Oregon State University
The beaver is the official animal of the state of Oregon. And Oregon State University’s athletic teams are officially known as the Beavers. In nature, Beavers are known to be extremely intelligent, active and dedicated to the task at hand. And in any athletic environment, the Oregon State Beavers behave the same way. With two recent NCAA Championships in baseball, two Final Four appearances in basketball and a steady stream of NFL players, such as Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers and Brandin Cooks, the Beavers know how to take care of business.
Nickname:
Beavers
Top Rivals:
University of Oregon
Style Facts:
Oregon State’s early “Benny Beaver” logo was created by famous graphic illustrator — and Disney alum — Arthur C. Evans in 1951. And while Oregon State fans are more than familiar with Benny rocking the Orange and Black, those weren’t always the school’s official colors. OSU actually began as Corvallis College and, up until the late 1890s, its official color was navy blue. But then-school president John Bloss appointed a committee who decided to change the color to orange, with black as a background color being selected by the student body.