Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Rex: 'I love the fact that we're going back to Cortland'


The New York Jets had a soft agreement to return to SUNY Cortland this summer, but in January, they made a point that they were performing their "due diligence" in exploring other options.

That was more or less a tease.

The team announced Tuesday that it would continue its relationship with the Central New York university this summer and will hold training camp at Cortland for the fourth time in five years.

“I love the fact that we are going back to Cortland," Jets coach Rex Ryan said, via  "Everyone knows how I feel about going away. I think it is a big part of building our team camaraderie.

"The community, the school and the people of Cortland have been outstanding and we are all excited to be going back this summer."

SUNY Cortland president Erik Bitterbaum expressed his pleasure will the team's decision to return, as well.

"As it has in the past, this summer’s training camp will bring millions of tourist dollars into the Cortland economy, showcase the college’s professional-caliber facilities on an international stage, and provide SUNY Cortland students with the educational experience of a lifetime," he said.

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