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However, at this time, none of these institutions made efforts to form an athletic league.
A common folk etymology attributes the name to the Roman numeral for four (IV), asserting that there was such a sports league originally with four members.
"Planting the ivy" was a customary class day ceremony at many colleges in the 1800s.
The eight members are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University.
Ivy League has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism.
This included the Southern public college movement which blossomed in the decades surrounding the turn of the 19th century when Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia established what became the flagship universities for each of these states.
In 1801, a majority of the first board of trustees for what became the University of South Carolina were Princeton alumni.
The Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins helped to perpetuate this belief.