Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference


ASHLAND DAVENPORT FERRIS STATE
"Eagles" "Panthers" "Bulldogs"
Ashland, OH Grand Rapids, MI Big Rapids, MI
GRAND VALLEY STATE MICHIGAN TECH NORTHERN MICHIGAN
"Lakers" "Huskies" "Wildcats"
Allendale, MI Houghton, MI Marquette, MI
NORTHWOOD SAGINAW VALLEY
STATE
WAYNE STATE
"Timberwolves" "Cardinals" "Warriors"
Midland, MI University Center, MI Detroit, MI

Historical Helmets

ASHLAND

1976 - 1979 ? - 2002 2003
2004 - 2007 2008 -

DAVENPORT

2016 -

This team played its first season of football in 2016.


FERRIS STATE

2003 - 2005 2006? - 2008 ? - 2002; 2009 - 2011
2012 -

GRAND VALLEY STATE

1997 - 1998 1999 2000
*see note 1 below
2001 2002 - 2007 October 22, 2011
'B' 'C'
2008 - 2011 2013 - 2014 2014
*see note 2 below
'D' 'A' 'E'
2014 2012 - 2015
*see note 3 below
'F' 'G' 'H'
2015 2016 - 2016 -
*see note 4 below
'I' 'J' 'K'
2017 2018 2019 -
*see note 5 below
'L'
2019 -

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

Design 'E', used during one game in 2015 (October 17 vs Michigan Tech), has on its left side a cartoon version of GVSU's 'Louie the Laker' mascot (see photo below); I have been unable to locate the artwork for this logo. The right side of this helmet design is 'blank'.

*1 This design is 'blank' on its left side but has a 'laker' logo on its right side (as represented below).

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

*3 The left side of this design is "blank" while the right side features a vintage "Laker" logo (as shown below).

*4 The "GV" logo is present on the left side only of this design; the right side features black uniform numerals (as shown below).

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


MICHIGAN TECH

1986 - 1987 ? - 2000 2001 - 2007
2008 - 2015 2016 -

NORTHERN MICHIGAN

? - 2001 2002 - 2005 2006 - 2008
2009 - 2011 2012 - 2013 2014
2015 - 2016 2015 -
*see note 1 below

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


NORTHWOOD

? - 2002 2003 - 2012 2013
2014 -
*see note 1 below

*1 In 2014 the large "wolf head" logo was used only on the left side of each helmet; the right sides were left "blank".


SAGINAW VALLEY STATE

c.late 1990s? c.1999? - 2010 2011
*see note 1 below
2012 -

*1 For at least the last several years (and perhaps the entire period) when this logo was used it was worn only on the right sides of the helmets, with the left sides remaining "blank".


WAYNE STATE

'B'
? - 2001? 2002 - 2009 2014 -
'A'
2010 -

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

Wayne State used the nickname "Tartars" prior to July 29, 1999. I have found very little information regarding helmet designs used by the team during the "Tartars" era but there was at least one spectacular design, visible in the photograph below along with a logo that appears to be the correct one; this photograph dates from approximately the mid-1970s. I would greatly appreciate any larger and clearer photographs of this design, especially color photographs.