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Oklahoma State Football Unveils Updated Uniforms

May 10, 2023

STILLWATER – Oklahoma State fans have been asking for years for Cowboy football to wear the throwback Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas uniforms. Well, they finally got their wish.

Cowboy football sent out a cryptic tweet on Tuesday evening teasing new uniforms and never did I think they’d be updated throwback uniforms in orange, white and black. Absolutely stunning.

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While the previous uniform was special as it included much of Cowboy football’s history, one of the main complaints from fans was it never explicitly said “Oklahoma State.” It had the sheriff’s badge that showed the OSU logo, which is personally one of my favorite logos, but the University had moved away from the badge branding. There’s no question as to whose uniforms these new ones are.

It’s a brand-new looking Big 12, so why not have a brand-new look going into this new era.

You can follow this link to a special website OSU put out with all the details, as well as a photo gallery for the new uniforms.

This is how Cowboy football describe the thought process behind the “updated” look.

“Combining the past, present and future of Oklahoma State football, the new base look for the Cowboys includes an unmistakable nod to the OSU teams of the 1980s, with “Oklahoma State” written atop bold jersey numbers on the front of the jersey and the familiar 1980s-era striping on the arms.

While the general look resembles that of the past, it has been modernized to reflect OSU’s current marks and brand standards.

The modern version of the jerseys come in orange, black and white, with solid-color pants coming in the same three colors to maximize versatility. Having multiple options to choose from on a week-to-week basis remains true to Oklahoma State’s more modern pattern of gameday uniform variety.

Additional details on the jersey:

  • For the first time since 2005, OSU’s jerseys include numbers on the shoulders.
  • The orange jersey features white numbers trimmed in black.
  • The black jersey features white numbers trimmed in orange.
  • There are two versions of the white jersey – one with orange numbers trimmed in black and one with black numbers trimmed in orange.
  • The stripe pattern on the arms was worn by each of the three current members of the Cowboy Football Ring of Honor – Bob Fenimore, Thurman Thomas and Barry Sanders.”
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