• ECAC CHAMPS! Ithaca Scores 20 Fourth Quarter Points to Down Salisbury, 27-17
    November 18, 2017
    NEWARK, Del. – The Ithaca College football team capped off its 2017 season with a come-from-behind 27-17 victory over Salisbury University in the ECAC Scotty Whitelaw Bowl at Delaware Stadium on Saturday evening. Ithaca used a 20-point fourth quarter to secure its fifth-straight victory and finish the year with an 8-3 record.
  • Ithaca runs away with Jug; Macon extends Game streak
    November 11, 2017
    Ithaca snapped a seven-game Cortaca Jug skid, Randolph-Macon beat Hampden-Sydney for the fourth year in a row, Amherst and Williams went to overtime and Merchant Marine beat its archrival on ESPN3. That and the rest of the final regular season Saturday in Division III in our roundup.
  • The Jug Returns to South Hill; Ithaca Drops Cortland, 48-20
    November 11, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. – After a seven-year drought, the Jugs are coming back to South Hill as the Ithaca College football team defeated Cortland, 48-20, in the 59th Cortaca Jug Game at Butterfield Stadium on Saturday. Ithaca now leads the all-time Jug series, 35-24, and the overall matchup against the Red Dragons, 40-33-3.
  • Cortaca Preview – 59th Jug Game Set for Saturday in Ithaca
    November 06, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football team will close out its regular season on Saturday at Butterfield Stadium with a 12 p.m. kickoff against SUNY Cortland in the 59th Cortaca Jug Game. Both teams will bring a 6-3 overall mark into the 76th all-time meeting between the local rivals, which dates back to 1930, and the Bombers will look to snap Cortland’s seven-game winning streak in the series.
  • Ithaca Moves Atop Liberty League Standings with 20-3 Win over Union on Senior Day
    November 04, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football team turned in one of its best performances of the season on Senior Day at Butterfield Stadium on Saturday, as the Bombers dispatched Union College, 20-3, to move into first place in the Liberty League standings. With the win, Ithaca snapped Union’s seven-game winning streak and extends its own head-to-head matchup in wins over the Dutchmen to eight in a row. The Bombers are now 6-3 on the season and 4-1 in the Liberty League.
  • Ithaca Hosts Union For Senior Day in Pivotal Liberty League Matchup
    November 01, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football team is set to host Union College this Saturday, November 4 at 1 p.m. for a crucial Liberty League contest and Senior Day. Saturday’s contest has first place implications on the line and is the final conference game of the season for the Bombers. Ithaca brings a 5-3 mark to Butterfield Stadium and a 3-1 ledger in league play, while Union is 7-1 and a perfect 3-0 in the Liberty League.
  • Ithaca Defense Pitches Shutout, Offense Racks up 231 Rushing Yards in 14-0 Win at Utica
    October 28, 2017
    UTICA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football team rushed for 231 yards and the defense secured its first shutout of the season as the Bombers topped Utica College, 14-0, on Saturday at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. The 231 yards rushing is the most for a Bombers offense since IC racked up 253 against Alfred in 2015. Ithaca’s main culprit in both offensive explosions, senior Tristan Brown, ran for 144 yards this afternoon and tallied a career-best 176 two seasons ago.
  • Ithaca Heads to Utica Saturday For Non-Conference Showdown
    October 27, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football team will look to secure its fifth win of the season as the Bombers travel to Utica College for a non-conference kickoff at 1 p.m. at Utica’s Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. This will mark just the second time that Ithaca and Utica have played as non-conference foes. The Bombers and Pioneers were Empire 8 Conference rivals from 2002-16.
  • Strong Fourth Quarter Propels Ithaca Past Fisher, 35-10
    October 21, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football team posted a convincing 35-10 non-conference victory over St. John Fisher College at Butterfield Stadium on Hall of Fame Weekend to improve to 4-3 on the season. Ithaca scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Cardinals, who are now 1-6 on the season.
  • Ithaca Welcomes St. John Fisher on Saturday for Hall of Fame Weekend
    October 19, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football team is back at Butterfield Stadium this Saturday for a non-conference matchup with former Empire 8 rival St. John Fisher College at 1 p.m. Saturday’s contest also marks Hall of Fame weekend on South Hill. More information about this year’s class is listed below.
  • Ithaca Eyes 4-0 Start in Liberty League Play at RPI on Saturday
    October 11, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. – For just the fourth time, the Ithaca College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute football teams will meet up on the gridiron, as Ithaca heads to Troy, N.Y. this Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff at East Campus Stadium. The Bombers will look to claim their fourth consecutive victory and run their Liberty League record to a perfect 4-0 mark. RPI is 3-2 on the season and 0-1 in the Liberty League.
  • Ithaca Wins First-Ever Meeting Against Rochester, 46-6
    October 07, 2017
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football team picked up its third consecutive victory and moved to 3-0 in the Liberty League with a 46-6 win over the University of Rochester on Saturday at Fauver Stadium. The 40-point win for Ithaca is the largest margin of victory since IC topped St. Lawrence, 45-0, in 2009.
  • Ithaca Looks for Third Straight Win at Rochester Saturday
    October 05, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football team returns to action this Saturday, October 7, for its third consecutive Liberty League contest, as the Bombers head to the University of Rochester for a 12:05 p.m. kickoff at Fauver Stadium. Ithaca will attempt to win its third straight game of the 2017 season in what will be the first-ever meeting between IC and Rochester.
  • Ithaca Prevails Over Hobart After Wild Fourth Quarter, 24-21
    September 30, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football program improved to 2-2 on the season and 2-0 in the Liberty League with a 24-21 victory over visiting Hobart College on Saturday at Butterfield Stadium. In a game that was 7-3 in favor of Hobart at the half, the conference foes combined to score 35 points in the second half, and Ithaca came away with the three-point win. Ithaca is now 15-0 all-time against Hobart at Butterfield Stadium.
  • Ithaca Returns Home to Play Hobart on Saturday
    September 29, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. - After nearly a month on the road and a bye week, the Ithaca College football program returns home to Butterfield Stadium for a Liberty League showdown with Hobart College on Saturday at 1 p.m. Ithaca picked up its first win of the season against St. Lawrence, 24-13, on September 16 before its off week, while Hobart sports a 3-1 mark coming into tomorrow's contest.
  • Wrapup: UWW gets a W; Ithaca gets new coach his first
    September 16, 2017
    UW-Whitewater avoided a third consecutive fourth-quarter horror show, while Dan Swanstrom got his first win as Ithaca head coach and a long losing streak was snapped. Plus, the double field-goal kick and much more in Saturday's roundup.
  • Nabi, Gladney Have Career Days as Ithaca Tops St. Lawrence, 24-13
    September 16, 2017
    CANTON, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football program defeated St. Lawrence University, 24-13, on Saturday at Leckonby Stadium in the Liberty League opener for both teams. The victory is the first of the season for the Bombers, as well as the first victory for head coach Dan Swanstrom on South Hill.
  • Ithaca Heads to St. Lawrence for Liberty League Opener on Saturday
    September 15, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football program opens up Liberty League competition on Saturday at 1 p.m. as the Bombers travel to the North Country to take on St. Lawrence University at Leckonby Stadium in Canton, N.Y. Ithaca looks to get in the win column for the first time this season and also extend its 22-game winning streak over the Saints, who are 1-1 in 2017.
  • Ithaca Comes Up Just Short to No. 21 Alfred, 20-17, In Season Opener
    September 02, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football team gave No. 21 Alfred University all it could handle in the 2017 season opener for both programs at Butterfield Stadium on Saturday, but the Saxons were able to battle back and hold on to win a 20-17 non-conference contest. With the loss, Ithaca starts a season 0-1 for the first time in 20 years.
  • New York conferences start postseason bowl
    July 09, 2017
    The Empire 8 and Liberty League won't be sending their top at-large teams to the ECAC postseason bowl games, rather, they'll square off in a New York State bowl game this November.
  • Buffalo State heading to Liberty League
    March 29, 2017
    The final touches are being put on the Liberty League's long-awaited seventh football program, nearly two years after the NEWMAC added the sport and brought two LL affiliate members home.
  • Ithaca hires Swanstrom as head football coach
    December 12, 2016
    Dan Swanstrom has been named the 10th head coach for the Ithaca football program. A former Gagliardi Trophy finalist and Division III offensive coordinator, Swanstrom was most recently quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at Penn.
  • Roundup: Olivet, WNEU, Husson, Northwestern among clinchers
    November 05, 2016
    A handful of unranked teams will find themselves in the Division III playoff bracket when it's announced a week from Sunday, and more teams are inching closer. Meanwhile, Ithaca sent Mike Welch off a winner in his final home game. That and more in the Week 10 national roundup.
  • Ithaca Completes Perfect Home Season With 7-0 Shutout of Buffalo State
    November 05, 2016
    ITHACA, N.Y. – For the first time since 1999, the Ithaca College football team posted back-to-back shutout victories at Butterfield Stadium with a 7-0 triumph over Buffalo State College on Saturday, in what was head coach Mike Welch’s final home contest of his hall of fame career. Saturday also marked Senior Day, as the parents of 22 seniors were honored at halftime, and the underclass parents were recognized before the game as part of Family Weekend.
  • Defense Forces Five Turnovers as Ithaca Shuts Out Morrisville, 34-0
    October 22, 2016
    ITHACA, N.Y. – In less than ideal playing conditions – low 40s with rain and constant wind – at Butterfield Stadium on Saturday, the Ithaca College football team shutout Morrisville State College, 34-0, behind five turnovers by the defense. It is the first shutout by Ithaca since 2013 (Frostburg State, 23-0), and the largest margin of victory in a shutout since 2009 (St. Lawrence, 45-0). With the win, Ithaca is now 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the Empire 8 Conference.
  • Ithaca Football Erupts for 50 Points on Homecoming vs. Hartwick
    October 08, 2016
    ITHACA, N.Y. – For the first time in eight years, the Ithaca College football team hung 50 points on the scoreboard, en route to a 50-27 Empire 8 Conference victory over Hartwick College on Saturday as part of Homecoming and Alumni Weekend at Butterfield Stadium. The Bombers are now 3-2 on the season after their second straight win, while Hartwick falls to 1-4 on the year.
  • Ithaca Football Hands Utica First Loss of Season, 23-14
    October 01, 2016
    ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football team got back on the winning track on Saturday afternoon against Utica College at Butterfield Stadium with a 23-14 Empire 8 Conference victory. With the win, Ithaca is now 2-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Empire 8, while Utica takes its first loss of the season as it drops to 4-1 overall.
  • Ithaca Opens Conference Play at Alfred Saturday
    September 23, 2016
    ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College football team will look to get back on the winning track this Saturday against Alfred University for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Yunevich Stadium. Saturday’s showdown will be Ithaca’s Empire 8 Conference opener, which is 11-3 all-time in E8 openers, including four straight wins.
  • Welch to retire from Ithaca following season
    August 10, 2016
    Mike Welch, who has been the head coach of the Bombers for 22 seasons, will retire at the conclusion of his 23rd.
  • Ithaca moving to Liberty League
    December 17, 2015
    The Bombers are changing conferences for all sports, but make no mistake -- this move is primarily about football. The Liberty League still needs to find another school or football program in order to keep its automatic bid. More on D3sports.com.
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