Dec 8, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; The Florida State Seminoles logo is shown at midcourt before their game against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at the Donald L. Tucker Center. The Florida State Seminoles beat the Jacksonville State Gamecocks 77-53. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State releases statement on altered logo


The Internet went wild earlier this week when leaked photos of an altered Florida State Seminoles logo went online to the consternation of many fans of their beloved Seminoles. Rumors that the Seminole Tribe of Florida demanded the alteration, but that was denied as the change has been in the works for the better part of the last two years.

Florida State worked in conjunction with Nike to create the new logo which will officially be unveiled on April 11 and released a statement about the change.

“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,” the university statement said. “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.”

“We tasked Nike for help in refining the logo so that consistency can be achieved without diminishing the identity of the iconic image,” the statement said. “We arrived at a design that can take FSU Athletics into the future.”

When a program with as much history and tradition as Florida State makes a change to its logo, uniform or anything fans have grown accustomed to it’s only natural to see a backlash at first, so what do you think about the altered FSU logo?

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