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Etymology Edit

From earlier Ivy colleges (1933), as Ivy League first used by AP sports editor Alan J. Gould (1935)[1]. The title became official after the formation of the athletic conference in 1954.

Proper noun Edit

the Ivy League

  1. An association of eight universities in the USA, known for high quality. [from 1935]
    Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale form the Ivy League.
    • 2012 June 3, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992)”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[2]:
      Almost as an afterthought, we’re given an origin story for Barney’s alcoholism: he was once a sober, studious, Ivy League-bound high school scholar before Homer forced a beer on him that transformed him into a drooling, slurring, out of control rampaging id.

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  1. ^ “Timeline”, in The Official Website of Ivy League Athletics[1], (please provide a date or year), archived from the original on 2016-04-20

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