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New York sports announcer Bruce Beck announces Cortaca Jug football game – Ithaca College of Athletics

New York sports announcer Bruce Beck announces Cortaca Jug football game – Ithaca College of Athletics

Longtime NBC 4 New York sports announcer and 1978 Ithaca College alumnus Bruce Beck will be the stage host for the Cortaca Jug football game between Ithaca College and SUNY at Yankee Stadium, live on YES Network on Saturday, November 12, at 12 p.m. ET.

Beck will work alongside a team of students from the college’s Roy H. Park School of Communication to broadcast the game online.

“This is a great opportunity to represent my university on the airwaves,” Beck said. “I am delighted to be collaborating with some of the most talented sports broadcasters tomorrow to broadcast the Cortaca Jug. For me personally, this is a mission where past, present and future collide at the iconic Yankee Stadium.”

One of the most popular names in New York sports journalism, Beck has spent the past two decades at NBC 4 New York, where he is currently the main sports broadcaster. He was named National Sports Broadcaster of the Year for 2021 by Broadcasting & Cable Magazine and is the founder of Bruce Beck Sports Broadcasting Camp, an immersive experience that results in dozens of campers each year pursuing college-wide communications.

In 2017, Beck was awarded the Jesica Savic Award for Excellence in Journalism by the Roy H. Park School of Communication.

“Distinguished alumnus Bruce Beck’s engagement in partnership with our Communications students is another example of how Ithaca College is using the opportunities that IC offers in the city to strengthen connections between students and alumni. We are pleased to empower students through experiential learning that integrates the College’s distinctive integration of theory, practice, and performance.”

La Gereen President Terry Cornish

Students at Park School will benefit from serving as part of the YES Network broadcast, which will also be broadcast by Ithaca College Television on ICTV.org and on the YES app. The student-run college radio station WICB will also broadcast the game, to central New York on 91.7 FM and is broadcast everywhere on WICB.org.

“Bruce Beck is one of the best in the field, and we are so grateful for his incredible stated talent and the wonderful mentorship he provides to our students,” said Amy Falkner, Principal of the Park School. “He’s a gem and he’s bleeding Bomber Blue. He will inspire to great heights our young men and women who contribute to game production, provide colorful commentary, and report from the sidelines.”

Faulkner said approximately 50 students will engage in various capacities with YES Network productions and through the Park School’s many co-curricular organizations — ICTV, WICB, The Ithacan, and the recently created Creative Media Unit, a partnership between Park and the Department of Games. powers, focusing on the social media efforts of all college sports teams. Fans can follow the IC football feed on Twitter and Instagram, using IthacaBomberFB.

There is an additional opportunity for students to learn through the Park School’s Live Events course taught by Professor Chrissy Guest. This group of students will be interviewing alumni from both Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland as part of the Cortaca Giving Challenge, a fundraising effort for both schools. Students will be filming all over Manhattan and the Bronx in the effort. The challenge will be broadcast before the match on the giving.ithaca.edu webpage, Giving Challenge.

“We are excited to have all these great educational opportunities,” Faulkner said, noting that students will also be working on a pre-recorded show before the game and a live production at halftime, the latter of which is being performed from a virtual group at Park School studios to provide more students with the opportunity to participate. “They are ecstatic and appreciative to work alongside these respected professionals. Park School is bustling with game, along with the rest of the campus, and we look forward to representing Ithaca College and supporting the football team.”

The New York Yankees invited the Ithaca Bombers and Cortland Red Dragons to play the 2022 edition of the Cortaca Jug — once referred to by Sports Illustrated as the “biggest little game in the country” — at Yankee Stadium. A limited number of game tickets remain available for purchase at Ticketmaster and cortacajug.com.

The 63rd Annual Cortaca Jug is the focus of a long series of Ithaca College events in New York City, which will include the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony, a variety of reunions, and “IC on Broadway: South Hill State of Mind,” a show featuring alumni stars Besides current students at the School of Music, Theater and Dance.

“The engagement of outstanding alumnus Bruce Beck in partnership with our Communications students is another example of how Ithaca College is using the opportunities that IC offers in the city to strengthen connections between students and alumni. We are pleased to empower students through experiential learning that integrates the College’s distinctive integration of theory, practice, and performance,” he said. President La Giron Terry Cornish.


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