Since opening in 2012, the Mattamy Athletic Centre has had to balance two roles. Owned by Ryerson and paid for in part with $20 million in student money, the building has a private obligation to the university and its members. But, also splitting the bill is the federal government, whose $20 million contribution means the MAC has a second duty […]
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A new scholarship in memory of a former member of the Rams men’s basketball team is in the works thanks in part to a new Ryerson student-made basketball documentary. Luke Galati, a fourth year journalism student, is the director of the award-winning documentary film Eastern. The film follows Toronto high school Eastern Commerce and its final season of their record-breaking […]
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 […]
Ryerson’s women’s curling team has found a new captain – and they didn’t have to look far. Maggie Macintosh, who skipped the team in last year’s debut season, was originally planning to step away from the game to focus on her studies. But after being convinced to come back out for a practice run, the second-year journalism student has decided […]
Former Ryerson hockey players Jessica Hartwick, Melissa Wronzberg and Alex Armstrong made history this summer, becoming the first Rams to be drafted into the Canadian Women’s Hockey League on Aug. 21. Two of the three players were selected by the Brampton Thunder. Hartwick, a defender and former Rams captain, was taken 38th overall by the team. She graduated as Ryerson’s leader in […]
The Rams soccer teams are back on a familiar field. Five of Ryerson’s eight men’s and women’s soccer home games will be played at Monarch Park Stadium this season, the field the teams called home for most of the 2014 OUA campaigns. The Rams were forced to play all home games at Downsview Park last year after field permits for […]
After a strong debut last season from both men’s and women’s teams, Ryerson’s curling squads are switching home clubs in the hopes of elevating the program to be among the OUA’s elite. “Last year wasn’t a big enough challenge to push us where we need to be,” said Nicole Titkai, incumbent vice for Ryerson’s women’s team. Last year, the two teams played […]
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 […]
The Ryerson women’s basketball team made history this year by being the school’s first team to make it to the final championship game at the national level. Unfortunately for the Rams, they lost a close game to the University of Saskatchewan 85-71, and won silver. The team had an underdog run throughout the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championship. Although they […]
Alicia Bell, coach of Rye’s first track and field team, has worked with NBA star Dwight Howard, Olympian Geoff Harris and even Drake’s mother.
It was a triumphant night for volleyball last Friday, as both the men’s and women’s teams snagged victories over the visiting York Lions at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.
Last week, we heard from her friends and teammates on her career as captain and a Day 1 member of the team.
Here’s what Hartwick had to say about her experience on the team.
Jessica Hartwick has been instrumental in the growth of the women’s hockey team since the day it began.
The Ryerson Rams men’s’ volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season last week.
Ryerson athlete and master’s student Sam Hardwicke-Brown has a chance to lead his team to the OUA championship this year.
The Ryerson men’s soccer season came to an end with a pair of losses in the Ontario University Athletic Final Four at York University last weekend.
The Ryerson men’s basketball team narrowly won their home-opener game against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Wednesday night. The game was a rollercoaster that ended with a final score of 85-84 The Rams’ early dominance in the BIA cup game was put in jeopardy after the second period when their 45-31 lead turned into a neck and neck […]
The Ryerson men’s basketball team narrowly won their home opener game against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Wednesday night.
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.
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,” […]
Ryerson students pay the most out of the three largest enrolled Toronto universities to see a personal trainer.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ryerson students will be watching a basketball-shooting robot at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Final Eight next week. The Ryerson Rams Robotics student team showed off the robot, RamsBot, at Engineering Night with the Toronto Raptors on Feb. 27 at the Air Canada Centre. The event kicked off National Engineering Month across Ontario. The RamsBot shot 90 per cent from […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
When Knick Dawe woke up on Saturday Feb. 7, his plan for the day was simple. After arriving back home late after a game in Windsor the night before, the Ryerson Rams goaltender was going to have a relaxing brunch. What transpired was an opportunity of a lifetime, and something he would have never expected. By the end of the […]
Many Rams teams were beginning post season pushes during reading week but for most, it did not go according to plan. Beginning in men’s hockey, the Rams men went up against the University of Toronto (U of T) in their first round best-of-three playoff series. The Rams had home ice advantage but failed to capitalize losing 2-1 at the Mattamy […]
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. […]
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) […]
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 […]
Both the women’s and men’s Rams basketball teams won by double-digits on Wednesday night against the Toronto Varsity Blues at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC). The women’s team used an impressive fourth quarter to pull away from Toronto for an 85-67 win. It was the 15th conference win for the Rams this season, the most in one season in the […]
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 […]
The women’s and men’s basketball teams extended both of their winning streaks with wins over the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Saturday night. The women’s team overcame 21 turnovers to beat the Thunderwolves 83-75, upping their winning run to eight games. The men’s team followed that with a commanding opening quarter that led to an 80-65 victory, its ninth straight. It was […]
The men’s and women’s basketball teams were both winners Wednesday night in a double header which extended both teams’ leads atop their conferences. A composed finish from rookie Sofia Paska helped the women’s basketball team to its longest winning streak since the 2010-11 season. Paska scored 8 points—including 6 of 6 on free throws—in the final 3:20 to help the […]
Coaching hockey at the university level can be a daunting task – one that requires patience, dedication and a drive to win. But perhaps the most difficult part of the job is coping with the emotional roller-coaster ride that is a hockey season. When the lights go out and everybody goes back to their personal lives, it’s expected coaches do […]
Ryerson’s men’s volleyball team was up to serve, but they were serving up objects of a different kind. During the winter break the Rams went to Cuba and handed out equipment from Ryerson athletics teams. It took the giving that has been a regualr part of team’s training trips to Cuba to a new level. “It’s something the team (has) […]
On March 24, a day before Nella Brodett launched the #RamsTalk campaign, she stood on the stage of the Ryerson Sport and Business Conference and publicly spoke about her depression as a student-athlete for the first time. Since then, Brodett’s initiative for mental health awareness has spread across the Ryerson campus. To her surprise, it not only ignited a discussion […]
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 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 […]
At the Platinum Student-Athletes Breakfast last Wednesday, Ryerson honoured 15 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) students and 20 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) students for their academic achievements. These numbers have improved drastically since 2005, when only three Ryerson students received academic honours. Hosted by the president’s office, the breakfast is Ryerson’s way of recognizing all CIS Academic All-Canadians and OUA Academic […]
Ryerson’s athletics department kicked off a new advertising campaign for the Rams hockey team this season. In the last few weeks, listeners of TSN Radio 1050 Toronto and Sportsnet 590 The Fan were treated to something new during commercial breaks: advertisements for the Rams’ opening game at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Oct. 9. Although the soccer season has already […]
It’s that time of year again. Time to lace up the skates and hit the rink. That’s right, hockey is back — Rams hockey that is. The men’s team will be opening the season at York University on Thursday. The Rams played two games against York last season. The first went to the Rams, while York took the second. Last […]
The only sports news show in Toronto that focuses on high school and post-secondary sports will air its first episode tonight at 7 p.m. Called Trending T.O. Sports, the RogersTV show is produced by Melissa Kurtin, who decided to start a show that would focus on highlights exclusively from schools. The show’s coverage includes Ryerson University, York University, University of Toronto, Humber College, […]
On game days, they have an intensity hard to match, but away from competition, Ryerson athletes have a much softer side. Ryerson introduced the Rising Rams program, the first of its kind in Toronto. Ryerson’s athletes go into elementary schools throughout Toronto to work with students from disadvantaged backgrounds. For the first six weeks of the university semester, the athletes […]
When the final whistle sounded, Christian Maraldo just sat on the pitch. “After a few seconds, it settled in that we finally made it to nationals,” said the Ryerson Rams goalkeeper. “It was like an emotional masterpiece watching people hugging, people crying, people high-fiving, people tackling each other and hugs all around.” With a sense of accomplishment and relief, the […]
Players on the No. 4-ranked Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team had the chance to wash a bitter taste from their mouths when they travelled to Ottawa to take on the No.1-ranked Carleton Ravens and No. 2 Ottawa Gee-Gees this past weekend. It wasn’t that long ago the Rams were bounced from the playoffs at the hands of the Gee-Gees (70-74), […]