NCAA Division II Independents


BARTON BLUEFIELD STATE EMORY & HENRY
"Bulldogs" "Big Blue" "Wasps"
Wilson, NC Bluefield, WV Emory, VA
ERSKINE POST UNIVERSITY
"Flying Fleet" "Eagles"
Due West, SC Waterbury, CT

Comments

Bluefield State and Post University are two new teams playing their first seasons of football in 2021 (Bluefield State did previously have a football team several decades ago). Post is playing a limited schedule in 2021 against JV teams and prep schools.

Emory & Henry will play as an independent team in 2021 before joining the South Atlantic Conference in 2022.

Both Barton and Erskine played their inaugural games of football in "spring" 2021.


Historical Helmets

BLUEFIELD STATE

2021 - 2021 -

Prior to 2021 Bluefield State College had an intercollegiate football team for several decades through 1980. I have been unable to locate any information about helmet designs for the 1960 - 1980 period other than a few photographs of similar quality to those below, which appear in Elon University's 1976 yearbook. I believe these helmets are those worn by Bluefield State, which did play Elon in 1975 and used "devil" imagery for the school's athletic teams during this period; the logo appears to be a simple "pitchfork". Any additional information about helmet designs used by earlier Bluefield State teams would be appreciated.


EMORY & HENRY

c.early 1980s - 1994 1995 - 2004 2005
2006 - 2012 2013 -