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(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&A: Alex D’Addese on cottages, catwalks, and his famous photo

Q&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
(Nike Theodorakidis and Josh Beneteau/Ryersonian Staff)

VIDEO: Ivan Joseph talks the future of Rams sports

By Chris Thomson, Nik Theodorakidis, Josh Beneteau and Deven Knill Another year of basketball, hockey and many more sports has come to a close at Ryerson. The Rams finished the year with five Final Four appearances, three OUA medals and two CIS medals, making 2015-16 one of the most successful in Ryerson athletics history. The Ryersonian’s Chris Thomson sat down […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Sports, students
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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 […]

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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
(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
Ryerson Dance Pak gets ready for competition

Ryerson Dance Pak gets ready for competition

The Ryerson Dance Pak will attend three weekend competitions in March where it will be facing other post-secondary dance teams from Ont.

by Christina Botticchio· · News
(Photo Courtesy Jaxson Jacobs)

Catch them if you can…

For one Ontario team, racing around the continent is a family affair.

by Joshua Beneteau· · Features, Sports
Ryersonian Sports Wrap: February 2, 2016 – Men’s and women’s volleyball team win vs. Queen’s

Ryersonian Sports Wrap: February 2, 2016 – Men’s and women’s volleyball team win vs. Queen’s

YouTube / TheRyersonian – via Iframely

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Sports, Volleyball
Marla Spergel in her office at TRSM.

Former NHL pros find new skills at Ryerson

Breakaway program gives players a chance at a second career after hockey.

by Joshua Beneteau· · Hockey, News, Sports
Men’s hockey hosts LGBTQ game against Guelph Gryphons, wins 5-0

Men’s hockey hosts LGBTQ game against Guelph Gryphons, wins 5-0

Darrell Bowden had not been to a hockey game in 35 years. On Thursday night, as the Ryerson men’s hockey team pummeled the Guelph Gryphons 5-0 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC), Bowden was cheering on the home team alongside everyone else. Bowden is the co-chair of Positive Space Ryerson, a staff and faculty group committed to making Ryerson more […]

by Liam Butler· · Sports
Froese gets one past the Guelph goalie (Christian Thomson/Ryersonian Staff).

Ryerson Rams men’s hockey defeats Guelph Gryphons

The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team continued its dominance of the Guelph Gryphons this season, defeating them 5-0 Thursday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC). The Rams swept the season series with the Gryphons 3-0. Right winger Mitch Gallant scored a hat trick to power Ryerson’s offence. It was a career night for the fifth-year arts and contemporary studies student, who […]

by Liam Butler· · Sports
For Rams, win over Carleton Ravens long overdue

For Rams, win over Carleton Ravens long overdue

For the first time in 16 years, the men’s basketball team finally beat Carleton.

by Liam Butler· · Sports
Do it for Daron: Rams host mental health awareness game

Do it for Daron: Rams host mental health awareness game

The women’s hockey team raised $1,500 at the second annual Do it For Daron game versus Guelph

by Kalem Mc Sween· · News, Sports
Lisa Haley explains a drill to her team at practice on Jan. 21, 2016 (Josh Beneteau).

Women’s hockey team hasn’t quit on season yet

The women’s hockey team is 2-13-1, last in the OUA, with eight games to go but still optimistic.

by Joshua Beneteau· · News, 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. […]

The Match-Up: Men’s Versus Women’s Basketball

The Match-Up: Men’s Versus Women’s Basketball

Link Test Some female athletes at Ryerson feel they do not receive the amount of support and attention they deserve. Ryerson’s athletic department says extra marketing and “banners of distinction” require excellence on the part of the team. The following infographic compares the men’s and women’s basketball team season stats.     Stats provided by To read our initial feature on the […]

by Monique Hutson· · Basketball, News, On Campus, Sports
An article from The Ryersonian featuring Muller. (Courtesy of The Ryersonian)

Former Ryerson player’s pro career cut short

Miruna Muller knows what it’s like to get a police escort to a hotel after winning a pro basketball game in Istanbul. She also knows how to recalculate your income tax receipts in Ryerson’s enrolment and student fees office. Muller, who played for the Rams from 1996-2001, had her pro basketball career halted by injuries. That led her back to […]

by Alex Lyle· · Audio, Basketball, News, On Campus, Sports
The Ryerson women's basketball team was able to create time and space on the offensive side of the ball, controlling the play and opening up high-percentage shots. (Courtesy of Ryersonian Staff)

Women’s basketball team advances to OUA Final Four for the first time in Ryerson history

Ryerson’s women’s basketball team is moving on to the OUA Final Four for the first time in school history after a convincing 73-47 quarter-final victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gees, on Saturday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Rams were able to overcome an Ottawa team ranked No. 1 in the OUA in terms of defence. Led by star guard Keneca […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Basketball, Sports
The Ryerson men's basketball team beat the Laurier Golden Hawks 105-59 in the 2015 CIS quarter-finals at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. (Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team demolishes Laurier Golden Hawks

Ryerson’s men’s basketball team is headed to the OUA Final Four after crushing the Laurier Golden Hawks, 105-59, in their quarter-finals match Saturday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Rams were under pressure after their female counterparts defeated the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the first half of a double-header at the MAC. But the men did not disappoint. Led by […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Basketball, Sports
Ryerson hosts kickoff event Jumpoff on Gould Street for CIS Final 8 championship

Ryerson hosts kickoff event Jumpoff on Gould Street for CIS Final 8 championship

In less than two weeks, one of the biggest university sports events in the country is coming to Ryerson. And to celebrate the much anticipated CIS Men’s Basketball Final 8 Championship, the Canadian version of “March Madness,” the Ryerson Rams hosted a kickoff event on Gould Street Thursday afternoon. Despite the cold weather, students still came out for the free hot chocolate, […]

by Iram Partap· · News, On Campus
"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 basketball continues to streak in face of impending playoffs

Rams basketball continues to streak in face of impending playoffs

Both Rams basketball teams celebrated senior night with a win over the Queen’s Golden Gaels at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) on Friday. The women’s team won 72-62, increasing their winning streak to 10 games. The men’s side won 94-67 for its 11th straight victory. It was the final regular season game for both Rams teams before the OUA playoffs. […]

by Alex Lyle· · Basketball, Sports
Athletic department instils winning culture in Rams athletes

Athletic department instils winning culture in Rams athletes

When Ryerson athletics director Ivan Joseph was hired back in 2009, he had a vision. That vision was to produce something the university had never really had in its past: a winning sports culture. Six years later, Ryerson’s varsity sports teams are competing at levels they’ve never competed at before. The men’s soccer team made the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Basketball, Sports
Rams hockey players heading onto the ice at a game earlier this year. (Kalia Garcia-Rojas/Ryersonian Staff)

Playoffs pit Rams against crosstown rival

More than just victories are on the line as the Ryerson men’s hockey team opened the first round of the playoffs Jan. 11. The Rams took on the University of Toronto (U of T) Varsity Blues and the title of best team in Toronto is up for grabs. Coming into the final weeks of the season, Ryerson and U of […]

by Connor Brazeau· · Hockey, Sports
Brizi blimps at the MAC

Brizi blimps at the MAC

(Luke Williams/Ryersonian Staff) Something new is going to be flying high in the MAC. Brizi, the company that makes these social media drones, is a company inside the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson that is hoping to introduce drone blimps to Rams sporting events. Anna Hu, co-founder and  business lead on Brizi, says it’s more than just a blimp, […]

by Connor Brazeau· · Science & Technology, Sports

RAC considering circus arts fitness classes

Ryerson’s Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC) may introduce a circus arts fitness class.If all goes well, students could join as early as this fall, says the RAC’s manager of recreation, Anthony Seymour. Seymour points out that he has had only a preliminary meeting with the Toronto School of Circus Arts (TSCA) but says he was “quite impressed” with what it […]

by Rachel Surman· · News, On Campus
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
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
Ryerson student Jennifer Sousa exercises during women-only gym hours at one of Ryerson’s gyms.

No plans to roll out more women’s gym time: Recreation and Athletics Centre, university

Ryerson’s student union is looking to expand the university’s women-only gym time program. The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) passed a motion at its semi-annual general meeting Nov. 11 that it called for an expansion of the program after the pilot project was dubbed a success by the union and the Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC). But a spokesperson for the […]

by Rachel Surman· · News, On Campus
(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
The Rams beat the Carleton Ravens 2-0 on Oct. 5. (Alina Bykova/Ryersonian)

Rams men’s team wins, while women’s tie against Carleton

The Ryerson Rams faced the Carleton University Ravens in back-to-back women’s and men’s soccer matches on Sunday, with the men winning 2-0 while the women tied 0-0. Both teams honoured the graduating student-athletes for both the men’s and women’s team. On the men’s team Cedric Wong, Josh Kohn, Kyle Stewart and Christian Maraldo are graudating. Sarah Slattery, Lianna Woollard, Amy […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Soccer, Sports
Andreas Tsogkas goes on the offence. (Beth Bowers)

Men’s hockey team beat York in season opener

The Ryerson Rams beat the York Lions 4-1 in their season opener on the road. The Rams got into early penalty trouble giving up a five-on-three power play late in the first period. Mitch Gallant, fourth-year veteran, took a goaltender interference penalty and Lucas Froese took a high-sticking penalty. However, starting goaltender Troy Passingham, who stopped 29 of 30 shots, […]

by Beth Bowers· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Erica Naccarato sets the ball. (Alina Bykova/Ryersonian)

Women’s Volleyball Invitational

  The Ryerson Rams played three games this weekend. The team lost all three games. On Friday they lost 3-1 to the Toronto Varsity Blues, losing the last set 12-25. On Saturday afternoon, it lost 3-2 to the York Lions, losing the last set 15-9. The second game on Saturday evening against the Lions was shorter. The Rams lost 3-1. It […]

by Beth Bowers· · Sports, Volleyball
Joshua Kohn is moving the ball up the field. (Jacob Cohen/Ryersonian)

Men’s and Women’s soccer lose to U of T rival

The Ryerson Rams fell short twice against University of Toronto on Saturday, losing twice in back-to-back women’s and men’s soccer matches. The men, who played the second game of the afternoon, dropped their first match of the season 3-0. It was their first regular season loss since Sept. 2, 2012, when the Rams lost 2-0 to Carleton University. Despite trading […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Soccer, Sports
The Ryerson men's hockey team practices its power play last Thursday afternoon. (Beth Bowers / Ryersonian Staff)

Rams get first taste of new hockey overtime rule

The Ryerson Rams have had their first taste of a new rule of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). In the first men’s hockey exhibition game on Sept. 12, overtime was played with one fewer man on the ice per side than usual. “I actually had no idea that it changed until overtime started last game, when the ref came by and […]

by Beth Bowers· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports, Top stories
Ryerson's newest club has no secured funding. The Ryerson University Archery Club's Twitter picture is shown here.

UPDATED: Ryerson archery club gets funded

Their application hit the mark, so the Ryerson University Archery Club could be taking up bow and arrows as early as the winter semester. On Friday afternoon, Samson Wong, a second-year industrial engineering student, and his fellow coordinators found out they secured $5,000 in funding for the fledgling archery club. With word that they’re receiving funding, the club is prepared […]

by Michael Lyons· · Rams Athletics, Sports, Top stories
Mark Corbett, fourth-year defenceman for the Rams. (Courtesy Ryerson Athletics Department)

Athletes helping their community

Ryerson is giving its athletes more opportunities to reach out to the community through a new initiative, Ryerson Athletic Volunteer Experience, or RAVE. “RAVE was formed because student-athletes were creating meaningful community outreach initiatives on their own and the amount of others who wanted to do the same began to grow,” said Suzanne Fenerty, who is a part of Ryerson’s athletics’ […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Ryerson soccer earns two huge wins against Queen’s

Ryerson soccer earns two huge wins against Queen’s

  For the first time this season, both the men’s and women’s Ryerson soccer teams won on the same day. The men’s team remains undefeated, while the women’s team captured its first victory of the season. Both of Saturday’s matches at Monarch Park Stadium were tough tests for Ryerson. Playing Queen’s University meant both the men and the women had […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Soccer, Sports

Interview with Viktor Anastasov

This past weekend, the men’s soccer team beat the Toronto Varsity Blues 2-1.  The Rams are now five games into the season, and still remain undefeated.  To go along with our season preview last week, watch Viktor Anastasov talk about his team’s recent successes.

by Stefan Morrone· · Sports
The Mattamy Athletic Centre hosted last year's Wilson Cup final and will host the CIS final eight tournament this year.

Rams Athletics Growing Stronger

The start of classes marks the beginning of a new and pivotal athletics season for Ryerson. The university is looking to take the next step towards becoming a major player on the national stage. Since the opening of the Mattamy Athletic Centre in 2012, Ryerson has shown a commitment to athletics and the investment has paid off. It hosted the […]

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

Olympian back behind Rams bench

Lisa Haley has made her return as head coach of the Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team after winning gold at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. This season will mark Haley’s third year as the Rams’ hockey coach. Last year, she took a leave of absence to work as an assistant coach for Canada’s national women’s team for the 2013-14 season, […]

by Tristan Simpson· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Ashley Wronzberg (left) and her sister, Melissa before an afternoon practice. (Courtesy Tristan Simpson/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams unite sisters on the ice for the first time

  Ashley Wronzberg played for her fair share of teams throughout her hockey career, but no stint has been as special as her recent opportunity to play for the Ryerson Rams women’s team. Part of that stems from the fact that Wronzberg, 27, will be re-pursuing her studies as a first-year criminology student at Ryerson. The other, and perhaps more important factor, […]

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Rams coach gets his ‘Jazz’ on

  In the world of college basketball, summer is generally a time when players and personnel get to catch their breath and relax from the gruelling grind of the regular and post-seasons — only if your name isn’t Roy Rana. Rana, who enters his sixth season as the head coach of the Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team, had a busier […]

by Patrick Cwiklinski· · Basketball, Sports
Andrew Buck is moving on.

Sonian’s top 10 stories of the year according to you

10. “Meet the Rams’ first anthem singer” – March 2014 by Victor Ferreira Kicking off the list is a story about Ryerson’s first live national anthem singer at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC), Andrea Bartlett. Before Bartlett, a third-year human resource management student, the Rams opened games with an audio recording of an instrumental version of the anthem. Bartlett’s first […]

by Kalia Garcia-Rojas· · News, Off Campus, On Campus

Ryerson men’s soccer team made history

by Nicole Servinis· · Soccer, Sports