Fourth Barclays Center game announced for LIU Brooklyn

This afternoon, the LIU Brooklyn Athletics Department announced on their website that the Saturday, January 12th game that was scheduled to be played at the Wellness Center on the LIU Brooklyn campus will be moved to the Barclays Center which will be the fourth and final Barclays Center game for the ’12-’13 season. The game will be part of a men’s-women’s LIU Brooklyn doubleheader with the women’s game also against Mount St. Mary’s getting moved to the Barclays Center as well. Times for the doubleheader has not yet been determined according to the LIU Brooklyn Athletics release. The women’s game will be the first-ever women’s college basketball game to take place at the Barclays Center. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn MBB 2012-13 NEC Schedule

Yesterday, LIU Athletics released the official 2012-13 Northeast Conference slate. LIU was the final team to do so due to the NEC figuring out scheduling for TV games. The only dates changes to LIU’s NEC schedule that have been put by websites, publications and the other NEC teams are the LIU home games with St. Francis (PA) and Robert Morris on January 31 and February 2. The dates of these games have switched with one other so the St. Francis game goes from February 2 to January 31 and the Robert Morris games goes from January 31 to February 2 for the ESPNU broadcast. With that, here is the breakdown of the 2012-13 LIU Brooklyn NEC men’s basketball schedule.  [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn MBB will be on national TV twice this season

ESPN, which is safe to say is pretty much the national TV home of college basketball during regular season play, released both their non-conference and conference 2012-13 Men’s college basketball TV schedule yesterday. The Northeast Conference will have two marquee games between the projected Top Three teams in the NEC broadcast on national television on ESPNU. Both games will feature the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds. Here is the schedule for these two games: [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn MBB Season Opener will air on ESPN3

A couple of days ago, I throw out the following statement on my Twitter regarding the LIU Brooklyn season opener vs Morehead State at the Barclays Center on November 9:

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LIU Brooklyn’s MBB Non-Conference Games Tip-off Times and TV/Webcast Coverage Update

With just under six weeks to the tip-off of the 2012-13 college basketball season, more and more teams are finalizing their schedules with tip-off times and video coverage information whether its on TV or online thru the school’s multimedia portal. Several of LIU Brooklyn’s 2012 non-conference opponents have completed this process. [Read more…]

News and Notes Around the NEC: September 28

We are now exactly two weeks for the first official day of practice and the start of the 2012-13 college basketball season. 6am workouts will soon turn into 6am practices. We are also just over three weeks from the big in-person NEC “Social” Media Day for Men’s and Women’s basketball at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  In a bit of exciting news, I can now confirm that I will be in attendance for this event to cover it for Blackbirds Hoops Journal. I’ll have more on that in the coming days and weeks but now on to today’s NEC news and notes. [Read more…]

News and Notes Around the NEC: September 21

Getting back to what I rather be doing which is writing about basketball, it is time for the weekly NEC news and notes. [Read more…]