American Southwest Conference


AUSTIN BELHAVEN EAST TEXAS BAPTIST
"Kangaroos" "Blazers" "Tigers"
Sherman, TX Jackson, MS Marshall, TX
HARDIN-SIMMONS HOWARD PAYNE MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR
"Cowboys" "Yellow Jackets" "Crusaders"
Abilene, TX Brownwood, TX Belton, TX
McMURRY SOUTHWESTERN SUL ROSS STATE
"War Hawks" "Pirates" "Lobos"
Abilene, TX Georgetown, TX Alpine, TX
TEXAS LUTHERAN
"Bulldogs"
Seguin, TX

Comments

Austin College has rejoined this conference for the 2021 season.


Historical Helmets

AUSTIN

? - c.1996 2005 - 2007 2008 - 2009
2014 - 2016 c.1997 - 2004;
2018 (1st 2 games)
2010 - 2013; 2017 -

BELHAVEN

1998 - 2000 2001 2002
2004 2005 - 2007 2008
'A'
2009 - 2012 2013 2014
*see note 1 below
'B' 'C' 'D'
2014 2014 2014
*see note 2 below
'E' 'F' 'G'
2014 2014 2014
*see note 3 below *see note 4 below
'H' 'I' 'J'
2015 2015 2015
'K' 'L' 'M'
2015 2015 2015
'N' 'O' 'P'
2016 - 2016 2016
'Q' 'R' 'S'
2016 2016 2016
'T' 'U' 'V'
2016 2017 - 2017 -
'W' 'X' 'Y'
2017 - 2017 - 2017 -
'Z'
2018 -

During recent years Belhaven has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

1998 was the first year for the Belhaven football team.

*1 The left and right sides of this design were different colors; the right side appeared as below.

*2 The left and right sides of this design were different colors; the right side appeared as below.

*3 The left and right sides of this design were different colors; the right side was white and had a yellow stripe which was approximately twice as wide as the gray stripe on the left side of the helmet (see photograph below). I have been unable to located any photographs showing what (if any) additional features were present on the right side.

*4 Uniform numerals were worn only on the left side of this design; the right side featured a green "B" logo (as depicted below).


EAST TEXAS BAPTIST

2000? - 2004 2005 - 2006 2007 - 2010
'A' (and 'A1')
2011 - 2013? 2014 2015 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
'B' 'C' 'D'
2016 - 2017 - 2018 -

During recent years ETBU has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

The ETBU football team was restored in 2000 following a forty-nine year hiatus.

*1 In 2014 uniform numerals were worn only on the left side of each helmet; on the right side was worn a large "tiger head" logo (as shown below).

*2 Designs 'A' and 'A1' both have uniform numerals on the left side only of each helmet; logos are present on the right sides (as shown below).

'A' 'A1'

HARDIN-SIMMONS

? - 1963 1990? - 2002 2003 - ?
'A' 'B'
? - present 2018 -

During recent years HSU has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

This team played its first season in 1990. The university also had a team during an earlier era ending in 1963; no color photographs have been located but monochrome photos in the 1964 yearbook suggest that the 1963 team used yellow helmets with purple uniform numbers and with two purple stripes (assuming the school colors were the same back then).


HOWARD PAYNE

? - 1999? 2000 - ? ? - 2010
2011 - 2013 2014 - 2016 2017
*see note 1 below
2018 -

*1 The "JACKETS" logo is worn on the left side only of this design; the right side features a large outline of the state of Texas with a "yellow jacket" (as depicted below).


MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR

1998 - 1999 2000 - 2012 2013 -

The UMHB football team first played in 1998 and the above are the only "known" helmet designs used by the team thus far.


McMURRY

? - 1961 1962 1963 - 1965
1966 - 1971 1972 1973
1974 - 1981 1984 1985
1986 1982 - 1983; 1987 1988 - 1990
1991 - 1993 1994 - 1995 1996 - 2004
2005 - 2006 2007 - 2008 2009 - 2012
2013 2014 2015
2016 2017 - 2018 2019 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

McMurry's team was called the "Indians" prior to the 2011 football season. The team's 1962 football helmets featured a strange symbol that I cannot identify from the clearest available photographs (below). What is it? (One person suggested that it's a "feather".) Does anyone have a clearer photograph?

In the mid-1980s McMurry used several different helmet designs which I am presently unable to add to the web site; below are photographs of several of these:

I would greatly appreciate better photographs of any of these helmets or additional information, particularly from former team members, equipment managers, etc.

The 1991-1993 helmet featured the same "McM" logo worn on the previous helmet. I am unsure about the colors on this helmet, but it would appear that the helmet shell was silver and that the logo was maroon.

In 2007 and 2008 McMurry used the helmet design shown in the photograph below. The helmets were maroon with a new logo, a large "M" with the school name across it. I would appreciate a copy of the helmet logo for this one, which would enable me to add this historical helmet to the web site.

*1 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; the right side is 'blank'.

*2 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; on the right side is an oversized "hawk head" logo (as represented below).


SOUTHWESTERN

2013 - 2016 2017 - 2020* 2021 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

This team played its first season of football in 2013; the university also had a team during an earlier period (c.1908 - 1950).

*1 The "SU" logo is worn on the left side only of this design; uniform numerals are worn on the right side (as represented below).

*2 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; a "pirate" logo is present on the right side (as represented below).


SUL ROSS STATE

1960 - 1971 1973 - 1975 1976 - 1977
1978 1972; 1979 1984
? - 1983; 1985 1992 1993
1994 1995 - 1997 1985 - 1991; 1998 - 1999
2000 - 2002 2003 - 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 - 2012
2013 - 2014 2015 - 2016 2017 -
2020* -

The two "known" "missing" helmet designs for this team for the period covered by this website are the 1992 and 2000-2002 designs; below are photographs of these.

The 1992 helmet was red with a "wolf head" logo that I think was entirely white; I have been unable to locate the artwork for the logo or any photographs better than the one above.

From (I think) 2000 through 2002 another "wolf head" was used; this one was worn on silver helmets and contained at least two colors (red and white). It had been reported to me that this logo was identical to one previously used by the University of New Mexico, but it appears to me that it is substantially different. Clearer photographs would be appreciated.


TEXAS LUTHERAN

c.1970s c.1980s 1998 - 2001?
2002? - 2006; 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2019 2007 - 2009; 2020* -
*see note 1 below

This team's history dates back to the early twentieth century but I have received/found very little information about helmet designs used before the late 1990s. Prior to 1996 the school name was Texas Lutheran College. TLC won the NAIA Division II football championship in both 1975 and 1976; video from these games appear to show the team using plain black helmets. Photographs from the mid-1980s appear to show white helmets with a "TLC" logo on the sides (photograph below).

*1 Apparently in 2008 only a logo was worn on the right side only of this design (as represented below).