Rowing: Parker's Pachyderms

Harvard University has not fielded a national championship team in football since 1919. It has never won even an Ivy League title in basketball, and its tiddlywinks team is 0-for-one against Oxford. So the record of the Crimson crew is somewhat irregular. No college crew has beaten Harvard's varsity in more than four years, and nobody at all has beaten this year's crew.

Harvard's oarsmen have won the Eastern Sprint Championships, the Stein Cup (from Brown and Rutgers), the Adams Cup (from Pennsylvania and Navy) and the Compton Cup (from Princeton and M.I.T.)....

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