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Ryerson Rams women's skip Maggie Macintosh (centre, low) delivers a stone as lead Teagan Walton (left) and second Audrey Wallbank (right) prepare to sweep at the 2017 OUA Curling Championship in Oshawa on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Ryerson women’s team off to provincial final with upset over Carleton

The Ryerson Rams curling teams entered the final days of the OUA curling championship needing to win all seven of their final round-robin games (three for the women’s team, four for the men’s team) to qualify for the playoffs. They called it the #WinOnlyWeekend, and nine games later, it is still intact. The women delivered a second straight playoff upset […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Ryerson hosts two sports conferences

Ryerson hosts two sports conferences

On two weekends in February, Ryerson hosted two conferences about the sports business industry, providing students with the opportunity to learn about careers in an increasingly popular Canadian industry. On Feb. 11, seven students in their final year of the RTA School of media program hosted WiSE Talk at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC). Then, from Feb. 17 to 19, […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · Sports
Western Mustangs women's skip Carolyne Graham yells for her teammates to sweep her rock during their game against the Ryerson Rams at the 2017 OUA Curling Championship in Oshawa on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The Rams defeated the Mustangs 6-2.

Rams rebound remarkably on Day 3 of OUAs

The Ryerson Rams curling teams each had to bounce back after a winless second day at the OUA Championships, and did so brilliantly on Saturday. Both teams played twice on the third day of the round–robin, and each team emerged with two important wins. With their results, the men’s team kept their glimmer of hope alive but will still require […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, 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
Captain Michael Fine and the Rams sported their new Nike designed jerseys at Thursday's home opener. (James Tozer)

Michael Fine: Cementing his legacy at Ryerson

Growing up in Toronto, Ryerson Rams’ captain Michael Fine remembers watching his hockey idol, Doug Gilmour, play at Maple Leaf Gardens. Little did he know Gilmour would eventually become his coach, and that his career with the Rams would be spent playing under the same roof his favourite player once did.

by Jordan Arseneault· · Hockey, Sports
Ryerson Dragon Boat Club members race in a relay at the 2017 Ontario University Indoor Championships held in the SLC. (Jordan Arseneault/ Ryersonian)

Ryerson Rams Dragon Boat Club tests paddlers individually at Ontario University Indoor Championships

In a team sport, how much weight does each individual really carry? Dragon boat racing is a sport where the team that works together, wins. What happens when you dismantle that team and test each paddler  on their own strength and endurance in an intense indoor competition? On Saturday, Ryerson’s dragon boat team competed in the fifth-annual Ontario University Indoor […]

by Madonna Dennis· · Sports, Videos
Ryerson Rams lead Teagan Walton (R) watches as skip Maggie Macintosh (L, royal blue) slides down the ice to deliver her stone at the McMaster University Invitational Bonspiel on Sat., Jan. 28, 2017. (Michael Norton/Ryersonian)

Rams curlers ride strong finish to respectable performance at McMaster Invitational

Both the women’s and men’s Ryerson curling teams rode strong second-day performances this weekend at the McMaster University Invitational Bonspiel to finish with respectable 2-2 records.

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Ryerson's C'airah Gabriel-Robinson fights for a loose ball during yesterday 91-75 win in St Catharines. (Tagwa Moyo/Ryersonian)

In Photos: Ryerson’s weekend basketball games versus Brock

Last night’s Ryerson basketball games against the Brock Badgers in St. Catharines, Ont. in pictures.

by Thabo Moyo· · Basketball, Sports
Jordan Arseneault/Ryersonian.

Rams now 13-0 after McMaster romp

Ryerson’s men’s basketball took an early lead and finished with a 99-77 win over the McMaster Marauders at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Jan 25.

by Allan Perkins· · Basketball, Sports
McMaster's bench. Tagwa Moyo/Ryersonian.

Ryerson women’s basketball falls to McMaster in thriller

The Ryerson women’s basketball team lost 76-74 to the McMaster Marauders tonight at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in dramatic fashion.

by Allan Perkins· · Basketball, Sports
Ryersonian file photo.

WATCH: First-place Rams continue to ice opponents

The Ryerson men’s hockey team is on a roll winning four straight, good for first place in the OUA West division. Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Daniel Melfi breaks down the team’s success.

by Daniel Melfi· · Hockey, Sports
Ryerson Rams vice Alex Champ (right) prepares to deliver a rock as second Henry Lin (left) and lead Jonathan U (middle) get ready to sweep at the Brock University Invitational Bonspiel on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Rams curling teams have strong showing at Brock Invitational

It was a successful first Ontario University Athletics (OUA) tournament for both Ryerson Rams curling teams this weekend in St. Catharines.

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Ryerson's Matt Mistele in action last night versus the Waterloo Warriors at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. (Jordan Arseneault/Ryersonian)

Men’s hockey team continues to roll

The Ryerson men’s hockey team won its third straight game last night, moving them into first place in the OUA.

by Jordan Arseneault· · Hockey, 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
(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
(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 […]

(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
(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 OUA.ca 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
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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