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Jock of All Trades: Episode 5

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (12), Muthu Panchanatham (11), Vishnu Kannan (11) and Saurav Tewari (11), and edited by Michael Eng (12). In this episode of Jock of All Trades, hear the crew discussing the NBA bubble, the return of school sports and a quick soccer update on the Champions League. Scroll down to see our NBA bracket, and comment below whether you agree with our picks.

by Vishnu Kannan, Kushal Shah, Saurav Tewari, Muthu Panchanatham, and Michael Eng

September 5, 2020

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (12), Muthu Panchanatham (11), Vishnu Kannan (11) and Saurav Tewari (11), and edited by Michael Eng (12). In this episode of Jock of All Trades, hear the crew discussing the NBA bubble, the return of school sports and...

Professional sports leagues boycott games in wake of Jacob Blake shooting

Washington Wizards point guard Rui Hachimura warms up his jumpshot prior to the team's game against the Charlotte Hornets earlier this season. Athletes in professional sports leagues across the nation have boycotted their games in light of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham

August 29, 2020

Athletes in professional sports leagues across the nation have boycotted their games in light of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The NBA was the first league to do so, temporarily postponing all playoff games scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, before resuming play on Saturda...

NBA season to resume on July 30

Capital One arena bustles with energy before a game between the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets on Nov. 23, 2019. The NBA is set to resume with a matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Utah Jazz tomorrow.

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham

July 29, 2020

It’s back. After being on hiatus for five seemingly endless months, the NBA is set to return on Thursday at the Walt Disney World Complex in Orlando, Florida, after the 2019 - 2020 season was suspended on March 11 due to the coronavirus.  The 22 teams participating will play eight games each to complet...

Status report: Sports leagues prepare to reopen

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.

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 growing more eager than ever to see their favorite leagues resume play. “I can’t wait for [sports] to come back ...

NBA suspends season as sports world, Harker athletics brace for COVID-19

An empty Davis Field, home to Eagles' athletics. 	“As long as school is in session and we feel everything’s in place, we’re business as usual until we’re told otherwise,” upper school athletic director Dan Molin said. “We’re anticipating [game cancellations], and we’ll cross that bridge when we get there with each individual game.”

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

March 11, 2020

As COVID-19 continues its worldwide offensive, the NBA has suspended its season as athletic organizations both at Harker and in the professional world ramp up precautionary measures. 

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant among 9 killed in helicopter crash

An illustration of Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Maria-Onore Bryant, 13. They were among the nine passengers who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, Sunday morning

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Alysa Suleiman

January 26, 2020

As more information is released about Kobe Bryant’s death, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for more updates. Kobe Bryant, former NBA superstar, died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, this morning shortly before 10 a.m., according to major news outlets The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Although the Los Angeles County Sheriff...

Washington Wizards beat Charlotte Hornets: An NBA game in photos

The Capital One Arena bustles with energy 30 minutes before the game between the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Muthu Panchanatham

November 24, 2019

An overwhelming rush of color and noise filled the Capital One Arena on Friday night, such a great onslaught to the senses that it was difficult to take in everything that was happening. Bright lights from several projecting screens illuminated the court below, as they flashed the names of both adver...

Jock of All Trades: Episode 1

Jock of All Trades: Episode 1

by Kushal Shah, Vishnu Kannan, and Muthu Panchanatham

April 21, 2019

From Harker Aquila, Jock Of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (10), Muthu Panchanatham (9) and Vishnu Kannan (9). This edition features an exclusive interview with lacrosse coach and kayak polo player Mr. Andrew Irvine and delves into topics like the fan who harassed Russell Wes...

Kick Back with Kushal: Has the NBA finally been freed from the evil Warriors’ clutches?

Kick Back with Kushal: Has the NBA finally been freed from the evil Warriors’ clutches?

by Kushal Shah, Columnist

December 8, 2018

Yes, it’s true—it’s all true. After a long period of silence from supposed “contending” teams, the wicked Warriors of the West have finally released their NBA counterparts as their hostages. However, one matter is yet uncertain. What really incited this good-hearted release? Was it the Warriors’...

I Promise: LeBron James opens school for at-risk youth in hometown of Akron, OH

The interior of the I Promise School in Akron, OH. The school was created through a partnership between the LeBron James Family Foundation and the Akron public school district.

by Gloria Zhang and Varsha Rammohan

August 31, 2018

"Nothing is given. Everything is earned” is the motto of LeBron James’ I Promise School. Closely linked to his I Promise initiative that tackles high school dropout rates, the motto serves as a reminder for the Akron youth to never give up on their academics and finish school. The LeBron Ja...

Kick Back with Kushal: Just Another Usual Unusual NBA Offseason

Kick Back with Kushal: Just Another Usual Unusual NBA Offseason

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist

August 31, 2018

Just during the 2017-2018 NBA offseason, the NBA was, to put it simply, reassembled. Four teams -- the Boston Celtics, the Oklahoma City (OKC) Thunder, the Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Pelicans made gigantic moves to muster enough All-Star talent to potentially dethrone the Golden State Warri...

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