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(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 […]

RyersonianTV: April 8, 2016 : Finance Minister visits Ryerson, NHL Playoff Preview, and #RUWalks Instagram Meetup

RyersonianTV: April 8, 2016 : Finance Minister visits Ryerson, NHL Playoff Preview, and #RUWalks Instagram Meetup

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

(Courtesy RightBlue Labs)

Logit app helps athletes stay healthy

RightBlue Labs — a start-up company partnered with the Ryerson’s DMZ — recently announced a new partnership with Racquetball Canada to provide raquetball players with Logit, an athlete monitoring system. The Logit application monitors different health risks during training sessions with the goal of preventing or minimizing time lost due to injuries. Geri Powell, the administrator of high performance and […]

(Courtest Alex D'Addese, Ryerson Athletics)

Rye honours Rams at annual banquet

Ryerson Athletics capped off a record-breaking year by honouring its athletes at its annual awards banquet on April 2. Basketball stars Aaron Best and Keneca Pingue-Giles were named male and female athletes of the year. Best, a fifth-year basketball senior, helped his team to its first Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championship and second consecutive Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) bronze medal. […]

by Andrew Roberts· · Sports
(Courtesy Winston Chow, Ryerson Athletics)

Women’s hockey: still a long way to go

Ryerson Rams head coach Lisa Haley knows the talent of female hockey players. She was behind the bench in Sochi when Marie-Philip Poulin notched Canada’s gold medal-clinching overtime goal. Her long career has put her in a good position to understand the state of women’s hockey and how the women at the top of the game compare to their male […]

by Andrew Roberts· · Hockey, Sports
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.

RyersonianTV: April 1, 2016 : OSAP Mishap Coverage, Ryersonian’s #thesoylentproject Updates, and Polar Vortex Coming Up

RyersonianTV: April 1, 2016 : OSAP Mishap Coverage, Ryersonian’s #thesoylentproject Updates, and Polar Vortex Coming Up

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

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Opinion: Intramural sports are good for the average student

I remember playing baseball when I was seven years old in my backyard in Keswick, Ont. I would create scenarios in my head — two outs, the bases loaded and the World Series was on the line. It was up to me to make the big pitch, and nothing excited me more. As a young, hopeful kid, I dreamed of […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · Opinion, Sports, students
(Deven Knill/Ryersonian Staff)

Battle of the Rams crowns its first winner

While Luke Mercer, a first-year defenceman for the men’s hockey team, had never figure skated before the Battle of the Rams, he may have still had the upper edge on the competition. He worked with a figure skater in the past to help him with his edges, which Mercer says is important for any hockey player. The Battle of the […]

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

Ryerson Rams are going to CIS women’s basketball finals

Rams coach Carly Clarke said she never felt like her team was an underdog to the No. 1-ranked Martlets.
Ryerson will tip off against the Saskatchewan Huskies Sunday at noon ET. More details inside.

by Rebecca Goss· · Sports
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
(Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE BLOG: Ryerson women take on McGill in CIS semifinal

The Ryerson women’s basketball team takes on the McGill University Martlets Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in semifinal action. Check out live blog below.  

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.

RyersonianTV: March 18, 2016 : Rams CIS Recaps, Three Breaking News Stories, and Zootopia Movie Review

RyersonianTV: March 18, 2016 : Rams CIS Recaps, Three Breaking News Stories, and Zootopia Movie Review

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

(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
The Rams solved a 10-year losing streak against the University of Toronto under coach Terry Haggerty.

UPDATED: Rams’ basketball history in a 5-min read

The Ryersonian takes a look a some of the highlights and lowlights from the Rams’ basketball program through the voices of coaches and their players.

by Bryan Meler· · Features, Sports
RyersonianTV: March 17, 2016 : Rams CIS Preview, Quebec Corruption Breaking News, and Interview with Luke Galati

RyersonianTV: March 17, 2016 : Rams CIS Preview, Quebec Corruption Breaking News, and Interview with Luke Galati

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

(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 […]

RyersonianTV: March 16, 2016 : Obama named Supreme Court nominee, Canadian military knife attack, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV: March 16, 2016 : Obama named Supreme Court nominee, Canadian military knife attack, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

(Deven Knill/Ryersonian Staff)

Battle of the Rams comes to Mattamy

Battle of the Blades is back on home ice, but with a Ryerson twist. Ryerson’s varsity figure skating team is joining forces with the men’s and women’s hockey teams to compete in the Battle of the Rams. “It’s kind of historical and bringing the teams together makes it more of a collaborative event, which is nice for the school to […]

(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.    

Meet the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club

Meet the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club

The Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club is a boxing gym unlike any other. It’s the first women-only boxing gym in Canada and the first to open its doors to the trans community. Located in the basement of a warehouse on the corner of Carlaw Avenue and Gerrard Street, it has become a hidden gem for women and trans people who want […]

by Kaitlyn Coombes· · Off Campus, Sports, students
RyersonianTV: March 11, 2016 : Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, New report about Canada’s Food Guide, and Battle of the Bands

RyersonianTV: March 11, 2016 : Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, New report about Canada’s Food Guide, and Battle of the Bands

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

(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 Alex D'Addese)

Men’s volleyball bows out to Laval in maiden CIS tournament

The Ryerson men’s volleyball team was eliminated from the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Championships after a tight 3-2 loss to Laval University. It was the first visit to the CIS playoffs from the Rams, who took the first game in the match. A second set slip by the Ryerson, leading 23-20, was pivotal. “We let things get away from us […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · Sports, Volleyball
Ryerson's men's basketball team poses with the Wilson Cup after it captured its first provincial championship banner. The team beat the Carleton Ravens 73-68 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.

Rams’ double delight: Ryerson basketball wins two OUA golds

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams captured provincial titles Saturday night.
(Photo courtesy Twitter/Luke Galati)

by David Morassutti· · News, Sports, Top stories
(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
(Couresty Alex D'Addese)

Rams lose CIS opener to Trinity Western in a four set thriller

The Ryerson men’s volleyball team lost its opening game against Trinity Western Friday at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) National Championship in four sets. It was the team’s first appearance in school history. The loss comes just a few days after the team won the silver medal in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs. Eleven teams competed in the tournament.  Ryerson dropped […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · Sports, Volleyball
RyersonianTV: March 10, 2016 : RSU Election Results, Men’s Volleyball Team Headed for the CIS National Championships, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV: March 10, 2016 : RSU Election Results, Men’s Volleyball Team Headed for the CIS National Championships, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

(Courtesy: Bryan Meler)

Ted Rogers Sports Conference gives students insight into sports industry

The Ted Rogers Sports Conference (TRSC) on March 5 provided professional insight and competition for students who looked to combine their passion of sports and business. Jim Barker, the Toronto Argonauts’ general manager, kept the students engaged with a keynote speech. Along with various workshops and a panel discussion, students partnered into groups of three or four to take part in a case […]

(Nicholas Raponi/Ryersonian Staff)

Weekend Recap: Men’s and women’s basketball advance to Final Four

Sports editor Nick Raponi fills you in on what you missed this weekend.

by Nicholas Raponi· · Sports, Sports, Videos
(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
(Courtesy Martin Bazyl/Ryerson Athletics)

Women’s volleyball falls in OUA final

By Tasala Tahir The Ryerson women’s volleyball team fell short Saturday night when it was defeated in Ontario University (OUA) finals action by the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in three straight sets, gaining themselves a silver medal.  The Varsity Blues had zero losses coming into this game and two of their 21 wins were 3-0 victories against the Rams […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports, Volleyball