Rowing in the Early Days and Now – Strength Magazine – April, 1925

Professional sculling, like professional running, is a dead sport, and has been for the past twenty-five years. This is clue to the unfair practices of the betting men and the common gambler that followed these branches of athletics. In the palmy days gone by sculling was the leading sport in this country and also in nearly every other part of the world where there was a body of water large enough to row on, but it has been forced off the athletic map by the gambling element, while its place has been . taken by the more remunerative commercial sports. Another reason for the decline of rowing is the expense attached to the sport.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas