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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.

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
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
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
Ryerson's C'airah Gabriel-Robinson fights for a loose ball during yesterday 91-75 win in St Catharines. (Tagwa Moyo/Ryersonian)

In Photos: Ryerson’s weekend basketball games versus Brock

Last night’s Ryerson basketball games against the Brock Badgers in St. Catharines, Ont. in pictures.

by Thabo Moyo· · Basketball, Sports
Jordan Arseneault/Ryersonian.

Rams now 13-0 after McMaster romp

Ryerson’s men’s basketball took an early lead and finished with a 99-77 win over the McMaster Marauders at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Jan 25.

by Allan Perkins· · Basketball, Sports
McMaster's bench. Tagwa Moyo/Ryersonian.

Ryerson women’s basketball falls to McMaster in thriller

The Ryerson women’s basketball team lost 76-74 to the McMaster Marauders tonight at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in dramatic fashion.

by Allan Perkins· · Basketball, Sports
(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