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Don’t Change The Rules

BY JUSTIN ELLIS Is comparing college basketball to the NBA fair? Of course not. NBA players are bigger, faster and ten times as talented. Expecting to see consistent greatness while watching the NCAA Tournament is asking for a lot. But some things should be mandatory. Some players competing in March Madness will be the future […]

NCAA: No Compensated Athletes Allowed

BY JUSTIN ELLIS College athletes need to start being paid. The heated debate swirling around paying college athletes isn’t new. But the time has come. As a billion dollar-a-year industry, college athletes – most of whom couldn’t afford to be in school without a scholarship – are being preyed upon. This is practice is an […]

Olasewere Makes The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

BY: SHANEL GILBERT Just when you thought senior Jamal Olasewere was done gracing the pages of Seawanhaka, the 6’7” forward from Silver Spring Md. was chosen to participate in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT). The invitational is the only post-season basketball camp that caters to senior athletes within the NCAA. Olasewere will be one of […]

Long Island Makes History With Three-Peat

BY: SHANEL GILBERT Early in the school year, four members of LIU’s men’s basketball team found themselves unsure if their college career would come to a grinding halt. The athletes had been suspended from LIU-Brooklyn due to their involvement in an altercation that occurred on campus. As time dragged on, things only seemed to get […]

Blackbirds Get Ready For NCAA

BY: SHANEL GILBERT LIU-Brooklyn’s men’s and women’s track team competed at the ECAC/IC4A championships held at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center last Sunday. Sophomore Brendon Rodney scored eight points for LIU by completing the 200-meter dash in second place with a time of 20.90. Rodney’s time breaks the Long Island Record of 21.26 […]

Blackbirds Ousted In Round One of NCAA Tournament

BY: JOHN TOLIS The Blackbird’s season came to an end last Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament as they lost to No. 3 Penn State 4-0. Even though the Blackbirds had a good run towards in the end of the season, the No. 3 team in the nation got the best of […]

Is It April Yet? NCAA Baseball Returns

  JOHN TOLIS Staff Writer The Long Island University baseball season is finally here and the Blackbirds are ready to fly .The Blackbirds are coming off an impressive 2011 season finishing 19-11 in Northeast Conference action and posting a 28-23 overall record. The Blackbirds were unstoppable at home, or “The Birdcage” as some call it […]