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Long Island Blackbirds
Long Island Blackbirds
School Name: Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Arena: Steinberg Wellness Center
Capacity: 3,000
Conference: Northeast
Head coach: Derek Kellogg

The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds, also historically known as the LIU Blackbirds and Long Island Blackbirds, were the men's basketball team that represented the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University, a private university system on Long Island, New York. The system also operates the Post campus, located in the Nassau County community of Brookville, plus a veterinary school and several satellite locations in the New York City area.

Established in 1926, the Brooklyn Campus is an ethnically-diverse urban campus located in downtown Brooklyn which houses 209 degree and certificate programs at the associates, undergraduate, and graduate level. The original campus of LIU, located across the street from Junior's restaurant, includes the Brooklyn Paramount Theater, the world’s first theater built expressly for talking pictures. The theater was bought in 1960 by LIU and converted into a gymnasium in 1963. The original Wurlitzer organ is used during campus basketball games. The Brooklyn campus also hosts the Friends World Program, an international college of global studies. The campus houses recognized graduate programs in Clinical Psychology and Pharmacy. It was also the home of the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds, an NCAA Division I athletics program with 17 teams. The Blackbirds' main indoor venue was the Wellness, Recreation and Athletics Center, now known as the Steinberg Wellness Center, a $40 million dollar facility with swimming facilities, a fitness center and a 2,000-person arena.

In October 2018, the university announced that it would merge the Blackbirds with the LIU Post Pioneers, the NCAA Division II athletic program of the Post campus, upon the end of the 2018–19 school year. The new athletic program, unveiled in March 2019 as the LIU Sharks, inherited the NCAA Division I and Northeast Conference memberships of the Brooklyn program.

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