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Brown edges out Stanford in rowing championship

Originally Published: May 29, 2011
By James Raia

GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- Like other Ivy League universities, Brown has a long and successful history of collegiate rowing -- 152 years, to be exact. On Sunday the women's crew claimed the national team championship by a much more humble margin, one measurable in some points, inches or one-hundredths of a second.

The Bears have an unquestionably strong program, but higher ranking Ivies, like No. 1 Princeton, and Pac-10 teams with faster heats, like Stanford and USC, were favored to win ...

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