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Brian Flores, Ron Rivera, Robert Saleh, Mike Tomlin, and David Culley (all pictured above) are the only five minority head coaches in the NFL, heading in to the 2021 - 2022 NFL season. This translates to just 13% of the league’s 32 head coaches, which is surprising considering that over 70% of the NFL’s players are of color, according to The Institute For Diversity and Ethics in Sports’ 2020 NFL Gender and Racial Report Card.

Racial disparity persists in NFL coaching and ownership despite league’s efforts to promote diversity

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Sports Editor April 7, 2021

Mike Tomlin. Ron Rivera. Brian Flores. Robert Saleh. David Culley. The names of the only non-white head coaches in the NFL. In a league where minorities make up the majority of the player pool, one would...

Natalie Vo (12) hits a tee shot with her driver during the girls golf team's victory against Notre Dame Belmont last Wednesday. The girls now have a record of 3-0, with three matches still left on their schedule.

Girls golf and girls tennis teams dominate in league, more sports to kick off soon

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 22, 2021

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Santa Clara County, a majority of Harker sports have been allowed to resume practice, and in some cases, competition. Sports seasons were initially scheduled to...

Jessica Zhou (10) prepares to hit a bunker shot at a practice round at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club last week. Following the upper school's safety protocols for athletes, players are required to wear masks and social distance at all times.

Spring sports kick off

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Varsha Rammohan March 1, 2021

Despite a delayed start to their seasons, due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County during the winter, upper school athletes in cross country, football, girls golf and girls tennis are currently...

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. Kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. PST this Sunday.

Super Bowl Sunday: 5 tips to help you maximize your watching experience

by Kushal Shah, Sports Reporter February 5, 2021

With COVID-19 forcing both friends and family alike to remain separated from one another, sports like football continue to behave as a uniting influence, bringing the spirits of fans all around the country...

Co-sports editors Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchantham predict the winners of each of the games in Week 17 of the NFL season.

NFL Week 17 game picks

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham December 31, 2020

Co-sports editors Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchantham predict the winners of each of the games in Week 17 of the NFL season. Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills  Muthu: The Dolphins are up against...

Daniel Lin (9) cleans a weight ball in a water cooler after a workout. In order to reduce spread of COVID-19, all equipment must be cleaned after workouts before being used again.

Season 1 sports postponed to January at the earliest

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham December 7, 2020

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced in a press release on Dec. 1 that the start of Season 1 sports will be postponed to Jan. 1, 2021 at the earliest. Season 1 sports, which include...

A.J. Reid (‘04), Candace Silva-Martin (‘09), Chris Davis (‘03), and Isabelle Connell (‘13) (clockwise from top right) were inducted into the Harker Athletics Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Four alumni inducted into Harker Athletics Hall of Fame

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham October 17, 2020

Four alumni were inducted to the Harker Athletics Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. on Friday in a virtual ceremony with approximately 60 people in attendance. The four inductees were A.J. Reid (‘04), Chris...

High school sports for the upcoming school will be divided into two seasons and will only start in December 2020 or January 2021. Students who normally play multiple sports will now have to make a decision if their sports have been moved to the same season.

Start of high school sports delayed until at least December

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham July 26, 2020

High school sports for the upcoming school year will only start in December 2020 or January 2021, according to the California Interscholastic Federation’s (CIF) announcement on Monday.  The three...

An empty 49ers stadium on Feb. 1. At this time,  the team was in Miami, finishing their last practice before the Super Bowl LIV game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Status report: Sports leagues prepare to reopen

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Saurav Tewari May 20, 2020

Many professional sports leagues across the United States have suspended their seasons indefinitely in light of COVID-19’s continued spread, and in this dormant time for the world of sports, fans are...

In episode four of Jock of All Trades, the crew goes over and provides their own take on what they have determined to be the most important picks of the first round.

Jock of All Trades: Episode 4

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast by Kushal Shah (11), Muthu Panchanatham (10), Vishnu Kannan (10) and our newest member Saurav Tewari (10). This edition is a quick recap of...

Round 1 of the NFL draft will take place today, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PST.  The draft will be in a fully virtual format due to the coronavirus and will be airing on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network.

Live coverage: 2020 NFL Draft

This concludes Harker Aquila's coverage of the top 15 picks of the 2020 NFL Draft. 7:04 p.m. The Denver Broncos have selected Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy with the fifteenth overall pick. Jeudy...

A Tom Brady jersey, along with a football and receiver gloves. As a result of Brady's move from the Patriots to the Buccaneers, there are many different predictions regarding how this transition will affect both teams.

Decades of excellence: Tom Brady named to All-Decade team before leaving Patriots

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter April 22, 2020

There wasn’t much point in watching further. Down 28-3 to the Atlanta Falcons in what appeared to be a disappointing Super Bowl LI, I turned off the TV with a sigh and gathered my friends to play basketball...

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