Sport: At Poughkeepsie

For more than two decades, Columbia University has had varsity crews that have just missed being good. The 1927 season seemed, at the beginning, no exception. With an all-sophomore crew, which had been magnificent in 1926 as freshmen, Columbia's hopes were thwarted on the Housatonic River in May by Yale. Then Columbia tried a shakeup, put a couple of upperclassmen in the boat, trailed the Navy and Princeton in the combined Stewards' and Childs' Cup regatta at Philadelphia a few weeks later.

Water sharps picked Columbia to finish behind the Navy, Washington and...

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