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

Photo by Tanzeel Sayani

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 ·
File Photo / Photo by Tanzeel Sayani

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 ·
Photo File/ Photo by Tanzeel Sayani

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 ·
Photo by Tanzeel Sayani

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 ·
Photo by Tanzeel Sayani

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 ·
Photo by Qiao Liu

The first all inclusive gym in Kitchener-Waterloo

The Active Souls Project is the first all-inclusive gym in Kitchener-Waterloo. Located at 987 Guelph St., the Active Souls Project is a gym that is unlike anything else you have seen. The facility specializes in supporting everyone through both groupwork and through one-on-one training. “We’re completely integrated. We have people here with different abilities. People with exceptional needs, athletes, day-to-day […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
Graphic by Alan Li

RAC info and new intramural sports for the winter

Intramural registration is closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play sports for the rest of the year. The registration for intramurals in the winter opens in January and if you’re in first year, you can participate in Residence Athletic Council [RAC] activities and sports. “We do registration again in January. Hockey registration doesn’t end until October 5. Anybody who […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·