Oklahoma State University
How can you spot an Oklahoma State fan? They know the lyrics to the team’s fight song, “Waving Song,” by heart. They sing during the pregame, after touchdowns and following a victory. The song dates back over a century to its first performance in 1908. Another familiar fixture at OSU games is Pistol Pete. He has served as Oklahoma State’s mascot since 1958. Today, he’s one of the most recognizable mascots in college football. Pete’s iconic oversized head was created to resemble famous American cowboy Frank “Pistol Pete” Eaton. So ride ’em and fight ’em Cowboys, orange and black is ready for victory.
Nickname:
Cowboys
Top Rivals:
University of Oklahoma
Style Facts:
Prior to becoming Oklahoma State, the University was known as Oklahoma A&M — the “Princeton of the Plains.” A school faculty member’s father was a Princeton graduate, influencing the adoption of the colors orange and black. And before Pistol Pete and the Cowboys nickname were adopted, Oklahoma A&M's mascot was the Tiger, another nod to Princeton.