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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 first-year quarterback Colin Schumm loads up in the pocket to send the ball downfield in the Bombers 51–14 win over St. Lawrence University Nov. 4.

Football decimates Saints to complete Liberty League sweep

By Daniel King, Senior Writer November 5, 2023
The Ithaca College football team defeated the St. Lawrence Saints by a final score of 51–14, the win earning the Bombers a second straight season of sweeping its Liberty League opponents. 
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.
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. 
Junior Arthur Robbins-Geller looks down at his phone. Slang terms are often exchanged between people through dialogue and online spaces and have evolved since the beginning of time.

Students ‘rizz’ up vocabulary with day-to-day slang

By Noelle Cook, Contributing Writer March 8, 2023
Ithaca College students are no strangers to using slang in their day-to-day lives, yet many probably cannot remember when they even started using specific terms. 
Senior quarterback Conner Hayes finds his way into the end zone for a Bomber touchdown in the teams win over Union College. The touchdown would give the Bombers a 28–21 lead that they never gave up with the 31–28 victory.

Football wins Liberty League for first time with win over Union

By Tommy Mumau, Senior Writer November 5, 2022
The Ithaca College football team has won the 2022 Liberty League title, defeating Union College 31–28 Nov. 5 at Frank Bailey Field in Schenectady, New York.
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