I think I remember an article in Sports Illustrated in the Fall of either 1964 or 65 before Duke played the mighty UCLA in which the brothers of Sigma Nu began saying “no way” to reflect their chances of winning. I’ve tried everything and come up with nothing. Does anyone know where this phrase came from?
Probably just a shortened version of a common phrase such as “there’s no way that’s going to happen”.
One of the less-commonly-used programming languages, VALGOL, includes the California boolean constants FERSURE and NOWAY
(The same text can be found at many other similar sites. Just google for VALGOL or California Booleans.)