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Kwe Askew signs NLI to play for LIU Brooklyn

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April 16, 2015 • Recruiting, Team Updates

It’s official! Stamford (CT) High School forward Kwe Askew today signed his National Letter of Intent to attend LIU Brooklyn and play for the men’s basketball team next season. Scott Ericson of the Stamford Advocate/Hearst Connecticut Media, who also was the first to announce the Askew to LIU news last week, tweeted this photo of… 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 »

Kwe Askew signs NLI to play for LIU Brooklyn

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It’s official! Stamford (CT) High School forward Kwe Askew today signed his National Letter of Intent to attend LIU Brooklyn and play for the men’s basketball team next season. Scott Ericson of the Stamford Advocate/Hearst Connecticut Media, who also was the first to announce the Askew to LIU news last week, tweeted this photo of… 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 »

Gail Striegler is out as LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball coach

LIU Brooklyn Women's Basketball Head Coach Gail Striegler will not return to coach the Blackbirds next season. (Photo: Bob Dea)

LIU Brooklyn Athletics this afternoon announced that seven-year women’s basketball head coach Gail Striegler has been relieved of her duties. Striegler just completed a 9-21 season (6-12 in the NEC) at LIU Brooklyn and finished in the eight-seed in the 2015 NEC women’s basketball tournament. LIU Brooklyn lost to top-seeded Central Connecticut State 72-51. Striegler… 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 »

Jonathan Tshibuy leaves LIU Brooklyn after one season

With already over 400 players (and growing by the day) transferring out from where they played or were on the roster in 2014-15, it was likely just a matter of time before we finally heard of a LIU Brooklyn player also transferring out of the program. That word come down early Friday evening when the… Read More ›

Alumni Watch »

Jason Brickman leaves his German Club

In a bit of surprising news earlier this week, former LIU Brooklyn point guard and 1,000-assist man, Jason Brickman reportedly asked to be released from his contract with German club Medi Bayreuth. On the team’s official website (in german), they said Brickman surprised team officials and coaches when he asked to have his contract terminated. According… Read More ›