• MacNeill announces retirement from Cortland
    December 04, 2019
    After 23 seasons and six trips to the NCAA Division III playoffs, Dan MacNeill has announced he will no longer be head football coach at Cortland.
  • Hobart Defeats Cortland, 30-10, in New York Bowl
    November 23, 2019
    CORTLAND, N.Y. – Ryan Hofmann completed 24-of-36 passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns and game MVP Rayshawn Boswell returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown as Hobart defeated host Cortland, 30-10, to win the 2019 New York Bowl.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Hobart (New York Bowl - Nov. 23 at Cortland)
    November 21, 2019
    Cortland hosts Hobart in the 2019 New York Bowl, which features high-ranking teams from the Empire 8 and Liberty League conferences. Cortland won the inaugural New York Bowl in 2017 with a win at Union and also qualified for the 2018 game, which was canceled. The Red Dragons were the Empire 8 co-champion this fall. Hobart tied for second in the Liberty League this fall. Both teams enter the contest with 8-2 overall records.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Ithaca (Nov. 16 at MetLife Stadium)
    November 15, 2019
    One of the biggest small-college football rivalries is hitting its biggest stage ever as Cortland and Ithaca meet for the Cortaca Jug at MetLife Stadium – the home of the NFL's Jets and Giants – in East Rutherford, N.J. More than 45,000 tickets have been sold as the game looks to break the Division III single-game attendance record of 37,355 set by St. Thomas and St. John's (Minn.) on Sept. 23, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis.
  • Cortaca Jug ready for the big stage
    November 14, 2019
    Some of the best rivalries in Division III have put up huge attendance numbers of late, with games in the teens of thousands, 20,000, even 37,000. But on Saturday, the Cortaca Jug rivalry between Cortland and Ithaca goes huge. Adam Turer has more.
  • Roundup: BW picks up loss, Cortland still alive
    November 09, 2019
    Cortland survived to keep its at-large playoff chances alive headed into the Cortaca Jug showdown with Ithaca, while Baldwin Wallace and Wilkes each picked up their second loss and put their playoff chances on life support in Saturday's Division III football action.
  • Cortland Rallies Past Hartwick, 32-21, to Wrap Empire 8 Schedule
    November 09, 2019
    ONEONTA, N.Y. – Zach Tripodi (New Fairfield, CT) rushed for 205 yards and a touchdown and Brett Segala (Webster/Webster Schroeder) completed 22-of-35 passes for 249 yards and two scores as Cortland rallied from a 14-0 deficit to win at Hartwick, 32-21.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Hartwick (Nov. 9 at Hartwick)
    November 07, 2019
    Cortland looks to bounce back from its first loss of the season as the Red Dragons close out their Empire 8 schedule at Hartwick. Cortland lost, 32-26 in overtime, at home to Brockport last weekend. It's only shot to earn the Empire 8's NCAA automatic berth is a win at Hartwick combined with Brockport losses to both Alfred this week and Morrisville Nov. 16. Otherwise, the Red Dragons will likely have to finish the season with a 9-1 record in order to be considered for an NCAA at-large bid.
  • Brockport Defeats #18 Cortland, 32-26 in Overtime, to Hand Red Dragons First Loss
    November 02, 2019
    CORTLAND, N.Y. – Brockport backup quarterback Jason Hellwig ran for an 11-yard touchdown during the second part of the first overtime to complete a comeback from a 23-0 first-half deficit and the Golden Eagles defeated host Cortland, 32-26, in a wild Empire 8 contest.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Brockport (Nov. 2 at Cortland)
    October 31, 2019
    Cortland has a chance to clinch the Empire 8 title as it hosts two-time defending league champion Brockport. The Red Dragons, ranked 18th nationally, are 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference with two league games remaining. A victory over Brockport (6-1, 3-0 E8) would guarantee Cortland at least a share of the title and the tiebreaker over both Alfred and Brockport, the two teams that would have a chance to tie for first. If Brockport wins, the league title will be determined by future results.
  • #19 Cortland Holds Off St. John Fisher, 42-37, to Improve to 7-0
    October 26, 2019
    PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Cortland overcame a nine-point halftime deficit – the first time its trailed at the half this fall – and the nationally 19th-ranked Red Dragons held on late for a 42-37 win at St. John Fisher. Cortland improved to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in Empire 8 play with the victory.
  • Why isn't my team ranked?
    October 24, 2019
    Adam Turer fields that question and more from readers in this week's edition of Around the Nation. What are the best determining factors for the playoffs, how can my team get into the top four, and more.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. St. John Fisher (Oct. 26 at St. John Fisher)
    October 24, 2019
    Cortland, off to its best start in 11 years, travels to St. John Fisher for an Empire 8 contest. The Red Dragons currently are 6-0 overall (their best opening to a season since going 9-0 to begin the 2008 season) and 3-0 in league play, one half game ahead of Brockport (2-0 in conference). Cortland is ranked 19th nationally by D3football.com and 18th by the American Football Coaches Association. St. John Fisher snapped a three-game losing streak with a convincing win at Hartwick last weekend.
  • Top 25 roundup: B-SC runs past Berry
    October 19, 2019
    Birmigham-Southern shocked No. 7 Berry under the lights on Saturday night. Meanwhile, No. 9 Ithaca and No. 22 Cortland each won to remain unbeaten heading toward their season-ending clash, and Mount Union's kicker had a field day in games involving members of the D3football.com Top 25.
  • Special Teams Play Lifts #22 Cortland Past Alfred, 31-21
    October 19, 2019
    CORTLAND, N.Y. – Cortland scored two touchdowns on special teams in the first half and the nationally 22nd-ranked Red Dragons remained unbeaten with a 31-21 Empire 8 victory over visiting Alfred. Cortland (6-0, 3-0 E8) won despite being outgained by the Saxons, 416-221, in total offensive yardage.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Alfred (Oct. 19 at Cortland)
    October 17, 2019
    Cortland, ranked 22nd nationally by D3football.com and 21st by the American Football Coaches Association, hosts Alfred University in a key Empire 8 showdown. The Red Dragons are 5-0 overall and 2-0 in league play. Alfred, which was idle last weekend, is 1-0 in the conference and 4-1 overall. Both teams are coming off tight wins versus Morrisville State in their last outings.
  • #22 Cortland Outlasts Morrisville St., 42-28, to Improve to 5-0
    October 12, 2019
    MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Zach Tripodi (New Fairfield, CT) ran for a career-high 165 yards and three touchdowns, including an 18-yard score to seal the victory with less than four minutes remaining, as nationally 22nd-ranked Cortland remained unbeaten with a 42-28 victory at Empire 8 foe Morrisville State.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Morrisville State (Oct. 12 at Morrisville)
    October 10, 2019
    Cortland, ranked in the top 25 nationally in Division III in two polls, puts its unbeaten record on the line in an Empire 8 contest at Morrisville State. The Red Dragons – ranked 22nd nationally by D3football.com and 25th by the American Football Coaches Association – are off to a 4-0 start, with three of those victories at home, and rank in the top 10 nationally in both scoring offense and defense.
  • Big Offensive Plays Help Cortland Defeat Utica, 44-12, in Empire 8 Opener
    October 05, 2019
    CORTLAND, N.Y. – Cortland gained 576 yards in total offense, including three touchdown passes of more than 45 yards, as the Red Dragons opened Empire 8 play with a 44-12 win over visiting Utica College.
  • Cortaca Jug sales reach 39,000
    October 03, 2019
    The Cortaca Jug game between Ithaca and Cortland is being played in Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, with the express purpose of setting the Division III football single-game attendance record. It looks as if it will be successful.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Utica (Oct. 5 at Cortland)
    October 03, 2019
    Cortland hosts Utica College as both teams begin Empire 8 play. The Red Dragons and the Pioneers were both postseason qualifiers a year ago. Cortland, as Empire 8 runner-up, earned the league's berth into the New York Bowl (game was canceled). Utica defeated Ithaca, 44-42, in the ECAC Scotty Whitelaw Bowl.
  • Cortland Scores Early and Often in 59-21 Win vs. Buffalo State
    September 28, 2019
    CORTLAND, N.Y. – Cortland scored on seven of its first eight drives and the Red Dragons sailed past visiting Buffalo State, 59-21, in a non-league contest.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Buffalo St. (Sept. 28 at Cortland)
    September 26, 2019
    Cortland hosts long-time rival Buffalo State in a non-league game. The teams were Empire 8 foes for the past four seasons and also were members of the New Jersey Athletic Conference for a six-year stretch from 2006-11 (Cortland was in the NJAC from 2000-14). Buffalo State joined the Liberty League this fall.
  • Cortland Earns 31-7 Non-League Win at TCNJ
    September 14, 2019
    EWING, N.J. – Brett Segala (Webster/Webster Schroeder) completed 20-of-44 passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns, including two scores each to Cole Burgess (Greenwich) and Angelo Foster (Newburgh/Newburgh Free Academy), and Zach Tripodi (New Fairfield, CT) rushed for 121 yards on just 15 carries as Cortland defeated host The College of New Jersey, 31-7, in a non-league contest. The Red Dragons improved to 2-0 with the win while the Lions dropped to 0-2.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. TCNJ (Sept. 14 at TCNJ)
    September 12, 2019
    Cortland travels to face The College of New Jersey in a non-league matchup between teams that used to be league opponents from 2000-14 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. The game also features a battle between Cortland head coach Dan MacNeill and TCNJ head coach Casey Goff, who served as an assistant at Cortland under MacNeill in 2004 and 2005.
  • Cortland Breaks Out Quickly in 63-0 Win vs. Fitchburg State
    September 07, 2019
    CORTLAND, N.Y. – Cortland led 21-0 less than five minutes into the game and 35-0 after one quarter and the Red Dragons went on to defeat visiting non-league opponent Fitchburg State, 63-0, in the season opener for both teams. The shutout is Cortland’s first since a 35-0 home win versus Southern Virginia in October 2014.
  • Cortland Football Game Notes vs. Fitchburg St. (Sept. 7 at Cortland)
    September 05, 2019
    For the second straight year, Cortland opens its season with a non-league game versus Fitchburg State University of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC). The teams met at Fitchburg last fall. Cortland begins its fifth season as an affiliate member of the Empire 8.
  • 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.
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