We are looking for a logo refresh - I want to keep the identity of our original logo, but freshen it up to be a little more high resolution and professional. Something that looks a bit less like clip art and a bit more high resolution that you might find as a professional sports team's logo.
I attached a couple examples of this - the Coastal Carolina, Carolina Panthers or the Godspeed logos all look a lot less like clip art and have that extra bit of detail.
I want to be clear - let's keep the same colors (Vanderbilt gold, black and charcoal) and the same throwing man as far as the position the pitcher is in and the swoosh. But find a way to make it pop, add additional details to the throwing man, etc just like in the Carolina Panthers logo where it isn't just a one color clip art of a Panther or the Godspeed logo where it has some additional detail and dimension to the lion versus a clip art lion.
I don't want people to think we've totally changed our logo - just upgraded what we already had to be something we can print on hats, t-shirts, and we're about to have this printed as a 35 foot wide sign in our new facility (see Vanderbilt sign example for what we're going to do) and on all our weight equipment (see Coastal Carolina weight room example).
Hopefully this makes sense - I know it's a little vague but I wanted to come here and see what ideas you can come up with.