Articles by: Nicholas Raponi

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Opinion: Intramural sports are good for the average student

I remember playing baseball when I was seven years old in my backyard in Keswick, Ont. I would create scenarios in my head — two outs, the bases loaded and the World Series was on the line. It was up to me to make the big pitch, and nothing excited me more. As a young, hopeful kid, I dreamed of […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · Opinion, Sports, students
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Ryerson men’s basketball team was ranked No. 1, won bronze at nationals

The Ryerson men’s basketball team ended a record-setting year with a bronze medal at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) tournament in Vancouver last weekend. While the team didn’t meet its goal of winning a gold medal, it is still optimistic about what its finish means for the future of basketball at Ryerson. “It was a crazy ride,” said Rams guard […]

JV Mukama tries to split the Dalhousie University defence during the bronze-medal CIS game on March 20. (courtesy Alex D'Addese, Rams Athletics)

Rams men’s basketball team repeats with national bronze

Rams beat Dalhousie University in the consolation bronze medal game.

Rams Aaron Best (12) drives on Dinos Thomas Cooper (2) in CIS semifinal. (Courtesy Alex D'Addesse/Rams Athletics)

LIVE BLOG: Ryerson men take on Dalhousie Tigers in CIS bronze medal game

VANCOUVER – The Ryerson men’s basketball team will take on the Dalhousie Tigers tonight at 5 p.m. EST in a fight for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) bronze medal. Follow The Ryersonian’s live blog below for exclusive interviews, in-depth coverage and much more!  

Ammanuel Diressa avoids Dino Jasdeep Gill.  (courtesy Alex D'Addese Rams Athletics)

Ryerson men’s basketball playing for national bronze against Dalhousie

The Rams play in the consolation bronze medal game at 5 p.m. EST. against Dalhousie University. Rams coach Patrick Tatham said the magic ran out against the Calgary Dinos.

The Ryerson Rams will advance to the gold medal game with a win against Calgary Saturday night. (Courtesy Jeremy Johnson-Silvers)

Preview: Ryerson faces University of Calgary in CIS Final 8 semifinals

VANCOUVER – The Ryerson Rams will focus on a brighter start Saturday night when they square up against the University of Calgary Dinos in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Final 8 semifinals. The fourth-seeded Dinos were the winners of the Canada West division. They beat McGill University on Thursday to advance to the semifinal game against the Rams. Led by Thomas […]

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LIVE BLOG: Ryerson takes on the University of Calgary in men’s CIS semifinal

VANCOUVER – The Ryerson men’s basketball team will face off against the University of Calgary in semifinal action tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST. Follow The Ryersonian’s live blog below:  

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Ryerson men win CIS Game 1 in OT thriller

VANCOUVER – The Ryerson men’s basketball team has advanced to the semifinal round at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships after defeating the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds 109-101 in overtime on Thursday night. Led by guard Adika Peter-McNeilly’s 25 points, the Rams were able to withstand the hostile environment that the UBC fans created in the game. JV […]

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Men’s CIS preview: Most coaches still pick Carleton to win nationals

The Rams are ranked No. 1 heading to the national championships at UBC, so why are most coaches still picking Carleton University to win it all again?

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LIVE BLOG: Men’s CIS Basketball Championships Game 1

The Ryerson Rams face off against the UBC Thunderbirds in the quarter-final game of the CIS Men’s Basketball Championship in Vancouver, B.C. at 11 p.m. EST on March 17. The Thunderbirds are seeded eighth and the Rams are seeded first in the tournament. Winner will head to the semifinals on Saturday March 19.    

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Men’s volleyball bows out to Laval in maiden CIS tournament

The Ryerson men’s volleyball team was eliminated from the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Championships after a tight 3-2 loss to Laval University. It was the first visit to the CIS playoffs from the Rams, who took the first game in the match. A second set slip by the Ryerson, leading 23-20, was pivotal. “We let things get away from us […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · Sports, Volleyball
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Men’s basketball defeats Windsor; advance to OUA gold medal game

The Ryerson men’s basketball team is headed for the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) final after defeating the Windsor Lancers 96-77 Friday evening. The team will be playing for the OUA gold medal against the Carleton Ravens at 8 p.m. on Saturday evening at the MAC. With the win, the Rams have also cemented a spot in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · Basketball, News, Sports
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Rams lose CIS opener to Trinity Western in a four set thriller

The Ryerson men’s volleyball team lost its opening game against Trinity Western Friday at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) National Championship in four sets. It was the team’s first appearance in school history. The loss comes just a few days after the team won the silver medal in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs. Eleven teams competed in the tournament.  Ryerson dropped […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · Sports, Volleyball
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Weekend Recap: Men’s and women’s basketball advance to Final Four

Sports editor Nick Raponi fills you in on what you missed this weekend.

by Nicholas Raponi· · Sports, Sports, Videos
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McMaster takes down Rams in OUA final

The McMaster Marauders defeated the Ryerson men’s volleyball team in three straight sets in Friday night’s Ontario University Athletics  final. While Ryerson was not able to bring the gold medals back home to Toronto, the team still greatly overachieved on the season, winning silver and cementing itself a berth in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) National Championships next weekend in Hamilton […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · News
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Rams defeat Golden Gaels in four sets; advance to gold medal game

The Ryerson men’s volleyball team defeated the Queen’s Golden Gaels in four sets on Thursday evening to advance to the OUA finals. By being an OUA finalist, the Rams have also punched their ticket to the CIS National Championships. This will be the team’s first appearance in school history. The team started out the game with a lead early in […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · News, Sports, Volleyball
James Tieu, co-founder and co-executive director of ZLAS, poses before the event kicked off. (Nicholas Raponi/Ryersonian Staff)

Rye students get analytical for the Blue Jays

Ryerson University’s Zone Learning Analytics School (ZLAS) has turned the love of baseball analytics into a competition. Canada’s Next Top Sports Analytics Leader competition was held Feb. 26 at the Student Learning Centre’s Launch Zone, where students were put into teams of four or five and were required to do analytical research for the Toronto Blue Jays. Twelve teams participated, […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · News