History of the Big Green
The Dartmouth College Big Green are the varsity and club athletic teams representing Dartmouth College, an American university located in Hanover, New Hampshire. Dartmouth's teams compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level as a member of the Ivy League conference and the ECAC Hockey conference. The College offers 34 varsity teams, 17 club sports, and 24 intramural teams. Sports teams are heavily ingrained in the culture of the College and serve as a social outlet, with 75% of the student body participating in some form of athletics.
College Sports Established
Hanover, New Hampshire
1973 - Present / NCAA Division I
1921 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
1954 - Present / Ivy League
Big Green - The students, adopted a shade of forest green ("Dartmouth Green") as the school's official color in 1866. Beginning in the 1920s, the Dartmouth College athletic teams were known by their unofficial nickname, "the Indians," a moniker that probably originated among sports journalists. This unofficial mascot and team name were used until the early 1970s when its use came under criticism. In 1974, the Trustees declared the "use of the [Indian] symbol in any form to be inconsistent with present institutional and academic objectives of the College in advancing Native American education." Some alumni and students, as well as the conservative student newspaper, The Dartmouth Review, have sought to return the Indian symbol to prominence. Still, no team has worn the symbol on its uniform in decades. Dartmouth Green inspired the new nickname in the center of campus. The 'Big Green' nickname also echoes Cornell's 'Big Red' moniker - Cornell has used 'Big Red' for its sports teams since 1905.
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