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Princeton Endows Head Coaching Position Named for Bob Callahan

Princeton Endows Head Coaching Position Named for Bob Callahan

The head coaching position for Princeton's men's squash team will be named for Bob Callahan '77 [...]

November 20, 2014 Squash Media College, News, Squash in the Media 0

Strategic Roadmap for the Future of the Olympic Movement Unveiled

Strategic Roadmap for the Future of the Olympic Movement Unveiled

IOC President Thomas Bach today revealed the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, including re-evaluating the Olympic program. [...]

November 18, 2014 Squash Media International, News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

Article and image courtesy of NPR. Cardiovascular risk calculators usually expect you to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. I have enough trouble remembering my email password. So this new calculator from the Harvard School of Public Health may be a boon for people like me. It’s designed to more accurately gauge risk for [...]

November 15, 2014 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media 0

Inside The Games: Excellent Timing of Squash Merger With Olympic Agenda 2020 on the Horizon

Inside The Games: Excellent Timing of Squash Merger With Olympic Agenda 2020 on the Horizon

Last week's announcement of a historic merger agreement between the PSA and the WSA couldn't have been much more timely if it tried. [...]

November 5, 2014 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media, U.S. Open 0

BBC Sport: PSA and WSA to Merge in Bid for Equality

BBC Sport: PSA and WSA to Merge in Bid for Equality

The world governing bodies of men’s and women’s squash are to merge in a bid to address the disparity in prize money between the sexes. [...]

October 29, 2014 Squash Media International, News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media 0

New York Times: Amanda Sobhy Rises to Rare Height in Squash Rankings

New York Times: Amanda Sobhy Rises to Rare Height in Squash Rankings

Article courtesy of The New York Times. Amanda Sobhy will leave Harvard in the spring with a degree in social anthropology and no immediate plans to use it. In September, Sobhy became the first American-born squash player to reach the top 10 on either the men’s or women’s world tour. It has been a fast [...]

October 14, 2014 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media 0

A BloombergView Correspondent Takes Local Spot in National Capital Open

A BloombergView Correspondent Takes Local Spot in National Capital Open

Article and image courtesy of BloombergView “My Chance to Go Pro” By Cass R. Sunstein Remember George Plimpton’s classic book, “Paper Lion”? In the 1960s, Plimpton decided to find out what would happen if an ordinary person tried to play professional football. Amazingly, the Detroit Lions agreed to give him a tryout, allowing him to come [...]

October 6, 2014 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media 0

Studies and Squash Go Hand-In-Hand for Amanda Sobhy

Studies and Squash Go Hand-In-Hand for Amanda Sobhy

Article and image courtesy of The Star.  by Kng Zheng Guan KUALA LUMPUR: Amanda Sobhy has got the brains and the brawn both at the same time.The 21-year-old American is currently pursuing her degree in social anthropology at Harvard University and she is also the top ranked American squash player at No. 15 in the [...]

August 19, 2014 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media 0

Urban Squash Citizenship Tour Broadens the Reach of the Sport and of Community Service

Urban Squash Citizenship Tour Broadens the Reach of the Sport and of Community Service

The Washington Posts profiles the inaugural NUSEA Citizenship Tour. [...]

July 24, 2014 Squash Media Juniors, News, Squash in the Media, Urban 0

Big Changes to Olympic Sports Program on way after 2020 Summit

Big Changes to Olympic Sports Program on way after 2020 Summit

Significant changes to the way in which sports events are selected for the Olympics look to be on the way, following a wide-ranging Summit meeting. [...]

July 19, 2014 Squash Media International, News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

Squash Set Holds Court at StreetSquash Cup

Squash Set Holds Court at StreetSquash Cup

Article and image courtesy of the Washington Post.  While some sports enthusiasts were glued to the National Football League draft this weekend, the squash-playing set was gathered in Harlem on Saturday for the sixth annual StreetSquash Cup. Ten teams, with teams from Goldman Sachs, GS +0.81% the Harvard Club and more, faced off at the [...]

May 13, 2014 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media 0

Squash Association Celebrates Game’s Buffalo Roots

Squash Association Celebrates Game’s Buffalo Roots

Article and image courtesy of the Buffalo News.  Sally Russell, Dave Koehler and Richard Lynn have done an exemplary job of putting together a history of squash in Buffalo. Their many hours of work on this project included the Buffalo Squash Racquets Association, Through the Decades, the association Hall of Fame, compilation of squash happenings [...]

May 5, 2014 Squash Media Adult, News, Squash in the Media 0

BBC’s ‘First Person’ Profiles CitySquash’s Katiria Sanchez

BBC’s ‘First Person’ Profiles CitySquash’s Katiria Sanchez

BBC Magazine’s weekly video series, First Person, featured CitySquash graduate and current Trinity College player Katiria Sanchez this week. To watch Katiria’s story, visit bbc.com or click the above image.  Squashing inequality: Creating opportunities on and off the court In the United States, there are few public squash courts. The sport is traditionally the preserve [...]

April 14, 2014 Squash Media College, News, Squash in the Media, Urban 0

Once an Elite Sport, Squash Gaining Popularity in Maine

Once an Elite Sport, Squash Gaining Popularity in Maine

Article and images courtesy of the Portland Press Herald. By Steve Craig Six months ago, Cole Walter didn’t know anything about squash. He didn’t know he could play the indoor racquet sport at the Portland YMCA, just a short walk from King Middle School, where he is a sixth-grader. The first time he heard of [...]

April 8, 2014 Squash Media Juniors, News, Organize, Participate, Squash in the Media 0

Autistic, Hyperactive Children Benefit from Club’s Recycling of Squash Balls

Autistic, Hyperactive Children Benefit from Club’s Recycling of Squash Balls

Article courtesy of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association. Images courtesy of Liikuntakeskus Hukka.  by Brad Spiegel There is nothing better than when an idea goes way beyond your expectations. That was the case for Anna Rounaja, owner of Liikuntakeskus Hukka in Oulu, Finland, on many levels. Rounaja was looking to recycle old squash [...]

April 3, 2014 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media 0

Gordon, Illingworth, and Lange in Action North of the Border

Gordon, Illingworth, and Lange in Action North of the Border

Americans Chris Gordon, Julian Illingworth, and Kristen Lange head to Canada for today's first rounds of the PSA Northern Ontario Open in Subury, and the WSA Women's Squash Week in Calgary. [...]

April 2, 2014 Squash Media News, Participate, Squash in the Media 0

Urban Students Take Their Best Shots at Squash

Urban Students Take Their Best Shots at Squash

Sakora Miller remembers being puzzled when a group of strangers visited her gym class in tough west Philadelphia and offered to teach them a sport. [...]

February 25, 2014 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media, Urban 0

Olympic Return for Baseball, Softball Could Get Boost

Olympic Return for Baseball, Softball Could Get Boost

The International Olympic Committee could take another step this week toward getting baseball and women’s softball back into the Olympics as well as adding squash for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. [...]

February 3, 2014 Squash Media International, News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

James Willstrop: Professionals Provide Inspiration For New York Next Generation

James Willstrop: Professionals Provide Inspiration For New York Next Generation

Article and image courtesy of the Yorkshire Evening Post. by James Willstrop The East Coast of America is currently enjoying an explosion in squash growth and many of the professional players come out here early to play exhibitions. Demand is high and some players love to spend extra time in New York. Taking in some [...]

January 23, 2014 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media 0

Why Squash Star Nick Matthew Is on Top of the World

Why Squash Star Nick Matthew Is on Top of the World

Video courtesy of Bloomberg TV. Three Time World Squash Champion Nick Matthew discusses the game of squash and being knocked out of the Tournament of Champions this week in Grand Central Station in New York City. He speaks to Adam Johnson and Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” [...]

January 22, 2014 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media, Urban 0

Nicol David Inspires Girls in New York

Nicol David Inspires Girls in New York

Article and image courtesy of the New York Daily Times.  For nearly a half hour Monday, the world’s No. 1 female squash player had the rapt attention of two dozen pre-teen and high school-age girls seated alongside one wall of Court four at Harlem’s SL Green StreetSquash Center. Nicol David, who sported gray jeans, high [...]

January 20, 2014 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media, Urban 0

Bach: Olympic Bid Process Changes Could Be Implemented in 2014

Bach: Olympic Bid Process Changes Could Be Implemented in 2014

Newly elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is planning to implement his so-called Olympic Agenda 2020, including many sweeping changes, by the end of next year he explained Saturday after holding a four-day “brainstorming” session with the IOC’s Executive Board. [...]

December 18, 2013 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

Ivy League Imports Squash Stars From Unlikely Places

Ivy League Imports Squash Stars From Unlikely Places

An athletic competition between Cornell and Columbia this past weekend featured two star players who share an inner-city upbringing of the sort that's rare in the Ivy League. [...]

December 13, 2013 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media, Urban 1

Hope Springs Eternal in Squash’s Bid to Join the Olympic Family

Hope Springs Eternal in Squash’s Bid to Join the Olympic Family

There is a glimmer of hope in the eyes of Sarah Fitz-Gerald. She is a believer again - just like the rest of the squash fraternity in Hong Kong this week, reviving the dream of achieving Olympic status in 2020. [...]

December 8, 2013 Squash Media International, News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

Nicol David: Squash Will Emerge Stronger From Adversity

Nicol David: Squash Will Emerge Stronger From Adversity

World No. 1 Nicol David believes that that these are difficult times for squash, which has suffered a few blows since the Olympic rejection in September. [...]

December 4, 2013 Squash Media International, News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media 0