Post Tagged with: "CIS"

Graham Brown, CEO of CIS, speaks at the organization's major announcment at Real Sports on Thursday. (Photo: James Tozer)

CIS rebrands itself as U Sports

By Connor Hewson and James Tozer U Sports is the new name and brand of university sport in Canada, the organization’s CEO, Graham Brown, announced at a downtown Toronto press conference today. U Sports replaces Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) as the governing body of university sport in Canada. The CIS name and brand had been in place since 2001. The […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · 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
(Courtesy Alex D'Addese)

Rams pair bring Toronto FC experience to men’s soccer

This past Sunday was the first time this season that the Ryerson’s men’s soccer team played a home game at Downsview Park. But a pair of Rams freshmen were already on familiar ground. Rookies Robert Boskovic and Andrew Dias both spent time with Toronto FC Academy and Toronto FC II — the club’s United Soccer League affiliate, whose training facility is […]

by Mitchell Tierney· · Soccer, Sports
Goaltender Brodie Barrick, entering his second season with the Rams, practices at Mattamy Athletic Centre on Oct. 4, 2016. (James Tozer)

New-look Rams ready for season opener

There will be plenty of new faces in the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey lineup this season. After finishing sixth in the Ontario University Athletics’ West Division last season, the Rams have added 10 recruits to the roster. Interim head coach Johnny Duco expects this year’s team to be a talented one. “I think we may be a team early on, because […]

by James Tozer· · Hockey, Sports
The Ryerson Rams are hoping the Mattamy Athletic Centre will host more CIS national championships with the organization's move to the GTA. (Jamie Tozer)

CIS office relocation could give Rams a boost

Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s summer move could mean good things for the Ryerson Rams. The CIS, the national governing body for university sport in Canada, relocated its head office from Ottawa to Richmond Hill in June. Ivan Joseph, Ryerson’s director of athletics, is hoping the move will bring more national exposure to the Rams. “I think, hopefully, the CIS will be […]

by James Tozer· · Hockey, Sports
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.

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)

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)

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.  

(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
(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 […]

(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.    

(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
Rams at home to University  of Toronto on Nov. 4

OUA playoffs first test for top-ranked Rams basketball

Here’s a recap of each team, in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past four months.

by Liam Butler· · Basketball, Sports
Peter-McNeilly drives to the hoop at the OUA tournament last year. (Ryersonian staff/Andrea Vacl)

Peter-McNeilly ready to lead new-look Rams

Pitted as the successor to former perennial all-star Jahmal Jones, Peter-McNeilly is embracing his role as a leader and playmaker for the Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports
Ryerson wins bronze at 2015 CIS Final 8 (Courtesy Alex D'Addese)

Ryerson prepared to top 2015 CIS men’s basketball Final 8 if it wins championship bids

Off the heels of hosting the last national championship in men’s basketball, Ryerson has placed bids to land the 2017 and 2018 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. If successful, the Rams will be the first team to host the tournaments simultaneously.

by Victoria Nguyen· · Basketball, Sports
Graham Brown named CIS chief executive officer

Graham Brown named CIS chief executive officer

Graham Brown was named chief executive officer of CIS earlier this month. He joins CIS following a long history with Rugby Canada.

by Charles Bossy· · Sports
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
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 32

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 32

              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 and from the Canadian University Press.       This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap, we bring you an update to the ongoing strike situation at University of Toronto and […]

by Danielle Gresko· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
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 […]

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 31

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 31

              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 and from the Canadian University Press.     This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap, we bring you a recap of Ryerson’s first CIS Final 8 game, news on a […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
Game Recap: Rams cruise past Lancers to advance to national semifinal

Game Recap: Rams cruise past Lancers to advance to national semifinal

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 […]

by Pierce O'Leary· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports

Women’s basketball team to play UBC in CIS quarter-finals

As the men’s basketball team is set to host the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) Final 8 tournament at the Mattamy Athletic Centre this week, there’s another Ryerson team vying for their chance at a national trophy. The Ryerson Rams women’s basketball team is in Quebec City this week for their first-ever national tournament. The lady Rams already made history when […]

by Danielle Gresko· · Basketball, Sports
Domenic Alberga leaves the Rams after two productive seasons.

Three Rams Hockey Players Sign Pro Deals

Three Ryerson men’s hockey players are moving on to the professional level to continue their careers. Forward Domenic Alberga and defenceman Dean Willmott signed in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) with Greenville and Brampton respectively, while defenceman Mark Corbett signed a three game tryout with the Mississippi River Kings of Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). Alberga leaves after the […]

by Pierce O'Leary· · Hockey, Sports
In The Post: Episode One – Dan the Man(ager)

In The Post: Episode One – Dan the Man(ager)

(Produced by Beza Getachew and Aaron Navarro)On this week’s episode, we speak with the general manager of the Mattamy Athletic Centre–the venue for the CIS Final 8 tournament. More in the Post: Episode two: Setting the Stage Episode three: Going Graphic

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports, Top stories, Videos
Analytics find place in CIS

Analytics find place in CIS

A few months ago, Liam Houlahan, a second-year computer science student at the University of New Brunswick, approached UNB hockey head coach Gardiner MacDougall with the idea to join the team in a statistical role. “His dad has done some work with some pro teams. He’s out of the Ottawa area, and asked us last spring if we would be […]

by Ryan McKenna· · Hockey, Sports
(Courtesy Mattamy Athletic Centre)

Ryerson Secures Volleyball Bid

The Ryerson Rams have scored another big victory for their athletics program. The Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) selection committee announced on Monday morning in a press release the hosts of eight national championships in soccer and volleyball over the next two years. Following up last month’s bid for the women’s volleyball championship, Ryerson has been selected as the host of […]

by Stefan Morrone· · Sports, Volleyball
Kadeem Green took his talents to Ryerson after playing in the U.S.
(Ryersonian file photo)

CIS trying to keep its athletes in Canada

By Sinead Mulhern and Alex Chippin Julie-Anne Staehli runs with the top pack. The small group in the lead closes in on the finish of the 3,000-metre race. With 300 metres left, Staehli starts to break away. With 200 metres left, she starts to kick. For most, the final strides would be painful and exhausting, but months of training at […]

(Harlan Nemers / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson could benefit from new CIS playoff format

Major changes are coming to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) hockey championships. The current model of six teams making it to the playoffs will be expanded to eight and instead of first-round pool play, the tournament will move to a single elimination format, as is the case in basketball and volleyball. “The main reason that we changed it is (because) […]

by Harlan Nemers· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Ryerson's Vivian Kwok brought home doubles badminton gold. (Courtesy Winston Chow)

Vivian Kwok captures badminton gold

By William Brown Ryerson’s Vivian Kwok and Bethany So of the University of Toronto have won gold in the CIS National badminton doubles tournament at Laval University. So is unranked and viewed as an underdog, but the pairing’s teamwork and chemistry led them to an unlikely medal in the national competition and helped Ryerson finish fourth overall in the tournament […]

by Alex Chippin· · Badminton, Rams Athletics, Sports
(Courtesy Victor Ferreira/Ryersonian Staff)

Tougher CIS drug testing policy proposed

Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) athletes may have to face the possibility of having Big Brother watch their every move in this off-season. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, which oversees the drug testing of all amateur athletes in Canada, will implement a revised Canadian Anti-Doping Program beginning Jan. 1, 2015. The Canadian Anti-Doping Program is currently on its third […]

Jamie Wise and Domenic Alberga lead the CIS in scoring and lead the Rams into the playoffs.
Erica Whyte / Ryersonian Staff

Gunslingers of the OUA West

Sportsnet is calling Ryerson’s men’s hockey team “the biggest threat in the OUA West.” The Rams are a top contender in the division, and it’s in no small part due to linemates Jamie Wise, 22, and Domenic Alberga, 21. The two forwards lead the Canadian Interuniversity Sport in overall points; Wise is first, with 40 points in 21 games, and […]

by Erica Whyte· · Hockey, Sports, Top stories
Lack of funding results in minimal drug tests at varsity level

Lack of funding results in minimal drug tests at varsity level

Lance Armstrong did it. Alex Rodriguez did it. Barry Bonds did it. What’s stopping varsity athletes from doing it? Every Olympic year, major cutbacks are made to drug testing at the varsity level because of the increased testing done on Canadian Olympians and Paralympians. This year, only about one per cent of varsity athletes will undergo drug testing, because of tight […]

by Erica Whyte· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Rams hitter Robert Wojcik goes in for the kill versus Queen’s.

Close to cracking the CIS top 10

Coming off two big home victories this past weekend, the men’s volleyball team is hoping its recent three-game winning streak can elevate it from a top team in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) to the ranks of one of the première programs in the nation. On Saturday, the Rams dominated the Royal Military College (RMC) Paladins in four sets at […]

by David Rockne Corrigan· · Sports, Volleyball
Wise was back on the ice Monday to run Rams' practice.  (Dan Berlin/Ryersonian Staff)

Coach wiser for the experience

It’s been a tough two weeks for Rams men’s hockey head coach Graham Wise. He was served a four-game suspension. His close friend and assistant was fired. And his team was forced to forfeit two crucial games in the standings. On Monday, Wise was finally able to move on and get back to business. Wise returned to the team this […]

by Dan Berlin· · Hockey, Sports, Top stories
A packed house at the BMO Centre in Fredericton, N.B. was on hand to take in Ryerson's match vs. U. of Saskatchewan.

A new addition to the Ram-ily

By Bronté James Brunswickan Sports Editor I have been covering the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds men’s soccer team for three years and have come to know the team, form bonds and learn the intricate details that come along with covering the sport. The only downside is I’ve only been exposed to the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) setting and […]

A dejected Jacob O'Connor (centre) following the Rams 3-2 loss to Laval in CIS quarter-finals. (Arman Aghbali/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams run out of magic, lose to Laval in CIS quarter-final

FREDERICTON, N.B. – Ryerson was eliminated from contention for the CIS national soccer tournament championship after a 3-2 loss to Laval at the BMO Centre on Thursday. Torrential rain poured throughout this Canadian Interuniversity Sports quarter-final match between the Rams and the Rouge et Or. When it had stopped after 90 minutes, some tears flowed for the team, which saw […]

Braletic becomes first Ryerson athlete named CIS MVP

Braletic becomes first Ryerson athlete named CIS MVP

FREDERICTON, N.B. — This year just keeps getting better for Alex Braletic. Braletic became the first Ryerson athlete to earn a CIS MVP trophy in any sport on Wednesday. He was awarded the Joe Johnson Award as the CIS men’s soccer athlete of the year. The Thornhill, Ont., native accepted the award with humour, causing the audience at the Fredericton […]

by Victor Ferreira· · Soccer, Sports, Top stories
A unified Rams squad prepares for the program's first-ever trip to nationals. (Marissa Dederer/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams prepare for big test at soccer nationals

The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team lost its first game of the year in the most untimely fashion, falling short against the York Lions 1-0 in the OUA final at Birchmount Stadium on Sunday. The game marked an end to Ryerson’s hopes of securing the first OUA championship in school history, though the team will have a shot at glory […]

by Armen Bedakian· · Soccer, Sports