Orange is...

OSU experienced a tragedy last night, losing two of our women's basketball coaches, along with two others, in an airplane crash. My thoughts and prayers are with their families and players. I am so proud of my school and not because we are ranked #2 in football, although that is great. It is the people and the environment that they create.

I have seen a lot of these posts on facebook and I decided to do my own.

Orange is that day that you moved into a sorority house with 50+ girls. It’s meeting those friends that would stick with you for life. It's "don't look at the arc", house decks and walk-arounds. It’s wearing orange the Friday before the first game & every Friday after that. It’s KURT BUDKE, MIRANDA SERNA, Barry Sanders, John Smith, Garth Brooks, Mike Gundy, Eddie’s you...... and me.

Orange is putting your arm around the shoulder of the stranger next to you to sing the Alma Mater. It’s making the switch to saying “Power” instead of “Orange.” It’s remembering Lewis Field & admiring Boone Pickens Stadium.

It’s knowing that it’s left hand up to make an “S.” Orange is when it’s good for a Cowboy First Down and Ten. Orange is Pistols Firing – Touchdown Oklahoma State. It’s “...O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A Oklahoma STATE” no matter where you are when the state song is played. It’s the big smile on your face when you walk past the orange fountain.

It’s getting engaged at Theta Pond and getting married to your best friend on campus. It's working for your alma mater and loving every minute of it. It’s a cabinet full of Joe’s cups. Orange is knowing that it’s time to go home when you hear “New York, New York” or “Shoulda Been a Cowboy.” Orange is wanting to get out of Stillwater for four years & spending the rest of your life wanting to go back.

Proud and Immortal,
Bright shines your name.
Oklahoma State,
We herald your fame.
Ever you’ll find us,
Loyal and true.
To our Alma Mater
O – S – U!!!

At a recruiting event on Monday in Stillwater.
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