After five successful seasons with the Ryerson women’s basketball team, Silvana Jez signed her first professional contract with the HPC Royal Eagles—who are based in Apeldoorn, Holland—in August. A former student at Ryerson’s school of occupational and public health, Jez, 22, played in 17 of 19 conference games in her final season, and averaged 13.4 points per game. The Ryersonian […]
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When Ryerson men’s hockey team head coach Graham Wise announced his retirement in June, it marked the end of an era. Wise had spent the last 35 years coaching in the CIS, his final 10 as the head coach of the Rams. With Wise now gone, Ryerson will open the season with interim head coach Johnny Duco leading an almost […]
Brenda Bowskill had a busy summer. A sailor since she was six years old, Bowskill made her Olympic debut in Rio this August, finishing as high as ninth in two women’s laser radial (dinghy) preliminary races. A student at Ryerson’s Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Bowskill, 24, is now back on campus for another academic year. The Ryersonian spoke with […]
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 Tasala Tahir The Ryerson women’s volleyball team fell short Saturday night when it was defeated in Ontario University (OUA) finals action by the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in three straight sets, gaining themselves a silver medal. The Varsity Blues had zero losses coming into this game and two of their 21 wins were 3-0 victories against the Rams […]
After stellar regular seasons, the teams are looking for redemption after disappointing in the playoffs last year.
Table tennis may not be the first sport that comes to mind when Ryerson University varsity is mentioned, but the school’s first official table tennis team plans on changing that.
Ryerson has a new cross country team. One of its members, Hailey Salvian, details her journey to making the team and what it’s like to be part of it.
#7 RYERSON RAMS The Team: Ryerson will be making its first CIS final eight appearance since the 2011-2012 season. Ryerson spent much of the season ranked third in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), finishing with a 17-2 regular season record. The Rams suffered back-to-back losses to rivals Ottawa and Carleton in late November, but rebounded with 11 straight wins to close […]
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 […]
(Produced by Beza Getachew and Aaron Navarro) On this week’s episode, we take a look at how the basketball court for the tournament is constructed More In the Post: Episode one: Dan the Man(ager) Episode three: Going Graphic
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 […]
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 […]
Troy Passingham is getting his first crack at full-time number-one goaltender duties this fall. Last season, Passingham took over the reins as the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team’s starting goaltender midway through the year. The Mississauga, Ont., native is set to start in goal for the Rams when the team pays a visit to the York University Lions during […]
Ryerson Athletics raised $3,250.80 for the organization Do It For Daron (DIFD) as part of a campaign to raise awareness for mental health issues. The week-long event ended with a charity dodgeball tournament. The Ryersonian’s Erica Huculak has the photos.
Women’s hockey team captain Nella Brodett is starting a two-part campaign today to raise money and awareness for mental illness. Brodett, who has suffered from depression on and off for the past two years, and teammate Emily Rose Galliani Pecchia started a Twitter campaign today that will raise money for Do it for Darren, an organization that helps youth suffering […]
At the end of February, Miami Heat star, Chris Bosh, spoke to the media about his opinion on penalizing players who use the “N-word”. He said that a lot of the players in the NBA say it in a joking way, but not everybody thinks it’s a joke, Bosh included. However, Bosh agrees that banning the word would be a […]
This year, his last as a Ryerson Ram, Sebastien Dubois-Didcock retired standing atop the podium. Dubois-Didcock failed to win a medal in his three previous attempts at the OUA fencing championships despite being considered one of the best fencers in Ontario – not this year. The fourth-year photography student became the first male fencer in Ryerson history to capture the Desjarlais trophy, […]
The fastest badminton hit in competition is 332 km/h (206 m.p.h.) by Fu Haifeng of China during the 2005 Sudirman Cup, according to the Guinness World Records. Ryerson student Dayvon Reid cannot hit that hard. But he can hit shots over 200 km/h frequently. The average distance Reid will cover in a badminton match is six kilometres. His pulse can […]
In his first year, Rams hockey player Jason McDunough was put on academic probation. McDunough joined the Academic Success course not because he wanted to, but because he had to: in order to continue playing on the hockey team, he needed to get off probation. He was paired with a mentor and spent extra time in the study hall each […]
By: Alex Tsui A rugby club may soon be coming to Ryerson, thanks to the efforts of Neo Mudzingwa, a third-year student who has spent the past two years generating interest in the sport. The club will likely be official by this spring. It will be recreational and open to all members of the Ryerson community, and all skill levels. […]
The road to Sochi has been full of bumps, debris, roadkill, pylons, and gravel, among a number of other growing safety concerns. In the days leading up to the Russian-hosted Olympics there were also death threats, anti-gay threats, alleged corruption and the most invasive surveillance in the history of the Games. “Sochi is safe,” United State President Barrack Obama assured […]
Ryerson’s fencing athletes are barely recruited and rarely offered scholarships. Instead, half of this year’s squad walked into the Kerr Hall lower gym not knowing the difference between épée, sabre, and foil. They carved out their spot on the team through open tryouts, having never previously picked up a sword. With a low budget and even less interest in […]
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 […]
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 […]
Two years after the Ryerson Ram’s hockey teams scored an arena at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, Ryerson’s soccer teams are still in need of a home field. “We’ve been able to bring all of our other teams together in the Mattamy Athletic Centre and that next piece is to secure a place that our soccer teams can call home,” said Stephanie White, […]
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 […]
When it comes to concussions across nearly all levels of sports, there is an alarming case of feast or famine. There are too many athletes “getting rocked” or “seeing stars,” but not enough reporting these as possible concussions. There is a heap of evidence pointing to how frequent and serious concussions are, and still so little is known concerning what […]
Graceland University is not a place where students go to learn about Elvis. About 1,000 kilometres north of Memphis, you’ll find it in the heart of the small Christian town of Lamoni, Iowa – population: 2,300. Amish buggies own the road and businesses remain closed on Sundays. It hardly seems like an appealing place for young students looking to complete […]
The Ryerson Rams suffered a pair of disappointing defeats in volleyball action against the York Lions Saturday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The women’s team lost three-straight sets (25-23, 25-23, 25-22) to the unbeaten Lions, who will retain their position atop the OUA East standings. “Against a team of that quality, we need to play with a certain amount […]
They rented a bus, but they could have rented a bike. Ryerson offered students a free bus ride to the Rams men’s and women’s soccer games at Monarch Park Stadium on Sunday. A grand total of one student was on board. Former Ryerson men’s soccer player Mikhail Farquharson, who was the student on the bus, said he is not surprised […]
Ladies, I know some of you are as crazy about hockey as your significant others, if not more so. But if you’re like me, the sound of those skates on the ice is like nails on a chalkboard. If you’re part of this sisterhood of women attached to men who, in late September, turn into jersey-wearing, beer-chugging, hockey-obsessed bros with […]
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Baseball (M) Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. Queen’s, Megaffin Park (Kingston), 1 p,m.and 4 p.m. Hockey (M) Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. UOIT at Campus Ice Centre, 7:30 p.m. Hockey (W) Fri. Sept. 20, Rams vs. Uni of Massachusetts, MAC, 7:30 p.m. Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. NAIT, MAC, 2:30 p.m. Sun. Sept. 22, Rams vs. Carleton, MAC, 2:30 p.m. […]
The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has stepped up its efforts to gather support for the university’s sports teams by forming a council dedicated to athletics. The newly created Athletics Council, formed this summer, has aims of planning new sporting programs and initiatives to support the Ryerson Rams. “We decided that to actually get work done … we would need a […]