Oklahoma State University

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Oklahoma State University
City: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Type: Public
Sports: football, basketball, cross country, wrestling, track and field, baseball, golf, tennis, equestrian, soccer, softball[1]
Colors: orange, black
Website: http://osu.okstate.edu/

Oklahoma State University is a liberal public university located in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The school was founded on December 25, 1890, as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College. The name was changed to its current format in 1957. There are also 3 other campuses located in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Okmulgee. Enrollment totals for these four campuses is around 26,000 students.


The Oklahoma State University athletic team name is the Cowboys and their mascot is Pistol Pete. The university has a rich athletic tradition and has been awarded 48 NCAA National Championships, which ranks fourth all-time behind Stanford, USC, and UCLA.

Prominent figures:

  • Henry Iba- Basketball Coach, led Cowboys to first back to back NCAA Basketball Championship in 1945-46
  • Eddie Sutton - Basketball Coach
  • Barry Sanders - Football Player, 1988 Heisman Trophy Winner, #3 on All Time NFL Rushing List
  • Thurman Thomas - Football Player, #11 on All Time NFL Rushing List
  • John Smith - Wrestler/Coach, 2 time Olympic Gold Medalist

External Links

  1. http://www.okstate.com/