Oklahoma State Cowboys Logo

Oklahoma State Cowboys Logo

Oklahoma State University in Stillwater sponsors over 15 varsity teams competing under the names of the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Cowgirls.

Meaning and history

Oklahoma State Cowboys logo history


The old Oklahoma State Cowboys logo used in 1973-2000 depicted a historic character, Old West gunfighter and lawman Frank “Pistol Pete” Eaton.

In 2001, the university decided to replace him with a more neutral typographic logo based on the letters “OSU.” The initials of the university’s name were given in orange over the black background.

The same scheme was used for the 2015 logo. However, here, the athletic emblem has grown completely flat (and thus, easier to reproduce).