Pranav Desai

Pranav Desai

Pranav is an avid sports fan who also enjoys writing. As an Economics student, Pranav uses his knowledge of statistics to analyze a variety of sports. 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 continue hot streak after emphatic 9-0 win against Waterloo

The Wilfrid Laurier men’s hockey team demolished the Waterloo Warriors in another Battle of Waterloo, as they came away with a massive 9-0 win on Thursday, Nov. 30. Laurier has now racked up five straight wins against their rivals down the road. The Hawks dominated from start to finish and put together their best performance of the season. The goals […]

by Pranav Desai· · Hockey, Sports ·
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Fall 2017: Laurier Sports Review

Football   A The Wilfrid Laurier University football team couldn’t quite repeat last year’s success, as they ended up falling in the Yates Cup against Western. Although it was an unfortunate end to a great season, one couldn’t have expected much more from the Hawks. The Western Mustangs were simply the best team in the OUA this year and they even […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Hawks get stomped by Mustangs in OUA final

  The Hawks bid to repeat as Yates Cup champions failed this past Saturday, as the Hawks were outplayed by the Western Mustangs in the OUA final. In what was a rematch of last year’s Yates Cup, the Hawks defense just couldn’t find an answer for the Mustangs’ run game. The contest finished with a final score of 75-32 for […]

by Pranav Desai· · Football, Sports ·
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Hawks lose to Mustangs in Yates Cup rematch

The Golden Hawks couldn’t pull off back-to-back Yates Cup victories as they took a beating from Western on Saturday by a final score of 75-32. The first quarter was full of big plays and explosive drives. The Mustangs took an early 10-0 lead after scoring on their first two drives. But after a great punt from the Hawks forced Western to […]

by Pranav Desai· · Football, Sports ·
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Laurier rugby’s historic playoff run comes to a conclusion

A historic playoff run came to a difficult end for the Wilfrid Laurier University men’s rugby team as the Golden Hawks suffered a 54-7 defeat to Queen’s in the OUA semi-finals this past Saturday. Although the loss is disappointing for the Hawks, it is an understandable one as they lost to a juggernaut. The Gaels were undefeated going into the […]

by Pranav Desai· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Laurier rugby wins first playoff game in modern team history

It was a historic day for the Wilfrid Laurier University men’s rugby team on Saturday, Oct.28, as they recorded the first playoff win in modern team history. The Golden Hawks overcame the Western Mustangs by a final score of 36-12 and advanced to the OUA semifinals. Both teams came into the playoff contest with a regular season record of 5-3, but Laurier […]

by Pranav Desai· · Rugby, Sports ·
Graphic by Alan Li

Cross country teams qualify for nationals after top 10 finishes at OUA championships

The annual cross country OUA championships took place in Windsor on Saturday, Oct. 28. Both the men’s and women’s teams for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks exceeded expectations. The women’s team finished eighth in the eight kilometer race, led by an impressive showing from Bettina Boucher. The Whitby native finished twelfth in the individual standings by finishing the course in […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
Graphic by Alan Li

Outlook Study reveals prevalent challenges within LGBTQ+ community

The Outlook Study, which was recently conducted by researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University, along with different community partners, looked at the various issues that members of the LGBTQ+ community face in Waterloo Region.  The team undertook a large scale survey on individuals who identified as LGBTQ+ and were at least 16 years of age, living in the Waterloo region.  A […]

by Pranav Desai· · News ·
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Editorial: Building Canada’s Best Business School

When I first came to Laurier in 2015, I saw a big sign in the Schlegel Centre that said “Building Canada’s best Business school.”  Even though Laurier has climbed significantly in Business school rankings over the past few years, I personally believe there are some improvements that need to be made if we want to achieve that goal.   Laurier was […]

by Pranav Desai· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Alan Li

Austin Ryan shines as Hawks win silver at Toronto invitational

Men’s golf team win silver at Toronto invitational The Wilfrid Laurier University men’s golf team earned a podium finish at the Toronto Invitational as they won the silver medal. The competition was held Oct. 6-7 and it marked Laurier’s second podium finish this year. The Hawks got great performances from the entire team, especially Austin Ryan, who finished second in […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·