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 blow past Warriors in battle of Waterloo

The Golden Hawks prevailed in the Battle of Waterloo against the Warriors this past Saturday. The game was very tight in the first quarter, as both teams were trading punches. In the second quarter, the Hawks started to pull away, thanks to two interceptions, a huge 44-yard touchdown from Michael Knevel to Brentyn Hall and a 65-yard punt return touchdown. […]

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Sophomore success for Kyle Symington

  The Wilfrid Laurier University baseball team has started the season strong by winning four out of their first five games. The strength of the pitching staff has been put on display and it has been the main catalyst for the Hawks’ success so far. One of the best pitchers on the team, Kyle Symington, has been a bright spot […]

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Golden Hawk Profile: Levondre Gordon’s great start leads Hawks to perfect record

  One of the biggest keys behind the success of the Laurier football team last year was their balanced offense. The dual threat of the passing game and the running game kept opposing defenses guessing all year. The Hawks have picked up right where they left off last year, as their balanced attack has resulted in a 3-0 record to […]

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Brian Quistberg is the new coach for Laurier women’s rugby

The women’s rugby team recently announced Brian Quistberg as their new head coach. Quistberg has tons of experience with rugby as a player and coach and this move shows the ambition of the women’s rugby program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Quistberg has witnessed a lot of success throughout his career and he will bring a winning mentality to this Hawks […]

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Golden Hawk baseball is off to a strong start

Following another deep playoff run, the Wilfrid Laurier University men’s baseball team has started their season on fire. After splitting the opening two games against Queen’s, the Hawks demolished McMaster in their double header on Sunday, winning both games by a combined score of 20-2. This is coach Scott Ballantyne’s tenth year in charge of the Hawks and he has […]

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Six forwards added to Laurier men’s basketball team

The basketball season is just two weeks away and as the date draws closer, Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy’s men’s team looks to finalize their roster for the new season. The team had an up and down season last year. Although they had a promising first half of the season, the inconsistencies and growing pains really started to show during the second […]

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The importance of fitness and healthy eating

The transition from August to September is difficult for many university students. A four month break from studying is not easy to overcome, even if most people are working during the summer. The university mindset is much different and students often find themselves falling behind in the first month of the school year. Although many people may describe this as […]

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Erika Kiviaho represents Canada at World Ringette Championships

The annual World Ringette Championships take place this winter and Wilfrid Laurier University is going to be well represented, as former Golden Hawk, Erika Kiviaho, has been named to the Team Canada squad.  The women’s hockey alumna spoke about her achievement in a recent interview.  “It’s definitely a big accomplishment for me, making the national team at this scale. Even […]

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Golden Hawks crush Varsity Blues in opening day win

The Hawks began their Yates Cup title defense with an emphatic win over the University of Toronto in their opening game. Led by defensive lineman Rashari Henry, the Hawks proved their defensive prowess throughout the game as they managed to shut out the Toronto offense, winning by a final score of 39-0. Henry was a standout for the Hawks, as […]

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