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The NEC News Wire: July 24

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July 24, 2014 • Miscellaneous

Here is the latest edition of NEC News Wire: – Fairleigh Dickinson men’s basketball released their full schedule on Tuesday. The Knights will have four home games in their eleven games non-conference schedule against Division III FDU Florham, Lafayette, Princeton and Delaware. Interestingly, the Princeton game is scheduled to be a 9:30pm start. FDU has… 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: July 24

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Here is the latest edition of NEC News Wire: – Fairleigh Dickinson men’s basketball released their full schedule on Tuesday. The Knights will have four home games in their eleven games non-conference schedule against Division III FDU Florham, Lafayette, Princeton and Delaware. Interestingly, the Princeton game is scheduled to be a 9:30pm start. FDU has… 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 Brooklyn Women’s Basketball clinch spot in 2014 NEC Tournament

LIU Brooklyn WBB team clinches a berth into NEC Tournament after a one-year absence. (Photo: Bob Dea)

Congratulations are in order to the LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball team. On Monday night, the Blackbirds defeated the FDU Knights at the Steinberg Wellness Center 56-40 on Senior Night, resulting in them clinching the final available spot in the NEC Tournament which starts on Sunday, March 9th. LIU Brooklyn return back to the NEC Tournament… Read More ›

News and Notes »

The NEC News Wire: July 16

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Here are a few noteworthy items which came across the NEC News Wire in the past few days. – Wagner released their non-conference schedule on Tuesday becoming the second NEC team to do so. Wagner’s head coach Bashir Mason and his team has a pretty tough slate of opponents in their 11-game non-conference schedule. They… Read More ›

Team Updates »

Jordan Allen decides to head to Sacred Heart instead of LIU Brooklyn

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Apparently, Hofstra transfer Jordan Allen has had a change of heart and has decided to not attend LIU Brooklyn and play for the Blackbirds. ESPN’s Recruiting Scout/Analyst Adam Finkelstein on his Twitter feed tweeted out the news this afternoon: Hofstra transfer Jordan Allen is heading to Sacred Heart. Eligible right away with 2 years to… 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 ›