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Blackbird Baseball Makes A Playoff Run

BY ALYSSA GOSPODAREK The Blackbirds know a thing or two about comebacks. After getting trounced 12-1 by Northeast Conference opponent Sacred Heart in the first of a four-game set in Bridgeport, Connecticut on April 25, LIU’s baseball squad followed-up with two huge wins. With the pair of victories, the Blackbirds improved their record to 20-18-1 […]

Nets And NBA Finals: Beautiful Hypothetical

BY JUSTIN ELLIS The 2013-14 NBA season has been dramatic, unpredictable and injury prone. And as the regular season draws to a close, the playoffs will now get underway. It’s the first time in league history that the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks will all miss the playoffs in the same […]

NBA’S Emilio Collins Visits LIU

BY JUSTIN ELLIS On April 9, Rockland County native Emilio Collins – the senior vice president of Global Marketing Partnerships for the NBA – was a guest speaker at LIU Brooklyn’s School of Business MKT 344 Sports Marketing class. As students patiently awaited Collins arrival, Clifford Benton a sports marketing professor at LIU Brooklyn, entertained […]

Baseball Continues To Win

BY JUSTIN ELLIS With Athletic Director John Suarez serving as interim baseball coach, the Blackbirds have managed to continue their winning ways. And they hoped to stay hot on apr 4 while facing Wagner in a four-game series at LIU Field. In game one, LIU lost 6-2 as freshman starting pitcher Nick Freijomil struggled through […]

LIU Softball Takes Two Of Four Games

BY JUSTIN ELLIS With seven games left in season, LIU softball has had an underwhelming season – resulting in their 13-24 record. On apr 5 the Blackbirds went on a three-game road trip – beginning with a doubleheader against Central Connecticut. LIU won the first game 4-0. Senior Cassie Vondrak, who has struggled on the […]

Blackbirds Fall On Senior Day

BY JUSTIN ELLIS For Blackbirds point guard Jason Brickman, forward Troy Joseph and forward Julian Boyd, March 1 was supposed to be a time for celebration after a season full of disappointments. It was Senior Day. But instead, all three have now played their final games for LIU. Following an 81-62 defeat to Bryant, which […]

This Week In Sports

BY JUSTIN ELLIS The legendary NBA All-Star Rick Barry, who averaged 24 points per game for his career, cemented himself into the history books on Feb. 9, 1980 by becoming the first player ever to make at least eight three pointers in a game. This would become one moment in Barry’s already astonishing career, though […]

Blackbirds Get Wings Clipped

BU JUSTIN ELLIS & ALYSSA GOSPODAREK In the final game of a five-game home stand in Brooklyn, the LIU women’s basketball team dropped a 69-60 decision to Mount St. Mary’s on the hardwood of the Steinberg Wellness Center Saturday. Seeking revenge from a devastating loss to MSM back on Jan. 6, senior Cleandra Roberts led […]

An Ohio Love Goes Wrong

BU JUSTIN ELLIS Since birth, Lebron James has enjoyed a love affair with the state of Ohio. He played high school basketball at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s before he was drafted to the Cleveland Cavaliers. On July 8, 2010 James decided that he wanted to break-up with Ohio to build a relationship with the “hotter” Miami […]