On the eve of a historic Cortaca Jug matchup at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, November 12, the coaches and captains of the Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland football teams gathered in Emerson Suites on Wednesday for the annual Cortaca press conference.
“Here we go!” exclaimed Susan Bassett ’79, associate vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics at the start of the event, where she thanked both schools and the New York Yankees organization for their hard work over the past year to make the game a reality. “Lots of people have been working behind the scenes to make this not only a great football event but a great event for each college.
“This is your game,” she continued, addressing the captains of both squads. “You have your chance to write your own history, and I think you’re going to put an exclamation point on what this rivalry has become.”