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Oregon State University
Oregon State University (OSU) is a public institution of higher learning located in Corvallis, Oregon in the scenic Willamette Valley. Established in 1868, OSU is one of 73 land-grant universities in the country. With its designation as a sun-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant school, OSU is one of only three U.S. universities to receive all four grants. A benefit to these designations is that OSU received over $441 million in research funding in 2017. OSU is the largest university in the state with over 28,000 students in over 200 undergraduate programs and various masters and doctorate disciplines.
OSU is represented by a beaver named Benny as its mascot. The school's official colors are black and orange and the fight song is "Hail to Old OSU". Collectively known as "Beaver Nation", OSU attracts a proud network of fans and alumni supporting their school. OSU's most heated rivalry is with The University of Oregon, located only 45 miles south of the Corvallis campus in Eugene, Oregon. The Beavers are led by Director of Athletics Scott Barnes. The football team plays its games at on-campus Reser Stadium, which features a capacity of 45,674. The basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, and wrestling teams all compete at Gill Coliseum. Goss Stadium at Campbell Field hosts the successful baseball team.
Oregon State University is one of twelve members of the Pacific Coast Conference (Pac-12). Other member institutions are Arizona State University, The Univerity of Arizona, Cal-Berkely, The University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), The University of Colorado, The University of Southern California (USC), The University of Oregon, The University of Utah, Stanford University, The University of Washington, and Washington State University. OSU fields varsity teams in seven men's sports and ten women's sports. The Beavers have won three national titles. The first title came in 1961 when the men's cross country team won the national championship. More recently, the baseball team won the 2006 and 2007 College World Series.