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.

2022 Cortaca Jug

Cortland’s football team battled back to pull within a field goal in the fourth quarter, but Ithaca scored two touchdowns to claim the 63rd Cortaca Jug game, 34-17, in front of 40,232 fans at Yankee Stadium.

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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.

Yankee stadium


All tickets are electronic and mobile presentation will be the sole method of entry. Student and employee tickets were sold during a one-week campus sale in the Fall 2022 semester.

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Alumni outside for Cortaca

Alumni information

Cortaca Jug 2022 information for alumni is available on Red Dragon Network, including a weekend full of events throughout New York City and a SUNY Cortland group rate for hotel rooms.

Alumni information

Cheerleaders holding Cortland letters

Campus events

Several Cortaca-related student events take place on campus in the week leading up to the game including a pep rally and indoor carnival. The game also will broadcast on campus.

Campus events

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.