Oregon State University and the University of Oregon announced Friday that games pitting their sports teams against each other will no longer use the term "Civil War" to describe the rivalry.
OSU president Ed Ray released a statement about the decision:
"Changing this name is overdue as it represents a connection to a war fought to perpetuate slavery. 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. That we did not act before to change the name was a mistake.