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Why Is LIU Called The Sharks?

LIU Sharks

Why Is LIU Called The Sharks?

It seems the newly formed school chose sharks for a deeply appropriate reason… it’s a cool name. More interesting is the new school’s origin:

On October 3, 2018, Long Island University announced that it was unifying the athletic programs of its two campuses into one Division I program, effective with the 2019–20 academic year. The unified LIU program continues to sponsor all varsity sports that either campus sponsored before the merger. The new program’s nickname of Sharks was announced on May 15, 2019

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