Do you know how the Ivy League colleges got their name? Nope, it’s not the fact that the buildings are old and ivy grows on them.
The first Ivy League schools were Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Princeton. They played each other in sports and there were only four of them. They used the roman numeral for 4 which is IV.
When IV League was pronounced, it was said as if written out so it sounded like IVY. Imagine if they’d called it 4 League. LOL
By the way, Veritas means Truth for those of you who wondered about the Harvard logo. It comes from the Roman Goddess of Truth named Veritas. She was the daughter of Saturn and the mother of Virtue. The IV League sure liked their Romans, yeah?