Blue, Gold, and MSU Spirit

by Julie Kipfer

MSU has a loyal fan base of students, alumni, and friends in Bozeman and around the state. “Go Cats!” signs decorate businesses, MSU banners are displayed downtown, droves of people attend games, and everyone wears blue and gold on Fridays to express their MSU spirit.

The 2013 Gold Rush t-shirt design.
MSU’s colors—blue and gold—reflect our signature blue skies and golden sun. They elicit a sense of pride for everyone on campus, and serve as a rally point for Bobcat athletics.
“Our fan base has a huge impact on the Bobcats,” says Drew Ingraham, marketing director for Bobcat Athletics. “Players love to see fans getting into the game. And when they see the stands full of our school colors, they get energized.”
Wearing blue and gold is a symbol of pride and a simple way to unite students, faculty, staff, and community members. We wear our colors each Friday before a game day to show our spirit and support to our athletes.

Bobcat Spirit Checklist:
  • Get your Gold Rush shirt
  • Participate in homecoming activities
  • Attend any and all MSU athletic events
  • Give CHAMP a high-five
  • Take a friend to the game
  • Hike to the “M”
  • Join the SBC (Student Bobcat Club)
  • Send the family some MSU gear
  • Decorate your residence hall or apartment
  • Be a respectful fan!