Nickname: “Pokes” This is short for “Cowpokes”. A Cowpoke is a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
Colors The original mascot was a pet tiger, which is where the orange and black colors originated. During Homecoming week, the library fountain is dyed orange!
OSU Spirit Rider The 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!”
Tradition: Waving Song Played after touchdowns and victories. The Waving Song Oklahoma 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!
Academics Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Arts and Sciences Education Engineering, Architecture and Technology Human Sciences Spears School of Business Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Graduate College Honors College
Famous Alumni T. Boone Pickens is a well-known businessman who graduated from OSU and gives a lot of money (over $235 million) for their football program.
Other Famous Alumni Garth Brooks (country music singer) and Barry Sanders (pro football player)
Videos Click here to watch a Pistol Pete video. Click here Click here to watch a video about Bullet. Click here Click here to watch a video about OSU Football Click here Click here for a campus tour (10 minutes long) Click here Click here to watch a video about the OSU mascot Click here Click here to watch Garth Brooks discuss his passion for OSU. Click here