Articles by: Dan Berlin

Milos Raonic poses for photgraphers during his  children's charity event at Ryerson, Nov. 19, 2013 (Dan Berlin/Ryersonian Staff)

Milos Raonic wants to be number one

When the ATP released its latest world-rankings this week, Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic still found himself on the outside looking in at a coveted spot in the top ten. At his children’s charity event in support of the Milos Raonic Foundation, held at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre Tuesday night, Raonic – already the highest-ranked men’s tennis player in Canadian […]

by Dan Berlin· · Sports, Top stories, Videos
Wise was back on the ice Monday to run Rams' practice.  (Dan Berlin/Ryersonian Staff)

Coach wiser for the experience

It’s been a tough two weeks for Rams men’s hockey head coach Graham Wise. He was served a four-game suspension. His close friend and assistant was fired. And his team was forced to forfeit two crucial games in the standings. On Monday, Wise was finally able to move on and get back to business. Wise returned to the team this […]

by Dan Berlin· · Hockey, Sports, Top stories
Dikembe Mutombo (centre) poses at Ryerson with young basketball players representing Special Olympics Canada. (Dan Berlin/Ryersonian Staff)

Big man on campus

NBA Legend and global basketball ambassador Dikembe Mutombo made his first-ever appearance at Ryerson University this week on behalf of Special Olympics Canada. The nine-time NBA all-star ran an instructional clinic at Coca-Cola Court to work with athletes from Toronto-area schools on the fundamentals of the game. “(The Special Olympics) is one of the most wonderful organizations in the world,” […]

by Dan Berlin· · Basketball, Sports, Top stories
Ryerson's Shaughna Boara and her Rams' teammates were flattened by Ottawa 270-0. (Keith Capstick/Ryersonian Staff)

Snitches, stitches and without riches

By: Keith Capstick Ryersonian Staff Ryerson competed in the third-annual Quidditch Canadian Cup on Saturday in search of a berth at the upcoming World Cup in April. They left with their brooms – and tails – between their legs. Ryerson’s entry in the 16-team competition struggled to keep up with other eastern-based Canadian universities. In one of its three round-robin […]

by Dan Berlin· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Interim head coach Frank Duco runs the s first practice after suspension was lifted Monday (Hayley Brauer/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams’ men’s hockey team returns from suspension with new bench boss

The Ryerson men’s hockey team is back on the ice after serving its seven-day team suspension, but for the first time in eight years, there will be a new face behind the bench running the show. Assistant coach Johnny Duco takes over as interim head coach of the Rams for the team’s next two games while longtime bench boss Graham […]

by Dan Berlin· · Hockey, Sports, Top stories
Steve Taylor and his fiancée Jen Lavers welcome newborn Bennett to their family. (Ryan McKenna/Ryersonian Staff)

Taylor stickhandles pucks and pacifiers

By: Ryan McKenna and Dan Berlin, Ryersonian Staff Varsity Hockey Player. Electrical engineering student. Proud new father. Welcome to the wild world of 23-year old Ryerson undergrad Steve Taylor. Taylor, in his third season with the Rams men’s hockey team, became a dad for the first time six weeks ago on Sept. 21, when he and fiancée Jen Lavers welcomed […]

by Dan Berlin· · Hockey, Sports
Ryerson’s men’s soccer team celebrates after defeating Windsor 1-0 in the OUA Final Four on Saturday, clinching their first-ever berth in the national championship tournament. (Dan Berlin / Ryersonian Staff)

In pictures: Ryerson’s men’s soccer team advances to national finals

The Ryerson Rams defeated the Windsor Lancers 1-0 in the OUA semifinals and qualify for nationals for the first time in their program’s history. If they win against York University in the finals on Sunday, the Rams will bring Ryerson its first OUA title in the university’s history.

by Dan Berlin· · In pictures, Interactives
Ryerson men's soccer coaches Kevin Souter (left), Ivan Joseph (centre) and Filip Prostran (right) were all part of Graceland University's 2006 NAIA national championship team. (Photo courtesy Ryersonian photo file)

Soccer triumverate graces Ryerson athletics

Graceland University is not a place where students go to learn about Elvis. About 1,000 kilometres north of Memphis, you’ll find it in the heart of the small Christian town of Lamoni, Iowa – population: 2,300. Amish buggies own the road and businesses remain closed on Sundays. It hardly seems like an appealing place for young students looking to complete […]

by Dan Berlin· · Soccer, Sports
Men’s Soccer: Dramatic win vaults Ryerson Rams into OUA Final Four

Men’s Soccer: Dramatic win vaults Ryerson Rams into OUA Final Four

It was the kind of storybook ending to a game that even Disney producers would have a hard time believing. The Ryerson men’s soccer team, mere seconds away from being eliminated from playoff contention, rallied to tie the score in the final minute of regulation, then scored again in the final minute of extra time to pull out an improbable […]

by Dan Berlin· · Soccer, Sports
Ram-ming them in: Ryerson’s MAC packs the house on Student Night

Ram-ming them in: Ryerson’s MAC packs the house on Student Night

Free student admission and cheap beer were just the ticket in drawing a season-high 2,156 fans to the Mattamy Athletic Centre, helping spur the Ryerson Rams to a 6-1 win over Guelph in OUA Men’s Hockey action Thursday night. Fans showed up in droves to cheer on the Rams on “Student Night,” which offered free entry to any student with […]

by Dan Berlin· · Hockey, Sports
A League Of Her Own: Brittany Chan on verge of making history at Ryerson

A League Of Her Own: Brittany Chan on verge of making history at Ryerson

Brittany Chan is hoping to do something this fall that no woman in the history of Ryerson has ever done — compete on a men’s varsity team. Chan, a first-year business student in hospitality and tourism, currently holds a conditional roster spot with the newly formed Ryerson baseball team, after impressing the coaching staff during the first round of tryouts […]

by Dan Berlin· · Baseball, Sports
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