Matt Robinson, Lions, Tigers, and…Bulldogs?: An unofficial guide to the legend and lore of the Ivy League
Looking for the perfect gift for your college sports fan? We’ve got you covered!
Join us Saturday, December 7th from 1-3 and meet Matt Robinson, author of:
Lions, Tigers, and…Bulldogs?: An unofficial guide to the legend and lore of the Ivy League (Fighting Quaker).
In this book, Matt Robinson presents many stories and legends about the Ivy League, including how the schools were selected, how the name came to be, etc. There is also a special section dedicated to Ivy League athletics. The book then visits each of the “Ancient Eight” campuses & offers select facts about the people, places, & traditions that have made them so special, important, & impressive for so long.
Penn alumnus Matt Robinson (CAS ’96) has long had a “thing” for mascots.
“I will never forget going to the Brown-Harvard football games as a kid with my father,” Robinson recalls. “The game was never all that great, but I was captivated by the bear!”
For many years, Robinson dreamed of following his father to Brown and becoming the Ivy League University’s mascot.
“I just loved how he (or she) just ran around and acted crazy, hidden inside the giant bear head so nobody knew who he (or she) was,” Robinson explains.
So even if you do not know what a Whiffenpoof is, why “Dartmouth College” is a misnomer, why Penn students throw toast during football games, what military vehicle has been named for Princeton, that the original Brown mascot was a burro, how Cornell, Campbell’s soup, and the chicken nugget are related, what Pantone color “Columbia Blue” is, or that the statue in Harvard yard is NOT John Harvard, Matt Robinson has a handy guide that is perfect for alumni, recent graduates, students, sports fans, history buffs, and anyone who enjoys learning things about people in costume.