6 Nickname: “Pokes” This is short for “Cowpokes”. A Cowpoke is a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
7 During Homecoming week, the library fountain is dyed orange! ColorsThe original mascot was a pet tiger, which is where the orange and black colors originated.During Homecoming week, the library fountain is dyed orange!
8 OSU Spirit RiderThe Spirit Rider can be a boy or a girl, but is always a member of the rodeo team.Spirit Rider rides a horse named Bullet.He or she waves the flag down the field after touchdowns and the crowd goes wild!The announcer yells…”Here…Comes…Bullet!”
9 Tradition: Waving Song Played after touchdowns and victories.The Waving SongOklahoma State! Oklahoma State! We'll sing your praise tonight; To let you know where e're we go, For the Orange and Black we'll fight We'll sing your worth o'er all the Earth And shout: Ki Yi! Ki Ye! In books of fame we'll write your name, Oklahoma State!
10 Academics Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Arts and SciencesEducationEngineering, Architecture and TechnologyHuman SciencesSpears School of BusinessCenter for Veterinary Health SciencesGraduate CollegeHonors College
11 Famous AlumniT. Boone Pickens is a well-known businessman who graduated from OSU and gives a lot of money (over $235 million) for their football program.
12 Other Famous AlumniGarth Brooks (country music singer) and Barry Sanders (pro football player)
13 Videos Click here to watch a Pistol Pete video. Click here to watch a video about Bullet.Click here to watch a video about OSU FootballClick here for a campus tour (10 minutes long)Click here to watch a video about the OSU mascotClick here to watch Garth Brooks discuss his passion for OSU.