Drexel to Remain Squash Capital of World

Signs ten-year contract to host U.S. Open.

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The (Delaware Investments) U.S. Open Squash Championships–the veritable U.S. Open of squash!–are being held at Drexel this week for the third year running. (“Low Eliminates El Weleily! Willstrop and Matthew Set Up All-English semi!“) And now news comes that it will be plopped in University City through 2023, after the school signed a ten-year deal this week.

The Championships, according to the U.S. Squash, are the largest in the country that feature equal prize money for male and female winners, at $230,000 in total awards. Now, if only Drexel itself could get itself some crazy-good squash players. As Trinity has shown, the little guy can do it. For more on Drexel squash, see Emily Leaman’s diary of a newbie. [PBJ]