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. […]
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Ryerson’s men’s basketball team defeated the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 105-82 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre Friday night.
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 […]
The Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team defeated the number-two seed Windsor Lancers, 82-68, Thursday night to advance to the national semifinal. The Rams controlled the game from start to finish thanks to an impressive defensive performance and a potent transition attack that frustrated the Lancers. The Rams were led by Jahmal Jones who tied the game-high with 20 points and […]
With the teams ranked in the national top 10 together for the first time, it was a double-header that might have showcased how far the school’s basketball program had come. Dismantling was the word of the night. The women’s basketball team took apart the Voyageurs 79-42. And the men’s team? Well it only managed to dismantle the backboard. To the crowd’s disappointment, the guys match […]
By Alex Chippin Duke, done. Kansas, done.Wichita State, done. These are crazy times and they can be characterized simply as “March Madness”, the gigantic single-elimination college basketball tournament in the United States. “(For) any team that makes it this far, no matter what their record was, anything is possible,” says Jean-Victor Mukama, a freshman guard for the Ryerson men’s basketball […]
Canadian Andrew Wiggins is a rising star in basketball. He’s currently a freshman with the Kansas Jayhawks and could become the second straight Canadian taken first overall in the next NBA draft. While Wiggins has lived up to expectations so far, very few prospects get to live this Hollywood story. Just ask his good friend and current Ryerson Ram Kadeem […]
It was a tale of two trips for the Ryerson Rams sports program. The men’s hockey team excursion to Princeton didn’t end well on the ice, but was even worse off it. The team was suspended seven days for drinking in their hotel rooms. The men’s basketball team also lost on the court, but benefited tremendously as a team when […]