Atlantic Sun Conference


AUSTIN PEAY CENTRAL ARKANSAS EASTERN KENTUCKY
"Governors" "Bears" "Colonels"
Clarksville, TN Conway, AR Richmond, KY
JACKSONVILLE STATE KENNESAW STATE NORTH ALABAMA
"Gamecocks" "Owls" "Lions"
Jacksonville, AL Kennesaw, GA Florence, AL

Comments

This conference will sponsor football for the first time in 2022


Historical Helmets

AUSTIN PEAY

? - 1967 1968 - 1969 1970 - 1972
1973 - 1976 1977 - ? ? - 1987
1988 - ? ? - 1999? 2000? - 2005
2006 2007 - 2009 2009
*see note 1 below
'A'
2013 2010 - 2012; 2014 - 2015 2016 -
'B' (and 'B1') 'C' 'D'
2017 - 2017 - 2017 -
*see note 2 below
'E' 'F' 'G'
2017 - 2018 2019 -
*see note 3 below
'H' 'I' 'J'
2019 - 2019 - 2020 -

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

*1 This design was reportedly first used during the October 24, 2009 home game against Eastern Kentucky.

*2 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of both 'B' and 'B1'; two slightly-different "governor" logos are worn on the right sides (as represented below).

'B' 'B1'

*3 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; the "AP" logo is worn on the right side (as represented below).


CENTRAL ARKANSAS

c.1960s c.early 1970s 1974
1975 1976 1978
1973; 1977; 1979 1980 - 1990 1991 - 1999
2000 - 2009 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2014
'A' 'B' (and 'B1')
2015 - 2016 2017 - 2017 -
*see note 1 below
'C' 'D' 'E'
2019 - 2020 - 2020 -
'F' 'G' 'H'
2021 - 2021 - 2021 -
*see note 2 below
'I'
2021 -

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

This team used several interesting helmet designs during the mid-1970s for which I have only partial information; below are photographs of some of these, and the apparent logo worn on the last two:

Clear color photographs of any of these would probably enable me to add them to the website. The 1974 design had a red "bear head" logo beneath the letters "SCA" which were purple in color. The 1975 helmet had a cartoon bear logo of unknown color(s); the same logo was used in 1976 but greatly enlarged. There were apparently some red (or perhaps orange or brown) colors within the logo during at least 1975.

*1 Designs 'B' and 'B1' both have the "bear" logo on the left side only; on the right side are uniform numbers in two different styles (as represented below).

'B' 'B1'

*1 Design 'G' has the "bear" logo on the left side only; uniform numbers are worn on the right side (as represented below).


EASTERN KENTUCKY

1955 - 1961 1962 1963
1964 1965 - 1967 1968
1969 - 1970 1971 - 1976 1977 - 1978
1979 1980 - 2005 September 6, 2008;
September 13, 2008
*see note 1 below
'A' 'B'
2009 - 2015 2006 - 2008; 2016 - 2017 -
'C' 'D' 'E'
2017 - 2017; 2019 - 2018 -
'F' 'G'
2019 - 2019 -

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

EKU's team nickname was changed from "Maroons" to "Colonels" in 1963.

*1 This design was used at least during home games against Western Kentucky and Morehead State in 2008 (and perhaps during other games, also?).


JACKSONVILLE STATE

? - 1981 1982 - 1983 1984
1985 - 1996;
October 26, 2002
1997 - 1999 2000 - 2001
2002 (first 7 games) 2002 (last 3 games) November 9, 2013
'B' 'C'
November 23, 2013 2014 2014
*see note 1 below
'D' (and 'D1') 'E' 'A'
2014 - November 14, 2015 2003 - 2014
*see note 2 below
'F' 'G'
2017 - 2022 -

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

JSU used three different helmet designs in 2002. The team began the season wearing white uniform numerals on their helmets; these were used for the team's first seven games. On October 26, the old oval-shaped logo was brought back for a single home game against Stephen F. Austin; this was done in recognition of the 10th anniversary of JSU's 1992 Division II National Championship season. The team used plain red helmets for its last three games in 2002 and then adopted a new design in 2003.

*1 Numerals were used only on the left side of each helmet; the right side featured an enormous "gamecock" logo (as shown below) which partially spilled over to the left hemisphere.

*2 Helmet design 'D' has the "JSU" logo on its left side only; the right side has white uniform numerals (as represented below). Design 'D1' has the "JSU" logo on both the left and right sides.


KENNESAW STATE

'A' 'B' 'C'
2015 - 2016 - 2016 -
'D' 'E' 'F'
2017 - 2017 - 2018 -
'G' 'H'
2019 - 2021 -
*see note 1 below

The KSU football team played its first season in 2015. The team has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

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


NORTH ALABAMA

1977 - 1987 1988 1989
1990 - 2001 2002 - 2004 2005 - 2011
'A' 'B' 'C'
2012 - 2017 - 2017 - 2018
'D' 'E' 'F'
2018 2018 2019
'G'

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

This school was known as Florence State College from 1957 until 1968, when the name was changed to Florence State University. The school's present name, University of North Alabama, was adopted in 1974.