LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds Logo

LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds Logo

While the LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds logo has featured a blackbird since at least 1989, it has gone through two notable modifications.

Meaning and history

LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds logo history

1989 – 1995

The earlier version, which was adopted in 1989, depicted the bird sitting on the letter “B,” which was the initial of the word “Blackbirds.”

1996 – 2007

LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds Logo-1996

In comparison with it, the bird on the next emblem (1996) looked more like an athletic emblem. She was flying with her wings spread wide, and she was holding the letters “LIU” in her claws.

2008 – Today

LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds Logo

On the current LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds logo (2008), the bird is depicted almost the same, except that instead of the letters “LIU” there is the full name of the team housed in a parallelepiped.

LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds basketball

LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds basketball logo

The women’s team began play in 1965. It competed in the 2001 NCAA Tournament and in the 2007 WNIT. The men’s basketball team of Long Island University has appeared in seven NCAA Division I Tournaments, three NCAA Division II Tournaments, and ten National Invitation Tournaments.