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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Boateng and Onyeka anticipate CFL draft

The Laurier men’s football season was capped off in phenomenal fashion, as the Hawks came back against the Western Mustangs to lift the Yates Cup. Two key players behind the Hawks’ title winning campaign were defensive lineman Kwaku Boateng and linebacker Nakas Onyeka. Boateng led the team in a number of defensive categories, including sacks, forced fumbles and knockdowns, while […]

by Pranav Desai· · Football, Sports ·
Photo by Tanzeel Sayani

1st year star Tevaun Kokko brings new energy to Golden Hawks

One of the biggest reasons behind the Laurier men’s basketball team’s success this season has been the play of starting guard Tevaun Kokko. The Markham native is averaging a team high 18.5 points per game and is the engine that gets the Hawks’ offence going on a nightly basis. “My offence comes within the flow of the team’s offence most […]

by Pranav Desai· · Basketball, Sports ·
Photo by Tanzeel Sayani.

Battle of the birds: Golden Hawks fall short against Ravens

The Hawks were tied at halftime with the best team in the country last Friday: the Carleton Ravens. Laurier was down early in the first half by as many as 11 points. However, they were able to battle back and tie the game right before halftime, thanks to an offensive explosion from guard Tevaun Kokko. It has become a recurring […]

by Pranav Desai· · Basketball, Sports ·
Looking to repeat past success

Looking to repeat past success

The Laurier women’s curling team is coming off an extremely successful season, as they look to repeat the  success they achieved last year. The Golden Hawks were able to win the OUA gold medal and eventually reached the CIS finals. Because of last season’s success,    there is an immense amount of pressure on the Hawks for the upcoming season. […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Nicole Morrison puts the team first

The Laurier women’s basketball team currently owns a 7-2 record and one of the biggest reasons behind their outstanding season has been the play of fourth-year guard, Nicole Morrison. Morrison is averaging a career high in points, rebounds and assists per game. She was named the OUA athlete of the week on Dec. 5, 2016. All this success is following […]

by Pranav Desai· · Basketball, Sports ·