SUNY Cortland president apologizes for 'inexcusable behavior' following Cortaca Jug football game

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The State University College at Cortland president issued an apology Sunday, a day after police struggled to control a large crowd and arrested more than two dozen people following the Cortaca Jug football game.

"As the president of SUNY Cortland, I would like to personally apologize to the Cortland community for the inexcusable behavior of some of our students related to Saturday's football game with Ithaca College," college President Erik J. Bitterbaum said in a prepared statement in reaction to what happened after the Cortaca game.

"Please be assured that the College will work closely with city officials to implement measures intended to prevent this type of activity from occurring again," Bitterbaum wrote.

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