Sports mascot of Virginia Tech, university in Blacksburg, Virginia. Despite what UVa students or fans may say, not a castrated turkey. O. M. Stull, VT class of 1896, came up with the word "Hokie" in a contest to come up with a new school cheer. OMS readily admitted it means nothing in particular.

The Hokie Bird character looks somewhat like a maroon and orange colored turkey, but it's a real stretch.