1913, University of Pennsylvania's varsity four-oared crew team at Poughkeepsie, New York, for an intercollegiate regatta.
The rich history of rowing at the University of Pennsylvania sheds light on the early evolution of college athletics in America. The challenges faced in funding, the ongoing debate between professionals and amateurs, the evolving rules and traditions of the sport, and the uncertain position of rowing within the university context are all exemplified by Penn's early rowing crews. Similar to other sports like cricket, baseball, and football, the initiative to establish a rowing team at Penn originated from the students, received support from alumni, and eventually gained recognition, financial backing, and oversight from the university administration.
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