The Oregon-Oregon State rivalry will no longer, officially at least, be referred to as the "Civil War."
The joint announcement from both schools said the moniker would no longer be used in promotion of any competitions between the Ducks and Beavers.
"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 athletics director Rob Mullens.
"Changing this name is overdue as it represents a connection to a war fought to perpetuate slavery," added Oregon State president Ed 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.”