Sport: On, Wisconsin

More than 10,000 spectators lined the shore of Onondaga Lake, at Syracuse, N.Y., for the Intercollegiate Rowing Association regatta. For the first time in years, Syracuse University's home-town crew was picked to win. As Referee Clifford ("Tip") Goes sent the shells streaking away from their stake boats, no one paid much attention to the University of Wisconsin's crew, which had not even been good enough to qualify for the finals of the Eastern sprint championships last month, had, in fact, wound up dead last in the consolation race.

For the first mile of the three-mile grind, Syracuse held the lead, but at...

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