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College Spotlight. Oklahoma State University. Location – Stillwater, OK. 498 miles away 9 hours from Humble and Kingwood. Mascot – Cowboys “Pistol Pete”. Gun Slinging Cowboy. Hand Signal. Guns up! Again!. Nickname: “Pokes”. This is short for “Cowpokes”.

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College spotlight

College Spotlight

Oklahoma State University

Location stillwater ok
Location – Stillwater, OK

  • 498 miles away

  • 9 hours from Humble and Kingwood

Mascot cowboys pistol pete
Mascot – Cowboys“Pistol Pete”

Gun Slinging Cowboy

Hand signal
Hand Signal

Guns up! Again!

Nickname pokes
Nickname: “Pokes”

  • This is short for “Cowpokes”.

  • A Cowpoke is a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback


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
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
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 fightWe'll sing your worth o'er all the EarthAnd shout: Ki Yi! Ki Ye!In books of fame we'll write your name,Oklahoma State! 


  • 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
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
Other Famous Alumni

  • Garth Brooks (country music singer) and Barry Sanders (pro football player)


  • Click here to watch a Pistol Pete video.

  • Click here to watch a video about Bullet.

  • Click here to watch a video about OSU Football

  • Click here for a campus tour (10 minutes long)

  • Click here to watch a video about the OSU mascot

  • Click here to watch Garth Brooks discuss his passion for OSU.