Browsing: Ithaca Bombers

Key Moments: President Shirley Collado was inaugurated as the college’s ninth president. She is the second woman and first person of color to hold the position. The football team pounded Union College on senior day, 20-3. Thousands of alumni came back to campus for Alumni Weekend. You’ll see their stories below. Collado’s Inauguration Thousands attended Collado’s inauguration on Saturday morning, and the room fell silent after she was welcomed. Ithaca College alumni, Ithaca community members, I.C. representatives, the board of trustees and finally students stood separately to applaud the new head of the college. She was introduced by friends, her…

Key Points: Ithaca College Bombers rugby team played Alfred University in the first round of playoffs on October 28. The Bombers had already lost to them once, and needed this win to continue their season. The Bombers went into the game defending their title as the Western Conference Champions. https://youtu.be/FTiTKkrTZso After a long week of hard work, the Ithaca College men’s rugby team, the Bombers, faced Alfred University on Saturday, October 28th. Eighty minutes later, the Bombers lost to Alfred with a score of 39 to 15. A Week Before the Game This wasn’t the first time Bombers rugby had…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yx214ix4mI Key Points Wahid Nabi has thrown for 1,725 yards in the seven games he has played in this season. Through his first six games, he led the Liberty League, averaging over 260 yards per game. Nabi’s longest pass was for an 80-yard pickup (and touchdown), which leads the Liberty League. Nabi has been awarded the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III North Rookie of the Week on three separate occasions in 2017 When an athlete goes to college, their hope is to receive playing time, especially as a freshman. Wahid Nabi, native to Latham, NY is experiencing the thrill…

KEY POINTS The “How IC Sports” podcast was launched by The Ithacan in September 2017 Co-hosted by sophomore Samantha Cavalli and freshman Nick Friend, the podcast features a new IC athlete and member of student media very week The show covers sports on the South Hill as well as national topics Check out the show HERE Late nights at the Park School are likely not uncharted waters for many students at Ithaca College. Some work on assignments while others unwind after a day of classes. But for freshman Nick Friend and sophomore Samantha Cavalli, the dark of a Tuesday night means it’s time to record.…

KEY POINTS Marc Chasin ’18 will captain the Ithaca College Men’s Basketball team this season and will bring the unique experience of representing his country to the floor with him. Chasin won a gold medal with Team USA Basketball at the 20th Maccabiah Games this past summer, and was coached by Fox Sports basketball analyst and radio host Doug Gottlieb. The Maccabiah Games are often referred to as the “Jewish Olympics”, taking place every four years in Israel and showcasing some of the best Jewish athletes from around the world. The journey that had started months prior was continued with…

By: Madison Bess and Nick Fustor Ithaca College senior Katherine Pitman set a Division III record on the pole vault not once, but twice in the span of two weeks. On Feb. 4 at the Bomber Invitational & Multi at the Ithaca College Athletics and Events Center, Pitman set a record mark of 4.22 meters (13 feet, 10 inches), after entering the competition with the highest mark in the nation of 4.15 meters. One week later on Feb. 11, Pitman broke her record with a mark of 4.25 meters at the Empire 8 Championships at Utica College. “It [the record]…

By David Stern and Will Uhl. Ryan Ciotoli opened Ultimate Athletics Gym six years ago, providing an avenue for people of all ages and skill levels to become involved in mixed martial arts. Since then, Ciotoli and his team have expanded their operation and opened it to the general public. The company started out by professionally managing and training MMA fighters, and with the recent legalization of MMA in New York, Ultimate Athletics is gearing up for new opportunities. On top of providing lessons and training sessions for the general public, Ultimate Athletics also acts as a promotion company for…

By Lindsey Witmer and Sam Kuperman Zach Pidgeon, a senior linebacker on the Ithaca Bombers football team, is second on the team in sacks with 2.5. As the team looks to bounce back from a three-game losing skid Saturday against Buffalo State, Pidgeon will play a vital role in the team’s pass-rush. This time last year, Pidgeon wasn’t focused on rushing the passer- he was focused on throwing a fastball. After pitching for the school’s baseball team for two years, Pidgeon tore his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), an elbow ligament, while throwing pitches off the mound in the batting cage…