The 59th annual Cortaca Jug game between SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College kicks off at noon on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Butterfield Stadium in Ithaca.
For those who can’t wait to show their school spirit, the College has organized a number of activities for students in the week leading up to the big game.
SUNY Cortland has won seven straight games in the series, which is often referred to as the “Biggest Little Game in the Nation.”
Cortaca Week is sponsored by SUNY Cortland Athletics, Campus Activities and Corey Union, Cortland Downtown Partnership, Greek Multicultural Council, Health Promotions, Interfaith Center, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Omega Phi Beta, Sigma Delta Tau, Sigma Gamma Rho, Student Activities Board and Theta Chi.
The Cortaca Week schedule is:
Sunday, Nov. 5
Sigma Gamma Rho sorority holds a new member presentation beginning at 7:22 p.m. on the Corey Union front steps. The rain location is Sperry Center, Room 104.
Tuesday, Nov. 7
From 5 to 7 p.m. in the Student Life Center, students may join the “Lose the Blues” campaign by trading in an item of blue clothing for the official 2017 Cortaca Jug T-shirt.
Poets, musicians and singers are all welcome at open mic night in the Corey Union Exhibition Lounge. The show starts at 7 p.m. Free food will be provided.
Wednesday, Nov. 8
The weekly Wellness Wednesday series hosts a “Party Smart with Us Before Cortaca” table from noon to 3 p.m. in the Student Life Center lobby. Students will learn about their responsibilities and rights concerning alcohol, drugs and sex. Free giveaways will be provided.
From 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House, students may join the “Lose the Blues” campaign by trading in an item of blue clothing for the official 2017 Cortaca Jug T-shirt.
Thursday, Nov. 9
A Cortaca-inspired grocery trivia game will be played beginning at 8:30 p.m. in Sperry Center, Room 215.
Friday, Nov. 10
Theta Chi fraternity will hold a car smash fundraiser for United Service Organizations (USO) from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. between the C-Club Pavilion and Lusk Fieldhouse. The cost is $1 per swing or five swings for $3.
All cultural fraternities and sororities will perform at the Greek Expo starting at 7 p.m. on the Corey Union front steps. The rain location is Sperry Center, Room 105.
A Cortaca-inspired grocery trivia game will be played in Sperry Center, Room 215 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The Interfaith Center, located at 7 Calvert St., hosts Cortaca Mug from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Prizes, live music, fun activities and free food will be available.
Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino fraternity presents its new members beginning at 9:38 p.m. in the lower patio area outside Corey Union.
Saturday, Nov. 11
SUNY Cortland’s men’s basketball team will hold a free throw-a-thon from 9 a.m. to noon in Corey Gymnasium at Park Center.
For those who aren’t traveling to Ithaca for the football game, a free viewing party will be held in the Corey Union Function Room beginning at noon.
Those watching elsewhere can stream the game on a computer or mobile device by using Ithaca College’s Live Stream. An audio broadcast of the game will air locally on WICB 91.7 FM and is also available through Ithaca College’s iHeartRadio channel. Live stats and play-by-play will be posted on sidearmstats.com.
A number of viewing parties have been organized in cities across the country. For more details, visit RedDragonNetwork.org.
Mad in the Hat: The Ultimate DJ Experience plays the Corey Union Function Room at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is free. Mad in the Hat merges a drummer and a DJ into one for a unique live performance.
Sunday, Nov. 12
A downtown Cortaca cleanup begins at 11 a.m. in front of Brix Pubaria at 60 Main St. Participants will be provided with trash bags and tools and the event runs until 12:30 p.m.