Waking up with a face full of acne on the day of prom can be a nightmare for some high school students, but for Andrew Grella it was the inspiration behind forming his company. “I went to my mom and she said, ‘Let me put some makeup on you,’ and I said she was crazy,” Grella said. “So I left […]
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The Ryerson men’s basketball team ended a record-setting year with a bronze medal at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) tournament in Vancouver last weekend. While the team didn’t meet its goal of winning a gold medal, it is still optimistic about what its finish means for the future of basketball at Ryerson. “It was a crazy ride,” said Rams guard […]
Rams beat Dalhousie University in the consolation bronze medal game.
VANCOUVER – The Ryerson men’s basketball team will take on the Dalhousie Tigers tonight at 5 p.m. EST in a fight for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) bronze medal. Follow The Ryersonian’s live blog below for exclusive interviews, in-depth coverage and much more!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
The Ryerson men’s volleyball team lost its opening game against Trinity Western Friday at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) National Championship in four sets. It was the team’s first appearance in school history. The loss comes just a few days after the team won the silver medal in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs. Eleven teams competed in the tournament. Ryerson dropped […]
Sports editor Nick Raponi fills you in on what you missed this weekend.
By David Morassutti Ryerson’s men’s basketball team defeated the Lakehead Thunderwolves Saturday night by a score of 93-71 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) to advance to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) semifinals. Adika Peter-McNeilly and Ammanuel Diressa led the way with 19 points each. Ryerson got off to a slow start to the game with Lakehead outscoring the Rams […]
The McMaster Marauders defeated the Ryerson men’s volleyball team in three straight sets in Friday night’s Ontario University Athletics final. While Ryerson was not able to bring the gold medals back home to Toronto, the team still greatly overachieved on the season, winning silver and cementing itself a berth in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) National Championships next weekend in Hamilton […]
The Ryersonian sent a team of reporters to conduct statistical analysis on dozens of the university’s 524 washrooms. The results revealed striking disparities between male and female vandals, as well as between the university’s departments.
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 […]
Ryerson athletics has made tremendous strides the past few years, and that has only been highlighted by stong performances this year. Here’s a look at each team’s first semester heading into the holiday break. Men’s Soccer The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team did not end its season like they would have hoped. However, the men did make some noise in […]
For the first time since 1987, Ryerson University has a wrestling team. But it’s an outside program called Team Impact Wrestling behind the new venture, not Ryerson’s in-house athletics department. As one of the only national developmental training programs recognized by Canada Wrestling, Team Impact brings with it a wealth of experienced coaches and wrestling mentors. They pitched the team […]
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 […]
It was a tale of Jekyll and Hyde for the Ryerson Rams volleyball teams in Wednesday night’s double-headers against the McMaster Marauders at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The men’s team lost in straight sets, while the women’s team did just the opposite, winning their match 25-19, 27-25, 25-23 against the defending Ontario University Athletics champion Marauders. The women kicked off the night in style. […]
By Kabeer Sethi and Ryan Skilton The Ryerson Rams treated their home fans to some hard-fought basketball Saturday night. Winning streaks were on the line for all the teams as Ryerson faced off against the Windsor Lancers in a men’s and women’s double-header. The men dominated the No. 4 ranked Lancers with a 98-78 victory, while the women’s game went […]
“Why do we have to wait 119 days until March 12?” That was the question that two-time National Basketball Association NBA champion Bill Walton asked those in attendance at Thursday’s ticket launch for the 2015 Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s basketball Final 8 tournament. Walton was at the Mattamy Athletic Centre to help promote the event that Ryerson University will host […]
By Kabeer Sethi and Ryan Skilton The Ryerson Rams treated their home fans to some hard-fought basketball Saturday night. Winning streaks were on the line for all the teams as Ryerson faced off against the Windsor Lancers in a men’s and women’s double-header. The men dominated the No. 4 ranked Lancers with a 98-78 victory while the women’s game went down […]
Queen’s University fired 52 shots at Ryerson goaltender Troy Passingham, but it wasn’t enough as the Rams squeaked out a 3-2 victory over the Golden Gaels Friday night. Both netminders saw a lot of rubber, but stood tall throughout the match. Passingham made a career-high 50 saves for the win, while Gaels goaltender Kevin Bailie had an impressive game of his own, […]
The Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team moved to 3-0 on Wednesday night, defeating the Western Mustangs 81-47 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre for its home opener. The Rams did it in front of a packed crowd that included a few familiar faces. Greivis Vasquez of the Toronto Raptors attended the game, as did former Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo and two-time NBA champion […]
It’s a little known fact that the Mattamy Athletic Centre turns into a runway of sorts before every Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team home game. First there’s coach Graham Wise, looking all business in his suit and tie as he arrives and heads beyond the great divide of doors between the outside world and the locker-rooms. Next there’s a mob […]
The Ryerson Rams basketball teams play their home openers Wednesday amidst a very successful start to their regular seasons. Both the men’s and women’s teams will take on the Western Mustangs at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Mustangs are going to have their hands full playing on the road against Ryerson The men’s team is 2-0 on the year, defeating […]
This is a big year for Ryerson Rams basketball. Between hosting the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s Final 8 championship in March and a fresh recruiting class on the women’s side, it’s an exciting year for Rams fans. Both teams opened up their seasons by beating Waterloo and Laurier last week, with the men dominating in both games. Led by head […]
Ryerson’s men’s and women’s basketball teams opened up their regular seasons Wednesday night in Waterloo. Both teams came away victorious, carrying over their success from the pre-season. The women played first and laid the hammer on the Waterloo Warriors. Three minutes into the game, the Rams led 10-3 and never looked back. Heading into halftime, their lead had expanded to […]
I remember a pre-season conversation in late August while I was working as a summer student with the Rams. It was with associate coach of the Ryerson men’s soccer team, Filip Prostran. I asked Fil, as he is known by many, about how his team looked ahead of the season. Fil shook his head and simply said, “not good.” There […]
Ryerson’s soccer team lost to the McMaster Marauders 5-3 on penalties at the Ron Joyce Stadium Saturday night, ending the Ram’s season in the semi finals. The game started off well for the Rams, who dominated in the opening minutes of the first half, putting pressure on the Marauders and preventing them from getting past their own half. It didn’t take […]
Despite being plagued by penalties throughout the second period, the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team defeated the Western Mustangs 2-1 on Saturday, marking the Rams’ first victory against the Mustangs in five years. The win evened up the series for the Rams, who lost 3-4 to the Ontario University Athletics fifth-ranked Mustangs when the teams last met on Oct. 16, led […]
The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team will be looking to spoil the party as it takes on the McMaster Marauders on enemy territory in the Ontario University Athletics semi-finals Saturday. The Rams are coming off a convincing 2-0 win against the UOIT Ridgebacks in the quarter-finals last weekend. Associate coach Filip Prostran was pleased with his team’s stingy performance, and said […]
The Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team announced the recruitment of Ammanuel Diressa over Twitter on Tuesday. Head coach Roy Rana announced the news on his personal account. Honored 6’4 Guard via NCAA Tennessee Tech and Eastern Commerce alum Manny Diressa has committed to our @ryersonmbb program. #WeROne — Roy Rana (@Roy_Rana) October 28, 2014 Diressa, 21, played with the NCAA’s […]
The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team has started using an app to track some advanced stats for the team. Like the National Hockey League’s new statistical revolution, most of the stats the Rams are now tracking aren’t even advanced – some of them are actually standard NHL stats not tracked by Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) – but they paint a […]
For the first time in school history, the Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team will be looking to win a national championship on home soil. Ryerson University is hosting the Canadian Interuniversity Sports Final 8, a prestigious event that sees eight elite teams compete for a national title. As hosts, the Rams are guaranteed a spot in the tournament, and with […]
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 […]
Advanced hockey stats took the National Hockey League by storm this past summer, with almost every team taking notice of the sport’s fancy new numbers. But it’s not just NHL teams beefing up their stats department – the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team took notice too. At the start of this season, the team began using a new iPad app […]
The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team shut out the UOIT Ridgebacks 2-0 Sunday in the Ontario University Athletics quarter-finals in what was one of its best defensive performances of the year. The Rams got off to a quick start, as fourth-year mid-fielder Martin Dabrowksi beat Ridgebacks goalkeeper Travis Martin to give Ryerson a 1-0 lead at the 16-minute mark. The men didn’t […]
The month of the moustache is days away, but Ryerson is already reaping the benefits of the fundraising that goes along with it. The Movember Foundation awarded Ryerson a $3-million grant on Wednesday that will help fund research that aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness in the Asian community. “This is one of the largest research grants Ryerson […]
The road to victory is just as significant for Ryerson’s men’s basketball team as the conquest itself. The Rams dominated the court last weekend during the Queen’s Invitational Tournament and won all three of their games, but court time accounts for only a small fraction of their road trip. The team piled into a medium sized charter bus at 8 […]