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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
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.