Sport: The 100th Race

In England, the crew race between Oxford and Cambridge is called The Boat Race; no other identification is necessary. Last week, on the eve of the 100th race between the universities. "Old Blues," i.e., letterman oarsmen from Oxford (dark blue) and Cambridge (light blue), swapped legends.

Oxonians take pride in the fact that Oxford won the first Boat Race in 1829. For that race, rowed in long, whaleboat-like shells. Oxford turned up in straw hats, dark blue striped jerseys and canvas trousers, while Cambridge added a gentle note with pink sashes. But from 1829 to modern times, the advantage has been Cambridge's....

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