Abdulhamid Ibrahim

Abdulhamid Ibrahim

Now a fourth year student at Laurier as a double major Communication Studies and Cultural Studies student, as well as the Sports Manager of Radio Laurier, Abdulhamid will look to play a key role once again in the sports section returning as the Lead Sports Reporter for The Cord.

Articles by Abdulhamid Ibrahim

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Warriors finally break 15 year drought against Golden Hawks

The much anticipated Battle of Waterloo had a different vibe to it this year, especially for those who have paid attention to the rise of the Waterloo Warriors. That different vibe led to a different result as the Warriors broke Laurier’s 15 game win streak against them in a nail-biting 34-32 win. Led by Tre Ford, second-year quarterback, and Tyler […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Football, Sports ·
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Hawks break 15-year winning streak against UW at Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo has taken place once again. Had these teams not been so close by, this game probably would not be made out to be much due to Laurier consistently beating Waterloo for the past 15 years.  In a nail-biting 34-32 win on Laurier’s home field, Waterloo finally broke the streak against the Hawks. While this may have […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Football, Sports ·
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No shortage of talent in the outstanding Braun family

Famed names built off legacies associated by family trees always make for something interesting to see. Erin Braun, a Kitchener native, is one of Laurier’s new incoming women’s soccer players to see the field and have a positive impact so far this season. The reason her name carries some weight is because of her older sister, none other than Jessa […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Alex Pigozzo wins gold with Team Canada

On July 22, history was made. Canada won gold at the 2018 IFAF U19 Championship, the second of back-to-back gold medals, the first time a country has done that in the event’s history. In front of a crowd of 25,000 at the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico, Canada prevailed by a final score of 13-7 over Mexico with the […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Football, Sports ·
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Golden Hawks start their season strong with 39-21 win over the Ottawa Gee-Gees

Football season has officially made its return to Wilfrid Laurier University and in a big way. The Golden Hawks wasted absolutely no time, showing no rust in a blowout 39-21 win over the Ottawa Gee-Gees. After forcing a quick three and out, Laurier got to work with a flurry of strong runs capped off by an 8-yard Levondre Gordon touchdown […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Football, Sports ·
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Joseph Fo receives Peter C. Ansley scholarship award

Earlier in June, Wilfrid Laurier University held its Laurier Society celebration which is an event hosted by Development and Alumni Relations. The event is in place to honour and recognize the school’s most generous donors. Having recognized Peter Ansley, an alumnus, with the 2018 Laurier Philanthropy Award, there was the award in his name, the Peter C. Ansley Basketball Award […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Hawks aim to go all the way after series of close calls

It has been an impressive last few years for the Laurier Men’s baseball squad. Led by coach Scott Ballantyne who has put together some impressive teams, they have made the OUA championship final three times in the last four years. They have also either finished first or second in the regular season standings the last four years. It’s not only […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Laurier women’s hockey team announces Kelly Paton as new head coach

A new era has dawned upon us for Wilfrid Laurier University’s women’s hockey.  Kelly Paton will be the Golden Hawks’ new head coach and manager of women’s hockey operations taking over as the successor to Rick Osborne, who held the position for 15 years.  Despite the struggles of the last two years, having finished last in the OUA both seasons, […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Hockey, Sports ·
Laurier partners with CPAC to host Junior Ball Stars tournament

Laurier partners with CPAC to host Junior Ball Stars tournament

On the weekend of April 28 to 29, Wilfrid Laurier University’s men’s basketball team and Sun Life Financial Centre for Physically Active Communities (CPAC) hosted the second annual Junior Ball Stars tournament at the Laurier Athletic Complex. 500 elementary school kids between grades four and six from 16 different school within the Waterloo Region District School Board attended the tournament. […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
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What to do with a degree? Life after university for Laurier athletes

Lives of student athletes can be quite misconstrued in society. This is especially the case when it comes to the goals they have, their aspirations and what lies ahead of them. When you consider the type of commitment they put into their respective sports and teams, it can be quite hard to imagine that some student-athletes may have dreams and […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·