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A dejected Jacob O'Connor (centre) following the Rams 3-2 loss to Laval in CIS quarter-finals. (Arman Aghbali/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams run out of magic, lose to Laval in CIS quarter-final

FREDERICTON, N.B. – Ryerson was eliminated from contention for the CIS national soccer tournament championship after a 3-2 loss to Laval at the BMO Centre on Thursday. Torrential rain poured throughout this Canadian Interuniversity Sports quarter-final match between the Rams and the Rouge et Or. When it had stopped after 90 minutes, some tears flowed for the team, which saw […]

Braletic becomes first Ryerson athlete named CIS MVP

Braletic becomes first Ryerson athlete named CIS MVP

FREDERICTON, N.B. — This year just keeps getting better for Alex Braletic. Braletic became the first Ryerson athlete to earn a CIS MVP trophy in any sport on Wednesday. He was awarded the Joe Johnson Award as the CIS men’s soccer athlete of the year. The Thornhill, Ont., native accepted the award with humour, causing the audience at the Fredericton […]

by Victor Ferreira· · Soccer, Sports, Top stories
Rams captain Andrew Buck takes responsibility for suspension

Rams captain Andrew Buck takes responsibility for suspension

The Ryerson Rams crushed the Waterloo Warriors in basketball action Wednesday night.

Men’s basketball: Rams crushed by Syracuse Orange

The Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team took a four-hour trip to the Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Tuesday, only to fall short 81-46. The Orange, ranked No. 8 in the NCAA AP top 25 rankings, dominated play by creating turnovers and spending most of the game in Ryerson’s end. The team also used its size and defensive […]

by Sydney Poulos· · Basketball, Sports
A unified Rams squad prepares for the program's first-ever trip to nationals. (Marissa Dederer/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams prepare for big test at soccer nationals

The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team lost its first game of the year in the most untimely fashion, falling short against the York Lions 1-0 in the OUA final at Birchmount Stadium on Sunday. The game marked an end to Ryerson’s hopes of securing the first OUA championship in school history, though the team will have a shot at glory […]

by Armen Bedakian· · Soccer, Sports
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
Men's basketball head coach Roy Rana and the Rams enter the 2013-14 season as the fourth-ranked team in the country.  Courtesy: Ryerson Athletics

Expectations too high for Rana’s Rams

The Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team yearns for redemption. The team entered this season fueled by its historic No. 4 ranking. Before the season’s start, Ryerson announced it will host the CIS Final 8 tournament in 2014-15. That’s a lot of pressure. Last year, the Rams thought they were ready to handle that sort of pressure. They were wrong. Posters […]

by Victor Ferreira· · Basketball, Sports
Students unsympathetic after men’s hockey team suspended for drinking

Students unsympathetic after men’s hockey team suspended for drinking

By Dan Berlin and Nuruddin Qorane Students say players deserved their punishments for breaking the rules after the Ryerson men’s hockey team was suspended for drinking during a recent road trip to Princeton, N.J. “Even though they are of age, I don’t think it’s the best idea for athletes to be drinking because it will affect their performance,” said Anna-Maria […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Hockey, News, On Campus, Sports, Top stories
Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team suspended for drinking on Princeton trip

Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team suspended for drinking on Princeton trip

The Ryerson men’s hockey team has been suspended, effective immediately, for seven days after a week-long investigation for violating Ryerson’s student-athlete code of conduct during a recent road trip to Princeton, N.J. on Oct. 18 and 19, Ryerson’s director of athletics, Ivan Joseph, announced. Away for a two-game exhibition series vs. the Princeton Tigers, the team was reported to be […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Hockey, News, On Campus, Sports, Top stories
RyersonianTV Sports Wrap for November 4, 2013

RyersonianTV Sports Wrap for November 4, 2013

A recording of an earlier live broadcast from the Ryersonian Newsroom featuring a roundup of the weekend sports highlights.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Sports
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 6

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 6

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press.

In pictures: How stylish is Hudson’s Bay’s new Sochi 2014 collection?

In pictures: How stylish is Hudson’s Bay’s new Sochi 2014 collection?

The mitts are back. To celebrate the 100-day countdown to the official start of the Sochi 2014 Olympic games, the Hudson’s Bay Company unveiled its 2014 Winter Games clothesline last week, including the iconic red mittens from Vancouver 2012. But how does this year’s Olympic-themed line stack up in the world of design? Fourth-year Ryerson fashion design student Alora Arnold and third-year fashion […]

Ryerson Rams defender Michael Jan at the OUA gold medal game against the York Lions. (Marissa Dederer / Ryersonian Staff)

Nationals-bound Ryerson Rams fall in OUA finals to York Lions

The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team lost its first game of the year in the most untimely fashion, falling short against the York Lions 1-0 in the OUA finals at Birchmount Stadium Sunday. The game marked an end to Ryerson’s hopes of securing the first OUA championship in school history, though the team will have a shot at glory once […]

Windsor Lancers suffocate Ryerson Rams in home return

Windsor Lancers suffocate Ryerson Rams in home return

By Stefan Morrone Ryersonian Staff The Windsor Lancers outshot the Ryerson Rams 39-19 en route to a dominating 3-1 victory on Friday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Ryerson scored the first goal from Nella Brodett but three unanswered goals from the Lancers sealed the Rams’ fourth loss in six hockey games. The Rams played at the MAC for the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · 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)

Men’s soccer team advances to national finals

An old adage in the world of football is uttered exclusively during days of wind and rain. “It’s perfect football weather!” That expression was warmly embraced by the shivering, yet ever passionate Ryerson Rams fans, who braved the cold to watch their men’s soccer team defeat the Windsor Lancers 1-0 in the OUA semifinals and qualify for nationals for the […]

by Armen Bedakian· · Rams Athletics, Soccer, Sports
CBC reveals coverage plans for 2014 Sochi Olympic Games

CBC reveals coverage plans for 2014 Sochi Olympic Games

After winning back the title of  “Canada’s Olympic network,” the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) unveiled its coverage plans and broadcast team for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games at a public event held at the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto Wednesday. The CBC has broadcasted the Olympics on 19 occasions dating back almost 60 years. However, for the most recent games, the 2010 […]

by Erynn Sally· · Sports
Rams round up OUA soccer awards

Rams round up OUA soccer awards

Most Valuable Player is just another title for Alex Braletic and the Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team to add to an overflowing trophy case. The fifth-year midfielder was announced as the winner of the OUA East Most Valuable Player for the second time in his career Wednesday, after scoring 13 goals in 12 league games this season. Braletic shrugged off […]

by Victor Ferreira· · Soccer, Sports
Hudson’s Bay reveals Sochi 2014 Olympic uniforms

Hudson’s Bay reveals Sochi 2014 Olympic uniforms

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Sports, Top stories
Andrew Buck poses at centre ice of the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Courtesy Winston Chow

Rams’ Buck rising after injury setback

  He captained the first men’s hockey team to play in Maple Leaf Gardens in 13 years.  The lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan loves the renovated Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) so much he buys his groceries there. But for the first time, Andrew Buck thought about quitting last  year. The star winger suffered a tragic end to his dream season […]

by Bruce Laregina· · Hockey, Sports
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
Blue and Gold Crew Raise Forgotten Spirits

Blue and Gold Crew Raise Forgotten Spirits

On a chilly Thursday night, a sea of blue and gold covered the stands of the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC). Supporters blew into vuvuzelas and clapped thunder sticks. Figure skaters circled the ice with Ryerson flags awaiting the arrival of the men’s hockey team through a blanket of fog. At the end of the game, more than 2,100 fans would […]

by Nuruddin Qorane· · Features, Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
In pictures: Ryerson spirit from years past

In pictures: Ryerson spirit from years past

by Arman Aghbali· · In pictures, Interactives, Sports
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 5

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 5

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press.

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
Tough night for Ryerson Rams volleyball teams

Tough night for Ryerson Rams volleyball teams

The Ryerson Rams suffered a pair of disappointing defeats in volleyball action against the York Lions Saturday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The women’s team lost three-straight sets (25-23, 25-23, 25-22) to the unbeaten Lions, who will retain their position atop the OUA East standings. “Against a team of that quality, we need to play with a certain amount […]

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
In pictures: Ryerson Rams vs. Guelph Gryphons hockey game

In pictures: Ryerson Rams vs. Guelph Gryphons hockey game

Photos by Peter Lozinski.

by Peter Lozinski· · Hockey, In pictures, Interactives, Sports
Blue and Gold Day: Ryerson’s Ram-bunctious school spirit finally makes an appearance

Blue and Gold Day: Ryerson’s Ram-bunctious school spirit finally makes an appearance

Ryerson’s first school spirit day ended on a booming note at Thursday’s men’s hockey game between the Ryerson Rams and the Guelph Gryphons at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) held Blue and Gold Day in support of the game  to encourage school pride around campus. The Rams won big, defeating the Gryphons 6-1 in front of 2,156 […]

by Sarah Warne· · Arts & Life, Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports

Roc-Fit with Nic: Halloween Edition

by Nicole Servinis· · Sports

Ryerson men’s soccer team made history

by Nicole Servinis· · Soccer, Sports

Women get the short end of the stick

When women’s hockey player Melissa Wronzberg laces up her skates for a game, it’s usually hours before her male counterparts, thanks to Ryerson’s scheduling, which gives men’s teams prime times on the rink and field. While the men’s hockey team usually plays games at 7 or 7:30 p.m., when more people are available to attend games, the women’s team gets […]

by Emily Wrigglesworth· · Sports
Men’s volleyball team takes it off ­— for charity

Men’s volleyball team takes it off ­— for charity

Ryerson’s men’s volleyball team is serving up sexy in its latest charity calendar. This year’s edition, which sells for $10, has players stripping down to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. “It’s going to benefit the team, and at the same time there’s value outside of that as well,” says head coach Mirek Porosa, who says his mandate is […]

by Kelsey Rolfe· · Sports, Volleyball
Hockey shrine helps Ryerson recruit athletes

Hockey shrine helps Ryerson recruit athletes

If you’ve ever talked to a Leafs fan old enough to have fond memories of the team, you know Maple Leaf Gardens used to be nothing less than a hockey mecca. While the building no longer plays host to the pros, the MAC (as it’s referred to today), does play a huge part in recruiting players to Ryerson’s hockey teams. […]

by Jason St. Jacques· · Sports

Rock-Fit with Nic: Over at the Mattamy Athletic Centre

by Nicole Servinis· · Sports
Rams hope addition of veteran goaltender will pay dividends

Rams hope addition of veteran goaltender will pay dividends

While university sports are often an athlete’s last taste of competition, for Ryerson men’s hockey team goalie Adam Courchaine, the Rams are just a small chapter in his current hockey saga. A Boston Bruins signee back in 2007, Courchaine brings an impressive resume to the Rams: He spent three years in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), two seasons in the […]

by Nicholas Carafa· · Sports
Ryerson men's basketball team 2013 on the road to Kingston

On the road with the Rams

The road to victory is just as significant for Ryerson’s men’s basketball team as the conquest itself. The Rams dominated the court last weekend during the Queen’s Invitational Tournament and won all three of their games, but court time accounts for only a small fraction of their road trip. The team piled into a medium sized charter bus at 8 […]

by Kim Brown· · Basketball, Sports
Raonic to visit MAC for second fundraiser

Raonic to visit MAC for second fundraiser

Milos Raonic may have lost the Japan Open, but he has won the hearts of many for raising money for disadvantaged children right in Ryerson’s backyard. The highest-ranked Canadian tennis player in the open era is hosting his second Raonic Race for Kids event on Nov. 19 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The event will feature Raonic and 19 other […]

by Shannon Cuciz· · Sports
Injury takes soccer player off the field but not out of the game

Injury takes soccer player off the field but not out of the game

By: Amal Ahmed Albaz Shannon Cosgrove enjoyed a lifelong love affair with soccer. But after 17 years on the field, the fourth-year business student and former Rams midfielder has now found a home on the sidelines. Cosgrove started playing when she was three, but last summer, she suffered a knee injury during training that kept her on the bench this […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Soccer, Sports
VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

Hosts: Josh McLean and Robby Frankel Producer: Amanda Kline

Rams tame Lions at provincial volleyball tournament

Rams tame Lions at provincial volleyball tournament

The men’s volleyball team cashed in its home court advantage on the weekend and took the championship at a preseason tournament against three other Ontario universities. Ryerson hosted the York University Lions, Queen’s University Gaels and Western University Mustangs at the 17th Annual National Bank Invitational Volleyball tournament at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Rams started off slow, losing their […]

by Emily Wrigglesworth· · Sports, Volleyball
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 4

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 4

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press.   News round-up: “Men’s Issues” group is attempts to gain official group status Ryerson’s student union ranking is in CESAR locks out 2 full time employees […]

RyersonianTV Sports Wrap for October 7, 2013

RyersonianTV Sports Wrap for October 7, 2013

A recording of an earlier live broadcast from the Ryersonian Newsroom featuring a roundup of the weekend sports highlights.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Sports
Men’s hockey team finish pre-season on winning note

Men’s hockey team finish pre-season on winning note

A pair of back-to-back wins over the Nipissing Lakers concluded the men’s hockey team pre-season schedule. The Rams scored four goals in five minutes in the second period to overcome a 2-0 first-period deficit to secure their 4-3 win Friday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Rams’ forward Mitch Gallant scored two of the four goals to help his team’s […]

by Anam Latif· · Hockey, Sports
Rams lose first volleyball tournament game to Lions

Rams lose first volleyball tournament game to Lions

Ryerson’s men’s volleyball team lost the first game of a three-day tournament to returning champions York University’s Lions. Ryerson is hosting the the 17th Annual National Bank Invitational tournament at the Mattamy Athletic Centre all weekend. The Ram were ultimately outlasted by the Lions in a five-set match with close scores (23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 16-25, 13-15). The Rams put up […]

by Emily Wrigglesworth· · Sports, Volleyball
Hockey players say yes to fighting in the game

Hockey players say yes to fighting in the game

Fighting and hockey have gone together hand and hand since 1875 when the first indoor hockey took place. Reporter Nicole Servinis asked Ryerson Rams hockey coach Graham Wise, Rams player Daniel Lombardi and Tampa Bay Lightning forward Mike Angelidis to weigh in on the hockey fight debate.

Women’s hockey Rams suffer opening day loss to U of T

The Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team were shut out 5-0 in their season-opener Thursday morning against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. Nearly 4,000 fans were at the Varsity Arena to see the game but it was broken open during the first period and the Blues took a 4-0 lead to the dressing room after 20 minutes. Blues players Kelly O’Hanlon […]

by Nicholas Carafa· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports

Rock-Fit with Nic: It’s time to get fit for fall

by Hayley Morrison· · Sports, Videos

A ride you’d rather not have

They rented a bus, but they could have rented a bike. Ryerson offered students a free bus ride to the Rams men’s and women’s soccer games at Monarch Park Stadium on Sunday. A grand total of one student was on board. Former Ryerson men’s soccer player Mikhail Farquharson, who was the student on the bus, said he is not surprised […]

by Nicole Servinis· · Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized
Girls’ guide to surviving the hockey season

Girls’ guide to surviving the hockey season

Ladies, I know some of you are as crazy about hockey as your significant others, if not more so. But if you’re like me, the sound of those skates on the ice is like nails on a chalkboard. If you’re part of this sisterhood of women attached to men who, in late September, turn into jersey-wearing, beer-chugging, hockey-obsessed bros with […]

by Lauren S. Murphy· · Hockey, Sports
Winston Chow: Ryerson’s main camera guy

Winston Chow: Ryerson’s main camera guy

Behind the lens but on the front lines of the action, Ryerson student Winston Chow knows how to snap sports shots better than most on campus. But Chow, now a seasoned photographer, didn’t end up behind the camera on purpose. “It was an accident, a serious accident,” says Chow, who was first handed a camera during his 2008 frosh week. […]

by Hayley Morrison· · Sports, Uncategorized
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