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Sophomore guard Cole Wissink gets ready to shoot a free-throw while trailing 34–26 deep into the first half in the Bombers senior day loss to Vassar College on Feb. 17.

Men’s basketball miss playoffs for first time since 2016-17 season with loss to Brewers

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer February 18, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team squared off against the Vassar College Brewers on Senior Day Feb. 17 at Ben Light Gymnasium. The Bombers fell 79-78 in the last minute of the game and gave their final goodbyes to senior guards Andrew Geschickter, Triston Wennersten, Noah Downing and Blake Haber.
First-year guard Jaylon ONeal takes the ball to the hoop while being chased down by Raptors senior guard Heston Tucker and other defenders in the Bombers loss on Feb. 16.

Men’s basketball falls in overtime loss to Raptors

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 17, 2024
With playoff hopes still alive, the Ithaca College men’s basketball team mounted a second half comeback against the Bard College Raptors sending the game into overtime. However, the South Hill Squad ultimately fell short 102–97 and as a result were eliminated from playoff contention for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
Junior guard Aidan Holmes puts up a jump shot in the Bombers 93–86 victory against the Clarkson University Golden Knights on Feb. 10.

Wendell’s strong performance leads the Bombers past the Golden Knights

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 11, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s basketball came up clutch with a 93–86 victory over the Clarkson University Golden Knights. Going into the game, both teams had a 6–9 Liberty League record with their eyes still on the Liberty League championships.
From left, senior guard Cam Williams is guarded by sophomore guard Logan Wendell during the Ithaca College mens basketball teams 82–80 loss to SUNY Cortland on Nov. 8, 2022.

Men’s basketball falls to .500 at the hands of the Saints

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 10, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team faced off against the St. Lawrence University Saints on Feb. 9 in Ben Light Gymnasium. The Saints won 65–60 after getting late game free-throws to seal the victory.
Junior guard Logan Wendell goes with a behind the back dribble against RIT senior guard Keegan Ocorr.

Men’s basketball falls short in last minute against RIT

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 7, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team lost 84–83 against The Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers on Feb. 6 at Ben Light Gymnasium, in a game that went until the last possession, with the Tigers getting two game winning free-throws.
Bombers junior guard Aidan Holmes looks forward as he absorbs contact from Thoroughbreds junior guard Jake Walsh and heads toward sophomore forward Joey Skoric.

Men’s basketball bounces back with victory over Thoroughbreds

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor January 21, 2024
The Ithaca College men's basketball team faced the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds on Jan. 20 at Ben Light Gymnasium. The Bombers were able to win 74–60 and the deciding factor was the 3-point shooting. The Bombers were able to shoot 49 3-point shots while converting on 16 of them. On the other hand, the Thoroughbreds went 7–22 from behind the 3-point line.
Bombers sophomore guard Cole Wissink picks up graduate student forward Jonny Angbazo as he begins to make his way up the court in the Bombers 82–66 defeat Jan. 19.

Men’s basketball fails to hang on against Engineers

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor January 20, 2024
The Ithaca College men's basketball team faced the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers on Jan. 19 at Ben Light Gymnasium. Although the first 25 minutes of the game were back and forth, the Engineers couldn't seem to be stopped for the last 15 minutes of the game, outscoring the Bombers 42–26 and defeating them 82–66.
From left, junior guard Logan Wendell drives into the lane from the right wing with Pioneers senior forward Damien Call trailing to his left in the Bombers 82–71 defeat Nov. 27.

Men’s basketball falls short against Pioneers

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer November 28, 2023
In its home opener, the Ithaca College men’s basketball team fell to the Utica University Pioneers 82–71 on Nov. 27 in Ben Light Gymnasium.
From left, first-year student track & field teammates Joseph Napolitano and Max Boreland dine at Campus Center Dining Hall.

Athletes talk impact of new dining options

By Matthew Givone, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023
Following a history of notoriously long lines and limited hours of operation, student-athletes at Ithaca College have an innovative new option for dining this fall as the first semester with the meal exchange program goes into effect. 

Winter Sports Preview Behind the Scenes

November 8, 2021

The design and photo teams of The Ithacan worked together to photograph all of the athletes that are going to be featured in this year's edition of the Winter Sports Preview.

The Intersection - A Conversation with Alex Elconin and George Sikoryak III

‘The Intersection’ – A Conversation with Alex Elconin and George Sikoryak III

By Frankie Walls, Managing Editor September 23, 2021

The Ithacan · 'The Intersection' - A Conversation with Alex Elconin and George Sikoryak III Host Frankie Walls sits down with former varsity soccer player Alex Elconin ’21 and current men’s varsity...

Sean Burton ‘09, men’s head basketball coach, oversees practice Feb. 27 in Ben Light Gymnasium. Burton earned All-American honors three times as a Bomber.

Former men’s basketball player promoted to head coach

By Connor Glunt, Assistant sports editor March 3, 2021
New men's basketball head coach Sean Burton is now the head coach of his former team after Jim Mullins retired following the 2019-2020 season.
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