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Official colors of Virginia Tech, specifically Chicago maroon and burnt orange. Selected in 1893, along with the use of the word Hokie as a school mascot, when the school changed its name from Virginia A&M College to Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

The colors were selected for sheer uniqueness -- at the time, no other school in the country had this combination. They do, however, lend themselves to a bumper sticker: "If God isn't a Hokie, why do the leaves turn orange and maroon in the fall?"

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