“The Boone” as the Boone Pickens Stadium is referred to has been the home of the Oklahoma State Cowboys since 1913 when it was still in its rudimentary form and in 1920 it became the complete stadium. Unfortunately the venue had been neglected in the past and the oldest football facility in the Big 12 got some interest recently as the football program popularity started to grow and the efforts had been finally made to improve the venue which can accommodate over 60000 spectators on a game night.
For Oklahoma State Cowboys tickets for basketball, one needs to visit Gallagher- Iba Arena where the Oklahoma State plays their home games. The wrestling and basketball arena was opened in 1938 and it can hold over 13500 fans of college hoops.
Football arrived to Oklahoma State University in 1901 with basketball program being added in 1908. The university is a member of the Big 12 Conference, NCAA Division I (FBS for football).
The university colours are orange and black with mascot representing the school being a heavily modernised version of Pistol Pete, a costume featuring traditional cowboy attire.
Oklahoma State has rivals in Oklahoma Sooners and Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
The Cowboys haven’t produced championship as a football program, to date Oklahoma State has an all- time record of 562-533-47 and total of 10 conference titles earned through the years.
The Cowboys appeared in 25 Bowl games (including 8 games considered as major bowl game). Their first appearance was at Cotton Bowl Classic in 1944 where the Cowboys won against TCU in a shutout. Their latest Bowl game was a loss to Mississippi at Sugar Bowl in 15. The Cowboys are 16-9 in Bowl games.
There was one Heisman Trophy winner hailing from Oklahoma State University and it is one of the best running backs to play in NFL, Barry Sanders who went onto having a stellar career with the Detroit Lions.
Sanders set plenty of records or came very close to beating many more as his rushing abilities were fenomenal. He’s placed 2nd overall, only behind Walter Payton in total rushing yards during a career with 15296. His playing earned him 10 Pro Bowl nominations, four times NFL rushing yards championship, NFL rushing touchdown title once, he was selected NFL MVP in 1997 by several agencies and twice he won NFL Offensive Player of the year award.
Basketball programs brought two ncaa tournament championships to the university. These were back to back victories in 1945 and 1946. The Cowboys reached the Final Four stage 6 times and have taken part in 27 NCAA tournaments to date.
Oklahoma State were also four times conference tournament champions and have won conference regular season title 19 times. The university went through a long phase of not reaching post season that lasted 26 years between 1965 and 1991. Recently the Cowboys got to NCAA Tournament only once in 2004.
There have been Cowboys players among the NBA crop and of the better known ones is John Starks who despite going undrafted in 1988 spent 13 combined seasons in NBA with the longest tenure coming from his time with the Knicks.
Starks was selected to NBA All- Star game once, he was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 1997 and he remains the Knicks’ all- time leader in three point field goals.
Oklahoma State University might not have plenty of successful years as a team but the college has managed to produce several players that became well known once they reached the pro leagues.