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Category: Basketball

Women’s Basketball Determined to Win Their Home Opener

By: Elise Person, Staff Writer The energy in the Steinberg Wellness Center on a Tuesday, Nov. 14 night was apparent as the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds took on the Saint Peter’s Peacocks in their home opener. The Blackbirds used their hustle, determination, and teamwork to push them towards their first win of the season against the Peacocks by […]

New Men’s Basketball Head Coach Ready To Get To Work

By: Michael Chin, Sports Editor After a nearly month-long search, LIU introduced the newest head coach of its men’s basketball program in a press conference on April 18 at the Barclays Center – Derek Kellogg, the former head coach of the men’s squad at the University of Massachusetts. Kellogg in his introductory press conference said, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Martin hangs up his jersey in his final year at LIU

Basketball star embraces his final season as a Blackbird

LIU lets go of Coach Gail Striegler & rest of staff

LIU Women’s Basketball team in search of new coaching staff

Women’s basketball wins against Wagner

Win over Wagner bumps Blackbirds to 7th place in NEC


Women’s basketball team looks and end another dreadful start to their season By Nick Thomas The LIU women’s basketball team suffered their sixth consecutive loss of the season. On Dec. 7, the Blackbirds were defeated at an away game against Columbia University, 54-45. Like most games this season, LIU got off to an electric start […]


By Nick Thomas On Tuesday, Dec. 9, it would seem that the ball players were finally fed up with losing, much like the rest of the LIU supporting student body. In their away game against Maine, they finally overcame their losing streak. The team was lead by the freshman point guard, Elvar Fridrikson, who managed […]


Fleming discusses his inspiration and love for the sport By Toyibat Oridami Seawanhaka: Where are you from? Iverson: North Brunswick, New Jersey When did you start playing basketball, and why? By the age of 5. It’s a family thing. It’s always been in the family, my dad put a ball in my hand when I […]