Ithaca Bombers

What We're Reading

  • »World Cup's 'Teddy Goalsevelt' is Ithaca alum
  • Even at the Division III football level at Ithaca, the crowd makes a difference and it's no different here. I know they're aware of the support they have back home and that can do nothing but motivate them further.
  • »Sea Gull turned Seahawk remembers roots
  • Dan Quinn, a former defensive lineman for Salisbury (then Salisbury State) is now the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks.
  • »Learning to love the purple powers
  • Some bemoan the fact that Mount Union and Whitewater always end up on opposite sides of the playoff bracket. To which I say, that?s the way it should be.

Past Records

2014 (7-4, 6-2 E8)
2013 (9-3, 6-1 E8)
2012 (6-4, 4-3 E8)
2011 (4-6, 2-5 E8)
2010 (6-4, 3-2 E8)
2009 (7-3, 3-2 E8)
2008 (9-2, 5-1 E8)
2007 (8-3, 4-2 E8)
2006 (7-3, 4-2 E8)
2005 (8-3, 6-0 E8)
2004 (9-2, 5-1 E8)
2003 (10-3, 4-0 E8)
2002 (7-3, 4-0 E8)
2001 (11-2, 0-0 IND)
2000 (7-3, 0-0 IND)
1999 (7-4, 0-0 IND)

Team Quick Facts

Ithaca

Bombers

Enrollment: 6122
Location: Ithaca, NY
Colors: Blue, Gold
Stadium: Butterfield Stadium (5000)
Surface: Grass

News Releases

November 12, 2014
Bombers navigate their way back to the top
The path was hardly a straight line, and the ride was anything but smooth. But after nine games, the...
November 8, 2014
Witt, Ithaca, Hobart win bids in head-to-head battles
Hobart survived on the road at St. Lawrence, while Ithaca shut down St. John Fisher and Wittenberg...
November 8, 2014
Ithaca Captures Empire 8 AQ With 19-8 Win At Fisher
The Ithaca College football team forced five St. John Fisher turnovers and won 19-8 at Growney...
October 29, 2014
The Empire 8: The conference where all 9 can beat you
So far, Brockport State has beaten Hartwick, who beat Alfred, who beat Buffalo State, who beat...
October 25, 2014
Ithaca Defense Stifles Salisbury In 32-7 Win
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football team returned to the win column with a 32-7 victory...
October 23, 2014
Finding a freshman phenom
When a freshman steps on campus, he could be the next Nate Kmic, or he could be gone before the end...
October 4, 2014
Ithaca Defense Stands Strong In Win Over Utica
The Bombers matched a school record with 13 pass breakups and scored a touchdown in each quarter to...
September 27, 2014
No. 17 Ithaca Remains Undefeated With Win At Alfred
ALFRED, N.Y. -- The nationally-ranked Ithaca College football team scored on its first two drives of...
September 20, 2014
Defense rules the day for JCU, Wesley, Ithaca
Some of Division III's most prolific rushers were held in check on Saturday, while Wesley finally...
September 20, 2014
No. 19 Ithaca Routs Hartwick
The 19th-ranked Ithaca College football team (2-0, 1-0 E8) began conference play with a 42-7 win...
January 30, 2014
Cortland to join archrival in Empire 8
Starting in 2015, the Cortaca Jug game, which already has rivalry and playoff implications, could...
January 19, 2014
Welch named AFCA president
Ithaca coach Mike Welch will lead the American Football Coaches Association in 2014 as president of...
November 23, 2013
Wesley wins in final minute, JCU out
The first round of playoffs had a couple of thrillers, with Ithaca, Franklin and Wesley rallying, as...
November 23, 2013
Second-Half Comeback Sends Ithaca To NCAA Second Round
The Ithaca College football team scored 17 unanswered points in the second half and went on to a...
November 16, 2013
Late Touchdown Gives Cortland 28-24 Cortaca Jug Victory Over No. 20 Ithaca
The 20th-ranked Ithaca College football team wrapped up its regular season with a last-minute defeat...
November 14, 2013
Playoff-bound Ithaca has a new star every week
Just two years removed from the worst season in decades, the Bombers have clinched a spot in the...
November 9, 2013
Overtime Victory Gives Ithaca Empire 8 Championship
No. 24 Ithaca rallied from a 10-point first half deficit and defeated Salisbury 24-23 in overtime...
October 26, 2013
Top 25: UWW picks off UWO; IWU goes 7-0
UW-Whitewater made a fourth-quarter TD stand up to defeat UW-Oshkosh, while IWU knocked off Wheaton...
October 26, 2013
Ithaca Football's 25-22 Win Over No. 25 St. John Fisher Is Welch's 150th Career Win
The Ithaca College football team forced five turnovers and defeated 25th-ranked St. John Fisher...
October 19, 2013
Late Touchdown Lifts Ithaca Past Utica, 26-21
UTICA, N.Y. -- The Ithaca College football team had five takeaways, including four interceptions,...
October 12, 2013
Ithaca Controls Both Sides Of Ball In 17-6 Win Over Alfred
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football team dominated both sides of the ball in a 17-6...
October 5, 2013
Ithaca Falls 21-9 At Hartwick
ONEONTA, N.Y. - The Ithaca College football team was handed its first loss of the year on Saturday...
September 28, 2013
Full wrap: Rochester bounces back
A week after getting rolled at Gallaudet, Rochester handed Springfield its first loss, while RPI...
September 28, 2013
Thrilling Win For Ithaca; Late TD Leads Bombers Past Buffalo State 24-20
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Ithaca College football team relied on three big scoring plays and capped a...
September 21, 2013
Ithaca Defense Shines Again In 17-3 Win Over Union
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- The Ithaca College football team used a strong defensive performance to post a...
May 30, 2013
Former Ithaca player elected to Hall of Fame
Jeff Wittman, who helped lead Ithaca to the 1991 Division III national championship, has been...
October 27, 2012
Top 25: UWW out, Ithaca tops Salisbury, 2 clinch
Ithaca handed Salisbury its first-ever Empire 8 loss, while UW-Stevens Point ensured there will be a...
October 14, 2012
Ithaca coach takes medical leave
Ithaca football coach Mike Welch will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from his coaching...
September 22, 2012
Still unbeaten
Carnegie Mellon, Ithaca, Salve Regina and plenty of unranked teams remain in the undefeated column...
September 15, 2012
Bombers Stun Union With Overtime Win
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Ithaca College football team (2-0) remained unbeaten, rallying to beat winless...
November 10, 2011
Everything to play for
In a big rivalry game, it doesn't matter if you're unbeaten or .500 -- there's a reason there's a...
November 5, 2011
Alfred Withstands Late Bomber Rally For 21-19 Football Win
ITHACA, N.Y. – The visiting Alfred Saxons (5-3, 3-3 Empire 8) withstood a late rally by the...
October 29, 2011
Ithaca Rallies To Stun Frostbug State, Winning On Game's Final Play
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca Bombers (4-4, 2-4 Empire 8) scored twice in the final 70 seconds to...
October 1, 2011
Special Teams, Defense Key Ithaca's Win at Hartwick
Oneonta, N.Y. – The Ithaca football team used several important special teams plays and...
September 3, 2011
Ithaca Rallies To Open Season With 19-14 Win Over Brockport
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The fIthaca ootball team (1-0) opened its season with a 19-14 win over visiting...
October 30, 2010
40 Straight Winning Seasons For Ithaca After 30-6 Romp Over Utica
The Ithaca Bombers (6-2, 3-1 Empire 8) clinched the program’s 40th consecutive winning season...
October 23, 2010
Ithaca Stifles Springfield 23-14
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Ithaca Bombers (5-2, 2-1 Empire 8) held the nation’s third-ranked rushing...
October 2, 2010
Bombers Celebrate Homecoming With 29-17 Win Over Hartwick
The Ithaca Bombers (4-1, 1-0 Empire 8) celebrated Homecoming with a win for the 26th time in 29...
September 11, 2010
Ithaca 28, Union 20
ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Bombers (2-0) jumped out to a 28-7 lead and withstood a late rally by...
September 4, 2010
Ithaca 33, St. Lawrence 3
ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Bombers (1-0) scored 30 points in the final 30:28 to break open a...