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College Students From SUNY Cortland Partied So Hard This Weekend They Destroyed A Neighborhood

There are parties, and then there’s whatever the hell this was. A rivalry between two New York colleges resulted in what could charitably be described as unbridled anarchy.

1. An estimated 4,000 to 6,000 people poured into the streets after SUNY Cortland’s football team won its rivalry game against Ithaca.


Mariah Thomson

@MariahThomson

#TheTruth #Cortaca13

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Nicolette Bove

@NicoletteBove

Only in Cortland #cortaca #clayton

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3. The president of SUNY Cortland issued a public apology to the community around the school, calling the students’ behavior inexcusable.


Rose Speranza

@RosePose44

I still just cannot even fathom this weekends events #cortaca13 #crazy

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Megan Terry

@terry_megan

Too tired to walk up the hill? Car was going at least 40mph #bestidea #cortaca @SUNYPartyStory

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5. The rivalry match, The Cortaca Jug Game, is part of a long-running rivalry between SUNY Cortland and Ithaca.


ginabeana

@_beana11

That’s a funnel #cortaca

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#cortaca

— Matthew Bauer (@bauweezy)

Matthew Bauer

@bauweezy

#cortaca

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7. Over the weekend about 30 people were arrested, according to local law enforcement.

#Cortaca2013 most wild party ever

— Tyler Nutt (@nuttman626)

Tyler Nutt

@nuttman626

#Cortaca2013 most wild party ever

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@SUNYPartyStory I love this show #Cortaca

— ηicole ∞ (@itsnikkibabiii)

ηicole ∞

@itsnikkibabiii

@SUNYPartyStory I love this show #Cortaca

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9. Cortland police admitted, however, that at a certain point they had to stop arresting people.

Cortland's' finest trying to control Clayton #mobwins #Cortaca2013

— Justin Doig (@Doig56)

Justin Doig

@Doig56

Cortland’s’ finest trying to control Clayton #mobwins #Cortaca2013

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Cortaca crazy! #clayton #Cortaca2013

— Elizabeth Kelly (@emkelly486)

Elizabeth Kelly

@emkelly486

Cortaca crazy! #clayton #Cortaca2013

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11. Instead, law enforcement began focusing on managing the massive and unruly crowds.

#cortaca

— Kristen Condosta (@krishhten)

Kristen Condosta

@krishhten

#cortaca

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Fueled up and ready to go #iwentfirst #cortland #cortaca #cortaca2013 #chargeee @SUNYPartyStory @GetWeirdCstate

— Cory Espejo (@Mirror_Image91)

Cory Espejo

@Mirror_Image91

Fueled up and ready to go #iwentfirst #cortland #cortaca #cortaca2013 #chargeee @SUNYPartyStory @GetWeirdCstate

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13. The police were attacked at certain points during the celebration, being pelted with cans and pieces of wood.

Outrageous always. Out rage us never. #Cortaca2013

— Kelly Knight (@kelll_17)

Kelly Knight

@kelll_17

Outrageous always. Out rage us never. #Cortaca2013

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@SUNYPartyStory #cortland #cortaca look both ways before you cross the street

— Conor (@conormc21)

Conor

@conormc21

@SUNYPartyStory #cortland #cortaca look both ways before you cross the street

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15. There are photos of multiple vehicles that were damaged over the weekend.

I guess they didn't like your Oneonta bumper sticker #cortaca #Oneonta @Kristinasuzanne @SUNYPartyStory

— Clare Adams (@_clarebearr)

Clare Adams

@_clarebearr

I guess they didn’t like your Oneonta bumper sticker #cortaca #Oneonta @Kristinasuzanne @SUNYPartyStory

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It has begun #Cortaca

— A K U M A (@DonxFigueroa)

A K U M A

@DonxFigueroa

It has begun #Cortaca

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17. Like this one driven through a house.

Car driven through a house..... #Cortaca2013

— Cassidy Carlen (@casscarlen)

Cassidy Carlen

@casscarlen

Car driven through a house….. #Cortaca2013

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This girl needed protection from flying beer bottles so she wore a pasta strainer on her head #Cortaca

— Melissa Rowe (@MelissaRowe18)

Melissa Rowe

@MelissaRowe18

This girl needed protection from flying beer bottles so she wore a pasta strainer on her head #Cortaca

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19. At a certain point local authorities had to bring in state police to quell some of the more out-of-control celebrating.

#cortaca

— Claudia Celeste (@claudiafulll)

Claudia Celeste

@claudiafulll

#cortaca

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@BroBible

— Brandon Matott (@Bmatott16)

Brandon Matott

@Bmatott16

@BroBible

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21. Several minor injuries were reported as well.

My roommate lost the end of his finger on cortaca An kept partying hard

— Joshua Zehr (@jzehr11)

Joshua Zehr

@jzehr11

My roommate lost the end of his finger on cortaca An kept partying hard

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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