Ivy League

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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.

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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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