by shaving their heads to raise money for families dealing with cancer. Thus far, 40 of 48 players have shaved their head to raise $40,000.
Bombers come together to support lacrosse community cause
By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer • February 14, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team has not only been working on their stick skills and conditioning this season, but they have come together to raise money for a cause close to the lacrosse community. 
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