Great Lakes Valley Conference


INDIANAPOLIS KENTUCKY WESLEYAN McKENDREE
"Greyhounds" "Panthers" "Bearcats"
Indianapolis, IN Owensboro, KY Lebanon, IL
MISSOURI S&T QUINCY SAINT JOSEPH'S
"Miners" "Hawks" "Pumas"
Rolla, MO Quincy, IL Rensselaer, IN
TRUMAN STATE WILLIAM JEWELL
"Bulldogs" "Cardinals"
Kirksville, MO Liberty, MO

Comments

Truman State is a new member of this conference in 2013, while Central State and Urbana have departed.

Kentucky Wesleyan, Missouri S&T, Saint Joseph's, and William Jewell all have new helmet designs for the 2013 season (shown above), and McKendree is using a helmet logo for the first time in 2013. Indianapolis has switched to black facemasks for the 2013 season.


Historical Helmets

INDIANAPOLIS

1977 - 1978 1993 1994 - 2001
*see note 1 below
2002 - 2006 2007 - 2012 2013 -

The 1991-1992 Indianapolis helmet has been described as featuring a logo depicting a "rat-like dog with a tarp on its back".

*1 The school's name was Indiana Central University until 1986 (hence the "IC" logo on this helmet).


KENTUCKY WESLEYAN

1996 - 1998 1999 - 2002 2003 - 2007
2008 2009 - 2011 2012
2013 -

This team first played in 1983, so a complete helmet design history could probably be ascertained quite easily by someone at the college with access to reference materials (yearbooks, game programs, etc.). I have not received any information about pre-1996 helmet designs for KWC.


McKENDREE

1996 - 2012 2013 -

McKendree did not have a football team from 1951 through 1995. The team was restored in 1996 and used plain gold helmets with purple facemasks each year through 2012.


MISSOURI S&T

1962 - 1964 1965 1967 - 1969
1970 1971 - 1973 1974 - 1979
1980 - 1989 1990 - 1994 1995 - 1998
1999 - 2003 2004 - 2007 2008 - 2012
2013 -

Earlier helmets have been described as follows:

I would greatly appreciate photographs of any of these helmet designs, in addition to the undescribed 1960, 1961, and 1966 helmets for this team.


QUINCY

2004, 2005 (some games) ? - 2003; 2005 (some games) 2006 - 2010
2011 -

The dates listed here are quite uncertain, and I think this may be one of those teams that either uses helmet decals irregularly, or sometimes wears them on only one side of the helmet. Clarification of the recent history would be appreciated. The helmet logo that was absent during at least some games in 2004 was back again by at least the 2005 game against McKendree.

The Quincy football team has existed only since 1986, so a complete helmet history for the team could probably be ascertained quite easily by someone at the university.


SAINT JOSEPH'S

? - 2001 2002 - 2003 2004 only?
2005 - 2009 2010 2011 - 2012
2013 -

This team has existed for decades but I have not yet received any information about its helmet designs from before the year 2001.


TRUMAN STATE

c.mid 1970s c.1980s 1996 - 1998
1999 - 2003 2004 -

Truman State University was known as Northeast Missouri State University prior to July 1, 1996; hence the "NE" logo on the "c.1980s" helmet shown above. This logo was used at least as early as 1980. In 1978, the team was using white helmet shells with a purple-yellow-purple sequence of stripes; I do not know if any decals were worn on the sides of this design.


WILLIAM JEWELL

c.1990 ? - 2001 2002 - 2004
2005 - 2012 2013 -