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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.
Bombers football players celebrate their Liberty League title clinching  62–0 victory over Buffalo State at midfield. The game marks the second straight Liberty League title for the Bombers and broke the school record for total yardage in a game with 686.

Football dismantles Buffalo State to earn its second straight Liberty League title

By Daniel King, Senior Writer October 30, 2023
For the second straight season, the Ithaca College football team is the Liberty League Champion after a 62–0 win over Buffalo State University on Oct. 28. 
From left, senior running back Jalen Leonard-Osbourne celebrates after he trotted for a six yard touchdown run past Garnet Charger senior linebacker Spencer Goldstein in the Bombers 17–9 victory Oct. 14.

Football earns gritty victory over Garnet Chargers

By Daniel King, Senior Writer October 15, 2023
On a rain-soaked day, the Ithaca College football team earned a hard-fought victory, downing the Union College Garnet Chargers by a final score of 17–9 at Bertino Field at Butterfield Stadium.
Derek Slywka, a graduate student defensive back for the Bombers, leaps above the line of scrimmage to block a field goal attempt by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate student kicker Jared Elstein in overtime. The Bombers kicked a field goal on their next possession, clinching their win over RPI 20—17.

Football takes down RPI in overtime thriller

By Daniel King, Senior Writer October 7, 2023
On a cloudy and rainy day, the Ithaca College football team did something they had not done in 22 years, defeating the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers in Troy, NY, in a thrilling 20–17 overtime victory.
From left, the Bombers former offensive coordinator Sean Reeder and defensive coordinator Trevor Warner both left the program for Division I opportunities.

Football coordinators pursue new positions in Division I

By Flynn Hynes, Contributing Writer February 22, 2023
After an undefeated regular season from the Ithaca College football team that was one for the history books, the Bombers are seeing some of their staff jump ranks in the college sports world.
senior offensive lineman Jake Villanueva, No. 79, prepares for the snap in the Ithaca College football teams victory over SUNY Brockport on Sept. 10 2022.

Offensive lineman earns back-to-back All-America honors

By David Schurter, Staff Writer January 25, 2023
Following a successful 2022 season for the Ithaca College football program, senior offensive lineman Jake Villanueva earned an Associated Press Second Team All-America selection.
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers line up against the Bombers during their game Oct. 29. The Bombers won the matchup for the first time since 2001 en route to a 12–1 record.

Historic season comes to a close for football team

By Tommy Mumau, Senior Writer December 7, 2022
The Ithaca College football team put together a season for the record books this fall, posting a 12–1 overall record and reaching the national quarterfinals.
Sophomore running back Jordan Chisum makes a cut to avoid defenders in the North Central College Cardinal’s 48–7 win over the Ithaca College Bombers.

Football falls in quarterfinals to No. 1 North Central

By Tommy Mumau, Senior Writer December 3, 2022
The No. 9/10 Ithaca College football team’s season came to a close Dec. 3, as the team fell to No. 1 North Central College 48–7.
From left, junior running back Jalen-Leonard Osbourne evades tackles from sophomore linebacker Will McKay and sophomore defensive back Tyler Pohlman of the Springfield Pride en route to a 49-yard touchdown reception.

Football advances to quarterfinals with win over Springfield

By Tommy Mumau, Senior Writer November 26, 2022
The Ithaca College football team defeated the Springfield College Pride 31–20 in the second round of the NCAA Championship on Nov. 26 at Butterfield Stadium.
From left, senior linebackers Matt DeSimpliciis and Jason Haber celebrate after the Bombers defense stopped the Red Dragons on offense.

Bombers reclaim the Cortaca Jug in front of 40,232 fans

By Aidan Charde and Tommy Mumau November 16, 2022
When the clock hit zero at the end of the fourth quarter, the Bombers had come out on top for the 38th time in the rivalry’s history with a 34–17 win at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
The Ithaca College football team will take on Springfield College at noon.

Victory in the Bronx: Bombers take back the jug with win over Cortland

By Tommy Mumau, Senior Writer November 12, 2022
The No. 11/12 Ithaca College football team defeated the No. 9/11 SUNY Cortland Red Dragons 34–17 in the 63rd annual Cortaca Jug at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
Yankee Stadium will host the 63rd annual Cortaca Jug game at noon Nov. 12.

63rd Cortaca Jug updates

November 12, 2022
Live updates from the 63rd Cortaca Jug.
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