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Month: July 2012

News and Notes from Around the NEC: July 31

We are halfway through the summer and today marks 100 days from November 9 which is the date most teams will be getting their 2012-13 season underway. It has been fairly quiet in the news and notes department of late but in the last couple of days, some noteworthy items have come across and most… Read More ›

Former Blackbird Kyle Johnson makes Olympic debut for Great Britain. Photo Credit:

Former Blackbird Kyle Johnson’s Olympic Log

2010-11 Long Island Blackbirds - NEC Tournament Champions, 27-6, 16-2 in NEC - Photo Courtesy of LIU Brooklyn Athletics

Breaking Down the Eras: LIU Blackbirds of ’96-’98 vs ’10-’12

Since joining the Northeast Conference in 1981, there has been two two-year periods where the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds were among the best teams if not the best team in the conference. In the last two years, LIU has gone to two straight postseasons, both of which has been the NCAA Tournament. Before this, the last time… Read More ›

Julian Boyd's Instragram Pic of LIU Floor

Blackbirds’ Hoops News and Notes: July 20

It was pretty quiet week this week in terms of Blackbirds’ hoops news and notes. But there are a few items worthy of mention for the week.

In the NEC, Three-peating ain’t easy

As we all know, the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds men’s basketball team is seeking a third Northeast Conference championship this upcoming season. No team in the previous 31 seasons of the Northeast Conference has been able to complete the three-peat. In entering the 32nd season of the Northeast Conference, LIU becomes the sixth team in the… Read More ›

News and Notes from Around the NEC: July 17

Here is some men’s basketball news and notes from around the Northeast Conference:

Blackbirds takes on defending National Champs Kentucky

In case you missed the news last week, it was confirmed through the University of Kentucky athletics website that the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds will be heading down to Big Blue Nation in Lexington and will take on the Kentucky Wildcats on their home floor inside the famous Rupp Arena. The game is scheduled to played… Read More ›