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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Sports Brief: Recapping the weeks’ results for Golden Hawk teams

It was an eventful week for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks middle distance team. The team competed at the Sharon Anderson Meet in Toronto on Jan. 14, an event which was important for the Hawks as it was their first meet of 2019. Third year runner Sydney Pattison was the star of the show for the purple and gold as […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Laurier cheerleading team wins ninth national championship

On Dec. 5, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks cheerleading team won the ninth national championship in their program’s history. The Hawks’ last title came in 2016 and after a third place finish last year, the purple and gold were looking to stake their claim at the top once again. “We knew that we were gunning for first again and we […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
The 2018 Golden Hawks varsity team standings

The 2018 Golden Hawks varsity team standings

It was a fantastic 2018 for the Laurier men’s baseball team, to say the least. The Hawks captured their second OUA championship in team history after defeating the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in the gold medal game of the OUA playoffs. The OUA title capped of a phenomenal regular season for the Hawks, in which they finished with a […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Swimming teams impress under new head coach Cathy Pardy

The Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks swimming team were in action this past weekend at the deBray Divisional Championships in Sudbury, Ont. It was a magnificent weekend for the women as they finished in fifth place overall. It was the individual performances of Jasmine Raines and Jocelyn Chassie that propelled the Hawks to finish fifth as a team. Jasmine Raines […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Skye and Hunter Johns proudly represent the Indigenous community at Laurier

There are a large number of Indigenous students here at Laurier and two of those students happen to be sisters on the Golden Hawk women’s basketball team. Skye and Hunter Johns are two forwards on what is a very young and talented women’s basketball roster. Although Skye finished her Master’s degree last year, she decided to come back for one […]

by Pranav Desai· · Basketball, Sports ·
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The Unified Partner Program unifies special Olympics athletes

Wilfrid Laurier University student Lauren MacBean is responsible for creating the Special Olympics Unified Partner Program here at Laurier.This program is a partnership between the university and Special Olympics Ontario. It brings Special Olympics athletes together and it gives them an opportunity to play basketball every week.The inception of the program happened during this past summer when Lauren MacBean reached […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Inconsistency plagues Golden Hawks hockey teams as they get off to a slow start

It has been an up and down season so far for both the men’s and women’s Laurier hockey teams. The men’s team lost a few veterans at the end of last year and it seems like their leadership was certainly being missed by the Hawks, at least at the start of the season. The Hawks got off to a slow […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Golden Hawks rugby take home OUA bronze for first medal in team history

The Wilfrid Laurier men’s rugby team captured their first medal in team history on Saturday, Nov. 10, with a thrilling 17-6 win over the Waterloo Warriors.  After their loss in the bronze medal game last year, the Hawks had a lot to prove on Saturday. Add in the fact that this game was the biggest ‘Battle of Waterloo’ so far […]

by Pranav Desai· · More Sports, Sports ·
Editorial: The best years of your life; so far

Editorial: The best years of your life; so far

I’m seven months away from graduation and even though that seems like a long time, I’m already starting to feel anxious, nervous, excited, and curious — basically what everyone feels when they are about to go through a major change in their life.  The one cliché that I have constantly heard during my four years so far at Laurier has […]

by Pranav Desai· · Opinion ·
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Laurier BBA grads start protein powder company

A pair of Wilfrid Laurier Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) graduates have recently started their own protein powder company called ‘Suppy’. Tom Honor and Logan Moore launched Suppy Canada-wide on Oct. 29 in an effort to “disrupt the opaque and notoriously overpriced sports nutrition industry.” Honor and Moore discussed what went into launching the company, along with other details about […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·