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(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 25-27)

The cold weather has finally come, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors. Put on something to you keep you warm and go to some events happening this weekend in Toronto. 1. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Follow +RT for a chance to win a pair of tickets to #JingleBallNorth Nov 25 (minors require parental consent) Rules: https://t.co/cFz61mPU15 […]

(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 18-20)

It’s been a long week at school, so you should go out and enjoy yourself. It’s just over a month away from Christmas and that means this is the weekend the city kicks off some holiday events. 1. The Distillery Christmas Market Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the @TOXmasMkt this holiday season https://t.co/8VfV0khYeY pic.twitter.com/hwauCWvCDc — Live2UToronto (@live2utoronto) November […]

Roy Rana coaching the Rams during the CIS Final 8 during the 2014-2015 season (Courtesy Alex D'Addese)

Coach Rana returns

One of the most high-profile coaches in Canadian university basketball is back behind the Ryerson bench. Head coach Roy Rana, who built the Ryerson men’s basketball program into a national powerhouse, is back behind the Rams’ bench after taking a year-long sabbatical during the 2015-2016 season. Rana did not disclose much information when he initially announced his sabbatical, but he […]

by Hailey Salvian· · Basketball, News, Sports
(Alex D'addesse)

Rams find Ring leader

Kellie Ring already has Feb. 18, 2017 circled on her calendar. Ring, a graduate student and member of Ryerson’s women’s basketball team, is looking forward to returning to Ottawa in just over three months from now, where she will get to face off against her former team in the Rams’ final game of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) regular season. […]

by Carlo Zanette· · Basketball, News, Sports
The screening for Luke Galati's film is scheduled for Oct 27. (Ryersonian Archive)

Student’s film screening funds basketball scholarship

A new scholarship in memory of a former member of the Rams men’s basketball team is in the works thanks in part to a new Ryerson student-made basketball documentary. Luke Galati, a fourth year journalism student, is the director of the award-winning documentary film Eastern. The film follows Toronto high school Eastern Commerce and its final season of their record-breaking […]

by Kayla Kuefler· · Basketball, News, Sports
Former Rams guard Silvana Jez in 2013. (Ryersonian File Photo)

Q-and-A with former Ram Silvana Jez

After five successful seasons with the Ryerson women’s basketball team, Silvana Jez signed her first professional contract with the HPC Royal Eagles—who are based in Apeldoorn, Holland—in August. A former student at Ryerson’s school of occupational and public health, Jez, 22, played in 17 of 19 conference games in her final season, and averaged 13.4 points per game. The Ryersonian […]

by Emma Abdul· · Basketball, Sports
(Courtesy Alex D’Addese, Ryerson Athletics)

Rams still searching for a home

Mark Tari and the Rams were at home, but nothing made them feel that way. Despite their 10-5 victory over the McMaster Marauders, they knew that the opposing team had more fans cheering at the Bond Park baseball game. It was an October day, ideal for baseball. The sun was shining, but it wasn’t enough to bring Ryerson students out […]

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 48

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 48

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

(Courtesy of Khristel Stecher)

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 […]

(Courtesy James West Photography for CIS)

Ryerson women’s basketball team wins silver and makes history

The Ryerson women’s basketball team made history this year by being the school’s first team to make it to the final championship game at the national level. Unfortunately for the Rams, they lost a close game to the University of Saskatchewan 85-71, and won silver. The team had an underdog run throughout the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championship. Although they […]

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!  

The Ryerson women's basketball team poses with their sister team, fans and their new silver medals. (Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson women defeated in CIS final, settle for silver

“They are forever champions, just not CIS champions” said Rams Coach Carly Clarke of the OUA winning women’s basketball team.

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 women's basketball team will move on to the gold medal game after defeatign McGill University Saturday afternoon. (Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE BLOG: Women’s CIS basketball final

FREDERICTON – The Ryerson Rams face off against the Saskatchewan Huskies in the CIS gold medal game at 12 p.m. EST on Sunday March 20. This is the first time a Ryerson varsity team in any sport has made it to the finals of a national championship. Be sure to tune into the live blog below for video, interviews and more. […]

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 […]

(Nicholas Raponi/Ryersonian Staff)

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:  

(Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams tip off against No. 1-ranked McGill in CIS semifinal

FREDERICTON – Ryerson’s women’s basketball Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) semifinal matchup will pit the Rams against a team that they have not played more than five years. The Rams will face off against the McGill Martlets, the top seed in the tournament, on Saturday March 19 at 1:30 p.m. EST. The fifth-seed Rams will be playing for an underdog win and […]

by Rebecca Goss· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 47

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 47

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

(Nicholas Raponi/Ryersonian Staff)

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 […]

(Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

Women’s basketball team wins CIS game 1, advances to semifinals

FREDERICTON – Ryerson’s women’s basketball team defeated the University of Regina Cougars Thursday night 73-70 in game 1 of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships. It is the first time the Rams have reached this stage in the nationals. “This year has just been one year to remember,” said Keneca Pingue-Giles, who was named CIS player of the year Wednesday night. […]

The women's basketball team punched themselves a ticket to the CIS championships after winning gold at the OUA final on Sunday. (Courtesy Greg Mason)

LIVE BLOG: Women’s CIS Basketball Championships Game 1

The Ryerson Rams face off against the Regina Cougars in the quarter-final game of the CIS Women’s Basketball Championship in Fredericton, N.B., at 8 p.m. EST on March 17. The Cougars are seeded fourth and the Rams are seeded fifth in the tournament. Winner will head to the semifinals on Saturday March 19.

(Courtesy James West/Ryerson Athletics)

Q&A: Player of the Year, Keneca Pingue-Giles

The Ryersonian spoke with fifth-year Rams basketball guard Keneca Pingue-Giles at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Final 8 in Fredericton, to discuss the competition and being named CIS Player of the Year. You’re back at Nationals, how does it feel? It feels great. It also feels much better that we’ve actually won an OUA (Ontario University Athletics) championship, so we […]

by Rebecca Goss· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
(Courtesy Alex D'Addese)

Rams’ Patrick Tatham named CIS Coach of the Year

Ryerson men’s basketball coach Patrick Tatham has been named the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) coach of the year. This comes just a few days after he was named the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) coach of the year after leading the Rams to their first OUA title. After spending five years as an assistant coach under Roy Rana, Tatham is making […]

(Courtesy Bryan Meler)

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?

The women's basketball team punched themselves a ticket to the CIS championships after winning gold at the OUA final on Sunday. (Courtesy Greg Mason)

Preview: Women’s CIS basketball championship

Last year’s national-championship-winning coach said the Rams’ physicality could take them a long way

(Courtesy Blake Chorley/Ryerson Athletics)

Rams’ Keneca Pingue-Giles named CIS Player of the Year

Rams women’s basketball guard Keneca Pingue-Giles was named Player of the Year at the Canadian University Sport (CIS) All-Canadian Awards Wednesday night. She is the first Ryerson female athlete to win this award. Pingue-Giles was also given this honour at the Ontario University Athletics championships on March 13, where she also won Defensive Player of the Year. This is her fifth […]

(Courtesy Bryan Meler)

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.    

(Courtesy Bryan Meler)

Ryerson men’s basketball team wins first OUA Wilson Cup

  The Ryerson men’s basketball team won its first OUA Wilson Cup, with a 73-68 victory over the Carleton Ravens. Aaron Best led the way with 21 points, as the Rams made a comeback from a 13-point deficit they faced at halftime. Ryerson won the second half 46-28, by only allowing Carleton to convert on 24.3 per cent of their […]

by Bryan Meler· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
(Courtesy Greg Mason)

Rams dominate Lancers to advance to OUA gold medal game

The Ryerson women’s basketball team is moving on to the gold medal game of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) final four as it beat the Windsor Lancers 79-62 Friday night. Silvana Jez scored 20 points while adding nine rebounds and two three pointers. With their victory Friday the Rams ended Windsor’s three-year reign as OUA champions. Going into the game […]

by David Morassutti· · Basketball, News, On Campus, Sports
(Courtesy Scott McGee)

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
(David Morassutti/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams steam roll Thunderwolves; advance to OUA semifinals

By David Morassutti Ryerson’s men’s basketball team defeated the Lakehead Thunderwolves Saturday night by a score of 93-71  at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) to advance to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) semifinals. Adika Peter-McNeilly and Ammanuel Diressa led the way with 19 points each. Ryerson got off to a slow start to the game with Lakehead outscoring the Rams […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports
(David Morassutti/Ryersonian Staff)

Women’s basketball headed to Final Four

By David Morassutti Keneca Pingue-Giles racked up 21 points as the women’s basketball team defeated the Western Mustangs 83-64 Saturday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, advancing to the final four of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs. Ryerson jumped to an early lead 21-6 in the first quarter with Western picked up the pace in the second. Ryerson led 43-23 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports
Rams at home to University  of Toronto on Nov. 4

OUA playoffs first test for top-ranked Rams basketball

Here’s a recap of each team, in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past four months.

by Liam Butler· · Basketball, Sports
Photo Courtesy Alex D’Addese, Ryerson Athletics

Opinion: All NBA eyes on the North

The NBA all-star game is coming to Toronto, meaning the eyes of the basketball world will finally be turned toward The North

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports
Ryersonian Sports Wrap: February 8, 2016 – Men’s and women’s basketball game vs. Golden Hawks, and men’s hockey game vs. Varsity Blues

Ryersonian Sports Wrap: February 8, 2016 – Men’s and women’s basketball game vs. Golden Hawks, and men’s hockey game vs. Varsity Blues

YouTube / TheRyersonian – via Iframely

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Hockey, News, Sports
Rams top Golden Hawks by 23

Rams top Golden Hawks by 23

Ryerson’s men’s basketball team defeated the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 105-82 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre Friday night.

by Liam Butler· · Basketball, Sports
Fifth year guard Aaron Best shoots the long jumper over the Carlton defender at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Jan. 22, 2016.

Rye to host Basketball Without Borders Global Camp next month

The MAC will host Basketball Without Borders Global Camp next month, ending with a game against University of Toronto on Feb.14, 2016.

by Aidan Cox· · Basketball, News, Sports
Guard Jean-Victor Mukama makes a slam dunk in the BIA Cup opening game (Andrea Vacl/Ryersonian staff)

Rams edged Blues in home opener

The Ryerson men’s basketball team narrowly won their home-opener game against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Wednesday night. The game was a rollercoaster that ended with a final score of 85-84 The Rams’ early dominance in the BIA cup game was put in jeopardy after the second period when their 45-31 lead turned into a neck and neck […]

by Andrea Vacl· · Basketball, On Campus, Sports
Social media aflutter after Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry post at Ryerson’s MAC

Social media aflutter after Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry post at Ryerson’s MAC

A picture of Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry with a basketball? No big deal. Lowry at the Mattamy Athletic Centre? I’m listening. Add in a drone and a cryptic message of more to come? I gotta know!

by Emerson Brito· · Basketball, News, On Campus, Sports
Ryerson wins bronze at 2015 CIS Final 8 (Courtesy Alex D'Addese)

Ryerson prepared to top 2015 CIS men’s basketball Final 8 if it wins championship bids

Off the heels of hosting the last national championship in men’s basketball, Ryerson has placed bids to land the 2017 and 2018 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. If successful, the Rams will be the first team to host the tournaments simultaneously.

by Victoria Nguyen· · Basketball, Sports
Rams weekend preview

Rams weekend preview

Interested in what the Ryerson Rams are up to this weekend? Watch here.

by Cole Deakin· · Basketball, Soccer, Sports, Sports, Videos
Interim Men's Basketball Head Coach Patrick Tatham talks with team during a timeout against the Humber Hawks on Aug. 31, 2015. (Alex D'Addese /Ryerson Rams Athletics)

VIDEO: Tatham ready to lead Rams men’s basketball team his way

Patrick Tatham is the interim head coach of the Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team for the 2015-16 season. Victoria Nguyen sat down with him to talk about who he is and what he plans to bring to the Rams in his increased role.

The Match-Up: Men’s Versus Women’s Basketball

The Match-Up: Men’s Versus Women’s Basketball

Link Test Some female athletes at Ryerson feel they do not receive the amount of support and attention they deserve. Ryerson’s athletic department says extra marketing and “banners of distinction” require excellence on the part of the team. The following infographic compares the men’s and women’s basketball team season stats.     Stats provided by OUA.ca To read our initial feature on the […]

by Monique Hutson· · Basketball, News, On Campus, Sports
U.S. defeats Canada in wheelchair basketball tournament at Ryerson

U.S. defeats Canada in wheelchair basketball tournament at Ryerson

Team Canada’s wheelchair basketball team couldn’t come back from an early deficit against the Americans in a friendly match on March 26. The tournament, held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC), was hosted by the Canadian Paralympic national team. The American team won 67-54 and finished the tournament 5-0. Canada finished 3-2. Canada trailed 18-8 after the first quarter. Scarborough […]

by Marija Petrovic· · Basketball, Sports
CIS basketball needs Toronto for it to grow. (Iram Partap/Ryersonian Staff)

Toronto needs to get behind CIS Final 8 for tournament to reach next level

Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) basketball isn’t the NCAA. The CIS Final 8 is not March Madness. It also doesn’t have to be. The tournament may never reach the lofty heights in revenue and viewership of its U.S. counterpart. But the Final 8 took a big step this year, to get where it can. It took place in Toronto, something that […]

Carleton defeats Ottawa for CIS men’s basketball title

Carleton defeats Ottawa for CIS men’s basketball title

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by Alex Lyle· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Kadeem Green from the Ryerson Rams scores in the first half of the bronze medal game. (Courtesy of Marija Petrovic/Ryersonian Staff)

Game Recap: Rams Take the Bronze Against Victoria Vikes

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Game Recap: Rams fall to Ottawa Gee-Gees

Game Recap: Rams fall to Ottawa Gee-Gees

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by Alex Lyle· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Game Recap: Carleton Ravens dominate Victoria Vikes in semis

Game Recap: Carleton Ravens dominate Victoria Vikes in semis

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by Alex Lyle· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports