UO and OSU officials made the decision after receiving input from current and former athletes from both schools.
“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,” said OSU President Edward Ray in a letter posted on OSU’s website.
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