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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 […]

Despite Coaching Changes LIU Continues To Win

BY ALYSSA GOSPODAREK Despite what appears to be a major distraction in the form of a sudden managerial change, the games must go on for the Blackbirds baseball squad. And while the team was gearing up to host a double-header against NJIT on March 23, the game was canceled due to weather. Still, in recent […]

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 […]

Blackbirds Split DoubleheadEer

BY AlYSSa GOSPODAREK and Justin ELLIS Long Island University held its Hall of Fame Day doubleheader taking one of two games. After two conference games on the road, LIU women’s basketball team returned home to the Steinberg Wellness Center to open the doubleheader facing the Colonials of Robert Morris University, who were riding a four-game […]

The Losing Streak Continues To Grow

BY Alyssa Gospodarek LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball team dropped a 70-59 decision to the University of Pennsylvania on Dec. 5 in Philadelphia. The loss would extend their record to 0-7. Senior Cleandra Roberts led LIU with 18 points and seven rebounds. Although the Blackbirds caught an early lead, they were not able to overcome a […]

Blackbirds Win At The Buzzer

BY JUSTIN ELLIS After a winless trip to California, the LIU Blackbirds returned home to the Steinberg Wellness Center to compete against Norfolk State. LIU’s four game losing streak would come to a end as junior Gerrell Martin converted a layup just before the buzzer to give his squad a 74-72 win. Martin’s shot had […]

LIU Delivers Knockout To Saint Peters In Opener

BY JUSTIN ELLIS Inside the Barclays Center on Nov. 9, the three-time defending NEC champion LIU Blackbirds opened its season against Saint Peters with an win 87-80. St. Peters Coach John Dunne later described the game accurately post game: “They punched us in the mouth a little bit.” LIU was led by senior Jason Brickman’s […]

Blackbirds Wrap Up

BY JUSTIN ELLIS LIU Volleyball continued its dominance of the NEC, defeating St. Francis 3-0 and bringing them to 10-0 within the conference. The first set was competitive as St. Francis had a 3-1 advantage. The Blackbirds quickly replied with kills by sophomores Tamara Ignjic and Nicole Okeke guided LIU to a 5-3 lead. After […]