Oregon State Beavers Logo

The athletic teams representing Oregon State University play at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I level under the name of the Oregon State Beavers.

Meaning and history

Oregon State Beavers Logo history

The Oregon State Beavers logo introduced in 1973 featured a beaver’s head. The creature was wearing a stylized hat with the letters “OSU” written across it. The logo looked pretty ugly, especially the hypertrophied teeth. In spite of this, it was used for more than two decades. The emblem adopted in 1997 sported a less ugly creature. There was also some dynamism due to the position of the beaver’s hair and the letters.

The 2013 logo has probably been the most successful one so far.