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Fact Sheet: Ithaca College Athletics

Fact Sheet: Ithaca College Athletics

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Published by Becca Neidle
This fact sheet was written as an assignment for a writing for public relations course at Ithaca College. All information regarding the athletics at Ithaca is factual as of October 2012.
This fact sheet was written as an assignment for a writing for public relations course at Ithaca College. All information regarding the athletics at Ithaca is factual as of October 2012.

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Ithaca College, a private, not-for-profit, 4-year universityprovides its students ways to go beyond the classroom andbe involved with the institution and community by way of athletic activities.
To consistently provide the highest quality athletic activitiesavailable to the students of Ithaca College. Besidescompeting against other schools and universities, IC athleticsis designed to allow all students to stay active and leadhealthy lifestyles while on a college campus. Through themultitude of opportunities available, IC strives to encourageand challenge its young adults to seek out non-academicactivities and gain skills they would not be able to gainelsewhere.
Ithaca College provides different areas of activities forstudents to be involved in under the Ithaca College athleticsumbrella.
Ithaca College varsity sports aremembers of the NCAA and are in Division III. There are 11men’s sports and 14 women’s sports.
Athletic Training:
According the Ithaca College Athletic Training webpage, “Injury prevention, care and rehabilitationof Ithaca’s student-athletes are overseen by a staff of fivefull-time clinical faculty/athletic trainers, plus three graduateassistants and over 80 undergraduate students in the athletictraining education major.”
Recreational Sports:
 The Office of Recreational Sports isdivided into five parts that serve the IC community: fitness,informal recreation (pick-up basketball games, indoor soccer,etc.), intramural sports, outdoor recreation equipment center(equipment available for the community to rent such assnowshoes, kayaks and camping equipment) and sportsclubs.
Student Media:
Within the Roy H. Park School of Communications, students can become involved with variousaward-winning student media and learn how to broadcast andreport on sporting events.- more -Ithaca College AthleticsPage 2 of 3
Fitness Center:
 The fitness center is one of the busiestplaces on Ithaca’s campus. It houses more than 50 pieces of cardio equipment and other fitness materials, a 1,900-square-foot aerobics room, a 26-foot-high climbing wall, as well asover 14,000-square-feet of free floor space for differentactivities.
Athletics and Events Center:
Opened and dedicated in2011, this sate-of-the-art facility is one of the largest indoorvenues in Tompkins County and the largest constructionproject ever completed at Ithaca College. This LEED-certifiedbuilding is home to most of the IC sports teams, but isavailable for use by all students, faculty, staff, friends of ICand Longview residents.
Roy H. Park School of Communications:
 There areseveral locations within Park that aid students in broadcastingand reporting Bomber news. There are four television studios,two radio studios and an HD remote production truck thatallow students to gain valuable hands-on broadcastingexperience.
The Ithacan
, Ithaca’s student-run award-winningnewspaper also allows students the opportunity to report onBomber sports events as well as other athletics.
Ithaca College’s athletic rival is the State University of New York at Cortland Red Dragons. The yearly football gamematch-up between the Bombers and the Red Dragons iscalled “Cortaca”. In 1991, John Walters of Sports Illustrateddubbed Cortaca as the biggest little game in the nation. In1959, a jug painted red, blue, gold and white was introducedand the winner of the game now carries it back with them,and it is known as the Cortaca Jug. Ithaca leads the trophyseries 34-19, but Cortland is currently in possession.
Students stay active while expanding their skills tobecome successful in all aspects of life. According to theOffice of Recreational Sports, athletics at IC “help educate,

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