Education: Athletic Oxford

Only once since the War—in 1923 with two U. S. oarsmen in the boat—has Oxford defeated Cambridge on the water. Last year Cantabrigians defeated the Dark Blue in rowing, track, cricket, hockey, tennis, soccer, boxing. Four years ago Oxford ruled that no man over 23 might be allowed to compete in athletics. Observers construed this to be a curtailment of U. S. participation in Oxford sports (since most Rhodes Scholars are 22 or so when they enter), in the hope that if Americans were out of the running, more young British athletes might be attracted to Oxford rather than Cambridge. But...

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