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Cortaca Ticket Information Announced


SUNY Cortland students, faculty and staff this weekend will be able to buy tickets to the annual Cortaca Jug football game, a unique College tradition that students have celebrated responsibly for more than half a century.

This year’s Nov. 15 game against Ithaca College will be part of weeklong series of events that seek to recapture the school spirit and positive energy that gave birth to “The Biggest Little Game in the Nation” 56 years ago.

Current SUNY Cortland students, faculty and staff - including ASC employees - can pick up ONE free ticket at Corey Student Union, Room 406, during the following days and times:

  • Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m.

A valid SUNY Cortland ID card is required to reserve a ticket.

No additional tickets will be sold during on these days. Any remaining tickets will be sold online starting at noon on Sunday, Nov. 2, through the SUNY Cortland Athletics website: http://www.cortlandreddragons.com

SUNY Cortland students must present both the ticket and a valid college ID to be admitted into the stadium complex for the game.

All ticket holders should keep their tickets in a secure place until game day because lost or stolen tickets cannot be re-issued.

The rivalry between SUNY Cortland and Ithaca is unique in Division III athletics and draws the attention of thousands of alumni, community members, fans and family every year. In the wake of last year’s unruly behavior in the neighborhoods surrounding campus, this year’s game will see increased security throughout the community and increased scrutiny of all social media related to Cortaca weekend.

There are also additional events planned throughout Cortaca week that offer students an alternative to gatherings centered on drinking alcohol.  They include:

Tuesday, Nov. 11:

Free music

The Student Government Association’s Open Mic Night will feature country music band Tailor Made with SUNY Cortland’s own University Police Department Lt. Chauncey Bennett. The entertainment starts at 7 p.m.  Free refreshments will be available.

 Wednesday, Nov. 12:

 The Danger of Cortaca tweets

This week’s Wellness Wednesday in the Corey Union Exhibition Lounge features the presentation:  “Like a Tattoo:  Digital Dirt, Social Media & Your Brand” presented by Michele Baran, Assistant Director/Online Operations Specialist in Career Services.  The 7 p.m. event explains why creating a positive, professional online reputation while you are a student is essential to success after college.

 The Human Ipod

John Rush – Human ipod. This incredibly versatile musician plays a variety of instruments and takes just about any request made. He has more than 73 hours of music committed to memory! Learn more at  http://johnrush.com/ . The free show, sponsored by the Student Government Association, starts at 8 p.m. in the Corey Union Function Room. 

Thursday, Nov. 13:


Watch Thursday Night Football, on the big screen in the Corey Student Union Function Room.  Buffalo takes on Miami at 8:25 p.m. and the food is free!

Friday, Nov. 14:

Game Preparations

Friday Night Lights, a Mini Cortaca Pep Rally and Carnival, is tentatively scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. in Moffett.  Details are being determined.

The Annual Cortaca Mug

The popular, non-alcoholic Cortaca Party will start at 9 p.m. in the Interfaith Center and run until the morning hours.

 Cortaca Game Day

 White Panda

The popular music mashup artists will host an electronic dance party starting at 6 p.m. after the football game. The event, which will also feature a special guest opener, is tentatively scheduled for Moffett. Additional information will be released when it is available.