2020-2021 Milestones

2020-2021 Milestones   Deaths Marwan Mahmoud Abdelnaby Marwan Mahmoud died in August 2020 at age twenty-four. The Egyptian had starred at Penn and was getting a masters at Boston University. Bill Broadbent Bill Broadbent died in September 2021 at the...

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center: Building a Home for the Sport

The dream of a national home for squash in the U.S. Has been envisioned for decades. Having a critical mass of courts in one location would create a space to bring the entire U.S....

Book Review: BIG DATA

One of the benefits of the U.S. Open arriving at Drexel University in 2011 has been a myriad of interactions between the squash community and Drexel professors. Eric Zillmer and Nyree Dardarian are two great...

Opportunity in Chaos: Damien Mudge Retires After Record Doubles Career

by James Zug Damien Mudge has an intentional relationship with velocity. For twenty years he played professional squash doubles across North America. The very first time he went on a doubles court, his boss and...

Squash Takes Center Stage at the Commonwealth Games

by James Zug When I was working at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, a lot of fellow journalists asked why I was there, since the U.S. was not competing. It was an easy answer. The...

The U.S. Wins World Championship – The Story of the 1980 World Juniors

Forty years ago, in March 1980, a half dozen enterprising, young women flew to Sweden for the first-ever World Junior Championships: Patrice McConnell Cormwell, Kat Castle Grant, Karen Kelso, Alicia McConnell, Diana Staley and...

Book Review: Lucky, Anil Nayar’s Story

Lucky: Anil Nayar’s Story—A Portrait of a Legendary Squash Champion By Jean Nayar (New York: Five Rivers Press, 2020). By James Zug Lucky is the biography of one of the top amateurs of the twentieth century. Anil Nayar...

Outside the Glass: Head-Butt

This month’s episode of Outside The Glass, the squash podcast, is about photographs of a particular encounter, during the first round of the 1994 British Open, between Anthony Hill and Mir Zaman Gul. Steve...

DeRoy Leads Squash for Forty Years

For forty years, the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation has partnered with the game of squash. The roots of the relationship came in 1978, after the death of Helen DeRoy. She and her husband Aaron DeRoy owned...

Squash News Cover is a Trip Down Memory Lane

By James Zug Twenty-five years ago, the cover of Squash News, our predecessor magazine, featured fifty-three young athletes. That February 1996 issue was historic. It not only contained what is thought to be the most...