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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.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 12:23 p.m. ET

Posted on November 18, 2013, at 2:58 p.m. ET

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

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

Rose Speranza

@RosePose44

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

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

Megan Terry

@terry_megan

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

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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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Matthew Bauer

@bauweezy

#cortaca

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

Tyler Nutt

@nuttman626

#Cortaca2013 most wild party ever

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ηicole ∞

@itsnikkibabiii

@SUNYPartyStory I love this show #Cortaca

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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

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

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Elizabeth Kelly

@emkelly486

Cortaca crazy! #clayton #Cortaca2013

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

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

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

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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

Outrageous always. Out rage us never. #Cortaca2013

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

Conor

@conormc21

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

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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

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

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A K U M A

@DonxFigueroa

It has begun #Cortaca

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Like this one driven through a house.

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

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

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

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

Claudia Celeste

@claudiafulll

#cortaca

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Brandon Matott

@Bmatott16

@BroBible

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Several minor injuries were reported as well.

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

Joshua Zehr

@jzehr11

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

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