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.
The 2019 Cortaca Jug at MetLife Stadium has captured the attention of the Ithaca College community, which sees the historic game as an opportunity to be part of the biggest crowd ever to attend a Division III football game while two highly ranked football teams square off.
Tickets have sold at a record rate, while the new Cortaca countdown clock ticks down the seconds to kickoff. But the game is merely part of the story about how Cortaca has integrated itself into the campus.