Oregon, Oregon State no longer using Civil War in promotion of rivalry
The Ducks and Beavers jointly announced that the two schools will no longer use "Civil War" in reference to their rivalry, effective immediately. The announcement isn't exclusive to football; it will apply to all sports for the two rivals. Read the statements from Oregon and Oregon State to see how the two institutions collaborated on this decision.
We appreciate our alumni and current student-athletes for reaching out to share their perspective, and they have been heard. We can face off against Oregon State without calling it a “Civil War.” #GoDucks https://t.co/j818rubqhg
— GoDucks (@GoDucks) June 26, 2020
In agreement with @uoregon we will no longer use the term ‘Civil War’ in promoting athletic events.
— Oregon State University (@OregonState) June 26, 2020
Former Beaver standouts Steven Jackson and Ken Simonton are among prominent alumni who have also expressed approval and will be a part of the renaming process of the Oregon State-Oregon rivalry. pic.twitter.com/oj0QRZOeuq
— Go Beavs (@BeaverAthletics) June 26, 2020
As a player, he led us into a national championship race. Now, he’s a leading voice for change regarding today’s announcement.
Here’s Dennis Dixon on how the conversation took shape: pic.twitter.com/5eq6T7FErm
— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) June 26, 2020