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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 […]

A Night To Remember, 108 Years In The Making

By: Michael Chin, Sports Editor When I hear the two words, “Game 7” I know that there will be many epic and heroic memorable moments, as there is no more tomorrow. Game 7 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 will always be an unforgettable, historic night […]

Get To Know LIU Baseball’s Cory Hart

By: Michael Chin, Staff Writer Cory Hart is a 6’6” left-handed sophomore pitcher for LIU Brooklyn’s baseball team from Elkton, Maryland. Hart is a four-year varsity letter winner in baseball at his high school, Caravel Academy (Del.). Hart also played football in high school as a tight end, a defensive end, and a kicker. Earning […]

360 Degrees with Vincent Tranchina

By: Michael Chin, Staff Writer Vincent Tranchina is a  6’1” right-handed senior pitcher for LIU Brooklyn’s baseball team from Manasquan, New Jersey. Tranchina played one year at Brookdale Community College after transferring from St. John’s. Tranchina was a two-time baseball team captain at Red Bank Catholic High School in NJ. He was named second All-Area […]

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360 DEGREES OF WOMEN’S ASSISTANT BASKETBALL COACH: TERELL COBURN

Coburn shares on his influences and gives advice to first-year athletes By Jahmia Phillips SEAWANHAKA: Where are you from? COBURN: I was born in Frankfurt, Germany. But I’m from Chicago, Illinois. Q: How long did you live in Germany? A: I lived there for a year, so I don’t really remember too much. My father […]

LIU HONORS LEGENDARY MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER

John Franco overcomes being told he was ‘too short’ for the big leagues By Brandon Glogau On October 17 the legendary major league pitcher John Franco – a five-time All Star – was joined by Craig Carton, co-host of the popular WFAN morning show “Boomer & Carton” and Gary Perone, assistant general manager of the […]

LIU Honors George Kalafatis

BY JUSTIN ELLIS, Sports Editor George Kalafatis was a husband, father, and a friend. He was also considered by most to be the greatest baseball player in LIU history. On Aug. 23, inside the Steinberg Wellness Center, LIU held its inaugural “Leadership in Sports” seminar. To celebrate the occasion, family and former teammates appeared in […]

Blackbirds Shutout By Bulldogs

BY: JUSTIN ELLIS LIU-Brooklyn’s baseball season looked to be hitting a high note, but once again things have taken a turn for the worse. Over the weekend, the Bryant Bulldogs cooked the Blackbirds 14-0. Before the huge loss, the Blackbirds faced off against Bryant in a double header. Game one fell in favor of Long […]