The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


From left, sophomore Isaias Torres and junior Winnie Pierre-Louis are each looking to take their games to the national level in the 2023–24 season.

Wrestling sees fresh faces in conference competition

By Jacob Infald, Contributing Writer November 9, 2023
The Ithaca College wrestling team is looking to build upon a second-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships and fight for another chance at a national title.
From left, graduate student swimmer Katie Champagne and sophomore diver Eliza Salus are each looking to make appearances in both conference and national competition.

Women’s swim and dive sets the tone under new leadership

By David Schurter, Staff Writer November 8, 2023
Since 2017, Ithaca College athletics has competed as a member of the Liberty League. During this time, the college has won several Liberty League Championships across every sport in every season. The women’s swimming and diving program is one of those perennial championship teams and this season, they are looking to win their fifth straight Liberty League title.
From left, former SUNY Cortland football captain Tom Decker and former Ithaca College football captain Richard Carmean 60, co-founders of the Cortaca Jug tradition, hold the original jug. Carmean passed away May 23 at the age of 89.

Ithaca College announces Cortaca Jug co-founder passes away at 89

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor June 15, 2022
Richard N. Carmean ’60, co-founder of the Cortaca Jug, passed away May 23 at the age of 89, according to a statement from the college June 3.
From left, freshman swimmer Jack Wadsworth and graduate student diver Ava Lowell, won NCAA titles at the Division III National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 16–19.

Two Bombers bring home national titles for swim and dive teams

By Ori Grady, Staff Writer March 30, 2022
In a season to remember for the Ithaca College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, the programs capped-off the campaign with a pair of national titles.
From left, senior Jake Villanueva and junior Nick Bahamonde became the first pair of Ithaca College teammates to be named AFCA All-Americans in the same season.

Three IC student-athletes named All-Americans for Fall 2021

By Tommy Mumau, Sports Editor February 3, 2022
Three Ithaca College standouts received All-American honors for the Fall 2021 season, gaining recognition for the college’s football and field hockey programs.
Sophomore runner Katelyn Hutchison competes in the 200-meter dash at the Bomber Invitational on Feb. 1 in Glazer Arena.

Sophomore sprinter rises to the top in breakthrough season

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor February 26, 2020
Sophomore sprinter Katelyn Hutchison is currently ranked No. 1 in the country in the 400-meter dash after failing to break the top 50 last season.
All-American gymnast aims for third trip to NCGA finals

All-American gymnast aims for third trip to NCGA finals

By Anna Harris, Staff Writer February 28, 2019
Senior Carolyn Nichols has been participating in gymnastics since she was three years old. Now in her final season, she hopes to go out strong.
Wrestling head coach Marty Nichols observes his team during a match against Wilkes University on Feb. 8. Nichols was a three-time All-American at Ithaca College and graduated in 1990.

Former Bombers develop new generation of athletes

By Jack Murray, Sports Editor February 27, 2019
Ithaca College has a strong alumni presence within the athletic department, including having five alumni who are current varsity coaches.
Senior wrestler Jake Ashcroft battles with freshman Elijah Rodriguez in practice. Ashcraft is looking to avenge his NCAA Tournament defeat in last seasons championships.

Taking down the competition: Senior aims to win title

By Will Gaglioti, Staff Writer December 12, 2018
Senior wrestler Jake Ashcraft came up just short in the 2018 NCAA Championships. He entered this year at No.1 in his weight class.
The Athletics and Events Center Aquatics Pavilion was renamed as the Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium on Dec. 1 as a result of an endowment from Lee 86 and Linda 86 Bird.

Alum endows aquatics pavilion in honor on late daughter

By Jack Murray, Assistant Sports Editor December 12, 2018
The Athletics and Events Center Aquatics Pavilion was endowed by Lee '86 and Linda '86 Bird on Dec. 1.
From left, Victoria Grey 19 and Carolyn Nichols 19

Vaulting to first place: gymnastics hopes to find success.

By Anna Harris, Staff Writer November 9, 2018
The Ithaca College gymnastics team hopes to have a strong season, and looks to win first national title since 1998.
Womens cross-country competes in NCAA championships

Women’s cross-country competes in NCAA championships

By Caitie Ihrig, Sports Editor November 20, 2017
The women's cross country team placed ninth in the 2017 NCAA Division III Cross-Country Championships.
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