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Roy Rana coaching the Rams during the CIS Final 8 during the 2014-2015 season (Courtesy Alex D'Addese)

Coach Rana returns

One of the most high-profile coaches in Canadian university basketball is back behind the Ryerson bench. Head coach Roy Rana, who built the Ryerson men’s basketball program into a national powerhouse, is back behind the Rams’ bench after taking a year-long sabbatical during the 2015-2016 season. Rana did not disclose much information when he initially announced his sabbatical, but he […]

by Hailey Salvian· · Basketball, News, Sports
The Ryerson Men’s soccer team celebrates Jamie Baker’s game-winning goal  on Sunday during their quarterfinal match-up. (Tagwa Moyo)

What you need to know: Rams take on Gryphons in the OUA Final Four

The No. 3 Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team will return to the OUA Final Four championship for the fourth straight season this weekend. After cruising through the regular season to a school-best 14-1-1 record, the Rams’ OUA East quarter-final matchup versus the Queen’s Gaels went right to the wire. Technically past the wire, as the game needed extra time before it was […]

by Hailey Salvian· · Sports
(Tagwa Moyo)

Rams Soccer Wins MVP, Rookie and Coach of the Year

The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team successful 2016 campaign continued to get better on Wednesday, as the Rams earned some of the top regular season honours from the Ontario University Athletics. The 2016 OUA men’s soccer major awards and all-stars were announced on Wednesday morning, with six players getting all-star nods. The awards were highlighted by Rams midfielder Raheem Rose […]

by Hailey Salvian· · News, Soccer, Sports
(Courtesy Alex D'Addese via Ryerson Athletics)

Undefeated Ryerson men’s soccer team has eyes on the prize

There is only one men’s university soccer team with a perfect record left in the country: the Ryerson Rams. A 2-0 victory over the Laurentian University Voyageurs on Saturday at Downsview Park improved the team’s record to 11-0 this season. They were ranked third in all of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) last week. It’s a record that has made Ryerson […]

by Mitchell Tierney· · Soccer, Sports
(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 Greg Mason)

Rams dominate Lancers to advance to OUA gold medal game

The Ryerson women’s basketball team is moving on to the gold medal game of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) final four as it beat the Windsor Lancers 79-62 Friday night. Silvana Jez scored 20 points while adding nine rebounds and two three pointers. With their victory Friday the Rams ended Windsor’s three-year reign as OUA champions. Going into the game […]

by David Morassutti· · Basketball, News, On Campus, Sports
(Courtesy Scott McGee)

Men’s basketball defeats Windsor; advance to OUA gold medal game

The Ryerson men’s basketball team is headed for the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) final after defeating the Windsor Lancers 96-77 Friday evening. The team will be playing for the OUA gold medal against the Carleton Ravens at 8 p.m. on Saturday evening at the MAC. With the win, the Rams have also cemented a spot in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · Basketball, News, Sports
(Couresty Alex D'Addese)

Rams lose CIS opener to Trinity Western in a four set thriller

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 […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · Sports, Volleyball
(Nicholas Raponi/Ryersonian Staff)

Weekend Recap: Men’s and women’s basketball advance to Final Four

Sports editor Nick Raponi fills you in on what you missed this weekend.

by Nicholas Raponi· · Sports, Sports, Videos
(David Morassutti/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams steam roll Thunderwolves; advance to OUA semifinals

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports
(David Morassutti/Ryersonian Staff)

Women’s basketball headed to Final Four

By David Morassutti Keneca Pingue-Giles racked up 21 points as the women’s basketball team defeated the Western Mustangs 83-64 Saturday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, advancing to the final four of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs. Ryerson jumped to an early lead 21-6 in the first quarter with Western picked up the pace in the second. Ryerson led 43-23 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports
(Courtesy Lynne-Rozario)

McMaster takes down Rams in OUA final

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 […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · News
(Courtesy Alex D'Addese)

Rams defeat Golden Gaels in four sets; advance to gold medal game

The Ryerson men’s volleyball team defeated the Queen’s Golden Gaels in four sets on Thursday evening to advance to the OUA finals. By being an OUA finalist, the Rams have also punched their ticket to the CIS National Championships. This will be the team’s first appearance in school history. The team started out the game with a lead early in […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · News, 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
Volleyball playoffs set to begin for both the men’s and women’s teams

Volleyball playoffs set to begin for both the men’s and women’s teams

After stellar regular seasons, the teams are looking for redemption after disappointing in the playoffs last year.

by Michael Grace-Dacosta· · Sports, Volleyball
Men’s soccer advances to OUA semifinals

Men’s soccer advances to OUA semifinals

The Ryerson men’s soccer team has secured its spot in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Final Four championship after defeating Carleton University at Downsview Park Saturday. The win was a major victory for the team, and a key first step in their march to get to the national tournament. “My expectation was to have our best performance of the year,” […]

by Adetayo Bero· · Sports
Ryerson curling club hosts first tryout

Ryerson curling club hosts first tryout

Ryerson’s new curling club hosted its first tryout Thursday at Leaside Curling Club.

by Jordan Mady· · Curling, 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
Ryerson golf club secures partnerships for upcoming season

Ryerson golf club secures partnerships for upcoming season

Ryerson’s golf team partnered with Brampton Golf Club and secured sponsors to help the club chase after its best-ever finish in the OUA championship this fall.

by Daniel Morand· · Golf, 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
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
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
(Alex Lyle /Ryersonian Staff)

Rams basketball teams play waiting game

The Ryerson Rams basketball teams have had great seasons, in some cases record breaking, and have netted themselves first round byes in the  Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs. Though the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) finals are just around the corner, the Rams cannot look too far ahead. The OUA playoffs begin this week. Ryerson hosts the men’s CIS final eight […]

by Connor Brazeau· · Basketball, Sports
Rams drop playoff opener to U of T

Rams drop playoff opener to U of T

The Rams couldn’t find their scoring touch last night in game one of their Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoff series against the University of Toronto (U of T). They lost 2-1 on home ice. The Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) was busy last night with both men’s basketball and hockey playing one floor apart. But on this night hockey was the main […]

by Connor Brazeau· · 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
A prestige class was in attendance to promote the Final 8 men's basketball championship Ryerson will be hosting in March. (Ryan McKenna / Ryersonian Staff)

Rams kick off CIS Men’s Basketball Final 8 Championship ticket sales

“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 Ryan McKenna· · Basketball, Sports
Troy Passingham made 50 saves on 52 shots to help the Rams defeats the Golden Gaels Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Courtesy Alex D'Addese

Troy Passingham helps Rams to win over Golden Gaels

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, […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Hockey, Sports
Live Blog: Ryerson Rams vs. McMaster Marauders OUA men’s soccer semi-finals

Live Blog: Ryerson Rams vs. McMaster Marauders OUA men’s soccer semi-finals

by Ryan Skilton· · Soccer, Sports
Bryan Lewis was evaluating on-ice officials at the Rams season opener against York. (Beth Bowers/Ryersonian)

Former NHL ref works for OUA men’s hockey

Bryan Lewis, former director of officiating for the NHL, is the referee-in-chief for men’s hockey at the OUA. In his current role, Lewis supervises OUA officials. He usually attends one or two university men’s hockey games a week, arriving an hour early to meet with the coaches and officials. Lewis sits with an unobstructed view of the ice so he […]

by Beth Bowers· · Hockey, 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
Josh Lund trains at an indoor facility in Toronto as part of his off-season workout.

Lund leads Ryerson baseball team (Video)

Josh Lund is a second-year history major – but when he’s not hitting the books at Ryerson, he’s on the field as the Rams’ star third baseman. “I hadn’t played baseball in eight years until last year,” Lund said. His return to the game coincided with Ryerson’s inaugural baseball season. The team had a disappointing record of 3-19, and is […]

by Hailey Chan· · Baseball, Rams Athletics, Sports
The Rams won four OUA Rookie of the Year awards this season

The year of the Ryerson Ram rookie

By Harlan Nemers With the Rams controlling the puck, rookie Domenic Alberga parked himself in front of Brock’s goaltender Real Cormier. The shot came fired from the point, tipped off the shaft of Alberga’s stick and into the far-side of the net. Scoring the overtime winner in the OUA quarter-finals, the 21-year-old Alberga had just given the Rams a 1-0 […]

by Harlan Nemers· · Rams Athletics, Sports
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
Ryerson's top fencer, Joanna Kolbe, says she will leave the sport after the OUA Championship on Feb. 8.
Sebastian Novais / Ryersonian Staff

Kolbe takes her final stab at fencing

Joanna Kolbe will pick up her sword one last time for Ryerson on Feb. 8. Heading into her fourth Ontario University Athletics (OUA) women’s fencing championship, where she has won gold for three straight years, Kolbe is looking to relax after her last tournament.“I decided to quit a long time ago, so I’m pretty much going to finish fencing,” said […]

by Sebastian Novais· · Sports, Top stories
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
Men's basketball head coach Roy Rana and the Rams enter the 2013-14 season as the fourth-ranked team in the country.  Courtesy: Ryerson Athletics

Expectations too high for Rana’s Rams

The Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team yearns for redemption. The team entered this season fueled by its historic No. 4 ranking. Before the season’s start, Ryerson announced it will host the CIS Final 8 tournament in 2014-15. That’s a lot of pressure. Last year, the Rams thought they were ready to handle that sort of pressure. They were wrong. Posters […]

by Victor Ferreira· · Basketball, Sports
Rams round up OUA soccer awards

Rams round up OUA soccer awards

Most Valuable Player is just another title for Alex Braletic and the Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team to add to an overflowing trophy case. The fifth-year midfielder was announced as the winner of the OUA East Most Valuable Player for the second time in his career Wednesday, after scoring 13 goals in 12 league games this season. Braletic shrugged off […]

by Victor Ferreira· · Soccer, Sports
Men’s Soccer: Dramatic win vaults Ryerson Rams into OUA Final Four

Men’s Soccer: Dramatic win vaults Ryerson Rams into OUA Final Four

It was the kind of storybook ending to a game that even Disney producers would have a hard time believing. The Ryerson men’s soccer team, mere seconds away from being eliminated from playoff contention, rallied to tie the score in the final minute of regulation, then scored again in the final minute of extra time to pull out an improbable […]

by Dan Berlin· · Soccer, Sports