The 2012-13 LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds’ MBB Non-Conference Schedule: Team-by-Team Opponent Breakdown

Today, LIU Brooklyn Men’s Basketball released their 2012-13 non-conference schedule. It includes twelve games, four homes games at the Wellness Center plus two more “home” game at their new “second-home” the brand new Barclays Center, three non-conference games versus BCS schools and a first-ever visit to Rupp Arena to take on defending national champs, Kentucky Wildcats. [Read more…]

News and Notes Around the NEC: August 29

This morning the latest shot in the conference realignment battle was fired and again ironically it came from the Patriot League as they have pilfered their second school this summer as Loyola (MD) is leaving the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to join the Patriot League. In June, the Patriot League was able to get Boston University to join from the America East Conference. This just set the realignment talk ablaze once again. The focus seems to be more and more set on the Northeast Conference and whether or not they can hold on to all 12 of their current members. [Read more…]

Blackbirds’ Hoops News and Notes: August 28

This is the final summer edition of Blackbirds’ news and notes. Hopefully, the next LIU post on here will be pertaining to the Blackbirds’ 2012-13 schedule. I will have a thorough breakdown of each LIU opponent once the schedule is officially released. [Read more…]

News and Notes Around the NEC: August 23

We are 11 days away from Labor Day. Summer is slowly coming to an end and soon the cool fall weather will be here. Students are starting to head back to school for the fall semester.  Competitions in some of the other NEC sports have already started and we are about 50 days to the start of practice for the new college basketball season. It has been a entertaining and exciting summer to say the least with all the hoop chatter on Twitter, reading all the blogs online, and seeing guys play in summer leagues all over the place. Sad to see the summer go but looking forward to get this NEC hoops season started! [Read more…]

Blackbirds’ Hoops News and Notes: August 20

54 days now and counting to the official start of practice to begin the 2012-13 college hoops season, if you are keeping count. Here are a couple of LIU Brooklyn news and notes for this week. [Read more…]

News and Notes Around the NEC: August 14

-Last week, Fairleigh Dickinson released an announcement of their ’12-’13 non-conference opponents. Don’t get this confused with an actual schedule release like mostly every other school is doing, FDU just named who they are playing non-conference and gave only three specific dates of games. Very odd of them to not announce all the dates along with the opponents. [Read more…]

Perri finalizes coaching staff, hires Josh Pelletier as Director of Basketball Operations

Last night, it was announced, via where else but Twitter, that the LIU Brooklyn Men’s Basketball team has hired someone to fill the final coaching staff vacancy that was available. That someone is Josh Pelletier. He was formerly a graduate assistant coach for the University of Albany men’s basketball team under Albany’s head coach Will Brown. It was Brown himself on Twitter who broke the news. [Read more…]