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When I read this over there I had to laugh...
This post was developed in an effort to give a one stop shop for all things OSU for our new conference brothers from TCU and WVU. If OSU fans find errors, have better links, or have suggestions for improvements, please send me an IM. Thanks.
1. What do we call Oklahoma State? Acceptable names include: Oklahoma State, OSU, O-State, Cowboys, and Pokes.
2. What name should we not call Oklahoma State? The most used, disapproved name for Oklahoma State is “okie state.” With the dominance of ESPN, it seems this name has become now more widely known, and some mistakenly believe it is acceptable for use. However, many OSU fans find the term derogatory. For some it stems from the historical connotations of “okie.” Others find it a pejorative for those trying to “talk down” to Oklahoma State fans. Posts using this term likely will not last long on the OSU board. Use "okie light" in your posts, well, that will very likely land you in the penalty box even quicker.
3. What are the OSU colors? Orange, black, and white. http://www.okstate.edu/osu_orgs/ice/logos.pdf
4. What are Oklahoma State logos? http://trademarks.okstate.edu/
5. What is the Oklahoma State Alma Mater? The OSU Alma Mater is sung at many Oklahoma State sporting events. It is a vibrant part of the OSU tradition. The final strain of the hymn includes spelling out O-S-U with your arms. http://www.okstate.com/trads/osu-alma-mater.html One of the newest traditions is singing the OSU Alma Mater after the Pokes bring home a victory on the football field. http://www.okstate.com/trads/postgame-singing.html For example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...feature=related; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...feature=related
6. What is The Walk? The Walk is a new and growing tradition prior to football games. The team walks amongst thousands of fans from the Student Union to Boone Pickens Stadium approximately two hours prior to game time. http://www.okstate.com/trads/the-walk.html
7. What is the Waving Song? The Waving Song is the traditional start of the three song trilogy that OSU recognizes as a package for its spirit songs. The Waving Song is one element that sets OSU apart as legions of fans wave a single arm in time with the tried and true Waving Song beat after a Cowboy touchdown. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...feature=related (this link doesn't do it justice - sorry) The origination of the song is steeped in OSU history. http://www.okstate.com/trads/waving-song.html What the Waving Song does NOT represent is waving wheat, which some mistakenly believe. MP3 versions of all OSU fight songs and its alma mater along, with other songs by The Spirit of Oklahoma State – The OSU Cowboy Marching Band can be found here: http://bands.okstate.edu/CMB/sounds.html
8. What is the OSU fight song? Ride’Em Cowboys is the official fight song. It is the second song of the trilogy of songs for the Oklahoma State package of spirit tunes. http://www.okstate.com/trads/fight-song.html
9. What is OSU Chant? This is the third song in the trilogy of fight songs. This video shows how Ride’Em Cowboys and OSU Chant work together, along with the lyrics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88-1JulfVis
10. Did OSU used to be called OAMC? Yes, Oklahoma State was formerly known as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College when it was founded in 1890. In 1957, Oklahoma A&M became Oklahoma State University. http://osu.okstate.edu/index.p...0&Itemid=96
11. Was OSU previously known as the Aggies? Yes. OAMC teams were generally referred to as the Aggies until the school became OSU in 1957.
12. Who is Pistol Pete? This is the official Oklahoma State mascot, loved and cherished by all. http://www.okstate.com/trads/p...ete-mascot.html He is based upon a real, honest to goodness cowboy, Frank Eaton http://www.okstate.com/trads/pistol-pete.html Others have tried to duplicate him, yes we’re talking about you Wyoming and New Mexico State, but there’s only one, true Pistol Pete.
13. What is Bullet? Bullet is the black horse with its Spirit Rider that proudly takes the field after an OSU score. http://www.okstate.com/trads/bullet.html For example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...feature=related One of the most impressive traditions is Bullet's entrance on the field during pregame festivities: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_eMWFiuPIk&fea ture=related
14. What is the Sea of Orange? It is the term that refers to OSU fan’s love of orange attire for sporting events. It has become almost an obsession for O-State fans to wear orange, and lots of it, for OSU sporting events. It has become such a tradition that the moniker "Sea of Orange" has developed to describe it. Bowl committees have been amazed at the sight of so many people decked out in the greatest color on the planet. OSU fans are not hard to spot on game day due to their affection for all things orange. When seen, it truly is a sight to behold. This will give you a glimpse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...feature=related
15. Remember the 10? This signifies one of the saddest days in OSU history when 10 members of the OSU basketball family were killed in a plane crash on January 27, 2001, in Colorado on the way home from a basketball game. These 10 men will always be held near and dear to the heart of Oklahoma State University. http://www.remembertheten.com/
16. What is Orange Power? This is the traditional in-game chant at OSU sporting events. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...feature=related
17. What is a Poke? OSU teams are also called the Pokes, which is short for cowpoke. A cowpoke is a slang term for a cowboy so it fits with OSU heritage.
18. How many National Championships as OSU won? Oklahoma State is proud to boast 50 national championships in its athletic department. http://www.okstate.com/trads/n...mpionships.html
19. Where do the Cowboys play football? The home of the OSU Cowboys is Boone Pickens Stadium. It has undergone massive renovations over several years to become one of the finest facilities in the nation. http://www.okstate.com/facilit...ns-stadium.html The OSU family will be forever indebted to the generosity of alum T. Boone Pickens for his famous generosity to Oklahoma State. One interesting tidbit is that the playing field of BPS runs east and west instead of the more traditional layout of north and south.
20. What is Gallagher-Iba Arena? This is the home of OSU Cowboy and Cowgirl basketball along with Cowboy wrestling. GIA was opened in 1938, and underwent extensive renovations in 2001. Within its hallowed walls is Eddie Sutton Court. One of the interesting things about GIA is that it sits just off the east endzone of BPS and has skyboxes that are used both for basketball and football games. Combined with BPS, Oklahoma State has some of the finest football and basketball facilities in the country, bar none. http://www.okstate.com/facilit...lagher-iba.html
21. What is Karsten Creek? This is the world renowned golf facility of Oklahoma State. Without question, Karsten Creek represents one of the finest collegiate golf courses in the country. It will play host to the 2011 NCAA Championships, which only makes sense because OSU has NEVER missed qualifying for the NCAA Golf Championships in the entire history of the event. A program as tradition rich as the OSU golf program deserves such a majestic place to call home. http://www.okstate.com/facilit...sten-creek.html
22. Where is OSU located? Oklahoma State is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, which is in north central Oklahoma. It lies approximately 60 miles from both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The population of Stillwater is estimated to be approximately 40,000 according to the 2000 census, but it is one of the fastest growing communities in Oklahoma. Obviously, the town revolves around Oklahoma State. It has a small town charm, but also has blossomed into a small city that can provide a vast array of eating, lodging, and shopping opportunities. http://www.visitstillwater.org/; http://stillwater.org/.
23. What is Eskimo Joes? Eskimo Joes is an OSU tradition. No trip to Stillwater will be complete without a trip to this establishment one block east of the OSU main campus. Its world famous tshirts have been seen all over the world. Don’t forget to order the cheese fries while visiting! http://shop.eskimojoes.com/
24. What is that thing you do to spell OSU? One of the longtime traditions of OSU is to spell out its initials with our arms: make an "O" - "S" - "U" with our arms while saying "OOOOOO, SSSSSS, UUUUUU" followed by a loud "COWBOYS"! This is Pistol Pete's favorite! Just make sure the left arm is the one raised when making the "S"! The opening of this video gives a good example of Pistol Pete leading the crowd in the O-S-U cheer; it also is a good example of our pregame festivities. Don't ask about the dreadful flag carried by the Spirit Rider - that's a whole other story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNAHomiMONY
25. What are Paddle People? This is a student group that has become a new tradition at OSU. This group is on the front row of the student section just down from the opposition's bench. They use bright orange paddles to beat the safety padding on the walls of BPS. As you will discover, BPS has some of the coziest sidelines in the land, so there is not much room from the benches to the fans. The Paddle People add an additional distraction for our visitors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?g...p;v=Je5o2OIwEUY
26. What is a goon? This is a name OSU fans call supporters of the University of Oklahoma. Other names include: dirt burglers, squatters, evil empire, uo, etc.
27. What is bedlam? This is the term used to describe the competitions between OSU and the goons. There is an annual Bedlam Series to recognize the school with the most wins head-to-head at the end of the sports year.
Last edited 2/17/2012 3:32 PM by KansasPosse
My response to this:
Hey WVU, You have Marshall, We have these Clowns (Aggies).......
I'm now banned
"With Nebraska trying to leave, we felt like we needed to send them out with a loss, and we did." -Ryan Broyles-
28. What is the "poke choke"......
29. What is "sheep love"......(although WVU probably gets this one already)
30. What is "team on the rise"....
Obviously some things are missing from the list.
They stole the waving arms thing from KU. They stole the pistol hand sign from T-Tech. They stole the arms up when a player shoots a free throw from KU and on and on.
Pistol Pete "loved and cherished by all". Is this a joke?
They have a lot of NEW traditions I thought it had to have been happening for a very long time before it became a tradition. Stupid sheep lovers.
Half of those "traditions" were started less than 10 years ago, like the Cowboy walk for example. Lol funny thing is, neither TCU nor WVU give a damn about osu. I've only heard them talk about OU and Texas.
No mention of T Bone State????
The paddle was a stolen tradition also.
27. What is bedlam? This is the term used to describe the competitions between OSU and the real university in oklahoma or more times than not the lack there of.
This post was edited by otrsooner on 3/15/2012 at 11:07 AM
One really useful thing about the internet is that reading stuff like what the GoPokes people posted about 0SU reinforces one of my best decisions ever. That's that I absolutely NEVER considered going to to school there.
This post was edited by NMSooner80 on 3/15/2012 at 1:19 PM
TCU & WVU.
We are Oklahoma. We don't need to educate you. You know our tradition without a dumb list :)-
15. Remember 10? My first thought was about the year that they went 0-10-1. Truly.
Don't forget they also stole the horse from TTech. OSU has never had an original thought!
I really don't care about anything osu, unless it is them being on the wrong side of the score.
I would be flat out embarrased if anyone made a similar post on any OU message board regarding the University of Oklahoma.
All that is needed as an intro to OU for WVU & TCU:
1) There is only ONE Oklahoma.
“Truth is often the jester.” Source Unknown . . . "You never monkey with the truth." Benjamin C. Bradlee
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