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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. 
from left, junior defensive back Jake Connolly, graduate student linebacker Ben Stola, and junior defensive lineman Joshua Miles walk off the field as the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons celebrate its 38-28 victory on Bertino Field at Butterfield Stadium.

Bombers drop 64th annual Cortaca Jug in offensive battle

By Daniel King, Senior Writer November 12, 2023
The Jug is returning to Cortland, New York, as the Ithaca College football team dropped the 64th annual Cortaca Jug to the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons by a final score of 38–28.
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, 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.
Under Michael Toerper, the new head coach of the Ithaca College football program, the Bombers have started 3–0 and have been dominant on both sides of the ball.

Ithaca College football off to hot start under new head coach

By Tommy Mumau, Senior Writer September 28, 2022
The Ithaca College football team is off to a scorching 3–0 start to the 2022 season under first-year head coach Michael Toerper.
During Spring 2022, Ellen Staurowsky, professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies at Ithaca College, is teaching a new course titled Personal Branding for College Athletes.

Professor teaches new course on name, image and likeness

By Daniel King, Staff Writer March 23, 2022
As the country learns about the NCAA’s new Name, Image and Likeness policy, Ithaca College students have the chance to take a special topics class titled Personal Branding for College Athletes.
Dan Swanstrom, former Ithaca College head football coach, has left to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania. He posted a 32-11 record during his four seasons with the Bombers.

Ithaca College head football coach announces departure from team

By Aidan Charde and Tommy Mumau February 2, 2022
Ithaca College head coach Dan Swanstrom has left the football program to become the offensive coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania. 
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