Until the presidency of Natale Sicuro, PSU was decidedly indifferent about collegate sports. From the late 1960s into the
1980s, the school football program was funded entirely upon gate receipts. When the school's sports teams were admitted to the
Big Sky Conference in 1996, this attitude has softened
somewhat.Portland State's colors are dark green and silver and their nickname is the Vikings.Home games for football are held off-campus at PGE Park, and home games for
basketball are held on-campus at the Stott Center.