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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
VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

Hosts: Rebecca Mildon and Tara Deschamps Producers: Joshua McLean and Nick Carafa

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 3

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 3

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: Ryerson prof has a new tech invention B.C. introduces free online text books Ryerson food bank New education minister in N.B. Motorcycle parking Men […]

Video: From player to manager

Video: From player to manager

Host: Shannon Cuciz Producer: Hays Morrison, Joshua McLean

by Joshua McLean· · RyersonianTV, Soccer, Sports, Webcasts
RyersonianTV Sports Wrap for September 30, 2013

RyersonianTV Sports Wrap for September 30, 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

Ssshhh!! It’s time to Rock-Fit with Nic at the Library

Reporter: Nicole Servinis Camera: Jordan White

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports

High Hoops: Rams men’s basketball team preparing for the new season

by Kim Brown· · Basketball, News, Sports
Skating into a dilemma at the MAC

Skating into a dilemma at the MAC

Andrew Castaneda often finds himself running to the rink at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) to play shinny on Tuesdays for an hour. Because once the one-hour window is up, the rink is closed to students to allow the Ryerson Rams’ hockey teams to practise, giving little time for non-Rams students like Castaneda to use the facilities. “If the general […]

by Jessica Vitullo· · News, On Campus, Sports
Ryerson’s broadcast team taking charge

Ryerson’s broadcast team taking charge

At Ryerson University, it couldn’t be easier to root for the home team. The ultra-accessible Ryerson Rams’ live broadcasts are quickly expanding to become one of the leading student-produced broadcasts in Canada. Not only have the number of viewers increased, but the first broadcast of the new school year had the most online viewers for a Rams game to date. […]

by Shannon Cuciz· · News, On Campus, Sports
GOALS GALORE: Rams on the ball!

GOALS GALORE: Rams on the ball!

The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team is still undefeated after beating Queen’s University 2-0 on Saturday. The team was riding high after cracking the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) top 10 rankings for the first time in the program’s history last week, but evidently, it didn’t go to their heads. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t mean anything,” said […]

by Nicole Servinis· · Soccer, Sports
Triwizard time: Ryerson enters ‘magical’ tourney

Triwizard time: Ryerson enters ‘magical’ tourney

University sports just got a little more magical. Ryerson announced it will participate in York University’s first triwizard tournament, an event inspired by the magical contest that took place in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Broomsticks and wands aside, competitors will use their brawn and knowledge of wizardry and magic in order to rise above their adversaries. Ryerson, […]

by Kim Brown· · On Campus, Sports
VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

Hosts: Rebecca Mildon and Sarah-Joyce Battersby Producer: Joshua McLean

IN SPORTS THIS WEEK

IN SPORTS THIS WEEK

Baseball (M) Thurs. Sept. 26. Rams vs. Toronto, Talbot Park, 7 p.m. Sat. Sept. 28. Rams vs. Western, Talbot Park, 1 p.m. Sat. Sept. 28. Rams vs. Western, Talbot Park, 4 p.m. Sun. Sept. 29. Rams vs. Guelph, Talbot Park, 1 p.m. Sun. Sept. 29. Rams vs. Guelph, Talbot Park, 4 p.m. Basketball (M) Sun. Sept. 29. Rams Alumni Game, […]

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 2

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 2

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: Justin Trudeau visits Ryerson The Leafs’ Cody Franson practicing at Ryerson Bus crash kills two Carleton students Student costs rising faster than inflation Ryerson […]

RyersonianTV Sports Wrap for September 23, 2013

RyersonianTV Sports Wrap for September 23, 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
Leafs player Cody Franson on the ice at MAC

Leafs player Cody Franson on the ice at MAC

No longer skating under the radar, Toronto Maple Leafs player Cody Franson has been training with the Ryerson Rams over at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The defenceman will be on the ice with the Rams until his contract is figured out. Franson has been with the Leafs since 2011. He scored two goals for the Leafs in Game 7 of […]

by Hayley Morrison· · Hockey, News, On Campus, Sports

Rock-Fit with Nic

by Hayley Morrison· · Interactives, News, On Campus, Sports, Videos
VIDEO: Rams centre back talks yesterday’s victory over Trent

VIDEO: Rams centre back talks yesterday’s victory over Trent

Host: Nick Carafa Producer: Joshua McLean

IN SPORTS THIS WEEK

IN SPORTS THIS WEEK

Baseball (M) Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. Queen’s, Megaffin Park (Kingston), 1 p,m.and 4 p.m. Hockey (M) Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. UOIT at Campus Ice Centre, 7:30 p.m. Hockey (W) Fri. Sept. 20, Rams vs. Uni of Massachusetts, MAC, 7:30 p.m. Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. NAIT, MAC, 2:30 p.m. Sun. Sept. 22, Rams vs. Carleton, MAC, 2:30 p.m. […]

Ready, set, volley! Talking with the volleyball team