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During the 2024 season, the Ithaca College baseball team has dealt with persistent weather delays. The South Hill Squad has played only three games on Freeman Field thus far, compared to the 10 originally scheduled.

Fielding the unpredictable: Ithaca College baseball’s continuous weather struggle

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Investigative Editor April 17, 2024
With upstate New York weather being as unpredictable as it is, the Ithaca College baseball team has had to make numerous adjustments this season to accommodate a weather-intolerant field. Freeman Field is a natural dirt and grass field, not a synthetic surface, which means it cannot be plowed or played on while wet.
The Ithaca College wrestling team has quietly strung together a streak of eight straight victories over the rival SUNY Cortland Red Dragons dating back to 2016. The Bombers and Red Dragons last meeting on Jan. 13 ended in a 43–2 Bombers victory.

Streak of dominance highlights wrestling’s rivalry with Cortland

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer January 30, 2024
Every Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland student and alum knows about the historic Cortaca Jug football game that takes place every fall. However, the intense spectacle of the rivalry extends into other sports, including wrestling.
From left, senior guard Hannah Polce and junior Annabella Yorio will look to avenge the teams Liberty League championship loss last season with new faces coming in to help aid in that mission.

Women’s basketball looks for vengeance in conference competition

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer November 9, 2023
After its loss in the Liberty League Championship last season against Skidmore College, the Ithaca College women’s basketball team is coming back to try and redeem its title shortcomings. After only losing by two points in that Liberty League title game, the team plans on not letting that happen again. 
Cortaca tradition stretches yards beyond winning title

Cortaca tradition stretches yards beyond winning title

By The Ithacan, The Ithacan November 16, 2022
Friendly competition is key in sporting events and helps boost school spirit among students, faculty, staff and alumni.
SUNY Cortland basketball player Justin Cooper runs up the court at a game against SUNY Oswego Feb. 12, 2017 at Cortlands Corey Gymnasium.

SUNY Athletic Conference cancels winter sports competition

By Arla Davis, Sports Editor November 2, 2020
The SUNY Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announced in October that it will not be competing in winter sports this upcoming season. 
SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum announced Nov. 1 that in-person classes will not resume this semester after the university stopped in-person classes Oct. 5 because of a rise in COVID-19 cases on campus.

SUNY Cortland extends remote learning

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor October 20, 2020
SUNY Cortland is extending remote learning for another two weeks to control the spread of COVID-19 on campus. 
Following the resignation Erienne Roberts and Chris Hayes ’16, Ithaca College announced the hirings of Tyler Heisey and Tom Rishcoff on June 13 and 15, respectively.

IC and Liberty League suspend all fall athletic competition

By Connor Glunt and Emily Adams July 22, 2020
Ithaca College and Liberty League have suspended intercollegiate athletics for the Fall 2020 season due to COVID-19 safety concerns.
Junior Ariyahna Bernard competes in shot put event on Feb. 2nd in the Athletics and Event Center.

Track and field teams dominate Bomber Invitational

By Tommy Mumau February 10, 2020
The nationally ranked No. 4 women’s team placed in the top-eight 34 times and No. 20 men’s team placed in the top-eight 26 times.
Freshman Ethan Godfrey performs a dive on the 3-meter board during the swimming and diving meet against Union College Jan. 26 at the Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium.

Bombers host 11th annual Dick Comanzo Diving Invitational

By Connor Glunt February 9, 2020

The Ithaca College men’s and women’s diving teams hosted the 11th annual Dick Comanzo Diving Invitational Jan. 26 at the Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium. The Bombers competed against Alfred State...

Junior guard Grace Cannon runs through a tunnel of her teammates before a game against Union College on Jan. 24 in Ben Light Gymnasium.

Junior guard discusses leadership role on young team

By Abbey London February 4, 2020
Grace Cannon has been a star for the women’s basketball team since her freshman year, but has set herself apart this year as an emerging leader.
Club Baseball president Steven Durr seeks to hit the ball during a game versus Hobart College Sept. 8 at Freeman Field.

Club baseball team takes Freeman Field for the first time

By Max O'Neill, Staff Writer October 3, 2019
The Ithaca College club baseball team competed on Freeman Field, the varsity baseball field, for the first time in program history on Sept. 8.
Track and Field participate at three invitationals April 6

Track and Field participate at three invitationals April 6

By Willy Wright, Staff Writer April 9, 2019
The Ithaca College men's and women's track and field teams sent participants to three different invitationals April 6.
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