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Two timing: How the MAC pleases the public and students

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 […]

by Michael Norton· · Rams Athletics, Sports
The screening for Luke Galati's film is scheduled for Oct 27. (Ryersonian Archive)

Student’s film screening funds basketball scholarship

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 […]

by Kayla Kuefler· · Basketball, News, 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
Maggie Macintosh (middle) is back on Ryerson's women's curling team as team captain. (Courtesy Jacob Thielen)

Mac is back: Skip returns to women’s curling team

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 […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Coach Lisa Haley with former Rams player Jessica Hartwick during a practice. (Courtesy Tristan Simpson/Ryersonian Staff)

Three’s company: Former Rams teammates drafted

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 […]

by Kayla Goodfield· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Photo of Monarch Park Stadium (Jamie Tozer/Ryersonian)

Rams soccer teams back on familiar turf

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 […]

by James Tozer· · Sports
Photo Courtesy of Ryerson Rams, Photo by Jacob Thielen

Rams hope new home, new league can lift curling program to OUA playoffs

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 […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
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Ryerson men’s basketball team was ranked No. 1, won bronze at nationals

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 […]

(Courtesy James West Photography for CIS)

Ryerson women’s basketball team wins silver and makes history

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 […]

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Q&A with Alicia Bell, coach of Rye’s track and field team

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.

by Michael Grace-Dacosta· · Rams Athletics, Sports
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Rams volleyball teams both register big wins

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.

by Lana Hall· · Sports
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Q&A with women’s hockey captain Jessica Hartwick

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.

by Adetayo Bero· · Sports
Palak Mangat/ Ryersonian Staff

Hockey captain starts final year with team

Jessica Hartwick has been instrumental in the growth of the women’s hockey team since the day it began.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports
Courtesy Alex D'Addesse

Men’s volleyball team loses to Waterloo

The Ryerson Rams men’s’ volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season last week.

by Lana Hall· · Sports
Courtesy Kyle Foster

Master’s student leads fencing team to OUA

Ryerson athlete and master’s student Sam Hardwicke-Brown has a chance to lead his team to the OUA championship this year.

by Robert Liwanag· · Sports
Soccer team falls short in push for OUA title, CIS berth

Soccer team falls short in push for OUA title, CIS berth

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.

by Daniel Morand· · Off Campus, Soccer, Sports
Guard Jean-Victor Mukama makes a slam dunk in the BIA Cup opening game (Andrea Vacl/Ryersonian staff)

Rams edged Blues in home opener

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 […]

by Andrea Vacl· · Basketball, On Campus, Sports
Ryerson file photo

Men’s basketball team wins home opener

The Ryerson men’s basketball team narrowly won their home opener game against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Wednesday night.

by Andrea Vacl· · 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
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’s personal trainers overpriced?

Ryerson’s personal trainers overpriced?

Ryerson students pay the most out of the three largest enrolled Toronto universities to see a personal trainer.

by Melissa Myers· · 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
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
The Ramsbot "brought a lot of cheering" from the crowd at the ACC says team member Michael Marmeto. (Courtesy of the Ryerson Rams Robotics Team)

Ryerson robot shoots lights out at ACC

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 […]

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
"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 goalie recruited as backup for Marlies

Rams goalie recruited as backup for Marlies

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 […]

by Laura Lehman· · Hockey, Sports
Rams reading week wrap-up

Rams reading week wrap-up

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 […]

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
Jones, Sokoloff lead Rams basketball over Toronto

Jones, Sokoloff lead Rams basketball over Toronto

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 […]

by Alex Lyle· · 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
Rams basketball tops Lakehead

Rams basketball tops Lakehead

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 […]

by Alex Lyle· · Basketball, Rams Athletics, Sports
Rams basketball rolls over Guelph

Rams basketball rolls over Guelph

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 […]

by Alex Lyle· · Basketball, News, Sports
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Coaching beyond the rink

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 […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Hockey, Sports
Rams volleyball gives back to Cuban athletes

Rams volleyball gives back to Cuban athletes

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 Bell Let's Talk Day 2015, #BellLetsTalk, #EndTheStigma and #MentalHealth trend on Twitter. (Courtesy Twitter)

#BellLetsTalk spinoff returns to campus

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 […]

by Ashani Jodha· · Arts & Life
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 Honours Student Athletes

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Ryerson's athletic department is heavily promoting the openign hockey game at the MAC this Thursday. Credit: Brian Batista Bettencourt

Rams launch hockey ad campaign

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 […]

by Stefan Morrone· · Hockey, Sports
Head coach Graham Wise addressing the men’s team during a Monday afternoon practise at the MAC.

Men’s hockey builds on past wins as team plays York in season opener

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 […]

by Stefan Morrone· · Hockey, Sports, Top stories
New TV show highlights amateur sports

New TV show highlights amateur sports

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, […]

by Laura Lehman· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Rams athletes teach students the importance of playing sports

Rams teach disadvantaged youth about the importance of sport

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 […]

by Erica Huculak· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Members of the Ryerson Rams men's soccer team run past a cheering crowd of fans following Alex Braletic's 90th-minute game-tying goal at Birthmount Stadium in Toronto on October 27 2013. (Ryerson Rams /Winston Chow)

Ryerson’s successful athletic season comes to a close

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 […]

by Harlan Nemers· · Soccer, Sports
Men’s basketball team stays positive after losses

Men’s basketball team stays positive after losses

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), […]

by Sebastian Novais· · Basketball, Rams Athletics, Sports