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The Ivy League Featured on Sports Illustrated Covers

Sports Illustrated Covers Archive

Gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated has been a time-honored tradition since 1954. The Ivy League has had a presence of some form on 53 covers over the weekly magazine's storied history:

1. October 17, 1955
Princeton Band
Hickman's Eastern Football
Photographer: Lisa Larsen

2. January 30, 1956
Hayes Jenkins & Tenley Albright, Harvard
Skating Champions Jenkins & Albright
Photographer: Richard Meek
Article Authors: Ezra Bowen & George Weller

3. November 6, 1956
Handsome Dan, Yale mascot
Handsome Dan IX: Yale-Dartmouth Weekend
Photographer: Jerry Cooke

4. January 31, 1957
Johnny Lee, Yale
Johnny Lee: Ivy League Star
Photographer: John G. Zimmerman
Article Author: Jeremiah Tax

5. January 21, 1959
Bus Mosbacher, Dartmouth
Kings of the Class-Boat Sailors
Photographer: Philippe Halsman
Article Author: Carleton Mitchell

6. December 26, 1960
John F. Kennedy, Harvard
Sport On The New Frontier
Photographer: David Drew Zingg
Article Author: John F. Kennedy

7. April 23, 1962
Jerry Schmidt, Johns Hopkins
(later coached at Princeton)
The Tough Game
Photographer: Jerry Cooke
Article Author: John Underwood

8. June 18, 1962
Cornell Crew Varsity Eight
College Crew
Photographer: John G. Zimmerman
Article Author: Roger Williams

9. October 5, 1964
Don Schollander, Yale
The Tokyo Olympics
Photographer: Jay Maisel
Also on cover: Marie Walther, Gymnastics; Donna de Varona, Swimming; Dyrol Burleson, Track & Field; Henry Carr, Track & Field; Fred Hansen, Track & Field

10. December 7, 1964
Bill Bradley, Princeton
Best In The Nation: Princeton's Bill Bradley
Photographer: Neil Leifer
Article Author: Frank Deford

11. January 4, 1965
Frank Ryan, Cleveland Brown
(later was Director of Athletics at Yale)
The Browns Are Champs
Photographer: Neil Leifer
Article Author: Tex Maule

12. June 30, 1965
Harry Parker, Penn (Harvard men's rowing coach)
Harvard Coach Harry Parker & The World's Best Crew
Photographer: Neil Leifer
Article Author: Hugh D. Whall

13. September 27, 1965
Frank Ryan, Cleveland Brown
(later was Director of Athletics at Yale)
Doctor Ryan of the Browns
Photographer: Neil Leifer
Article Author: Jack Olsen

14. February 28, 1967
Chris Thomforde, Gary Walters, Princeton
Princeton Builds A Basketball Dynasty
Photographer: James Drake
Article Author: Joe Jares

15. October 23, 1967
Bill Bradley, Princeton
New York Builds A Top Team
Photographer: None
Article Author: Frank Deford

16. January 8, 1968
Chuck Mercein, Yale
Packers & Raiders: How They Won
Photographer: Walter Iooss, Jr.
Article Author: Tex Maule
Also on Cover: Hewitt Dixon, Oakland Raiders

17. March 18, 1968
Bill Bradley, Princeton
How Good? New York's Bill Bradley
Photographer: Roy DeCarava
Article Author: William Leggett

18. August 3, 1970
Frank Shorter, Yale
Upsetting Meet in Leningrad
Photographer: Neil Leifer
Article Author: Pat Putnam
Also on Cover: Leonid Mikitenko

19. August 16, 1971
Calvin Hill, Yale
Dallas Overwhelms Los Angeles
Photographer: Walter Iooss, Jr.
Article Author: Tex Maule

20. November 1, 1971
Ed Marinaro, Cornell
A New Rampage of Running Backs
Photographer: Neil Leifer
Article Author: Dan Jenkins

21. February 14, 1972
Ken Dryden, Cornell
Montreal's Golden Goalie
Photographer: Tony Triolo
Article Author: Mark Mulvoy

22. March 20, 1972
Bob Morse, Penn
National Championship
Photographers: Multiple
Article Author: Curry Kirkpatrick
Also on Cover: Ed Ratleff;
Bill Musselman; Dwight Lamar

23. June 5, 1972
Mark Donohue, Brown
Winged Victory: Mark Donohue At Indy
Photographer: Neil Leifer
Article Author: Robert F. Jones

24. November 25, 1974
Ken Dryden, Cornell
The Comeback Goalie
Photographer: Tony Triolo
Article Author: Mark Mulvoy

25. January 13, 1975
Bill Tilden, Penn
Big Bill Tilden: His Triumphs & Tragedy
Photographer: None
Article Author: Frank Deford

26. July 5, 1976
Frank Shorter, Yale
Next Stop Montreal
Photographer: Walter Iooss, Jr.
Article Author: Pat Putnam

27. July 19, 1976
Frank Shorter, Yale
U.S. Gold Medal Hopefuls
Photographer: Arnold Newman
Article Author: Kenny Moore
Also on cover: Scott May, Basketball; Shirley Babashoff, Swimming

28. August 16, 1976
Calvin Hill, Yale
The Redskins Shop For A Super Bowl
Photographer: Neil Leifer
Article Author: Robert F. Jones

29. May 4, 1977
Ted Turner, Brown
Terrible Ted Takes Command
Photographer: Eric Schweikhardt
Article Author: Coles Phinizy

30. May 29, 1978
Ken Dryden, Cornell
Scramble For The Stanley Cup
Photographer: Manny Millan
Article Author: Mark Mulvoy
Also on Cover: Larry Robinson

31. August 25, 1986
Ron Darling, Yale
Armed Force
Photographer: Manny Millan
Article Author: Ron Fimrite

32. December 22, 1986
Joe Paterno, Brown
Sportsman of the Year Coach Joe Paterno
Photographer: Ronald C. Modra
Article Author: Rick Reilly

33. April 20, 1987
Bill Almon, Brown
What They Make
Photographers: Multiple
Also on Cover: Forty major leaguers

34. December 21, 1987
Reggie Williams, Dartmouth
Athletes Who Care
Photographer: None
Article Author: Franz Lidz
Also on cover: Dale Murphy, Baseball; Rory Sparrow, Basketball; Chip Rives, Football; Patty Sheehan, Golf; Bob Bourne, Hockey; Judi Brown King, Track & Field; Kip Keino, Track & Field

35. August 19, 1991
George Bush, Yale
The Prez At Play
Photographer: Heinz Kluetmeier
Also on Cover: John Daly, Golf

36. August 3, 1992
Nelson Diebel, Princeton
Spanish Gold
Photographer: Bill Frakes
Article Author: Leigh Montville

37. March 17, 1997
John Wideman, Penn
Family Portrait
Photographer: John Burgess
Article Author: Gary Smith
Also on Cover: Jamila Wideman, Basketball

38. December 8, 1997
1959 Princeton Basketball
Whatever Happened To The White Athlete?
Photographer: Sports Illustrated Picture Collection
Article Author: S.L. Price

39. October 1, 2001
Jay Fiedler, Dartmouth
Coming Back
Photographer: Eliot Schecter
Article Author: Jeffri Chadiha

40. March 4, 2002
Sarah Hughes, Figure Skater
(Graduated from Yale)
Leaps & Bounds
Photographer: Simon Bruty
Article Author: E.M. Swift

41. March 24, 2003
Koko Archibong, Penn
March Madness: Who's Your Team?
Photographers: Multiple
Article Author: Grant Wahl

42. May 5, 2003
Jimmie Lee Solomon, Dartmouth; Pamela Wheeler, Dartmouth; Anita DeFrantz, Penn
101 Most Influential Minorities In Sports
Photographers: Multiple

43. March 22, 2004
Andre Logan, Princeton
March Madness: Where's Your Team?
Photographers: Multiple
Article Author: Phil Taylor

44. March 21, 2005
Tim Begley, Penn
March Madness: Where's Your Team?
Photographers: Multiple
Article Author: Grant Wahl

45. March 20, 2006
Ibrahim Jabber, Penn
March Madness: Where's Your Team?
Photographers: SI Imaging
Article Author: Grant Wahl

46. March 19, 2007
Ibrahim Jabber, Penn
March Madness: Where's Your Team?
Photographers: Ed Truscio/Photo Illustration
Article Author: Grant Wahl

47. March 24, 2008
Adam Gore, Cornell
March Madness: Where's Your Team?
Photographers: Darren Carroll / SI
Article Author: Grant Wahl

48. March 23, 2009
Louis Dale, Cornell
March Madness: Where's Your Team?
Photographers: Jim Owens / ICON SMI
Article Author: Alexander Wolff

49. March 22, 2010
Jeff Foote, Cornell
March Madness: Where's Your Team?
Photographers: Bill Frakes / SI
Article Author: Tim Layden

50. March 21, 2011
Douglas Davis, Princeton
March Madness: Where's Your Team?
Photographers: Bob Rosato / SI
Article Author: Tim Layden

51. February 6, 2012
Robert Kraft, Columbia
Kraftwork
Photographer: Michael O'Neill / SI
Article Author: Peter King

52. February 20, 2012
Jeremy Lin, Harvard
From Couch to Clutch
Photographer: Heinz Kluetmeier / SI
Article Author: Pablo S. Torres

53. February 27, 2012
Jeremy Lin, Harvard
A Run Like No Other
Photographer: Chris Trotman / Getty Images
Article Author: Pablo S. Torres