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The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


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.
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.
Members of the Ithaca College football team pose in front of the Cortaca Jugs on Nov. 9 during a joint press conference with SUNY Cortland.

Bombers and Red Dragons gear up for 63rd Cortaca Jug game

By Aidan Charde and Tommy Mumau November 12, 2022
The Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland football teams held a joint press conference at noon Nov. 9 in the Emerson Suites to celebrate the quickly approaching Cortaca Jug game.
Supporters of Ithaca College sat in the cold and rain for the 2021 Cortaca Jug game, the first one held since the 2019 contest at MetLife Stadium. The Bombers lost to SUNY Cortland 28–27 on Nov. 13.

As Cortaca draws closer, reactions to the venue remain mixed

By Emma Kersting, Staff Writer October 5, 2022
The 2022 Cortaca Jug game is set to be hosted at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 12 in the Bronx. Ithaca College has not hosted a game on campus since 2017.
From left, graduate student defensive back Antwan Robinson, graduate student offensive lineman Jake Villanueva and senior quarterback A.J. Wingfield, captains on the Ithaca College football team. The Bombers are gearing up for the first season under a new head coach.

Football playing for it all under new head coach

By Tommy Mumau, Senior Writer August 31, 2022
The Ithaca College football team is returning to the gridiron with a veteran group that has high expectations, along with a new head coach on the sidelines.
From left, former SUNY Cortland football captain Tom Decker and former Ithaca College football captain Richard Carmean 60, co-founders of the Cortaca Jug tradition, hold the original jug. Carmean passed away May 23 at the age of 89.

Ithaca College announces Cortaca Jug co-founder passes away at 89

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor June 15, 2022
Richard N. Carmean ’60, co-founder of the Cortaca Jug, passed away May 23 at the age of 89, according to a statement from the college June 3.
Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland held a joint press conference along with a representative from the New York Yankees on Sept. 21 when the game was announced.

Cortaca 2022 venue change results in varying reactions

By Aidan Charde, Connor Glunt, and Tommy Mumau September 29, 2021
The 63rd annual Cortaca Jug game between Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland will be held at Yankee Stadium in November 2022.
Justin Lutes, Associate Director of Athletic Communications, announces that Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland are set to face-off at 1 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2022 at Yankee Stadium.

Cortaca Jug game to be held at Yankee Stadium in 2022

By Connor Glunt, Sports Editor September 21, 2021
In a joint press conference between Ithaca College, SUNY Cortland and the New York Yankees, it was announced that the 2022 Cortaca Jug Game would be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 12, 2022 at Yankee Stadium.
Seniors Donte Garcia and Ed Longest gear up for the fall season.

Football team back and improved to contend for championship

By Connor Wood, Staff writer August 25, 2021
After a year away from the gridiron, the Ithaca College football team will return to Butterfield Stadium this fall with their eyes set on a national championship.
Tickets will not be sold at the game, which will be held at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.

ICTV students create docuseries about 2019 football season

By Emma Kersting, Contributing writer March 24, 2021
The three-part docuseries covers the Ithaca College football team through the entirety of their 2019 season.
How IC Sports - Senior Linebacker Noah Wood

‘How IC Sports’ – Senior Linebacker Noah Wood

By The Ithacan, Gabby Laccona & Kaitlin Maniscalco September 18, 2020

The Ithacan · 'How IC Sports' - Senior Linebacker Noah Wood In this episode, hosts Gabby Laccona and Kaitlin Maniscalco sit down with senior linebacker Noah Wood. They discuss Wood's football career...

Former quarterback Joe Germinerio looks to make a pass during a game Nov. 2 against Union College at Butterfield Stadium.

Former quarterback signs with German football team

By Jack Murray, Staff Writer February 26, 2020
Former Ithaca College quarterback Joe Germinerio recently signed a one-year contract with the Kiel Hurricanes in the German Football League.
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