Is it true that the Ivy League is a sports league?
The Ivy League is an athletic conference composed of sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group. The eight institutions are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. The term Ivy League also has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism.
Some of the Ivy League schools have sports teams, but as a title it refers to the group of universities located predominantly in New England that are well-known and respected for their age and famous alumni.