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Pac-12 Baseball: Civil War in Oregon Receives Top Billing in Rivalry Week

Published by on May 14, 2013

The Civil War in Oregon is never civil.

The colloquial term that pits the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers is one of the oldest rivalries in the United States. The football version is tied for the fifth most-played matchup in NCAA Division I FBS history with 116 meetings dating back to 1894, with Oregon dominating the series 60-46-10 and winners of the past five.

However, this is baseball and the Beavers rule the diamond with three college world series appearances in the past eight years and back-to-back national championships in 2006-2007. The Ducks have only fielded a Division I team since the 2009 season following a 26-year lapse.

 

Oregon has struggled to trot out a quality team since their re-birth, reaching the postseason twice in four seasons and making the super regional round only once. The 2013 Oregon team (40-11, 19-5 Pac-12) is a far cry from teams of the past and looks to return to Omah...

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