One of the most historic rivalries in all of college football now has its (new) kickoff time.
What was originally set for 4 PM (PT) has now been moved to 4:30 PM (PT).
The No. 9 Oregon Ducks (3-0) will head north to Reser Stadium to face the Oregon State Beavers (1-2) on Friday, November 27, the day after Thanksgiving.
The Ducks are currently riding a three-game win streak over the Beavers.
Notice how we didn’t say ‘Civil War’?
That is because this historic rivalry between Oregon and Oregon State across all sports will have a new name moving forward.
Back in June, Oregon and Oregon State issued a joint statement announcing that neither school will continue to refer to the Oregon-Oregon State rivalry game as the Civil War, due to associations with the American Civil War.
"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 Director of Athletics Rob Mullens. "Thanks also to our current student-athletes for their leadership and input during this process. We must all recognize the power of words and the symbolism associated with the Civil War. This mutual decision is in the best interests of both schools, and I would like to thank Scott Barnes for his diligence as we worked through this process. We look forward to our continued and fierce in-state rivalry with Oregon State in all sports."
The news was taken with mixed feelings. Read more here.
No new name has been revealed at the time of this published article, but we’ve heard “War on the Willamette” and “Platypus Bowl” might be contenders.