Background and Usage:
"V" Hand Gesture
Years prior to the official university announcement, the "V" hand gesture was used by various Vandal student-athletes as a way to celebrate and exclaim "Vandal Pride." This usage slowly caught on with the University of Idaho student population as well as fans.
Whether you throw it high, low, backwards, sideways, with one hand or two, the "V" is a Vandal's connection to their community. It signifies Idaho's legendary past as well as current and future success.
The "V" is a distinctive mark that resonates energy, power and strength. It leverages the University of Idaho mascot "Vandals" - the only university in the nation with this unique moniker. The "V" logo is a secondary mark and does not replace other well know Idaho logos such as the "I-Vandals," "Vandals" script or the iconic Joe Vandal characterture. The "V" is another representative and complementary mark of the University of Idaho and the Idaho Vandals.