Pranav Desai

Pranav Desai

Pranav is an avid sports fan who also enjoys writing. Now in his second year as Sports Editor for The Cord, he is aiming to make the sports section better than ever. His ideal career would involve sports in some way, and he hopes that the Cord can help him reach that goal in the future.

Articles by Pranav Desai

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Hawks prepare for playoffs after breaking team record in a victory over Brock

With the OUA playoffs right around the corner, the Wilfrid Laurier University’s men’s rugby team need all the momentum they can get. They got some much needed momentum with a record-breaking win against Brock on Saturday, Oct. 13. The Golden Hawks dismantled the Badgers defence en route to an emphatic 123-0 victory. The 123 points scored by the Hawks is […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Rose Wiliams hopes to lead Hawks to OUA championship after an eight year drought

The women’s lacrosse team has been one of Laurier’s most successful varsity teams this year. Boasting an overall record of 11-2, the Hawks clinched the number two seed in the OUA standings this past weekend as they get ready for the playoffs. One of the key cogs behind their outstanding performance this season has been the play of Rose Williams. […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Hawks get back on track with win against Carleton Ravens

The Wilfrid Laurier University varsity football team got back in the win column on Friday, Oct. 5, as they took down the Carleton Ravens by a final score of 37-31.  The Hawks knew they needed to change something to end their three-game losing streak, and that change came at quarterback. Connor Carusello made his first start at quarterback for Laurier […]

by Pranav Desai· · Football, Sports ·
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Former Hawk Isabelle McLemore is a symbol of success in sports communications

Every year, there are plenty of varsity athletes at Laurier who go on to play professionally at a high level after graduation. However, there are also a great deal of athletes who are unable to transition to the pro level.  And it’s often these students who still go on to make a career out of sports, just in a different […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Getting to know the guy behind the Golden Hawk

The tremendous amount of hard work that athletes put into their job on a day-to-day has always been well documented, but one of the things that I’ve always wondered about when watching sports is how much effort goes into being a mascot. So when I recently got to meet the man behind the Golden Hawk mascot suit, I finally got […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
Photo by Garrison Oosterhof  Hawks take on Ottawa Gee Gee's at their first game of the season

Hawks continue strong start to season with win over Queen’s Gaels

The Hawks continued their hot start to the season with an emphatic 44-18 win over the Queen’s Gaels on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Just like last week, the Hawks scored a touchdown on their opening drive through Osayi Iginuan as he would eventually punch it in from six yards out. Laurier would add a pair of field goals before scoring […]

by Pranav Desai· · Football, Sports ·
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Colin Furlong signs professional contract with European team

Long time Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawk goaltender Colin Furlong has joined HC Pustertal Wolfe, a professional European hockey team that’s part of the Alps Hockey League. Furlong signed a professional contract with the Italian side earlier this summer after spending four years with the Golden Hawks. For Furlong, playing at a professional level was always the ultimate goal ever since […]

by Pranav Desai· · Hockey, Sports ·
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Looking ahead to an integrated Wellness Centre

There are a variety of athletic clubs at Wilfrid Laurier University featuring sports such as boxing, cricket, figure skating and sailing, among others. However, it can be argued that these clubs haven’t received the exposure they deserve at Laurier. Tarique Plummer, President and CEO of the Students’ Union, discussed the changes that are being implemented to help the sports clubs […]

by Pranav Desai· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Men’s basketball team recruits five new Golden Hawks

The Wilfrid Laurier University men’s basketball team have added five new recruits for the 2018-19 season. Head coach Justin Serresse will work with two new guards and three new forwards going into his third year with the Hawks. “We wanted to have one player at each position and we somewhat did it. I’m happy with that because knowing that we’re […]

by Pranav Desai· · Basketball, More Sports, Sports ·