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Former Ithaca College linebacker Isaac Hadac has built a training brand through his growing social media presence. Hadac founded The 5 Star Football Package, an instructional training  package that he promotes to his over 250,000 followers on TikTok.

From player to mentor: Issac Hadac’s journey in football training and social media

By Daniel King, Senior Writer February 22, 2024
Former Ithaca College linebacker Isaac Hadac finds himself still involved in the football world even after his playing days. These days, he finds himself training football players, striving to make them the best they can become.
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. 
Senior running back Jalen Leonard-Osbourne rushes for a 79-yard touchdown in the Bombers 24–14 win over Hobart College. Osbourne is now tied for the 8th longest rush from scrimmage in Bombers football.

Football tops Statesmen 24–14 in home opener

By Daniel King, Senior Writer September 30, 2023
Breaking ground at the all-new Bertino Field at Butterfield Stadium, the Ithaca College football team opened Liberty League play with a 24–14  win against the Hobart College Statesmen on Sept. 29.
In June 2023, Chenango Contracting began the construction of Bertino Field at Butterfield Stadium, a donor-funded artificial turf field. Ithaca College was granted a temporary certificate of occupancy Sept. 15, deeming the field usable.

Bombers anticipate football’s home opener on new turf field

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor September 29, 2023
On Nov. 29, 2022, Ithaca College announced its plans to upgrade its natural grass football field to artificial turf. Just under a year later, the Ithaca College football team is preparing to compete on Bertino Field at Butterfield Stadium for the first time. 
The Ithaca College football team visited Lycoming College and hosted Susquehanna University for two joint preseason practices in preparation for the 2023 season.

Football takes on fresh faces in joint practice sessions

By Daniel King, Senior Writer September 19, 2023
Ithaca College welcomed Lycoming College and Susquehanna University to South Hill this summer, not for a game but for a joint practice.
First-year student linebacker Dante Bruschi joined the Ithaca College football team after growing up surrounded by professional football. His father, Tedy, was a linebacker in the National Football League for 13 seasons.

Son of NFL star makes a name for himself at IC

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer September 12, 2023
Bombers’ first-year student linebacker Dante Bruschi comes from a football family. Dante’s father, Tedy Bruschi, is a former All-Pro linebacker for the New England Patriots and currently works at ESPN as an NFL analyst.
Senior offensive lineman Nick Capodilupo sang the national anthem at the 63rd annual Cortana Jug in front of 40,232 spectators.

The center at center stage: Football player shares his passion for performance

By Ray Milburn, Video Editor September 6, 2023
In 2022, as a junior vocal performance major and offensive lineman for the Ithaca College football team, Nick Capodilupo performed the anthem at the 63rd annual Cortaca Jug in Yankee Stadium.
Football blitzes past conference competition

Football blitzes past conference competition

By Daniel King, Senior Writer September 1, 2023
After going undefeated for the first time in the regular season since 1986, the Ithaca College football team returns with high expectations in their chase for an NCAA Championship.
Six current members of the Ithaca College mens lacrosse team, along with three former members, live together off-campus in addition to being teammates. According to a 2015 study by the NCAA, 43% of men and 36% of women who are student-athletes choose to live exclusively with other student-athletes.

Teammates build chemistry in off-campus housing

By Tess Ferguson, Assistant Sports Editor March 21, 2023
Alongside three of their former teammates, six members of the Ithaca College men's lacrosse team have shared an off-campus duplex home since August 2022. 
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.
Butterfield Stadium is one of two natural grass football fields in the Liberty League. However, Ithaca College announced in November that the field would be replaced with an artificial turf surface.

Planned turf field at IC to contain toxic chemicals

By Aidan Charde and Elijah de Castro February 8, 2023
According to oceanographers, ecologists and environmental policy experts, the life cycle of an artificial turf field has detrimental effects on human health and the environment.
From left, seniors Anthony DAddetta and Daniel Hutchinson are both wide receivers on the football team. Since December 2021, DAddetta has been a sprinter for the track and field team while Hutchinson is a long and high jumper.

Senior football players take their talents to the track

By Tess Ferguson, Assistant Sports Editor February 1, 2023
On Dec. 3, 2022, the Ithaca College football team capped off a historic season, earning the program’s first undefeated regular season since 1986 as well as its first-ever Liberty League title.
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