FSU Seminoles Update Logo, Fans Bewildered

It appears many FSU fans are feeling perplexed Thursday after confirmation broke the school decided to alter their iconic "Seminoles" logo.

First came this video released recently that foreshadowed something was in the works.

ESPN also wrote about the changes in a recent article.

“The changes are very minor and the primary thing people will see is consistency in the garnet,” Florida State vice president for university relations Liz Maryanski said. “If you go into a sports store and look across the store, you’ll see as many shades of garnet as there are T-shirts, and we’re trying to get consistency in our colors.

“… We’ll still have what we call ‘the head’ with the Seminole [Tribe’s] blessing.”

Gary Bitner, the spokesperson for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, said the university recently presented the alterations to Seminole Tribe of Florida chairman James Billie, who signed off on the changes. Bitner said he is unaware of any request by the Seminole Tribe that Florida State alter its logo depicting the Seminole.

“The school was behind the changes and they submitted it to the Tribe for approval,” Bitner said. “It’s the relationship they have and the respect [Florida State] has for the Tribe that they wanted to reach out to the Tribe.”

So the changes were supposed to be minor. I guess you could call it that.

Tomahawk Nation confirmed the new logo Wednesday. Below is the old and new, altered logo side-by-side. As you can tell by the hilarious reactions from Twitter, fans aren't happy with the defending champs' decision to make such an "update."


At the end of the day, change is good. Fans will eventually get used to it and move on — it still doesn't make these comments any less hilarious.

Josh Helmuth is the editor of CraveOnline Sports — @JHelmuth CraveOnline Sports on Facebook.