Oregon State Beavers Officially Release New Brand
Rumors and pictures surrounding the Oregon State Beavers athletic department had been swirling like crazy the past few weeks, all culminating with the official re-branding of the program that took place tonight at 6:30 p.m. inside of Gill Coliseum on the Oregon State campus.
And while many initially had their doubts about whether or not the Beavers would use a more intimidating Beaver logo that was apparently leaked awhile ago, OSU revealed tonight that the logo that was leaked is their new logo.
Featuring a sleeker, pointed, and overall intimidating Beaver, Oregon State changed almost everything about their style, even going as far as to add a new color to their repertoire.
Orange, black, white, and now metallic bronze will adorn Beaver jerseys in the coming years as the university attempts to rival the Oregon Ducks in both athletics and style.
Though all teams received a makeover–along with Benny the Beaver, too–the new football uniforms were all the hype at the official unveiling.
The biggest change in the new uniforms were to the shoulder pad region and numbers. Now incorporating a colored pattern on the side of each shoulder, the uniforms have a traditional look yet modern feel aura surrounding them. The numbers are bigger and bolder to help create this effect.
Oregon State’s helmets also underwent a big makeover, now adopting three large stripes in the middle that feature the colors not part of the main uniform.
Perhaps the most interesting part of the new Beaver uniforms is something not many fans usually pay attention to.
As Lindsay Schnell first reported on her Twitter account, the black socks for Oregon State’s football uniforms have the words “Hip Hip Hooray” etched on them. Here’s the official tweet:
Get this: Black socks for football unis are embroidered with the words "Hip Hip Hooray." No joke. Only at Oregon State, man. #rebeaved— Lindsay Schnell (@LindsayRae19) March 5, 2013