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LIU Women’s Basketball Conversation w/ Gail Striegler and Letava Whippy

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October 29, 2014 • LIU WBB

Last week at the NEC Basketball Social Media Day inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, all ten NEC women’s basketball coaches came out to meet with the media to discuss their team’s upcoming season. That included seventh-year LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball head coach Gail Striegler, who is coming off a 9-21 season and an appearance in the… Read More ›

Alumni Watch »

Kyle Johnson named to Great Britain’s 22-man squad for EuroBasket 2015 Qualifications

2011 LIU Brooklyn graduate Kyle Johnson has been once again named to Great Britain’s senior men’s basketball team for this summer as it was announced by GB Basketball on Friday. Great Britain will be trying to qualify for the 2015 FIBA European Basketball Championships aka EuroBasket. This will be the 4th straight summer the 6’4″… Read More ›

Recruiting »

Jamil Hood Jr. to LIU Brooklyn becomes official

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It has been seemingly months in waiting but on the very first day of regular signing period on Wednesday, Green Tech High School (Albany, NY) senior point guard Jamil Hood Jr. signed his National Letter of Intent and officially became a member of the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball. Hood Jr. had verbally committed to LIU… Read More ›

Miscellaneous »

The NEC News Wire – August 19

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Here is the latest edition of the NEC News Wire: – Saint Francis U. men’s basketball team recently wrapped up a european tour to France and Spain where the Red Flash went 2-2 against foreign competition. In France, SFU lost to Evreux 94-47 in their opening game. Then they came back from 25 points down… Read More ›

Awards »

Brickman makes one list but is denied in another

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It was a good news/bad news week for departing LIU Brooklyn senior point guard Jason Brickman. First, the good news. Brickman this past Tuesday was named to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District II Team. He along with Iona’s Sean Armand and Canisius’s Billy Baron were the only mid-major members of the team. Syracuse’s… Read More ›

LIU WBB »

LIU Women’s Basketball Conversation w/ Gail Striegler and Letava Whippy

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Last week at the NEC Basketball Social Media Day inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, all ten NEC women’s basketball coaches came out to meet with the media to discuss their team’s upcoming season. That included seventh-year LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball head coach Gail Striegler, who is coming off a 9-21 season and an appearance in the… Read More ›

News and Notes »

The NEC News Wire – September 16

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It has been nearly a month since the last edition of the NEC News Wire as our 2014-15 NEC men’s basketball previews series took over. So here is the latest news and notes around the NEC as the season is now only two months away. – In the last month, three more NEC men’s basketball teams… Read More ›

Team Updates »

LIU Brooklyn MBB Official 2014-15 roster announced, Jerome Frink added.

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This morning, LIU Brooklyn Athletics released the official men’s basketball roster for the upcoming 2014-15 season. There was no real surprise to the roster with the exception of LIU announcing the addition of 6’7” junior forward Jerome Frink who comes to Downtown Brooklyn from Florida International University. He will play for the Blackbirds in 2015-16 after he… Read More ›

Game Recap »

Simply put, Thank You.

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Saturday, March 1st. It’s the first day of the best month of the year, the start of March Madness. But this season, there was little joy to the start of the best time of the year. It was because we were getting ready to witness the end of magnificent run of success that had never… Read More ›

Gameday »

Blackbird Gameday Report – Game 28 – (NEC Game 15) – Central Connecticut State Blue Devils

Opponent: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils Record: 9-18; 4-9 on the road; Last game: Loss at Bryant, 68-65 Current KenPom Ranking: 305 out of 351 (LIU Brooklyn: 311 – up from 319 before previous game) Date and Time: Thursday, February 27, 7:00 PM Location: Steinberg Wellness Center, Brooklyn, NY TV/Web/Radio Coverage: Web: NEC Front Row Meeting History: 36th all-time meeting. CCSU leads series… Read More ›