Oregon, Oregon State reportedly nearing agreement to continue 'Civil War' rivalry series
Oregon and Oregon State are close to finalizing an agreement to continue the Civil War rivalry, according to a report.
Pac-12 insider John Canzano was first to share details of that pending agreement on Wednesday. Per Canzano’s report, Oregon will play in Corvallis next season on Sept. 14. The Beavers will then travel to Eugene in 2025.
The report also says slight schedule adjustments (involving multiple schools) were necessary in order to make this arrangement work. Boise State and Oregon were previously set to play on Sept. 14, but will now play on Sept. 7. To make it work, Texas Tech will play Washington State instead of Oregon on Sept. 14.
This agreement would extend the home-and-home rivalry series, which began back in 1894. This would ensure that Oregon and Washington’s move to the Big Ten will not result in the end of either longstanding rivalry. Washington and Washington State have already announced an agreement to continue the Apple Cup.
Oregon defeated Oregon State 31-7 last month in Eugene. However, the Beavers have been victorious in each of its last two Civil War games in Corvallis. Oregon State defeated the Ducks in 2022 and 2020.