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Blackbirds’ offense gets shutout by Binghamton

By: Brandon Glogau, Sports Editor The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds mini two game-winning streak has come to an end, as they were shutout by the Binghamton Bearcats Sunday afternoon at the LIU Athletic Field. The Blackbirds started junior goalkeeper Aline Allmann who is coming off a shutout over Manhattan College, and was just recently named NEC […]


Women’s Volleyball Team off to a Strong Start By Brandon Glogau LIU Brooklyn’s volleyball team is having an impressive start to their season. But they’re clearly pushing for more – namely, to repeat as Northeast Conference Champions. By the first weekend of the month, the Blackbirds were riding high with an 11-5 record while also […]


LIU Track & Field athlete discusses ‘outrageous’ interests in fashion and art By Toyibat Oridami Track and field star Thaddeus Nelson is this week’s Style Scorer. Nelson, a native of Bay shore, N.Y., is no stranger to going the distance on-and-off the field. The middle distance runner – and LIU Brooklyn sophomore – is hoping […]


Female athlete discusses what sports can do for other women By Jahmia Phillips Remember gym glass? When you would ask the boys playing basketball if you could join and nine out of ten times they would said no? They denied you not because you were not physically capable of destroying them in a game of […]

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 […]

LIU Still Winless

BY JUSTIN ELLIS Update: After starting the season 0-3-1, the Blackbirds finally won it’s first game Manhattan. The LIU men’s soccer team has stumbled to a 0-3 start season, including a disappointing home opener on Sept. 9 in which the Blackbirds were blanked by George Washington, 2-0. While goalkeeper John Connolly struggled throughout the game, […]

Blackbirds are Back on Track

BY JUSTIN ELLIS Update: LIU recently played in the Blackbird Invitational winning all three of its games, including coach Kyle Robinson’s 100th win as LIU coach. This came after a tough streach by the Blackbirds. LIU sophomore Tamara Ignjic may be studying economics at the Brooklyn Campus, but it’s clear that she also knows her […]

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 […]

Tennis Improves 2-0

BY: SHANEL GILBERT LIU-Brooklyn’s Tennis team opened its 2013 season with back-to back-wins over opponents Hofstra and St. Peter’s College. The Blackbirds improved to 2-0 after a perfect 7-0 game against St. Peter’s College. LIU swept both the single and double events. The No. 1 doubled ended 8-1 as senior Taysha Blessington and sophomore Sanne […]

Volleyball Caps Undefeated Season, Set To Host NEC Tournament

BY: JOHN TOLIS If you had one word to describe the LIU women’s volleyball team this season, it would be perfect. The Blackbirds went undefeated in the Northeast Conference with a record of 16-0 and an overall record of 23-7. This past weekend they defeated Saint Francis (Pa.) 3-0 and Robert Morris 3-1. Against Saint […]