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Men’s Basketball Clinched NEC Tournament Birth With A Win Over FDU

Brandon Glogau Staff Writer The Blackbirds men’s basketball team has clinched a Northeast Conference tournament birth for the third straight season after defeating last year’s raining NEC champions, the Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights by a final score of 75-69 on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Steinberg Wellness Center.   Senior guard Iverson Flemming led the […]

Scott On the NBA: The NBA All-Star Fan Voting IS A Joke

Scott Adams Staff Writer So the 2017 NBA All-Stars has been selected. NBA fans pick each conference’s starters. Fan voting is very flawed. This is a very important recognition of talent and accomplishment that is turned over to fans, who can vote multiple times and are very biased. This year, out west, fans mocked the […]

Baseball Welcomes Alumni Dan Pirillo As Their New Head Coach

Brandon Glogau Staff Writer LIU alumni Dan Pirillo has been named to be the second head-coach in the past three seasons for the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds baseball team. This hiring came off the heels of finishing back-to-back seasons finishing with a record below .500 under former head coach, Alex Trezza. Being an alumni Pirillo relates […]

Blackbirds Wrap Up “Dazzler Blackbird Invitational” With A Split Of Florida And NJIT

By Brandon Gloagau, Sports Writer On Sunday, September 11th, the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Volleyball team wrapped up the “Dazzler Blackbird Invitational” with a split with a victory over the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a loss to number seven ranked Florida Gators. The Blackbirds would sweep NJIT (25-13; 25-18; 25-20). Junior Outside hitter Alexandria […]

BLACKBIRDS SHUT OUT SAINT PETERS AND PICKS UP THIRD STRAIGHT WIN

By Brandon Glogau, Sports Writer The LIU men’s soccer team defeated the St. Peter’s Peacocks on September 23rd by a final score of 4-0 at the LIU Athletic Field. Redshirt junior midfielder Naeem Charles led the Blackbirds, as he would register two of the four goals at the 22:21 mark in the first half and […]

Op Ed: Was Last Year’s NBA Finals A Little Strange?

By Scott Adams, Sports Writer Last year’s NBA Finals told two stories. The first story was the coronation of the Golden State Warriors, who had the best regular season record in NBA History, taking a 3-1 series lead on the way to eliminating a Cleveland Cavaliers team that had superstar, Lebron James. The second story […]

Blackbirds Extend Winning Streak To Seven In A Row: 600 Career Wins For Roy Kortmann

Brandon Glogau LIU Softball team defeated Mount St. Mary’s in a double header winning 5-1 (in the first game) and (11-2 in the second game) on April 23.   This was a special win for the Blackbirds. Blackbird’s head coach, Roy Kortmann picked up his 600th career win. This extended the Blackbirds winning streak to […]

Student-Athletes Spotlight: The Top 5 Student-Athletes from the Graduating Class of 2016

Roodgally H. Senatus LIU Brooklyn has seen a lot of gifted athletes enter its gates over the years. Some of them have made us ecstatic about being an LIU student. We have screamed their names during their games and inspired us to move after what seemed almost impossible. We have given them all our love […]

Meet New York Giants Defensive Back, Trevin Wade

BY HASSAN COKER, Sports Editor Trevin Wade is a 5-foot-10 inch, 190 pound defensive back for the New York Giants. The Cleveland Browns drafted him back in the seventh round in the 2012 NFL draft. There are only seven rounds in the draft and Wade was the 245th pick out of 256 players. He has […]

Blackbirds fought a close battle with the Seahawks

Hassan Coker Game two of the double header found Wagner playing the Blackbirds more competitively than the first game. They took the early lead over the Blackbirds; Seahawks Sophomore Kyle Cala managed to hit two homers giving them the sudden lead. The blackbirds weren’t able to score till close to the end of the third […]