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A first look into next season for LIU Brooklyn

The 2014-15 LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball season brought about plenty of ups and downs as the Blackbirds finished the season 12-18 and 8-10 in the NEC. Youth was the theme of this season as LIU’s six freshmen and three sophomores accounted for 77% of the team’s total playing time. This valuable on-the-court experience as well… Read More ›

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

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

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 ›

LIU Brooklyn-St. Francis Brooklyn - 2015 NEC Tournament Quarterfinals - March 4, 2015

BHJ Photo Gallery: Battle of Brooklyn Round 3 – 2015 NEC Tournament Quarterfinals

All photos taken on March 4, 2015 at the Pope Physical Education Center on the campus of St. Francis Brooklyn by Bob Dea for Blackbirds Hoops Journal as he chronicled the third and final game between LIU Brooklyn and St. Francis Brooklyn in the 2015 NEC Tournament Quarterfinals.


LIU Brooklyn 70 St. Francis Brooklyn 79

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 ›

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

Three Blackbirds take home 2014-15 NEC postseason honors

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 ›

Elvar Friðriksson scored 14 points for LIU Brooklyn in the loss. (Photo: Bob Dea)

LIU Brooklyn 73 Sacred Heart 84

There was not much to it for LIU Brooklyn entering Saturday’s game against Sacred Heart at the William H. Pitt Center. An LIU win and they would avoid being the eight-seed. An LIU loss and they would have to face the cross-Fulton Street rival St. Francis Brooklyn for a third time. It was a neck… Read More ›

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 29 (NEC Game 18) – Sacred Heart

Opponent: Sacred Heart Record: 14-16 (Last game: W vs Fairleigh Dickinson, 90-85)  KenPom Ranking: 230 Tip-Off Time: 3:30pm Location: William H. Pitt Center – Fairfield, CT Media Game Coverage: Online: NEC Front Row Meeting History: 29th all-time meeting. LIU Brooklyn leads the series 19-9. LIU won the first meeting  LIU has won three straight and eight out of the last… Read More ›