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Ryerson men's volleyball player, Uchenna Ofoha, gets his sprained ankle worked on at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. (Courtesy Luke Galati)

Repairing Ryerson’s athletes

With injuries inevitable, Ryerson’s athletic therapy department has the task of getting the Rams ready for game time.

by Brianne Spiker· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Ryerson's Mattamy Athletics Centre. Ryersonian file photo.

Finding a winning formula for male athlete of the year

Explaining why the Ryerson male athlete of the year award has gone to the same three teams over the past 25 years.

by Jordan Arseneault· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Photo Courtesy of Ryerson Rams, Photo by Jacob Thielen

Ryerson curlers hit the ice in St. Catharines

After months of preparation, Ryerson’s curling teams officially kick off their seasons this weekend, as both the men and women travel to St. Catharines, Ont., for the Brock University Invitational Bonspiel.

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Rams Athletics, Sports
(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 […]

Courtesy Tim Uuksulainen

Rams cross-country runs in nationals

Ryerson’s cross-country team recently wrapped up its season in Quebec City, with four athletes competing in the national championship on Nov. 12. Rebecca Verlaan and Anna Cianni, who became the first Ryerson women to race at nationals, placed 99th and 146th respectively in the women’s six-kilometre race. In the men’s 10-kilometre race, Joel Perara-Satgunem and Michael Konstantopoulos finished 110th and […]

by Carlo Zanette· · Rams Athletics, Sports
(Courtesy Amanda Gilmore)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 4-6)

Winter is almost here, so why not go out and enjoy the spring-like temperatures while they last? 1. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair We're #proud to sponsor the #GiantVegetable competition the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2016! https://t.co/mZ3ooYN7YA @THERAWF #RAWF16 pic.twitter.com/LoLDWXWSTy — St. Lawrence Market (@StLawrenceMkt) November 1, 2016 Spend time with some farm animals this weekend at The 94th Royal […]

(Courtesy of Michael Norton)

Two timing: How the MAC pleases the public and students

Since opening in 2012, the Mattamy Athletic Centre has had to balance two roles. Owned by Ryerson and paid for in part with $20 million in student money, the building has a private obligation to the university and its members. But, also splitting the bill is the federal government, whose $20 million contribution means the MAC has a second duty […]

by Michael Norton· · Rams Athletics, Sports
(Courtesy Alex D'Addese)

Getting the shot: Rye student captures Rams history

Alex D’Addese has always tried to find ways of expressing himself artistically. D’Addese, a third-year sport media student, is the varsity sports photographer for the Ryerson Rams. His work, both in school and on the sidelines, has given him something he didn’t always have as a child: a focus and an outlet with which to apply his creative mind. “He […]

by Michael Norton· · News, Photography, Rams Athletics, Sports
Q-and-A: Alex D’Addese on cottages, catwalks, and his famous photo

Q-and-A: Alex D’Addese on cottages, catwalks, and his famous photo

Taking pictures has become a vocation for Alex D’Addese. Since the summer of 2014, D’Addese, a third-year sport media student at Ryerson, has been the varsity sports photographer for the Ryerson Rams. Last month, D’Addese shot his 250th Rams event, marking the halfway point to his goal of shooting 500 events. The Ryersonian sat down with D’Addese to talk about […]

by Michael Norton· · Photography, Rams Athletics, Sports
Students at Ryerson's study hall. (Michael Norton)

Athletes need to study: that’s the cold, hard truth

Devisha Binns isn’t the biggest fan of Ryerson Rams’ study hall. The first-year undeclared arts student would much prefer going home instead of logging more hours at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC), where she already spends her time practicing and playing as a member of Ryerson’s women’s basketball team. Binns admits, though, that the acquired additional time at the MAC […]

by Michael Norton· · Rams Athletics, Sports
BLADE Skating Treadmill (Michael Hutchinson)

VIDEO: BLADE Skating Treadmill is cutting-edge

The Blade Skating Treadmill is not your average treadmill. Located on the fourth floor of the Mattamy Athletic Centre, the treadmill stretches 12 feet wide by six feet long and is made up of individual plastic segments, or slats, coated with a silicone lubricant to replicate actual ice. With a top speed of 20 m.p.h., it’s much louder and faster […]

by Michael Norton· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Coach Lisa Haley with former Rams player Jessica Hartwick during a practice. (Courtesy Tristan Simpson/Ryersonian Staff)

Three’s company: Former Rams teammates drafted

Former Ryerson hockey players Jessica Hartwick, Melissa Wronzberg and Alex Armstrong made history this summer, becoming the first Rams to be drafted into the Canadian Women’s Hockey League on Aug. 21. Two of the three players were selected by the Brampton Thunder. Hartwick, a defender and former Rams captain, was taken 38th overall by the team. She graduated as Ryerson’s leader in […]

by Kayla Goodfield· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
(Courtesy Ryerson Athletics/Sports Information)

Soccer teams announce first wave of recruits

The Ryerson Rams women’s soccer team announced its first wave of 2016 recruits on April 8 and three members of the recruiting class already share a unique bond. Erin Dicaire, Madison Foote and Lindsey Hoffman all won a national club championship together with Darlington Fusion SC in 2014. Dicaire and Hoffman will join the Ram’s defensive line. Foote will join the […]

(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.

(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 […]

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.

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.

(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 […]

The Ryerson Rams defeated the Guelph Gryphons 2-1 Friday night to force a game three in their best-of-5 series.

Rams force game three in OT thriller

By Nicholas Raponi NOTE – The Rams dropped game three by a score of 11-3, ending their playoff run.   The Ryerson men’s hockey team dropped the Guelph Gryphons in a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory Friday night. After losing its first game in the best-of-three series against Guelph on Feb. 25, Ryerson faced elimination last night at the Mattamy Athletic […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Before the Gardens, there was George Bell

Before the Gardens, there was George Bell

Fifth-year Rams hockey players not so fondly remember their old playing facility.

by Joshua Beneteau· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
(Courtesy Ryerson University)

Q&A with Alicia Bell, coach of Rye’s track and field team

Alicia Bell, coach of Rye’s first track and field team, has worked with NBA star Dwight Howard, Olympian Geoff Harris and even Drake’s mother.

by Michael Grace-Dacosta· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Ryerson's dragon boat club hosted the Ontario University Indoor Championships this Saturday in the Student Learning Centre.

Dragon boat club wins 15 medals, hosts Ontario University Indoor Championships

Ryerson’s dragon boat club hosted the fourth annual Ontario University Indoor Championships in the Student Learning Centre.

by Alysia Burdi· · News, On Campus, Rams Athletics, Sports
New Regent Park soccer field not on the table for Ryerson Rams

New Regent Park soccer field not on the table for Ryerson Rams

A brand new soccer field is set to open just minutes away from Ryerson, but don’t expect to watch a Rams game there any time soon. The new Regent Park athletic grounds are part of a revitalization project that is co-partnered between the City of Toronto, Toronto Community Housing, the Daniels Corporation, and the Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment (MLSE) Foundation. […]

Ryerson Rams weekly scoreboard

Ryerson Rams weekly scoreboard

Check out Ryerson Ram’s weekly scoreboard and the games happening today.

Experience trumps athlete career development

Experience trumps athlete career development

Why Ryerson Athletics isn’t about to adopt an NCAA career-athletics model.

by Jordan Mady· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Soccer, Sports
Ryerson's cross country team competing. (Courtesy Tim Uuksulainen)

New team, new recruit: What it’s like to run for Ryerson

Ryerson has a new cross country team. One of its members, Hailey Salvian, details her journey to making the team and what it’s like to be part of it.

by Hailey Salvian· · Rams Athletics, Sports
OpenSports co-founders James Gibbons and Chris Cheng. (Victoria Nguyen/Ryersonian Staff)

‘Tinder for sports’ app to launch this month

OpenSports is in its its final stages of development at the DMZ. The mobile app is being heralded as “Tinder for sports,” because it allows users to quickly find nearby recreational sport activities, facilities and players.

Now that her soccer stint is over, Rams goalie Alex Armstrong is excited to focus on hockey (Courtesy Ryerson Athletics).

Dual-sport Ram switches gears from soccer to hockey

Whether she’s lacing up before hitting the ice or throwing on cleats before jogging to the field, it doesn’t make a difference for Rams hockey goalie Alex  “Army” Armstrong. Athletes are here to win and Armstrong is ready to do just that — no matter the attire. Riddled with injuries, the soccer team was in a pinch to find a keeper […]

Rams weekend preview

Rams weekend preview

Victoria Nguyen takes a look at what’s in store for our Ryerson Rams this weekend!

by Cole Deakin· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, 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.

Ryerson sports: a year in review

Ryerson sports: a year in review

How the men’s and women’s Ryerson Rams did this year

by Pierce O'Leary· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Ice guru’s family makes donation to the MAC

Ice guru’s family makes donation to the MAC

He was known to many of his peers simply as the “ice man.” Doug Moore — whose youngest daughter, Deborah Wilcock, recently made a $53,000 scholarship donation to Ryerson’s Athletic Department in her father’s memory — only lived through the first 17 years of his ice-making company’s life, but made a lasting impression on those he knew, and he did […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Rams athletic season considered a success

Rams athletic season considered a success

The 2014-15 season was pivotal for Ryerson athletics, with the university hosting its first national championship and both the men’s and women’s basketball teams becoming national contenders. Ryerson hosted the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s basketball Final 8 from March 12 to 15, which brought national attention to the university, the men’s basketball program and the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC). […]

by Pierce O'Leary· · Rams Athletics, 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 […]

"Have you tried being on your period? ...I think it does make you stronger," says Rams athlete  Savanna Hamilton.  (Kyla Dewar / Ryersonian Staff)

Rams athletes are tough. Period.

“I think it’s just one of these things that I have — girl things.” This is not a common response from a professional female athlete after a loss. Actually, it’s somewhat “taboo” to mention periods in sport. But it’s exactly what tennis player Heather Watson told BBC Sport after her first-round exit at the Australian Open in January. That prompted […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Rams reading week wrap-up

Rams reading week wrap-up

Many Rams teams were beginning post season pushes during reading week but for most, it did not go according to plan. Beginning in men’s hockey, the Rams men went up against the University of Toronto (U of T) in their first round best-of-three playoff series. The Rams had home ice advantage but failed to capitalize losing 2-1 at the Mattamy […]

Rams basketball tops Lakehead

Rams basketball tops Lakehead

The women’s and men’s basketball teams extended both of their winning streaks with wins over the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Saturday night. The women’s team overcame 21 turnovers to beat the Thunderwolves 83-75, upping their winning run to eight games. The men’s team followed that with a commanding opening quarter that led to an 80-65 victory, its ninth straight. It was […]

by Alex Lyle· · Basketball, Rams Athletics, Sports
Ryerson archery club taking aim

Ryerson archery club taking aim

The Ryerson archery club is up and running and students can now learn to channel their inner Legolas or Katniss Everdeen without the fear of taking someone’s eye out. Samson Wong, a second-year industrial engineering student, originally brought up the idea for the club last January in a thread on the Ryerson section of Reddit. “There’s definitely more membership than […]

by Connor Brazeau· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Rams volleyball gives back to Cuban athletes

Rams volleyball gives back to Cuban athletes

Ryerson’s men’s volleyball team was up to serve, but they were serving up objects of a different kind. During the winter break the Rams went to Cuba and handed out equipment from Ryerson athletics teams. It took the giving that has been a regualr part of team’s training trips to Cuba to a new level. “It’s something the team (has) […]

Anthony Cicchi attempts to save the ball for Ryerson in a match against the McMaster Marauders Nov. 19, 2014. (Rebecka Calderwood / Ryersonian Staff)

Many Rams varsity teams pushing for playoff berths

Several varsity teams had positive weeks, each of them pushing to clinch playoff positions. Women’s hockey The women’s hockey team continued its drive for a playoff berth when they took on the Waterloo Warriors in an important game Wednesday night. The Rams came into this game one point behind the eighth place Warriors. It was a tight game, with no […]

Ryerson athletes get fitness testing for free

Ryerson athletes get fitness testing for free

Ryerson University’s athletes may outdo themselves in the coming season thanks to a new fitness initiative that was launched this month. The Nutrition and Exercise Testing (NExT) Lab, a high-tech fitness testing lab, can accurately determine resting metabolic rate, body composition, and fitness levels. The services are free for Ryerson’s athletes. Other students and faculty get a 50 per cent […]

by Veronika Latkina· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Rams have high hopes for playoffs

Rams have high hopes for playoffs

Ryerson Rams sports teams have never collectively done as well as they are right now. Each of the men’s and women’s hockey, basketball and volleyball teams are currently chasing a playoff position with a chance to take down some top teams in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs. With teams having made the turn on the halfway point of their seasons, […]

Country honky tonk scores big at men’s hockey game

Country honky tonk scores big at men’s hockey game

Jahmal Jones scored 19 points versus York

Double wins for Rams over York

Women’s and men’s Ryerson basketball teams took home victories against the York Lions Wednesday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The women’s team started things off in the early game, going shot-for-shot with the Lions in the first quarter. The teams were even until the Rams went on a 11-2 run at the end of the second quarter to lead […]

by Connor Brazeau· · Basketball, Rams Athletics, Sports
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team names captain

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team names captain

The Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team named its new captain on Thursday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Fourth-year defenseman Jessica Hartwick takes over captaincy duties this season. The Rams also named Stephanie Chiste, Justine Glover and Melissa Wronzberg as its alternate captains. Check out The Ryersonian‘s exclusive video interview with the entire leadership team here:

Ryerson has two players in the box in the second period. (David Chen/Ryersonian)

Men’s hockey team crushes the Voyageurs

  The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team put on a show with a huge win in its home opener at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Thursday. The Rams came away with a 10-3 victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs as forwards Mitch Gallant and Kyle Blaney led the offensive onslaught with two individual hat tricks. While head coach Graham Wise gave […]

(Ryersonian file photo)

Funding muddy for athletics club

It was only a couple of weeks ago when Samson Wong and fellow archery enthusiasts found out they had secured funds to start their club. But the path that leo to that point has not been easy. “I think the overall process isn’t very clear,” says Wong. “There’s no real guideline on how to be successful in creating a club.” […]

by David Chen· · Rams Athletics, Sports

Ryerson Honours Student Athletes

At the Platinum Student-Athletes Breakfast last Wednesday, Ryerson honoured 15 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) students and 20 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) students for their academic achievements. These numbers have improved drastically since 2005, when only three Ryerson students received academic honours. Hosted by the president’s office, the breakfast is Ryerson’s way of recognizing all CIS Academic All-Canadians and OUA Academic […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Rams Athletics, Sports
The men's hockey team scored its fourth goal to take a 4-1 lead during the season opener against York. (Beth Bowers/Ryersonian)

Men’s hockey team gets chaperone after drinking incident

A university official has been chaperoning the Ryerson men’s hockey team on all overnight trips since players were caught drinking alcohol last year on a trip to Princeton University. The decision was made after the incident. At the end of last season, it was decided the monitoring of the team would continue this year. Brian Shantz, athletics services co-ordinator was […]

by Beth Bowers· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports