Before sports fans panic, the new Virginia Tech logo is only an academic logo, not an athletics logo, even though it's almost identical to the athletics one.
As part of a major re-branding effort, Virginia Tech unveiled a new academic logo on Tuesday and removed the "Invest the Future" tagline. The new logo is extremely similar to the iconic "flying VT" logo that's been used in athletics since 1983.
“Behind the scenes, we have worked in earnest to understand the university’s essence in a way that captures the energy and momentum of Virginia Tech,” said Tracy Vosburgh, senior associate vice president for university relations. “In our words, design, and imagery, you’ll notice a cohesive and vibrant expression of what differentiates Virginia Tech from others and aligns us to position us to get above the chaotic noise with our platform of the role we claim in the world.”
Here's a look at the old Virginia Tech academic logo: