Frontier Conference


CARROLL EASTERN OREGON COLLEGE OF IDAHO
"Saints" "Mountaineers" "Yotes"
Helena, MT La Grande, OR Caldwell, ID
MONTANA STATE-
NORTHERN
MONTANA TECH MONTANA WESTERN
"Lights" "Orediggers" "Bulldogs"
Havre, MT Butte, MT Dillon, MT
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SOUTHERN OREGON
"Bears" "Raiders"
Billings, MT Ashland, OR

Historical Helmets

CARROLL

? - 1999 2000 - 2018 2019 -
*see note 1 below

*1 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; a "C" logo adorns the right side (as represented below).


EASTERN OREGON

? - 1977 1978 1979 - 1983
1984 - 1986 1987 1988 - ?
? - 1999? 2000? - 2008 2009 - 2012
2013 2014 2015 - 2018
*see note 1 below
2019 -

Partial information is available for some earlier EOU helmets; photographs of these are below:

Both of these helmet designs are probably blue in color but no color photographs have yet been located for either of them. The "EOSC" on the earliest design is probably yellow or gold, but may be white instead. The logo on the second helmet appears to have more than one color.

*1 In 2014 uniform numerals were worn on the left side only; on the right side was the same "E" logo which was used on both sides in 2013.


COLLEGE OF IDAHO

2014 - 2015 2016 - 2017 2018 -

The College of Idaho restored its football team in 2014 after a 36-year absence; I would appreciate information about helmet designs used by the team in 1977 and earlier seasons.


MONTANA STATE-NORTHERN

1999 - 2000? 2001? - 2003 2004 - 2012
2013 - 2014 2015 - 2017 2018 -

The MSU-Northern football team played its first season in 1999. The school had a football team during a previous era ending in 1971; at this time the school's name was Northern Montana College.


MONTANA TECH

c.1980s ? - 2011 2012 - 2016
*see note 1 below
2017 2018 2019 -
*see note 2 below
2021 (1st 3 games) 2021 -
*see note 3 below

*1 This design was apparently in use throughout at least the period 2000 - 2011.

*2 The "pickaxe and hammer" logo is worn on the left side only of this design; a different logo adorns the right side (as depicted below).

*3 The "pickaxe and hammer" logo is worn on the left side only of this design; a different logo adorns the right side (as depicted below).


MONTANA WESTERN

c.1970s c.late 1970s c.1980s
? - 1999? 2000 only? 2001
2002 - 2009? October 18, 2014;
October 25, 2014;
October 24, 2015
November 8, 2014
2014 - 2015 November 14, 2015 2016
*see note 1 below
2017 -
*see note 2 below

In 2001 Montana Western used red helmets with a logo consisting of a white cartoon bulldog, which was very similar to the one used by Samford University at one time (the Samford helmet is shown on the Southern Conference page at this site). I would appreciate a CLEAR photograph of Montana-Western's 2001 helmet.

*1 The large "W" is present on the left side only of this design; gray uniform numerals adorn the right side (as shown below).

*2 Uniform numerals are present on the left side only of this design; a "bulldog head" logo is present on the right side (as shown below).


ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

c.1970s c.1990 1995 - 1998
1999 - 2000 2001 - 2003 2004 - 2009
'A' 'B' (and 'B1')
2010 - 2011 2012 - 2018 2017 - 2018
*see note 1 below *see notes 1 & 2 below
'C' 'D'
2019 - 2020* -
*see note 3 below *see note 4 below

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

*1 On both these designs in 2017 and 2018 the 'RMC' logo was worn on the left side only, with the right side left "blank". Prior to 2017 design 'A' had the 'RMC' logo on both sides.

*2 Design 'B1' differs from 'B' in that uniform numbers are worn on the right side of 'B1' (as depicted below).

*3 The "claw marks" are present on the left side only of this design; a "bear head" logo is worn on the right side (as depicted below).

*4 The "ROCKY" logo is worn on the left side only of this design; uniform numbers are present on the right side (as depicted below).


SOUTHERN OREGON

? - 1966 1967 - 1968 1969 - 1970
c.1990s ? - 2000? 2001? - 2005
2006 - 2010 2011 -