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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Logo

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Logo
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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets is a sports division of Georgia Institute of Technology. The university is related to the Atlantic Coast Conference of the NCAA Division I. The first teams were put up in the early 1900s. For a long time, they did not have an official nickname, although journalists called them differently: Golden Tornadoes, Techs, Blacksmiths, Engineers. According to the unspoken tradition, the fans who wore yellow jackets called it: Yellow Jackets. In 1905, head coach and department head John Heisman announced that he wanted to give university teams a new name: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Meaning and History

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Logo History
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Logo Evolution

The sports emblem is closely related to the original Buzz character, the mascot of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Previously, the mascot was painted almost like a real wasp โ€“ though in a cartoon style. In 1964-1968 the logo had a black and white striped insect with wings and six legs. Against the background was a white letter โ€œT,โ€ and inside it were the words โ€œGeorgiaโ€ and โ€œTech.โ€

In 1969, artists painted a wasp, removed the old inscriptions, and added new ones: โ€œGA. Techโ€ with dark blue shadows (arch-shaped top) and โ€œTechโ€ (right on the insectโ€™s abdomen). In 1978, when the talisman acquired a modern look, the emblem was modernized again. Instead of a wasp, an anthropomorphic character appeared with arms and legs. In 1991, the teams adopted the final logo with the flying Buzz and the GT monogram.

1964 – 1968

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Logo 1964-1968

1969 – 1977

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Logo 1969-1977

1978 – 1990

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Logo 1978-1990

1991 – present

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Logo 1991-Present

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Basketball

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets emblem

The male team participated in the NCAA Tournament sixteen times, and the female nine. Now their home games are held at the new McCamish Pavilion.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets symbol

The most famous at the Georgia Institute of Technology is the football program. The menโ€™s team showed its best side by entering the top 20 most successful Division I-A members. Womenโ€™s football is not sponsored.