Cortaca Jug

Billed as "the biggest little game in the nation" by Sports Illustrated, the annual Cortland-Ithaca football contest has been one of the top draws in NCAA Division III football for decades and a Cortland tradition for more than half a century.

2023 Cortaca Jug

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Saturday, Nov. 11
Butterfield Stadium Ithaca College
SUNY Cortland tickets are sold out

More ways to follow the game

LISTEN: Fans can follow the action online via WICB, Ithaca College’s student-run radio station

LIVE STATS: Live game stats can be found on the Ithaca College athletics website.

LEARN MORE: Learn more about this year’s game through the Cortland Athletics game notes.

Alumni events

Visit the Red Dragon Network website for regional alumni events.

Campus events

Many free events offering food and prizes invite Cortland students in Fall 2023:

  • Cort-a-Cart | Monday, Nov. 6 | 2 p.m. | Student Life Center Multi-Activity Court | Experience the effects of high-risk drinking and drug use while navigating an obstacle course.

  • Cortaca Must-Have Bingo | Monday, Nov. 6 | 7 p.m. | Corey Union Function Room | Prizes will include Cortaca Jug merchandise and groceries.

  • Cortaca Karaoke Night | Tuesday, Nov. 7 | 7 p.m. | Corey Union First-Floor Lounge | Enjoy a food menu that includes buffalo mac and cheese and chicken wings.

  • Party Smart Before Cortaca | Wednesday, Nov. 8 | 7 p.m. | Corey Union Function Room | Show your Red Dragon pride and make a custom jersey to wear to the game.

  • Cortaca Carnival | Thursday, Nov. 9 | 6 p.m. | Corey Union Function Room | Enjoy inflatables, caricature artists and more.

  • Cortaca Pep Rally | Friday, Nov. 10 | 7 p.m. | Corey Union steps (Rain location: Corey Union Function Room | Enjoy performances, raffles, food and more.

  • City of Cortland Cleanup | Sunday, Nov. 12 | Noon | Meet at 42 Main Street | Help beautify the city of Cortland after the big game.

SUNY Cortland fans cheering at Cortaca game


SUNY Cortland’s ticket allotment for the 2023 game at Ithaca College for students, faculty and staff is sold out.

Alumni outside for Cortaca

Alumni information

Cortaca Jug information for alumni is available on Red Dragon Network, the official SUNY Cortland online platform.

Cheerleaders holding Cortland letters

Campus events

Cortaca-related student events take place on campus in the week leading up to the game.

Did you know?

The Cortaca Jug football game is the only Division III rivalry to eclipse 40,000 fans:

  • The 2019 game, hosted at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., set the all-time Division III attendance record with 45,161 fans.

  • The 2022 game, hosted at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, attracted 40,232 fans.