College rowing is heralded for an unprecedented season this spring. Reports from many of the leading colleges indicate that elaborate plans are being made throughout the country to bring crew into "its own." Large sums of money have been expended at many colleges for crew equipment and quarters. At the University of Washington a new building has been built at a cost of $18,000, while at the University of Pennsylvania a new boathouse to cost nearly $50,000 is being planned.
College squads have greatly increased in the past year. Yale reports an unusually large squad with all but one of last year's eight back. Princeton during the outdoor rowing in October last fall had over 126 candidates on the river, while Cornell had an exceptionally large turn-out of 131 upperclassmen and 170 Freshmen. There are six veterans of the 1919 crew back at Cornell, while many who rowed their Freshman year and men out due to the war have returned.
An international touch will be given the 1920 season. The Union Boat Club of Boston, comprised mainly of former University oarsmen, is preparing to enter the Henley regatta in England, scheduled for June 30 to July 3. The University may also make the trip, as it holds the great English trophy, the Grand Challenge Cup, won on the Thames in 1914.
The 1920 rowing schedule at American universities follows:
March 25--California Interclass Regatta.
April 3--Yale vs. Pennsylvania at Philadelphia.
April 24--Harvard vs. Navy at Annapolis.
May 1--Pacific Coast Regatta at Oakland Estuary.
May 1--Princeton vs. Harvard at Cambridge.
*May 8--Childs Cup Regatta at Phildelphia.
May 8--Syracuse vs. Navy at Annapolis.
*May 15--Invitation Regatta at Annapolis.
May 15--triangular race for Cornell, Yale, and Princeton at Princeton.
*May 20--California vs. Washington at Seattle.
May 22--Harvard vs. Cornell at Ithaca.
*May 29--American Henley at Philadelphia.
June 25--Harvard vs. Yale at New London.
*July 1--Poughkeepsie Regatta.
*Indicates tentative date