City of Oregon, Ohio, to temporarily change name for CFP title game

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City of Oregon, Ohio to change name for Buckeyes-Ducks title game
Saturday January 3rd, 2015

Oregon, a city in Ohio, will temporarily change its name when No. 4 Ohio State faces No. 2 Oregon in the national championship game on Jan. 12, according to a report from the Toledo Free Press.

A native of Oregon, Ohio, posted a petition calling on the city council to change the city's name for one day. 

The petition also suggests that Clay High School in Oregon, Ohio, change its school colors, which are normally green and gold -- the same as those worn by the Oregon Ducks.

Neither the person who posted the petition, nor the poster's "spokesman," is an Ohio State fan, according to the report. As of Saturday evening, the petition counted more than 1,250 supporters. 

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Here is an excerpt:

I grew up in Oregon, Ohio and love the city, but for the day of the "Big Game" I am asking the city council to make a proclamation to change the name of the city for one day.  Call it Buckeye Town, Ohio City, Brutusville, whatever, you get the point.

Let's not leave anything to chance here! Change the name and support the Buckeyes!

Also, maybe Clay High School should officially change their school colors for the day.  

An Oregon, Ohio, official told the paper that the city intends to issue a proclamation on Monday announcing the Jan. 12 name change. It is not yet known what the city's name will be changed to.

To reach the championship, Ohio State knocked off No. 1 Alabama, while Oregon beat No. 3 Florida State. The betting website Bovada lists the Ducks as seven-point favorites over the Buckeyes.

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