• Cortland's Kyle Richard Wins 2018 Orange Bowl Courage Award
    December 14, 2018
    SUNY Cortland senior linebacker Kyle Richard has been selected as the nation’s 2018 Orange Bowl Courage Award recipient, becoming the first Division III honoree since the award was created in 2002 to annually recognize a college football player who has displayed bravery on or off the field.
  • Ticket Sales Soaring for 2019 Cortaca Jug Game at MetLife Stadium
    December 04, 2018
    One week after tickets went on sale for Cortaca Jug 2019 in MetLife Stadium, SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College are already more than halfway toward setting a new national attendance record for a Division III football game.
  • Cortland's Kyle Richard First-Ever D3 Nominee for Orange Bowl Courage Award
    November 17, 2018
    The heroism of SUNY Cortland senior Kyle Richard has been recognized by yet another national organization. Richard, who was shot twice after breaking up a sexual assault in progress during the summer of 2017 and returned to captain Cortland's football team the past two seasons, was nominated for the Capital One Orange Bowl-Football Writers Association of America Courage Award on Nov. 15.
  • Cortland Football Season Closes After Cancellation of New York Bowl
    November 12, 2018
    The Empire 8 Conference has announced that the 2018 New York State Bowl will not be held. The annual game, which features a representative from the E8 and the Liberty League, was scheduled to take place this Saturday, Nov. 17, at Cortland since it was the E8's turn to host.
  • Ithaca Holds Off Cortland Rally to Retain Cortaca Jug, 24-21
    November 10, 2018
    CORTLAND, N.Y. - Ithaca jumped out to a 21-0 lead late in the first half and held off a second-half Cortland comeback bid as the Bombers retained the Cortaca Jug with a 24-21 win over the host Red Dragons.
  • Cortaca 2019 moves to MetLife, eyes attendance mark
    November 07, 2018
    The Cortaca Jug game, featuring Ithaca and Cortland, will be played in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 2019. The stated goal is to take down the Division III football single-game attendance record of 37,355 set last season.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Ithaca - 60th Cortaca Jug Game (Nov. 10 at Cortland)
    November 07, 2018
    Cortland hosts Ithaca in the annual Cortaca Jug rivalry game - one of the country's top Division III games each year and once referred to as "The Biggest Little Game in the Nation" by Sports Illustrated. This is the 60th time that Cortland and Ithaca are playing for the Cortaca Jug. The schools actually started playing in 1930 and have met every year since 1948.
  • Cortland Comes Up Just Short in Upset Bid at #3 Brockport, 21-16
    November 03, 2018
    BROCKPORT, N.Y. - Brockport's Rashad Baker intercepted four passes, the last of which came in the end zone with less than 10 seconds remaining, as the nationally third-ranked and unbeaten Golden Eagles held on to defeat visiting Cortland, 21-16, to claim the Empire 8 title.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Brockport (Nov. 3 at Brockport)
    October 31, 2018
    Cortland and Brockport play in a "winner-take-all" game for the Empire 8 title and an NCAA Division III tournament automatic berth as the Red Dragons travel to face the nationally third-ranked Golden Eagles. If Cortland wins, Brockport can still claim a share of the league title, but the Red Dragons would earn the NCAA berth based on the head-to-head win. If Brockport wins, the Golden Eagles would finish no worse than 6-1 in the league and all of the other teams would have two or more losses.
  • Cortland Defeats St. John Fisher, 22-3, to Set Up Showdown Next Week for E8 Title
    October 27, 2018
    CORTLAND, N.Y. - Johnnie Akins (Roosevelt) rushed for 208 yards and Cole Burgess (Greenwich) returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown as Cortland defeated visiting St. John Fisher, 22-3, in cold and rainy conditions at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. St. John Fisher (Oct. 27 at Cortland)
    October 24, 2018
    Cortland hosts St. John Fisher in an Empire 8 matchup as the Red Dragons look to keep their league title hopes alive. Cortland is second in the conference with a 4-1 record and two league games left - following the matchup with St. John Fisher, the Red Dragons head to league leader Brockport (currently 4-0 in the conference) next Saturday. St. John Fisher looks to bounce back from a home loss to Morrisville State last weekend.
  • Cortland Rolls at Hartwick, 56-3, Behind Smith's Three TD Catches
    October 20, 2018
    ONEONTA, N.Y. - Jake Smith (Albany/Guilderland) caught seven passes for 176 yards, including a school record-tying three touchdowns, and Cortland finished with a 608-145 advantage in total offense as the Red Dragons defeated host Hartwick, 56-3, in an Empire 8 contest.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Hartwick (Oct. 20 at Hartwick)
    October 17, 2018
    Cortland looks to extend its winning streak to four games as it travels to Hartwick for an Empire 8 matchup. The Red Dragons are currently tied for second in the league standings at 3-1 along with Alfred, a half game behind 3-0 Brockport. Hartwick won its first two games of the season before dropping four straight, including three in league play.
  • Quick Drives Lead Cortland Past Visiting Buffalo State, 41-7
    October 13, 2018
    CORTLAND, N.Y. - Brett Segala (Webster/Webster Schroeder) passed for 330 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score, and Johnnie Akins (Roosevelt) rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown as Cortland defeated visiting Buffalo State, 41-7, in an Empire 8 matchup.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Buffalo St. (Oct. 13 at Cortland)
    October 10, 2018
    Cortland hosts long-time rival Buffalo State in an Empire 8 matchup. The teams will be meeting as league foes for the last time in the foreseeable future as Buffalo State is moving to the Liberty League as an affiliate member in 2019.
  • Cortland Races Out Early in 51-14 Win vs. Morrisville St.
    October 06, 2018
    CORTLAND, N.Y. - Brett Segala (Webster/Webster Schroeder) completed 27-of-33 passes for 340 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions and ran for 56 yards and a score as Cortland cruised past visiting Morrisville State, 51-14, in an Empire 8 contest. The Red Dragons improved to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in league play with the victory.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Morrisville St. (Oct. 6 at Cortland)
    October 03, 2018
    Cortland plays at home for the first time in nearly a month as the Red Dragons host Morrisville State in an Empire 8 contest on Homecoming and C-Club Hall of Fame Weekend. Cortland is coming off a 45-38 win at Utica last Saturday, while Morrisville was edged by Alfred at home, 27-22, in its league opener.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Utica (Sept. 29 at Utica)
    September 27, 2018
    Cortland heads to Utica College for an Empire 8 contest. The Red Dragons look to bounce back from last weekend's 38-33 loss at Alfred. Utica is playing its first league game of the season after starting 2-1 in non-league action.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Alfred Univ. (Sept. 22 at Alfred)
    September 19, 2018
    Cortland travels to Alfred University to kick off the Empire 8 league schedule. Cortland enters the game 2-0 and the fourth-highest "others receiving votes" team in the latest D3football.com national Top 25 poll. The Red Dragons and Saxons (1-1) are playing the only Empire 8 game this weekend; the conference slate swings into full gear with four games Sept. 29.
  • Always on the run
    September 13, 2018
    Cortland quarterback Brett Segala worked his way up from fifth string to the starting lineup in just eight weeks, but ended back on the sidelines the next year. No worries: He made his move back onto the field. Which makes sense. He's always on the move. More in a D3football.com Feature by Jason Bowen.
  • Cortland Surges Past Framingham St., 57-19, in Home Opener
    September 08, 2018
    CORTLAND, N.Y. - Cortland scored 43 straight points over the game's final 20 minutes, sparked by freshman Cole Burgess' (Greenwich) 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, as the Red Dragons defeated visiting Framingham State, 57-19, in non-league action.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Framingham St. (Sept. 8 at Cortland)
    September 05, 2018
    Cortland begins its home schedule by hosting Framingham State in a non-league contest. The Red Dragons are facing a team from the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) for the second straight week after opening the season with a win at Fitchburg State last Saturday.
  • Cortland Wins at Union, 35-28, in Inaugural New York Bowl
    November 18, 2017
    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Steven Ferreira (West Sayville/Sayville) threw four first-half touchdown passes and Devin Smith (Utica/Utica Notre Dame) scored what proved to be the winning points on a strange fumble recovery as Cortland defeated host Union College, 35-28, to win the inaugural New York Bowl.
  • Cortland's Seven-Year Cortaca Jug Streak Ends at Ithaca, 48-20
    November 11, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. - Ithaca scored touchdowns on its first four possessions on the way to a 34-6 halftime lead, and the Bombers held off a brief Cortland second-half rally to defeat the Red Dragons, 48-20, in the 59th annual Cortaca Jug rivalry game.
  • Cortland Game Notes vs. Ithaca - 59th Annual Cortaca Jug Game (Nov. 11 at Ithaca)
    November 09, 2017
    Cortland travels to long-time rival Ithaca for the annual Cortaca Jug game - a contest once referred to as "The Biggest Little Game in the Nation" by Sports Illustrated.
  • Cortland Nips Utica, 24-23, to Earn New York State Bowl Berth
    November 04, 2017
    CORTLAND, N.Y. - Freshman Kyle Carlson (Meriden, CT/Maloney) blocked a punt that junior Dakym Davis (Buffalo/Hutch Tech) returned 35 yards for a touchdown to give Cortland the lead with less than 12 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and the Red Dragons held on to defeat visiting Utica, 24-23, in an Empire 8 game.
  • Cortland Game Notes vs. Utica (Nov. 4 at Cortland)
    November 01, 2017
    Cortland plays its final home game of the season as the Red Dragons host Utica College in an Empire 8 contest. Cortland will wrap up the regular season on Nov. 11 with a non-league contest at Ithaca College in the annual Cortaca Jug game.
  • Cortland Game Notes vs. St. John Fisher (Oct. 28 at St. John Fisher)
    October 25, 2017
    Cortland looks to stay alive in the Empire 8 race as it travels to St. John Fisher. The Red Dragons have won three straight games to improve to 4-1 in conference play, one game behind Brockport (5-0) in second place. St. John Fisher looks to bounce back on its Senior Day after suffering a non-league loss at Ithaca last weekend.
  • Cortland Outlasts Host Morrisville St., 34-20
    October 21, 2017
    MORRISVILLE, N.Y. - Johnnie Akins (Roosevelt) ran for two touchdowns and D'monte Woody (Freeport) returned a blocked field goal 83 yards for a crucial score late in the third quarter as Cortland defeated host Morrisville State, 34-20, in an Empire 8 contest. Cortland improved to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in league play.
  • Cortland Game Notes vs. Morrisville St. (Oct. 21 at Morrisville)
    October 18, 2017
    Cortland looks to extend its winning streak to three games and remain near the top of the Empire 8 standings as it travels to Morrisville State. The Red Dragons improved to 3-1 in league play with a 20-17 overtime win over nationally ranked Alfred last Saturday. Morrisville is 2-4 overall (0-3 in the conference) after falling at Empire 8 leader Brockport.
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