1. Heritage Hall
Located in the Gallagher-Iba Arena, Heritage Hall is the home to the rich history of OSU spirit and athletics. Containing everything from photos to actual, old school Oklahoma State University (once called Oklahoma A&M) gear, this hall is a must see for any college football fan.
2. “We Will Remember” Oklahoma State Plane Crash Memorial
Inside Gallagher-Iba Arena you’ll find a memorial dedicated to the ten people who lost their lives in the 2001 Oklahoma State basketball team plane crash. The memorial features pictures of those lost in the crash with the Spirit Rider kneeling and taking off his hat. Stop by and pay respects to these members of the OSU basketball family when attending a game.
3. Pistol Pete
Named and designed after a real, bonafide cowboy, Pistol Pete is the mascot for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. A group of students in 1923 saw Frank Eaton leading a parade and asked to use his likeness as the mascot. The history of Frank Eaton can be found here and is definitely worth reading about. Pistol Pete the mascot has become a huge symbol for OSU fans, and he can often be seen around town, at sporting events, signing autographs, and even making wedding appearances.
Hanging from the rafters of Gallagher-Iba Arena are many banners. The banners show off the accomplishments of the Cowboys basketball program and also pay tribute to the ten people lost in the Oklahoma State plane crash. Take a minute to appreciate Oklahoma State’s basketball history, both good and bad, when attending a game.
5. Camp Sutton
Oklahoma State students camp outside Gallagher-Iba Arena to secure floor seats to all of Cowboys’ the Big 12 Conference games. The tent town is quite a sight to behold and if you’re a student that wants to get up close to the action make sure to arrive early and register your tent.
6. Bedlam: Oklahoma State-Oklahoma
While the football game may be the marquee matchup in the Bedlam Series, the basketball contests also count towards winning the Bedlam Bell. There’s more than just simple bragging rights on the line when Oklahoma State and Oklahoma meet on the hardwood, so don’t miss it.
7. Pep Band
The Oklahoma State pep band keeps the energy high inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The band will put a pep in the step of both the fans and players, so enjoy the atmosphere they provide when attending a Cowboys basketball game.
8. OSU Alma Mater Hymn
After every win, OSU players, coaches, students, and alumni sing the OSU Alma Mater Hymn. The hymn can even be heard at away games sometimes, so come prepared to sing the school’s alma mater after the game.