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What's in a name?

Ohio town to dump 'Oregon' moniker for college football championship game

The town of Oregon, Ohio, says it will temporarily change its name next week in a show of support for the local team playing in college football's first ever playoff title game.

The College Football Playoff National Championship, to be played Jan. 12, pits the Oregon Ducks against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Hence, the pairing prompted two natives of Oregon — the suburb, not the state — to petition the city council for a symbolic name change, according to the Toledo Free Press.

"Call it Buckeye Town, Ohio City, Brutusville, whatever, you get the point," petitioner Matt Squibb wrote.

Oregon City Administrator Michael Beazley told the Free Press the town had not settled on a new name yet, but that they were "going to do something" in the next few days.