The 61st Cortaca Jug football game between Ithaca College and Cortland State University will be played on its biggest stage yet this fall — MetLife Stadium, the home of the National Football League’s New York Giants and New York Jets. To shine a light on this historic matchup, we will run a multi-part series in this space leading up to game day on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. We’ll cover all things Cortaca — interviews with Cortaca Jug legends, plans for alumni gatherings around the nation, ways the game is being incorporated in academic programs and other topics. Previous stories in the series can be found here.
When Ithaca College seeks to extend its two-game winning streak over Cortland this November, several Bomber streaks will be coming to an end, courtesy of the Garone family. Current Ithaca co-captain Nick ’20 will be anchoring the Bombers’ linebacking core at MetLife Stadium while wearing the number 51.