The 60th edition of the Cortaca Jug rivalry football game between SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10.
But the excitement isn’t limited to just that one day. A week of fun-filled events with opportunities for giveaways and prizes kicks off on Monday, Nov. 5.
“The Cortaca Jug is much more than an annual football game,” said SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum. “It’s a legendary athletic tradition that’s unique in Division III sports. Over the last 60 years it has become part of the college’s identity; a bond that helps unite a diverse campus community and tens of thousands of proud alumni throughout the world.”
Sports Illustrated has referred to the annual Cortland-Ithaca matchup on the gridiron as “the Biggest Little Game in the Nation,” as the Cortaca Jug routinely draws upward of 10,000 fans to the SUNY Cortland campus every other year. Thousands of alumni attend dozens of viewing parties across the country and thousands more watch the game at home.
The game will also be broadcast on Spectrum Cable Channel 1300 in the Syracuse, N.Y. market. Areas that will receive the game on Channel 1300 include Cortland, Ithaca and Syracuse as well as Auburn, Boonville, Candor, Carthage/Adams, Champlain, Fulton, Hamilton, Ilion, Malone, Massena, North Shore, Ogdensburg, Old Forge, Oswego, Rome/Oneida, Saranac Lake, Watertown and Utica.
It will also be shown on the SUNY Cortland campus on Channel 20 (CSTV).
In Cortland, students have a number of ways to show off their school spirit safely and responsibly during Cortaca Week:
Monday, Nov. 5
CORTACART, 1 to 5 p.m., Student Life Center Multi-Activity Court
Tuesday, Nov. 6
Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
Wednesday, Nov. 7
Wellness Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m., Student Life Center lobby
Thursday, Nov. 8
Psychic Readings, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Corey Union Rooms 201 and 203
Friday, Nov. 9
Cortaca Trivia, 7 p.m., Sperry Center, Room 105
Green Dot rock climb, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Student Life Center
Cortaca Mug, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Interfaith Center, 7 Calvert St.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Cortaca Jug Game, noon, SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex
Cortaca Night of Events, 7 p.m., Corey Union
Sunday, Nov. 11
Cortaca Clean Up, noon to 2 p.m., Brix Pubaria, 60 Main St.