Yep, it’s that time of the year when NCAA schools unveil their new uniforms for the new year in sports. Of course, the national champions in any sport most likely are the ones who change their look as reigning champions (with exception of the University of Alabama). Florida State University is an example of this trend.
FSU didn’t just change their uniforms, they took it a step further and changed their logo. It was reported that FSU wasn’t happy with Wal-Mart for leaking the new design on a t-shirt roughly week before the official and the new design had mixed reviews (mostly negative). Florida State athletic department issued a statement explaining the logo enhancement.
“It is very important for you to know that the refinement we are making to our Seminole Head logo has been under development for almost two years and that the Seminole Tribe of Florida along with groups representing our student-athletes, coaches, Boosters and university administration were consulted during the process.”
The primary focus, according to the athletic department, was the Seminole head.
“The issue was that our Seminole Head, while as recognizable and iconic as any in all of sports, does not reproduce well in a number of mediums. It is particularly difficult to embroider and impossible to accurately represent on some materials including at midfield at Doak Campbell Stadium. We believe this image is the best in all of sports and that the result of our efforts will maximize the symbol on a national level. The refined logo will allow us to use it more prominently across all platforms including our uniforms, sideline apparel and graphics.”
The new logo has already been painted at midfield and around Doak Campbell Stadium facility in preparation for Saturday’s spring game; but school officials said the teams will wear the old uniform style for the spring game and debut the new unis when the Seminoles open against Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas on August 30.
Note: FSU athletic department has changed the uniforms in all sports