Update: We’ve now learned that the “hokie stone” helmets will have Virginia Tech’s 1872 “University Shield” logo as well. The school’s equipment Twitter handle just tweeted out the full uniform combination for tonight’s game.
Earlier: Yesterday, we found out that Georgia Tech will be wearing white throwback uniforms for this Thursday’s big game against Virginia Tech. Now we’re learning that the Hokies have their own uniform news to report as well.
VT will be donning its “hokie stone” helmets, which are named after the type of limestone found in Blacksburg, for the first time this season. We saw a prototype of one of these last week – reaction was mixed at best. Here’s an official photo from the university via Instagram:
The school also noted that the helmets aren’t yet complete – there are “finishing touches” to be added.
These helmets will look really sweet once all the finishing touches are added. Wait for the finished product to be revealed Thursday.
— VT Football (@VT_Football) September 23, 2013
Now that it’s official, Hokies fans, what do you think?