Empire 8 Conference


ALFRED BROCKPORT STATE BUFFALO STATE
"Saxons" "Golden Eagles" "Bengals"
Alfred, NY Brockport, NY Buffalo, NY
CORTLAND STATE HARTWICK ITHACA
"Red Dragons" "Hawks" "Bombers"
Cortland, NY Oneonta, NY Ithaca, NY
MORRISVILLE STATE ST. JOHN FISHER UTICA
"Mustangs" "Cardinals" "Pioneers"
Morrisville, NY Rochester, NY Utica, NY

Comments

Cortland State and Morrisville State will be new members of this conference in 2015.

Ithaca and Morrisville State had new helmet designs in 2014 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

ALFRED

? - 2000 2001 - 2003 2004 -

A visitor to this web site reported that from the late 1960s through 1999 Alfred used purple helmets with white facemasks and a logo consisting of the word "Alfred" in a script style, colored white.


BROCKPORT STATE

c.1990 ? - 2000? 2001? - 2005
2006 2007 - 2009 2010
2011 -

BUFFALO STATE

1993 - 1996;
1998 - 1999
2001 2000; 2002 - 2006
2007 - 2008 2009 -

The helmet design from the first two seasons of Buffalo State football (1980 and 1981) has been reported as being "plain white" (facemask color not specified).


CORTLAND STATE

1987 - 2004 2005 -

Two earlier helmet designs have been described as including "dragon" logos.


HARTWICK

? - 2004? 2005? - 2012 2013 -

No information about historical helmets has ever been received for this team.


ITHACA

? - 2013 2014 -

The first helmet design shown above was apparently used for many years - I believe probably at least since the 1980s.


MORRISVILLE STATE

2006 - 2011 2012 - 2013 2014 -

2006 was the first season of varsity football for Morrisville State.


ST. JOHN FISHER

? - 2010 2011

The first design shown above was apparently in use since at least the late 1990s.


UTICA

2001 - 2006 2007 2008 -

The Utica football team first played in 2001 and I believe that the helmet designs shown above are the only ones that have been used by the team.