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Junior quarterback Tom Dempsey throws the ball during the 55th annual Cortaca Jug on Nov. 16 at Butterfield Stadium.

Football and women’s soccer prepare for national competition

By Christian Araos and Kristen Gowdy November 21, 2013

Football For the football team, the focus now shifts from the Cortaca Jug to a bigger challenge — the NCAA tournament. The Bombers begin their quest for a fourth National Championship on Saturday...

Clay Ardoin 13 runs the ball as SUNY Cortland then freshman Andre Green tries to tackle during the Cortaca Jug game on Nov. 10, 2012.

Ramping up security and excitement for Cortaca

By Christian Araos, Staff Writer November 14, 2013
The Cortaca Jug returns to Butterfield Stadium on Saturday.
Members of the football team pose with the Empire 8 banner at the conclusion of the Nov. 9 game against Salisbury University.

Blue and Gold earn conference title and spot in NCAA tournament

By Christian Araos, Staff Writer November 14, 2013
The football team's 23–24 victory over Salisbury University was the first Empire 8 championship for the Bomber's since 2008.
Freshman Eddie Mostert swims in the 100-yard breaststroke event during the Bombers’ meet against the SUNY-Cortland Red Dragons on Nov. 2 in the Athletics and Events Center Aquatics Pavilion.

Bomber Roundup Oct. 31–Nov. 5

November 7, 2013
A wrap-up of this week for the Blue and Gold squads.
Sophomore forward Taylor O’Neil takes possession of the ball during the South Hill squad’s Empire 8 home conference game against the St. John Fisher Cardinals on Oct. 26 at Higgins Stadium.

Bomber Roundups Oct. 23–Oct. 29

October 31, 2013
A wrap-up of this week for the Blue and Gold squads.

The road to recovery

By Haley Costello, Staff Writer October 10, 2013
Five athletes with five different injuries share their stories.

Zeroing In: Previewing Bombers football vs. Alfred University

By Christian Araos, Staff Writer October 6, 2012
Football beat writer Christian Araos breaks down the top story lines on South Hill and around the Empire 8 Conference before the Bombers take on Alfred University on Saturday afternoon.
From left, senior wide receiver Joe Ingrao escapes the grasp of Utica College sophomore cornerback Shawn Mitchell during the Bombers’ 40-22 victory Saturday at Butterfield Stadium.

Football: Fast start against Utica keeps Bombers undefeated

By Christian Araos, Staff Writer September 30, 2012
The Ithaca College football team jumped out early against Utica College, using first-half touchdowns to roll to a 40-22 win Saturday at Butterfield Stadium.
Union College senior fullback Tim Hersey, center, is bottled up by the Bombers defensive line during the Blue and Golds 27-24 victory Sept. 15 at Butterfield Stadium.

Newcomers fill holes for Bombers defense

By Christian Araos, Staff Writer September 23, 2012
The Ithaca College football team's defense hasn't missed a beat this season after losing a handful of veteran leaders to graduation.
Senior wide receiver Joe Ingrao, center, dodges sophomore teammates Vito Boffoli (right) and Matt Pinkza (left) during a receivers drill at practice Aug. 26 on the lower practice fields.

Bombers football looks to rebound from frustrating season

By Christian Araos, Staff Writer August 31, 2012
The football team is looking for a way back to the Empire 8 Conference playoffs after suffering its first losing record in four decades last season.

Junior linebacker to take charge on South Hill

By Kevin McCall, Sports Editor February 15, 2012
When the football team announced next season’s captains at its banquet Feb. 4, junior linebacker Will Carter was in shock. He had been chosen to lead the Blue and Gold despite missing four games during the season.
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