Rooted in tradition
Connecting more than 240,000 alumni
We live by the code
We've got spirit!
OSU has a proud tradition of excellence in athletics. Track became the first organized sport at OAMC with women’s basketball second. Today, OSU participates in 18 intercollegiate sports and with its most recent national title in men’s golf in 2018, holds an impressive 52 NCAA championships. OSU is fourth nationally in NCAA championships won by a university.
OSU’s colors were the first chosen in the late 1890s. The selection of orange and black was a tribute to a popular faculty member whose father was a Princeton graduate. Students adopted Princeton’s orange and black colors and some of the school's first athletic teams were even referred to as the “Tigers” in the early 1900s.
Football is special at OSU — and nothing is more special than our home games. We start early and go late. There’s tailgating everywhere on campus, with all kinds of food served. Join the Hall of Fame Block Party on the north side of Boone Pickens Stadium or visit the Cowboy Corral at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center. Help escort our football team on The Walk from the Student Union down Hester Street to the stadium. Cheer our Cowboys to victory with help from our marching band, cheerleaders, thousands of rowdy fans — and the Paddle People.