Photos: Virginia Tech unveils new Nike uniforms ahead of Tennessee game
We’re less than five months away from what is anticipated to be the largest attendance for a college football game in history when Tennessee and Virginia Tech take the stage in a Week 2 matchup at Bristol Motor Speedway, which is expected to shatter the all-time record of 115,109 (Michigan vs. Notre Dame in 2013) with over 150,000 fans.
On Saturday, the Hokies posted an official release that describes a re-brand process with their new deal as an affiliate of Nike, featuring renovated uniforms for all 22 athletic programs that will have updated (and consistent) logos, colors, lettering and numerals.
For the Battle at Bristol, Tennessee will be the home team in its orange uniforms and Virginia Tech will be the visiting team in maroon or white. The officiating crew will come from the Big Ten Conference.
Here’s the new look for Virginia Tech, courtesy of hokiesports.com:
In July of 2015, Tennessee joined the Nike family, too, dropping Adidas and signing a $24 million deal with the Swoosh brand. The Volunteers sported new away and alternate uniforms throughout the 2015 season.