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Brianne Spiker in Ryerson's Recreation and Athletics Centre. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

Ice-cream sandwiches and gains

‘Three years ago, the RAC took a chance on a shy kid for the front desk.’

by Brianne Spiker· · jobs, Opinion, Sports, students, Voices
One of the players at the Canadian Blind Hockey Tournament, which took place at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on March 25, 2017. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

The sound of hockey

Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre hosts annual blind hockey tournament.

by William Brown· · Hockey, News, Off Campus, On Campus, Sports
RyersonianTV: Ezra Levant speaks at Ryerson, four mumps cases confirmed, and more

RyersonianTV: Ezra Levant speaks at Ryerson, four mumps cases confirmed, and more

This week, Ezra Levant spoke at an event hosted by the Ryerson Campus Conservatives, a total of four mumps cases have been confirmed on campus, and so much more.

Ryerson men's volleyball player, Uchenna Ofoha, gets his sprained ankle worked on at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. (Courtesy Luke Galati)

Repairing Ryerson’s athletes

With injuries inevitable, Ryerson’s athletic therapy department has the task of getting the Rams ready for game time.

by Brianne Spiker· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Ryerson Rams capture first silver medal at national championships

Ryerson Rams capture first silver medal at national championships

The Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team finished second place at the national championships this past weekend. But taking home silver is still seen as disappointing for the players and coaches. William Brown reports.

RyersonianTV: Ryerson considers expanding, urban planning school cancels U.S. trips, and more

RyersonianTV: Ryerson considers expanding, urban planning school cancels U.S. trips, and more

This week, Ryerson is one step closer to expanding to Brampton, the school of urban planning cancels trips to the U.S. due to Trump’s travel ban, and so much more.

Pizza with Players: Ryerson men’s volleyball players answer ridiculous questions

Pizza with Players: Ryerson men’s volleyball players answer ridiculous questions

Watch as three men’s volleyball starters answer ridiculous questions in the first episode of Pizza with Players.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports, students, Videos, Web Series
Ryerson's Women's volleyball team will face the University of Western Ontario, the OUA western division’s regular season champions, Mar. 4 at the University of Toronto in a semifinal game. (Nicholas Raponi/Ryersonian Staff)

U SPORTS women’s volleyball preview

With Ryerson hosting the national women’s volleyball championship, the Rams get a shot at redemption after a disappointing OUA Final Four.

by Brianne Spiker· · Sports, Volleyball
Juwon Grannum and Adika Peter-McNeilly both played their final games in Rams uniforms. They won the program's first ever silver medal. (Luke Galati/The Ryersonian)

WATCH: Rams fall in national finals to Carleton, win first silver in program history

Watch Rams Head Coach Roy Rana and Guard Myles Charvis discuss their loss in the U Sports championship final

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Juwon Grannum and Roy Rana hug as Grannum comes out of the game for the final time as a Ram. (Luke Galati/The Ryersonian)

Rams fall in national finals to Carleton, win first silver in program history

HALIFAX — It’s heartbreak for the Rams. The Carleton Ravens defeated the Ryerson Rams 78-69 in the men’s basketball championship game. Ryerson still takes home a silver medal, but silver’s not the colour they wanted. For the Ravens, it’s their seventh consecutive championship, a marvel in the highly competitive world of university sports in Canada. Plain and simple, Carleton was the better […]

by William Brown· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, News, Sports
Jaime Hills behind the mic on a local Ryerson Rams broadcast. (Courtesy Christian Ryan)

Ryerson basketball player becomes broadcaster: Inside Jaime Hills’ journey

How Jaime Hills went from playing in the big-game to covering nationals live on-air with Sportsnet in just one year.

by Luke Galati· · Basketball, Features, Sports
Ryerson guard Ammanuel Diressa takes a jump shot against Dalhousie in Saturday night's win in Halifax. Photo by Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff

Rams look to make history in gold medal game

HALIFAX – Nine seconds left. The Ryerson Rams are up 59-58, but Dalhousie has possession. An inbound pass gets the ball to Kashrell Lawrence, a 5th-year forward who has been mancing teams all weekend. He pivots, takes the ball inside. Three seconds left. He’s surrounded by Rams. Time is almost out. He fires. A jump shot from just inside the […]

by William Brown· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, News, Sports
Filip Vujadinovic scores one of his game high 16 points as the Rams advance to the national finals in Halifax. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson advances to national basketball final in thrilling 59-58 win

The Rams will finally have a chance to play for the trophy. And they’ll do it against their OUA rivals, the Carleton Ravens.

by William Brown· · Basketball, News, Sports
Ryerson fans look on as the Rams play the St. Mary's Huskies at the U Sports Final 8 in Halifax. Photo by Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff

RamPack: Life on the road for the Ryerson fans in Halifax to support their team

The RamPack take their show on the road to the East Coast to cheer on the Rams in the Final 8.

Ryerson's Chase Vassell, Thedrose Demeke, Keevon Small and Adika Peter-McNeilly pose at today's shootaround. Photo by Luke Galati/The Ryersonian

Rams look ahead to semifinal showdown versus Dalhousie

  HALIFAX — On their only off day this weekend, the Ryerson Rams prepare in an empty arena. Only media and staff are inside the shell of an arena in the heart of Nova Scotia’s capital. But it won’t stay that way for long. A loud, boisterous crowd is expected to greet the Rams in their semifinal game tomorrow versus the Dalhousie […]

by William Brown· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Chris Blanchette

The Final Four: Ryerson’s volleyball teams

The squads are off to Hamilton for the OUA.

by Christopher Blanchette· · Sports, Volleyball
(Alex D'addesse)

Ryerson Rams win big with U SPORTS, OUA honours

Rams athletes honoured across Canada and Ontario in basketball, volleyball and hockey.

by Brianne Spiker· · News, On Campus, Sports
RyersonianTV: Rams OUA champions, lecturer under fire for Facebook comments, and more

RyersonianTV: Rams OUA champions, lecturer under fire for Facebook comments, and more

In this week’s news, the Rams’ men’s basketball team celebrated their victory in the OUA championship for the second year in a row, Ryerson engineering lecturer Brian Petz is under fire for controversial Facebook comments, and so much more.

Veronica Livingston reminisces on her time with Rams volleyball as her career draws to a finish

Veronica Livingston reminisces on her time with Rams volleyball as her career draws to a finish

As women’s volleyball heads into the finals, Livingston wants to make sure she’s leaving it all on the court.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports, Videos, Volleyball
Adika Peter-McNeilly celebrates after scoring a three in the fourth-quarter of the 2017 men’s national championship quarterfinal. Peter-McNeilly scored 17 points in the game. Ryerson plays next on Saturday in the semifinals. Photo by Luke Galati/ The Ryersonian

Rams squeeze out tight victory in opening Final 8 game

The Rams advance to the semifinal on Saturday with their opponent to be determined.

by William Brown· · Basketball, News, Sports
Rams begin national championship bid in Halifax

Rams begin national championship bid in Halifax

By: William Brown & Luke Galati HALIFAX — It’s all set. The U Sports men’s basketball tournament Final 8 is already underway, as the Carleton Ravens and Calgary Dinos finish up the first of four games today. Ryerson fans travelling to Halifax arrived this morning by plane and took the bus downtown to support their team. They now wait patiently […]

The Ryerson Rams men's basketball team with the OUA championship trophy. (Andrea Vacl/Ryersonian Staff)

Championship state of mind

Ryerson moves into nationals as the No. 1 seed.

by Luke Galati· · Basketball, Sports
Ryerson Rams star player steps his way into the U Sports Championship game

Ryerson Rams star player steps his way into the U Sports Championship game

Ryerson Rams basketball player, Adika Peter-McNielly, shares his monumental footwear that led to his personal record-breaking 1000 points this season.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports
The Ryerson Rams men's basketball team with the OUA championship trophy. (Andrea Vacl/Ryersonian Staff)

U Sports men’s basketball Final 8 preview

Ryerson sits at the top going into nationals for the second year in a row.

by Brianne Spiker· · Basketball, Sports
Olivia Nashmi, left, and Erin Evite, right, at a campus pool during a training session. Courtesy Karen Chan

From blue and gold to red and white

Two Ryerson students are training to join the national dragon boat team.

by Karen Chan· · Dragon Boat, Sports
Rams pose for team photo after their 86-79 win over the Carleton Ravens to take the OUA gold on March 4, 2017. (Andrea Vacl/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams repeat as OUA champs

Ryerson beat the Carleton Ravens on their own court 86-79 to win gold at the OUA championships.
Rams forward and captain Adika Peter-McNeilly led all scorers with 29 points in a topsy-turvy game that saw Ryerson trailing after three quarters.

by Mahnoor Sheikh· · News, Off Campus, Sports, Top stories
Rams' outside hitter Veronica Livingston had a team-high 15 kills in a quarter-final win over Guelph. (Christopher Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson edges Guelph to earn berth in OUA semifinals

Ryerson’s women’s volleyball team ended its game against the Guelph Gryphons with a victory, securing its spot in the OUA semifinals.

by Christopher Blanchette· · Sports, Volleyball
Preview: Women’s volleyball quarter-finals today

Preview: Women’s volleyball quarter-finals today

The Ryerson Rams women’s volleyball team will be playing in the OUA quarterfinals this afternoon. Here’s what to expect:

by Brianne Spiker· · Sports, Volleyball
The Rams beat the Ottawa Gee Gees 76-75 in the OUA semifinals at Carleton University on March 3 (Andrea Vacl/Ryersonian)

Rams squeak by Ottawa to set up OUA title defence versus Carleton

Ryerson’s men’s basketball team beat Ottawa 76-75 and will play in the Wilson Cup, which it won last year for the first time. The win also sends the Rams to the nationals next weekend.

by Mahnoor Sheikh· · Basketball, News, Sports
The Ryerson Rams are looking for their second ever OUA championship tonight as they face off against Ottawa in the nation's capital. Courtesy Luke Galati

Ryerson Rams chase history: Going for back-to-back OUA titles

For the third year in a row, the Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team is headed to the OUA Final Four Championship. They’ll be playing the Ottawa Gee-Gees at Carleton University tonight at 8 p.m.

by Luke Galati· · Basketball, Sports
RyersonianTV: TA fired for anti-Semitic comments, a Team Canada dragon boat hopeful, and more

RyersonianTV: TA fired for anti-Semitic comments, a Team Canada dragon boat hopeful, and more

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV. This week, we looked at a TA who was fired by university for anti-Semitic comments he made last year at a mosque, Rams men’s basketball star Adika Peter-McNeilly’s take on the OUA championships this weekend, and so much more.

Ontario University Athletics Women's Basketball action between Ryerson Rams and Brock Badgers on campus.
(Courtesy of Alex D'Addese / Ryerson Athletics )

RamPack fills an empty MAC

Meet Ryerson’s most dedicated sports fans.

by Allan Perkins· · Features, Sports
RyersonianTV: RSU elections, Indigenous initiatives at Ryerson and more

RyersonianTV: RSU elections, Indigenous initiatives at Ryerson and more

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV. This week, we look at the passing of Stuart McLean, more clashes between pro and anti abortion groups on campus and how Trump’s Muslim ban is still being felt at Ryerson.

Ryerson Rams women's lead Teagan Walton (centre, low) delivers her rock as vice Nicole Titkai (left) and second Audrey Wallbank (right) prepare to sweep during the final of the 2017 OUA Curling Championship in Oshawa on Monday, February 20, 2017. The Rams were defeated in the final, losing 6-4 to the Laurentian Voyageurs.

Women’s curling team takes OUA silver after loss to Laurentian in final

To say that the Ryerson Rams women’s curling teams finished strong at the OUA Curling Championship would be a gross understatement. After starting the round robin 1-3, the women won their final three games to finish 4-3 and qualify for the playoffs as the fourth seed in Pool A. Combined with the men winning their final four round robin games […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Ryerson Rams women's skip Maggie Macintosh (centre, low) delivers a stone as lead Teagan Walton (left) and second Audrey Wallbank (right) prepare to sweep at the 2017 OUA Curling Championship in Oshawa on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Ryerson women’s team off to provincial final with upset over Carleton

The Ryerson Rams curling teams entered the final days of the OUA curling championship needing to win all seven of their final round-robin games (three for the women’s team, four for the men’s team) to qualify for the playoffs. They called it the #WinOnlyWeekend, and nine games later, it is still intact. The women delivered a second straight playoff upset […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Ryerson hosts two sports conferences

Ryerson hosts two sports conferences

On two weekends in February, Ryerson hosted two conferences about the sports business industry, providing students with the opportunity to learn about careers in an increasingly popular Canadian industry. On Feb. 11, seven students in their final year of the RTA School of media program hosted WiSE Talk at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC). Then, from Feb. 17 to 19, […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · Sports
Ryerson Rams women's skip Maggie Macintosh (centre, low) delivers a rock as lead Teagan Walton (right) and second Audrey Wallbank (left) prepare to sweep during the Rams' quarterfinal game against the Brock Badgers at the 2017 OUA Curling Championship in Oshawa on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The Rams would upset the Badgers with a 6-5 win to advance to the semifinals.

Brock Rocked: Rams upset Badgers in OUA quarterfinals

  The Ryerson Rams’ women’s curling team already had enough of an argument to be deemed a “Cinderella story”. After falling to 1-3 to start the round robin at the 2017 OUA Curling Championship, the Rams won their final three games and managed to sneak into the fourth and final playoff spot in their pool. But if there were any […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Ryerson Rams men's skip Stuart Leslie (left) directs his sweepers, vice Alex Champ (left-centre) and lead Jonathan U (right-centre), during their game against the Brock Badgers at the 2017 OUA Curling Championship in Oshawa on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The Rams went on to defeat the Badgers 5-4.

Rams continue winning ways at OUAs, women make playoffs

Both Ryerson Rams curling teams needed wins on the final day of the round robin of the OUA Curling Championship to stay in the hunt for playoff berths. Continuing their fine form from day 3, both Rams teams went perfect for the second straight day. Although the men’s teams were unable to get the help they needed from results in […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Western Mustangs women's skip Carolyne Graham yells for her teammates to sweep her rock during their game against the Ryerson Rams at the 2017 OUA Curling Championship in Oshawa on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The Rams defeated the Mustangs 6-2.

Rams rebound remarkably on Day 3 of OUAs

The Ryerson Rams curling teams each had to bounce back after a winless second day at the OUA Championships, and did so brilliantly on Saturday. Both teams played twice on the third day of the round–robin, and each team emerged with two important wins. With their results, the men’s team kept their glimmer of hope alive but will still require […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Ryerson Rams lead Jonathan U (left) and second Henry Lin (right) sweep a rock as it approaches the far hog line at the 2017 OUA Curling Championship in Oshawa on Friday, February 17, 2017.

Rams curling teams suffer winless second day at OUAs

Seven games are all that are guaranteed for teams at the OUA Curling Championship. The teams that are allowed to play more – the ones that make the playoffs – are those with the smallest margins of error. Both Ryerson Rams teams went winless in the second day of the round robin, and their margin of error for the rest […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Ryerson Rams vice Alex Champ (right) prepares to deliver a rock as second Henry Lin (left) and lead Jonathan U (middle) get ready to sweep at the Brock University Invitational Bonspiel on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Ryerson curlers come up light on Day 1 of OUAs

 “More wins than last season” has been the commonly-stated goal of both Ryerson Rams curling teams when discussing this year’s Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championship. After the first day of competition, however, it’s clear that this goal could be more of a challenge than expected. The women’s team won big and lost big to start the tournament at 1-1, while […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Ryerson's Mattamy Athletics Centre. Ryersonian file photo.

Finding a winning formula for male athlete of the year

Explaining why the Ryerson male athlete of the year award has gone to the same three teams over the past 25 years.

by Jordan Arseneault· · Rams Athletics, Sports
RyersonianTV: RSU elections, Indigenous initiatives at Ryerson and more

RyersonianTV: RSU elections, Indigenous initiatives at Ryerson and more

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV. We look at the winners of the RSU elections, why it’s important to have strong Indigenous voices on campus and Toronto’s continuing stand against Islamophobia and white supremacy.

Famous fitness Instagrammers at Ryerson

Famous fitness Instagrammers at Ryerson

What’s it really like being a fitness Instragrammer? Ryerson students Gabby Scheyen and Elliot Illuwa share their lives behind the likes. Elysha Haun and Ebony-Renee Baker have the story.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports, students, Videos
Ryerson’s volleyball teams are on a roll

Ryerson’s volleyball teams are on a roll

This weekend, the Ryerson Rams volleyball program asserted their dominance once again.  The men’s team cruised to a victory over Brock University in straight sets, 3-0 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC). The win propelled them into first place ahead of York.  Not to be outdone by their male counterparts, the women’s volleyball team also hosted Brock to a straight-set […]

by Daniel Melfi· · Sports, Volleyball
Captain Michael Fine and the Rams sported their new Nike designed jerseys at Thursday's home opener. (James Tozer)

Michael Fine: Cementing his legacy at Ryerson

Growing up in Toronto, Ryerson Rams’ captain Michael Fine remembers watching his hockey idol, Doug Gilmour, play at Maple Leaf Gardens. Little did he know Gilmour would eventually become his coach, and that his career with the Rams would be spent playing under the same roof his favourite player once did.

by Jordan Arseneault· · Hockey, Sports
Courtesy creative commons.org

Watch: Ryerson predicts the Super Bowl

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Allan Perkins and Jordan Arseneault ask students who’s going to win the big game — and what they think of Lady Gaga at the halftime show.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports, Videos
Ryerson men's basketball team guard, Roshane Roberts, breaks past two York players during their game on Feb. 1, 2017 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. Ryerson won the game 79-53.

In photos: Ryerson men’s basketball takes on York

The Ryersonian’s Andrea Vacl was courtside for the men’s 79-53 win over the York Lions last night. Check out her photo gallery.

by Andrea Vacl· · Sports
RyersonianTV: Ryerson’s take on Islamophobia, OneCards, Rams and more

RyersonianTV: Ryerson’s take on Islamophobia, OneCards, Rams and more

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV. This week, Ryerson students say no to the Muslim ban and mourn for the Quebec City mosque victims. Also, OneCards are FINALLY going digital. And, we bring you the latest as Ryerson teams continue to push for the playoffs.

Ryerson Dragon Boat Club members race in a relay at the 2017 Ontario University Indoor Championships held in the SLC. (Jordan Arseneault/ Ryersonian)

Ryerson Rams Dragon Boat Club tests paddlers individually at Ontario University Indoor Championships

In a team sport, how much weight does each individual really carry? Dragon boat racing is a sport where the team that works together, wins. What happens when you dismantle that team and test each paddler  on their own strength and endurance in an intense indoor competition? On Saturday, Ryerson’s dragon boat team competed in the fifth-annual Ontario University Indoor […]

by Madonna Dennis· · Sports, Videos