LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds are the 16 sports teams representing Long Island University's campus in Brooklyn, New York in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and track; women's-only bowling, lacrosse, softball, tennis, and volleyball; and men's-only baseball. The Blackbirds compete in the NCAA Division I and are members of the Northeast Conference.
A member of the
Northeast Conference, LIU Brooklyn sponsors teams in six men's and thirteen women's NCAA sanctioned sports:
Origin of "Blackbirds" nickname [ edit ]
In the 1920s, the University's teams were known as the Blue Devils due to their blue uniforms. However in 1935, the schools uniforms changed to black. When a reporter from the Midwest who worked for the
, he said that the team looked like Blackbirds from back home, and the nickname stuck. Brooklyn Eagle
Track & field
Swimming & diving
Track & field †
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.
Women's ice hockey will begin playing during the 2019-2020 season 
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