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LIU Brooklyn hoping they have a winner in new WBB head coach Stephanie Oliver

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May 22, 2015 • LIU WBB

A dawn of a new era has began at LIU Brooklyn. On Thursday, LIU Brooklyn Athletics officially introduced former Seton Hall assistant coach Stephanie Oliver as the school’s eleventh women’s basketball head coach at LIU’s Steinberg Wellness Center. It was on Monday in which the school announced her appointment. Newly removed of his interim tag, LIU… Read More ›

Awards »

Three Blackbirds take home 2014-15 NEC postseason honors

LIU Brooklyn's 2015 NEC postseason honorees (L to R) Gerrell Martin, Martin Hermannsson, and Nura Zanna. (Photos: Bob Dea)

The Northeast Conference announced on Tuesday morning their annual postseason awards and three LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds took home postseason honors. Senior guard Gerrell Martin was named to the All-NEC Third team by the NEC head coaches while freshmen Martin Hermannsson and Nura Zanna were named to the NEC All-Rookie Team. Martin, who was a bit… Read More ›

Game Recap »

LIU Brooklyn 70 St. Francis Brooklyn 79

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It was a rare round three of the Battle of Brooklyn and it was going to be an uphill battle for LIU Brooklyn who came into the NEC tournament limping on a four-game losing streak. LIU as the number eight-seed had already lost twice to their top-seeded rivals from St. Francis Brooklyn and needed a… Read More ›

Gameday »

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 30 (NEC Tournament Quarterfinals) – St. Francis Brooklyn

Opponent: St. Francis Brooklyn Record: 21-10, 15-3 NEC (Last game: L vs Bryant, 61-51)  KenPom Ranking: 143 Tip-Off Time: 7:00pm Location: Generoso Pope Athletic Center – Brooklyn Heights, NY Media Game Coverage: Online: necfrontrow.com Meeting History: 103th all-time meeting. LIU Brooklyn leads the series, 63-39. St. Francis Brooklyn took both regular season meetings from LIU Brooklyn this season. The Terriers beat LIU 81-64 at… Read More ›

Recruiting »

LIU Brooklyn adds third 2015 commit in JUCO transfer Aakim Saintil

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LIU Brooklyn added a third 2015 commitment on Saturday with the addition of junior college transfer Aakim Saintil. Saintil announced the news himself on Twitter Saturday afternoon. Pleased to announce that I will be committing to play at LIU Brooklyn next year @LIUBasketball 🙏🏀 — Aakim Saintil (@A_Saint20) May 9, 2015 Saintil is a 5’11″/6’0″ point… Read More ›

LIU MBB Previews »

LIU Brooklyn-St. John’s Q&A Preview w/ Daly Dose of Hoops

As we get ready to open the curtain up on LIU Brooklyn’s 2014-15 season tomorrow, I’ve asked friend of Blackbirds Hoops Journal, a play-by-play and blogger extraordinaire as well a St. John’s alum, Jaden Daly of Daly Dose of Hoops, to help preview the upcoming LIU Brooklyn season opener against St. John’s with a Q&A on… Read More ›

NEC Previews »

Robert Morris and St. Francis Brooklyn will meet in 2015 NEC Tournament Final

NEC Player of the Year, SFBKs Jalen Cannon Photo:Bob Dea

The final has been set for Tuesday night. It will be the two-seeded Robert Morris Colonials, in their sixth appearance in a NEC final in the last seven years, against the one-seeded St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers, making their first NEC final appearance since 2003. In a year in which there was as much parody and… Read More ›

LIU WBB »

LIU Brooklyn hoping they have a winner in new WBB head coach Stephanie Oliver

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A dawn of a new era has began at LIU Brooklyn. On Thursday, LIU Brooklyn Athletics officially introduced former Seton Hall assistant coach Stephanie Oliver as the school’s eleventh women’s basketball head coach at LIU’s Steinberg Wellness Center. It was on Monday in which the school announced her appointment. Newly removed of his interim tag, LIU… Read More ›

Miscellaneous »

Early thoughts on possibilities for LIU Brooklyn’s 2015-16 non-conference schedule

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My next peek looking into LIU Brooklyn 2015-16 season is taking an early glance at what to expect from the Blackbirds non-conference schedule. Right now, there isn’t a whole lot to it. LIU completed three home-and-home series this past season with games against Temple, Lehigh and NJIT. Plus, LIU played in the preseason NIT and… Read More ›

News and Notes »

November NEC highlights and lowlights

If November is any indication, this is definitely a transitional year for the Northeast Conference. The league finished the first month of the college basketball season with a 14-37 record which is just a .274 win percentage. Although this wasn’t unexpected after so many great players who helped shattered records in the NEC having graduated… Read More ›

Team Updates »

LIU Brooklyn loses two point guards in Friðriksson and Hood, both transferring

(6) Elvar Friðriksson and Jamil Hood Jr., both are transferring from LIU Brooklyn. (Photos: Bob Dea/BHJ)

In what was pretty much a rather quiet offseason up to this point for LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball, got a bit noisy on Wednesday as news of not one but two LIU freshman point guards transferring from the program. Freshmen Elvar Friðriksson and Jamil Hood Jr., both are leaving Downtown Brooklyn and continuing their college… Read More ›

Alumni Watch »

Three Blackbirds scheduled to participate in 2015 Gotham Hoops Invitational

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It may be the offseason but for those who have exhausted their college eligibility, this time of year is where players look for opportunity to showcase themselves to get opportunities as they look to continue their playing careers playing professionally. The second annual Gotham Hoops Invitational provides that opportunities to outgoing seniors and recently graduated alums… Read More ›