1. Wall of Fame
At Gill Coliseum each Oregon State varsity sport has its own Wall of Fame. The walls do an excellent job of showing off the Beavers’ history in each sport and are a must-see for any college sports fan. Arrive early and take a walk of the concourse to see all of the best players and moments in Oregon State athletics history.
2. Civil War: Oregon State-Oregon
The Beavers and Ducks have met more than any two other teams, and there is lots of bad blood in what is known as the Civil War. The Beavers hold an 186-160 all-time lead in the series and every matchup is hotly contested, so you’ll be in for a treat when attending an Oregon State-Oregon game.
3. Benny Beaver
Benny Beaver has been the official Oregon State mascot since the early 1940s. He entertains fans young and old on the sideline during the game. He has even gained national recognition having won the 2011 Capital One Mascot of the Year write-in campaign and was also named to the Capital One All-American Mascot Team in 2012.
4. OSU Pep Band
The Oregon State Pep Band is a big part of a Beavers basketball game and provide an excellent in-game atmosphere. The band puts on a great show performing many fan favorites including “Hail to OSU,” “Carry Me Back,” “Beer Barrel Polka,” and “Land of 1000, so enjoy their tunes when attending a Beavers basketball game.
Gill Coliseum is home to many banners celebrating the rich history of Oregon State basketball. The banners honor the 1949 and 1963 Final Four teams as well as legends such as Gary Payton, so take it all in when attending a Beavers basketball game.
6. Oregon State-Washington State Rivalry
The Oregon State-Washington State rivalry is a longstanding rivalry that predates the Pac-12. There is no love lost between these two rivals, and there are always plenty of bragging rights on the line when the two meet, so don’t miss it when the Beavers and Cougars square off.
7. The Dam
The student section at an OSU basketball game is a lively one. The Beavers have a strong tradition featuring stars such as Gary Payton and A.C. Green, so Beavers fans have had a lot to cheer about over the years. Enjoy the atmosphere created by The Dam when attending a Beavers basketball game.
8. Student Competitions
During halftime students from The Dam compete in a variety of different competitions. The contests range from shooting competitions to tractor races and are a fun part of any Oregon State basketball game. If you’re a student sign up for the competitions and get in on the action.
9. The Dog Fight: Oregon State-Washington
The Dog Fight between Oregon State and Washington has been played almost 300 times. The rivalry is one of the longest running rivalries in college basketball with the Huskies holding a slim 158-140 all-time lead in the series. If you want to see a hard-fought contest, then get tickets to The Dog Fight between Oregon State and Washington.
10. “Hail to the Old OSU”
OSU’s fight song written by Harold A. Wilkins in 1914 and is a staple of any OSU sporting event. You’ll hear “Hail to the Old OSU” throughout the game, so learn the lyrics and sing along to show off your Beavers pride.