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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. 
From left to right, first-year forward Alex Penders, sophomore guard Cole Wissink, first-year guard Evan Cabral and sophomore forward Gavin Schauder. All four underclassmen have recorded substantial minutes for the team in the winter season.

Young blood forms the backbone of rejuvenated men’s basketball

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor January 25, 2024
Last season, the Ithaca College men’s basketball team heavily relied on their upperclassmen, with four out of five starters being seniors or graduate students. However, this year, much has changed, with many underclassmen shining for the Bombers. Now, the team holds a 10–6 record and had a 9–3 start compared to the team’s 7–5 start last season.
From left, Bombers junior guard Aidan Holmes drives right down the baseline as Yellowjackets junior forward Logan Jagodzinski tries to defend the penetration into the lane.

Second half surge leads men’s basketball to victory over Yellowjackets

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer December 8, 2023
The Ithaca College men's basketball team faced the University of Rochester Yellowjackets on Dec. 6 in Ben Light Gymnasium. The first 30 minutes remained back and forth until the Bombers got away with a run in the last ten minutes of the game to take home the victory 86–70.
From left, Travis Warech 13 and Marc Chasin 18 earned gold medals at the 2017 Maccabiah Games, a tournament in Israel that hosts 43 sports and over 10,000 Jewish athletes from around the world.

Men’s basketball alum makes his mark on the global stage

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer September 21, 2023
Travis Warech ’13 was a dominant force for the Ithaca College men’s basketball team in the early 2010’s, but Warech has ascended where many Division III athletes never have the pleasure of reaching.
From left, senior Grace Isaksen, first-year student Amanda Zweifler, sophomore Peyton Miller and senior Jennifer Pitts celebrate a point for the volleyball team.

Athletics victory song makes dreams come true

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor March 22, 2023
While “You Make My Dreams (Come True)” is far from a traditional victory song, Will Rothermel, former associate director of Athletics, said the energetic intro made it the perfect celebration song.
From left, Bombers graduate student forward Luka Radovich looks to shoot over RPI junior forward Avery Eugster.

Top-seeded men’s basketball falls to RPI in conference semifinals

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer February 25, 2023
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team lost to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers 49–44 in the Liberty League Semifinals on Feb. 24 in the Ben Light Gymnasium.
From left, Bombers sophomore guard Logan Wendell watches as his teammate, graduate student forward Luka Radovich, protects the ball from Clarkson sophomore forward Jack Dalgety.

Graduate student leads men’s basketball through playoff surge

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer February 22, 2023
As the Ithaca College men’s basketball season came to an end, graduate student forward Luka Radovich went on a tear through the Liberty League.
Graduate student guard Zach Warech lays in a basket during the Ithaca College mens basketball teams huge win over the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Men’s basketball blows out RIT in final home game

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer February 9, 2023
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team defeated the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers 92–71 Feb. 7 in the Ben Light Gymnasium.
From left, Bombers junior guard Noah Downing puts up a layup under Thoroughbreds senior guard Riley Greene.

Men’s basketball dominates Thoroughbreds on Senior Day

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer February 7, 2023
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team defeated the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds 75–56 on Senior Day Feb. 4 in the Ben Light Gymnasium.
From left, graduate student guard Luka Radovich drives into Dutchmen senior forward Chris Lovisolo toward the basket.

Men’s basketball rallies from halftime deficit to defeat Union

By Billy Wood, Contributing Writer February 4, 2023
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team defeated the Union College Dutchmen 80–73 Feb. 3 in the Ben Light Gymnasium. 
The winners of the “Bomber Belt” pose with the WWE-style championship belt. The Ithaca College men’s basketball team awards one player who made a big impact with the belt after each win.

Men’s basketball motivates team with “Bomber Belt”

By Lucas Jafet, Senior Writer February 1, 2023
As the Ithaca College men’s basketball program has raced out to a 12–6 record, the team has been awarding players the “Bomber Belt” after every win to give recognition to a strong performer.
From left, sophomore guard Logan Wendell from the Bombers shoots over senior guard Patrick Walker of the Statesmen.

Men’s basketball drops conference competition against Hobart

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor January 29, 2023
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team dropped its second of the last three games with a 72–62 loss to the Hobart College Statesmen on Jan. 27. 
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