Great Lakes Valley Conference


INDIANAPOLIS LINCOLN McKENDREE
"Greyhounds" "Blue Tigers" "Bearcats"
Indianapolis, IN Jefferson City, MO Lebanon, IL
MISSOURI S&T QUINCY SOUTHWEST BAPTIST
"Miners" "Hawks" "Bearcats"
Rolla, MO Quincy, IL Bolivar, MO
TRUMAN STATE WILLIAM JEWELL
"Bulldogs" "Cardinals"
Kirksville, MO Liberty, MO

Comments

Missouri S&T and Quincy have new helmet designs for the 2017 season (shown above).

Saint Joseph's, a member of this conference in 2016, suspended all operations at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year and hence will not have a football team in 2017. Helmet images for SJC have been moved to the page for 'Defunct College Teams'.


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).


LINCOLN

? - 2002 2003 - 2007? 2008
2009 - 2010 2011 -
*see note 1 below

*1 In 2011 the numerals are being worn on the right sides of the helmets only, with the left sides remaining "blank".


McKENDREE

1996 - 2012 2013 - 2014 2015 -

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

1960 - 1964 1965 1966 - 1968
1970 1971 - 1972 1974 - 1979
1980 - 1989 1990 - 1994 1995 - 1998
1999 - 2003 2004 - 2007 2008 - 2012
2013 - 2016 2017 -

Prior to January 1, 2008 the name of this school was University of Missouri-Rolla. UMR had some interesting helmet designs in the early 1970s for which I have only partial information. In 1970, the team used gold (or perhaps silver) helmets with a logo which I have been unable to identify (see photographs from the university's 1971 yearbook below); the logo appears to consist of two white circles within which are some unrecognizable design.

In 1971 and 1972 UMR used gold or silver helmets with a cartoon miner logo (apparently similar to or identical to the one still used by Missouri S&T today); strangely, on most helmets a "sword" logo was present beneath the miner (see photos below). From 1973 through 1976 UMR apparently used plain gold or silver helmets without any logos or stripes.


QUINCY

1986 1987? - 1989 1990
1991 1992 1993 - 1996
2004, 2005 (some games) 1997 - 2003;
2005 (some games)
2006 - 2010
2011 - 2013 2014 - 2015 2016 -
*see note 1 below
2016 -
*see note 2 below

The first Quincy football team played in 1986; the above helmet designs are all of the ones used by the team, to the best of my knowledge.

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

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


SOUTHWEST BAPTIST

? - 1996 ? - 2000? 2001
2002 - 2004 2005 - 2006 2007
2008 - 2009 2010 - 2011 2012
'A' 'B'
2013 - 2016 -

SBU used the last two helmet designs shown above in the following sequence in 2016: B-A-A; B-B-B; B-A-A; B-B-B (the last game being an NCAA Division II playoff game vs Colorado Mines).


TRUMAN STATE

c.mid 1970s c.1980s 1996 - 1998
'A'
1999 - 2003 2004 - 2014 2015
*see note 1 below
'B' 'C' 'D'
2015 2015 2016 -
*see note 2 below *see note 1 below *see note 3 below
'E' 'F' 'G'
2016 - 2016 - 2016 -
*see note 4 below *see note 4 below
'H' 'I'
2016 - 2017 -
*see note 5 below

In 2016 Truman State used at least five different helmet designs in the following order: D-E-D(?); D-D-F; F-G-H; D-D (September 17 at Missouri S&T is unknown, but probably 'D').

In 2015 TSU used: A-A-?; A-?-B; A(?)-A-?; A-C (no information for September 19 vs Missouri S&T, October 3 at Indianapolis, and October 31 at Quincy).

Truman State University was known as Northeast Missouri State University prior to July 1, 1996; hence the "NE" logo on some of the designs shown above. The earliest "NE" logo was used at least as early as 1980. In 1978, the team used 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.

*1 The logo is present on the left side only of this design; the right side features silver uniform numerals (as depicted below).

*2 The logo is present on the left side only of this design; the right side features white uniform numerals (as depicted below).

*3 The logo is present on the left side only of this design; the right side features white uniform numerals (as depicted below).

*4 The logo is present on the left side only of these designs; the right side features white uniform numerals (as depicted below).

*5 The logo is present on the left side only of this design; the right side features pink uniform numerals (as depicted below).


WILLIAM JEWELL

c.1990 ? - 2001 2002 - 2004
2005 - 2012 2013 - 2014 2015 -
*see note 1 below

*1 This design has the "J"/cardinal logo on its left side only; the right side has silver uniform numerals (as shown below).