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Oregon-Oregon State Rivalry will no longer be called The Civil War

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One of college football’s oldest rivalries is looking for a new name. Officials from the University of Oregon and Oregon State announced their rivalry will no longer be called “The Civil War.”

“Changing this name is overdue as it represents a connection to a war fought to perpetuate slavery,” said Oregon State President Edward J. Ray.

“While not intended as reference to the actual Civil War, OSU sports competition should not provide any misconstrued reference to this divisive episode in American history. In recent years, some students, faculty, alumni, student-athletes, OSU stakeholders and community members have questioned the appropriateness of this term. That we did not act before to change the name was a mistake. We do so now, along with other important actions to advance equal opportunity and justice for all and in recognition that Black Lives Matter.”

Oregon’s athletic director credited former quarterback Dennis Dixon for being a driving force in making the change.

“Today’s announcement is not only right but is a long time coming, and I wish to thank former Duck great Dennis Dixon for raising the question and being the catalyst for change,” said Oregon AD Rob Mullens.

The game formerly known as The Civil War was first played in 1894 and is the fifth-most played college football game in FBS. Located just 47 miles apart, Oregon leads the series 66-47-10 over Oregon State.

The two schools will try to collaborate to create another name for the rivalry between the Ducks and the Beavers, hopefully resulting in a forest-themed trophy. I can hear the opening of a future college football broadcast now: “Who will take home the Redwood Log this year?” 

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

87 Comments for Oregon-Oregon State Rivalry will no longer be called The Civil War



  1. whack0001
    1:43 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Just when you think the lunacy couldn’t get any worse. These people are reeaaally stretching now



    • TonyMontana
      12:18 am June 27, 2020 Permalink

      I never even knew this game was called the civil war, but lets be honest, it’s pretty dumb to name a sporting event after a war over slavery. Glad its gone.



    • 4everUKBlue
      6:30 am June 27, 2020 Permalink

      The civil war wasn’t just about slavery, educate yourself.



  2. JEUofK
    1:54 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Why are Democrats trying to erase their own history?

    Is it any coincidence that as the Republicans gained ground below the Mason-Dixon Line, that racism and lynchings have subsided in the South? Just as major cities ran by Democrats have remained and become more segregated? I think not.



    • UKFanSC
      3:26 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      The Minneapolis City Council just voted 12-0 to abolish its Police Dept……to me this seems insane. Black leaders had very little to say at the press conference as white community leaders tripped over themselves in a parade of genuflections to BLM. Black folk just stood there nodding their approval, but were quick to add this needs to happen in every city.

      So…..say goodbye to your police department. The ones committing crimes and getting locked up don’t like it anymore. So “let’s burn it down” as their phrase goes.



    • TPACAT
      4:10 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      Minnesota’s gonna’ look more like Mogadishu than it already does…



    • TPACAT
      4:11 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      Straight from “Black Lives Matter” to “Black Hawk Down”…



    • east-ky-boy
      5:24 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      I’m so glad I live in the hills of East Ky where common sense is STILL common! Let a riot break out here and it wouldn’t last 5 minutes. Everybody packs lol. And we love our first responders. Take them away and this country is screwed



  3. SpontaneousHumanCombustion
    1:55 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    I’m done with all sports. I used to watch to be entertained, but I sure won’t watch to be brainwashed. Screw ’em all.



    • 4everUKBlue
      2:16 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      I agree but you’ll have to stop watching TV, it’s the most powerful mind control/brain washing weapon ever invented.



    • east-ky-boy
      5:13 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      Why I don’t watch the news. And rarely television.



    • ClutchCargo
      3:44 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      You will especially want to avoid the internet, then.



    • 4everUKBlue
      4:00 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      The internet is not controlled to the extent that television is….yet.



    • 4everUKBlue
      4:02 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      Although you can tell when truth gets posted on the internet because they censor it, that’s when you you must be on target.



    • 4everUKBlue
      4:17 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      Back in 1969, a man named Herbert Krugman conducted a series of experiments regarding the effect of television on a person’s brainwaves. What he found was pretty startling:

      “Krugman monitored a person through many trials and found that in less than one minute of television viewing, the person’s brainwaves switched from Beta waves — brainwaves associated with active, logical thought — to primarily Alpha waves. When the subject stopped watching television and began reading a magazine, the brainwaves reverted to Beta waves.”



  4. big cat
    2:06 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Maybe they should just call it “THE GAME FORMERLY KNOW AS THE CIVIL WAR”….just as the article states it. That’s fitting.

    This is freaking absurd. Cupcake liberals.



  5. kyfan200587
    2:07 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    OMG!!!! It’s getting ridiculous…. boy that’s really changing the world for the better!!!!



  6. big cat
    2:07 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    ANTIFA REVOLUTION…..that’s a good one too.



  7. kyfan200587
    2:16 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    I gotta real good name for it…

    SOUTH SHOULDVE WON!!!!



  8. BobbyBlue
    2:19 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Where does this end ?



  9. 4everUKBlue
    2:21 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Can’t you just feel the racism disappearing by the moment, erasing his-story is really working…smh. I won’t matter much longer anyway if people don’t stop bowing and start standing up to them.



    • east-ky-boy
      5:12 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      I know no one wants to remember what happened back then but these statues serves as a reminder of a cruel time. If we forget where we came from, we are more likely to go back to it. By the way, the south should NOT have won. Thank God slavery was done away with.



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:41 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      I too am from the country and I was alway told don’t forget where you came from. I agree it’s a good thing slavery ended, only problem is we are all being enslaved by the system and it’s going to get worse…sooner than later.



  10. Bluebloodtoo
    2:29 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Oh no, you can’t cut the redwoods. That won’t work. Lol



    • Bluebloodtoo
      2:29 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      I could see a redwood trophy, but it would have to be a representation of a live tree.



  11. ThankfulCat
    2:32 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    It would be more appropriate to call the football game Civil War and rename the actual war



    • UKFanSC
      2:46 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      Give’m time……



  12. UKFanSC
    2:46 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Just wait…..if the Senate flips Democratic…. it will be liberal Disneyland.



  13. TPACAT
    3:17 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    How about the “My Previous Post Got Censored Bowl”?



    • TPACAT
      4:48 pm June 27, 2020 Permalink

      How about the “My Previous Post Got Censored Again And You Idiot Millennials Seriously Think On-Line Voting Is A Good Idea Bowl”?



    • TPACAT
      4:50 pm June 27, 2020 Permalink

      So, I guess they didn’t like the “We’re A Bunch Of Ignorant Leftist Pu$$ies Cup”?



  14. Mc12
    3:42 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    just when I think you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this… and totally redeem yourself!

    On a side note, this should fix crime rates right?



  15. 2Dogs
    3:44 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    How about the Beavers and Duckhead Bowl?



  16. Cousins Fake Tooth
    4:00 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Fake news. Will always be called the Civil War by normal people. The mental lefties will call it something else.



    • TPACAT
      4:07 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      Yep. Just like “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” that the PC crowd objected to…



  17. Dr. Tom
    4:07 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    I have never taken a journalism course but should it read “no longer” instead “not longer”??



  18. crazycatfan65
    4:14 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Maybe one very soon the black community will finally be happy in this country, because they will be allowed to do whatever they want whenever they want to whomever they want without fear of being shot or prosecuted. That is exactly what they want. Well, along with equal wealth all the whi;e sitting on the corner shooting dice waiting for their check from hard working Americans.



  19. jaws2
    4:14 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    This is what happens in a nation that’s succeeded in dumbing down the education system. When you remove civics, put a de-emphasis on American and world history, and fill heads with global warming, social issues, and any other communal driven classes, this is what you get. Toss in the ‘social media’ generation, cancel culture, and throw in a willing media, and this is what you get. Allow an extreme minority of individuals to implement mob mentality, destroy public property, take over taxpayer supported institutions, and do NOTHING about it, and this is what you get. Do all you can with programs to ‘corral’ the poor in to urban areas (black and white), placate them with some goodies, promise them your fighting for them, and this is what you get. Continue to elect the same people over and over that have held you down, and this is what you get.



  20. east-ky-boy
    5:10 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Im ALL for equality. All race matters. AND I’m all for cops treating people with respect no matter their color of skin (most cops do and are hero’s) BUT I am NOT for the BLM movement. Here’s why…. the leaders of it has openly said they are trained Marxist. Also said they are using this as their agenda to slide Marxism beliefs into our country. My point being is, there are people who are busy windows, stealing and rioting and not even realizing the foundation on which they are doing it for. They honestly believe it’s so justice can be served for some of the bad things that has happened in our country. Sadly, the left wing media is fueling the flames on this knowing the real reason. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, MEDIA is our problem! You rarely hear about the cops that was killed in duty saving lives, the white cops that treat people with respect…etc. It’s both sides of the media too. Not just pointing out the liberals



    • CrystalBall
      5:15 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      Right east-ky-boy. The media is the biggest problem in America. They spin and slant almost every news event to fit their
      ideology in an attempt to brainwash the public to their beliefs. Unfortunately, it seems to be working.



    • east-ky-boy
      5:16 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      Busting windows ***



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:51 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      *east-ky-boy



  21. CrystalBall
    5:11 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Southeastern Conference will be changed to BLM -eastern conference.



  22. east-ky-boy
    5:21 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    We have become the United States of the offended! What if calling saltines “crackers” offends me? Should I make a stance and try to get it changed? If you look for offenses in life then you will find them.



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:50 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      There is no race in America who has suffered more injustices than the Native Americans.



    • TPACAT
      8:03 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      Jeez. Don’t get them started now too. I already heard they want to blow-up Mount Rushmore…



    • TPACAT
      8:02 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      Yep. A LOT of solutions looking for problems out there these days…



  23. CrystalBall
    5:40 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    May have to do away with vanilla ice cream.



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:55 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      There will be one flavor and one flavor only in the future, and no more white milk or white meat, or white chocolate.



    • Bluehender
      10:48 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      The White House will have to go to. Probably be a rainbow color..



    • 4everUKBlue
      7:48 am June 27, 2020 Permalink

      No more white rice, white sugar, white bread, white onions or white potatoes. Will himalayan pink salt be acceptable? No more white noise machines, whitepages.com gotta go.



  24. T-Town Cat
    5:49 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    I remember after 9/11 Nancy Pelosi and all the Democrats begging that there would not be a backlash against Muslims because “you shouldn’t judge an entire group by the actions of a few.” I won’t hold my breath waiting for them to say the same thing about police.



  25. jaws2
    6:53 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    peaches76, it doesn’t fit the KSR ‘narrative’.
    OH, and why the hell doesn’t the reply button EVER WORK on any of my browsers? It’s not like I’m using DOS here!!!



  26. runningunnin.454
    7:09 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    This is just absurd. Slavery was abolished December 6, 1865…it’s OVER!



    • Rixter
      10:06 am June 27, 2020 Permalink

      People love to hang onto a good “you done me wrong” narrative. If they let go of that, what do they have left?



  27. runningunnin.454
    7:23 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Sadly, this is the kind of stupidity that is prevalent on college campuses all across the county. Dissenting opinions are suppressed; speakers that have previously been invited to speak have their appearance canceled because a few people have different opinions; and, are horrified.
    I thought free debate on the college campus was cherished; quoth the Raven…nevermore.



    • rlee7932
      8:09 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      Poor snowflakes, they are so mistreated.



    • runningunnin.454
      8:52 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      So it’s safe to infer that you are a fan of censorship, the suppression of opinions that threaten your narrow idyll of similar values, opinions, and political views. So sorry to offend, and damn the founding fathers for the First Amendment, leaving you to the tender mercies of of dissenting opinion.



  28. TPACAT
    8:07 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    The primary problem is twofold:
    1.) We’ve allowed Marxist professors to take over our institutions of higher learning.
    2.) Social media



    • rlee7932
      8:10 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      You wouldn’t know a Marist if he lived in your outhouse



    • TPACAT
      9:36 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      Trust me. I know who the enemies of this country are. Trust me…



    • 4everUKBlue
      8:27 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      So because you don’t have an intelligent response you resort to comments like this Robt. E. Lee?



  29. rlee7932
    8:08 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Well at least 60 years after this civil war ends they will not be erecting statues of traitors and losers



    • 4everUKBlue
      8:28 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      You won’t even recognize this country in 60 yrs or even 10 for that matter.



    • UKFanSC
      8:34 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

      Careful what you wish for Comrade. You might just get it. Like Seattle and Minneapolis. All you have are naive dreams.



  30. 1stkatman
    11:48 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    What a crying shame!

    And as far as the Dixie Chicks go, change their name to just, “Old Chicks”



    • 4everUKBlue
      7:41 am June 27, 2020 Permalink

      Also Dixie Cups will have to go or be renamed…Neutral Cups, or non stereotypical cups or…..



    • Rixter
      10:11 am June 27, 2020 Permalink

      They already decided to do away with the name ‘Eskimo Pies’, after all these years. “Non-descript, Non-Offensive Pies” will be in a store near you very soon.



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:24 am June 27, 2020 Permalink

      LOL!



  31. trujustin
    12:20 am June 27, 2020 Permalink

    They should call it the Patty Cake Bowl, unless that can somehow be twisted into being racist.



  32. jim tom
    9:47 am June 27, 2020 Permalink

    I’m speechless. . LOL !!



  33. 4everUKBlue
    10:32 am June 27, 2020 Permalink

    Since we’re talking about slavery, let’s talk about the plan to enslave us all.

    https://www.stopworldcontrol.com/en/



  34. The Big Lebowski
    2:25 pm June 27, 2020 Permalink

    Stupid!

    These people have no nuance. No knowledge of language.

    A civil war is simply a war within a civil society between two or more factions.

    civ·il war
    /?sivil ?wô(?)r/
    noun
    a war between citizens of the same country.

    That’s why everyone outside of the US call the war that occurred between 1860 and 1865 between the USA and CSA the AMERICAN Civil War.

    Idiots!

    This is clearly Marxist PC gone mad.

    I hate these people.



  35. bigblue2018
    4:31 pm June 27, 2020 Permalink

    I think it’s time to ship all white people to 25 or so states so others won’t have to live with those of us so deplorable and racist. We are the scum of the earth and our entire history should be erased.



  36. bigblue2018
    4:35 pm June 27, 2020 Permalink

    Liberals love to jump on any cause to make the white man look bad. Matt Jones about lost his mind talking about Bubba finding that noose in his garage, he and Ryan were ready to see who was guilty, charge them with a hate crime and see them off to prison. You know, I remember when someone hung an image of President Trump, Matt made some laid back comment that it was wrong but nothing as to how he got tore up over this.



    • TPACAT
      4:45 pm June 27, 2020 Permalink

      I love Shannon The Dude, can’t stand Matt, honestly believe Drew thinks he’s “too cool for school”, and PRAY that Ryan only acts as Matt’s “yes-man” for a paycheck since I’ve met him and honestly think he knows better. That being said, I haven’t listened to the show for almost 2 months for a reason…



  37. jaws2
    9:50 pm June 27, 2020 Permalink

    I quit listening to the Jones propaganda show 3years ago. Haven’t missed a thing. I just got fed up with the lib crap, politics on a sports radio show and his ‘look at me look at me’ personality. I know, here comes the ‘he won’t miss you crowd’ in 3,2,1,,,,,,,
    Guess what? I don’t miss hm either.



    • TPACAT
      7:13 am June 28, 2020 Permalink

      It’s really a shame, Jaws. He doesn’t even have enough common sense to get out of his own way…