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Mike Blakely-Armitage 00, the head mens and womens swimming and diving coach, has put a stronger emphasis on team culture outside of the pool this season. Blakely-Armitage replaced long-time head coach Kevin Markwardt after 36 seasons.

Ithaca College swimming and diving highlights team culture with new coaching staff

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer February 21, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have recently moved on from two longtime coaches. This season, with new voices in leadership, the Bombers have continued to have success in the pool while also placing an emphasis on success outside the pool.

‘On the Same Page’ – Season 2, Week 2

February 6, 2024

Hosts Emma Kersting and Mariana Contreras dive into last week's top stories in News, Sports, and Life and Culture by interviewing the Ithacan's reporters to get a closer look at Ithaca College and beyond...

Gymnastics cruises past Springfield

Gymnastics cruises past Springfield

By Augustine Daudu, Staff Writer February 5, 2024
The No. 73 Ithaca College gymnastics defeated the No. 82 Springfield College Pride 192.05–189.175 on Feb. 4. This comes after a season low 187.550 score for the Bombers the previous weekend, which gave the Bombers a last place finish at a quad meet at West Chester University on Jan. 27.
The Ithaca College wrestling team has quietly strung together a streak of eight straight victories over the rival SUNY Cortland Red Dragons dating back to 2016. The Bombers and Red Dragons last meeting on Jan. 13 ended in a 43–2 Bombers victory.

Streak of dominance highlights wrestling’s rivalry with Cortland

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer January 30, 2024
Every Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland student and alum knows about the historic Cortaca Jug football game that takes place every fall. However, the intense spectacle of the rivalry extends into other sports, including wrestling.
First-year quarterback Colin Schumm was forced to step into the starting role after graduate student quarterback A.J. Wingfield was injured against Union College. Schumm racked up a 4–2 record through six starts, only losing to ranked opponents.

Q&A: First-year quarterback discusses journey and sudden spotlight

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer December 6, 2023
During the 2023 Ithaca College football season, the spotlight shifted to first-year quarterback Colin Schumm, who stepped onto the field following graduate student quarterback A.J. Wingfield's injury against Union College.
From left, Hobart sophomore defensive back Mekhi Rogers rushes senior wide receiver Ben Marinnacio as he drives downfield.

Bombers show up big in fall sports season

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor December 2, 2023
Ithaca College athletics wrapped up its fall season with many achievements under each squad's belt. Football, field hockey and sophomore Kyla Eisman of women's cross country made it into NCAA tournament play.
Graduate student guard June Dickson joined the Ithaca College womens basketball team after playing at the California Polytechnic Institute for the past three seasons.

West coast standout touts Division l experience for the Bombers

By John Baker, Staff Writer November 15, 2023
A promising D-I athlete ending up at Ithaca College is not something one would expect, but in the case of graduate student Junie Dickson, that is exactly what happened. After playing three seasons for Cal Poly, a Division I school out in San Luis Obispo, California, Dickson will be suiting up for the Bombers. 
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.
From left, Buffalo State sophomore defensive end Nicholas Moore looks to get around a block as first-year quarterback Colin Schumm loads up to send a pass to senior running back Jalen Leonard-Osbourne.

Bombers look forward to 64th annual Cortaca Jug game returning to Ithaca

By Daniel King, Senior Writer November 10, 2023
For the first time since 2017, the Cortaca jug game is returning to the South Hill for the 64th edition of the “Biggest Little Game in the Nation” as the Ithaca College football team welcomes SUNY Cortland back to the Ithaca College campus. 
From left, sophomore Isaias Torres and junior Winnie Pierre-Louis are each looking to take their games to the national level in the 2023–24 season.

Wrestling sees fresh faces in conference competition

By Jacob Infald, Contributing Writer November 9, 2023
The Ithaca College wrestling team is looking to build upon a second-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships and fight for another chance at a national title.
From left, senior guard Hannah Polce and junior Annabella Yorio will look to avenge the teams Liberty League championship loss last season with new faces coming in to help aid in that mission.

Women’s basketball looks for vengeance in conference competition

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer November 9, 2023
After its loss in the Liberty League Championship last season against Skidmore College, the Ithaca College women’s basketball team is coming back to try and redeem its title shortcomings. After only losing by two points in that Liberty League title game, the team plans on not letting that happen again. 
from left, senior guard Triston Wennersten and junior guard Logan Wendell will be in search of redemption this year after the Bombers lost to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Liberty League semifinals last season.

Men’s basketball drives for dominance at the top of the Liberty League

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer November 9, 2023
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team is returning to the court with a young squad that has its eyes set on a Liberty League title. 
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