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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Sarah Wilkes and Danny Hanlon make Laurier proud at the national and international level

Former Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawk curling alumna Sarah Wilkes won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts championship on Sunday, Feb. 24 as a member of Team Alberta.Team Alberta were trailing 5-1 at one point in the finals against Team Ontario. However, Wilkes helped her team complete the biggest comeback in the history of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts finals, as Team […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
Hawks magical season comes to an end

Hawks magical season comes to an end

The Wilfrid Laurier University’s men’s basketball team’s historic season came to an end on Wednesday night against the Ryerson Rams in the 2019 OUA semi-finals.Coming off an impressive win against McMaster in the quarter-finals, the Hawks went into this game against the #3 ranked team in Canada with a new level of confidence, but unfortunately it was not enough.The Hawks […]

by Pranav Desai· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Laurier students take part in NHCA survey about health

Wilfrid Laurier University is participating in a National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey in an effort gain a better understanding of the health and wellness needs of students. Laurier participates in the NCHA every three years. The survey was launched on Feb. 11 by Laurier Student Wellness. The university released the following statement regarding the survey: “Laurier Student Wellness wants […]

by Pranav Desai· · News ·
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Tyson MacDonald represents Canada at World Para Swimming Series in Australia

Wilfrid Laurier University’s fourth-year men’s varsity swimmer, Tyson MacDonald, got the opportunity to represent Canada at the World Para Swimming Series which took place in Melbourne, Australia from Feb. 15 to 17. MacDonald competed at the 2019 OUA championships and then made his way to Melbourne as soon as possible since there was not much of a gap between the […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
Golden Hawks reach third OUA semi-final in 40 years

Golden Hawks reach third OUA semi-final in 40 years

The Wilfrid Laurier University men’s varsity basketball team took on the McMaster Marauders in the quarter finals of the 2019 OUA playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 23. The Hawks entered the playoffs as the number one seed in the OUA West and therefore they got to host the Marauders in Waterloo at the Athletic Complex. The number one seed meant that […]

by Pranav Desai· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Jasmine Raines continues to make history for the Golden Hawks

The Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawk swimming teams competed at the 2019 OUA Swimming Championships this past weekend. The championships began on Feb. 7 and ended on Feb. 9. It was a memorable tournament for two Hawks in particular: Jasmine Raines and Kenney Tam. Kenney Tam made history as he became the first Golden Hawk men’s swimmer to win a […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Former Golden Hawks start 2019 on fire

Wilfrid Laurier University is known to be one of the top sports schools in Canada, and with good reason. Laurier varsity teams are always competitive and Golden Hawk athletes continue to make headlines even after graduation. So far, 2019 has been no different for former Laurier athletes. Liz Knox, one of the greatest hockey players in Golden Hawk history, captained […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Curling teams stands out at Brock Invitational

The Wilfrid Laurier University varsity curling teams started 2019 with a bang this past weekend in St. Catharines as the Hawks competed at the Brock Invitational. Both the women’s and men’s teams put up an impressive display in their first competition since November, as the men’s team finished the Invitational with a record of 3-1-1 while the women went 4-1. […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
Laurier Student Poll breaks down the opinions on Students’ Union elections

Laurier Student Poll breaks down the opinions on Students’ Union elections

Laurier Student Poll conducted a survey over the past week asking Wilfrid Laurier University students about which presidential candidate they are planning to vote for in the upcoming and now ongoing Students’ Union election.  The idea behind the survey was to get an early estimate on who the front runner is to become the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union president […]

by Pranav Desai· · News ·
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The Battle of Waterloo: Taking a look at how the local rivalry has been re-ignited

Wilfrid Laurier University’s varsity football games against the Western Mustangs usually create the highest amount of excitement for Golden Hawk fans. The games between Western and Laurier feature a ton of passion from both players and fans, and the rivalry has seemingly gotten bigger and better every year. However, the Golden Hawks’ rivalry with the University of Waterloo has the […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·