Great American Conference
|ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO||ARKANSAS TECH||EAST CENTRAL|
|"Boll Weevils"||"Wonder Boys"||"Tigers"|
|Monticello, AR||Russellville, AR||Ada, OK|
|Searcy, AR||Arkadelphia, AR||Alva, OK|
|OKLAHOMA BAPTIST||OUACHITA BAPTIST||SOUTHEASTERN
|Shawnee, OK||Arkadelphia, AR||Durant, OK|
|SOUTHERN ARKANSAS||SOUTHERN NAZARENE||SOUTHWESTERN
|Magnolia, AR||Bethany, OK||Weatherford, OK|
Arkansas-Monticello and Arkansas Tech are using new helmet designs in 2015 (shown above)
Northwestern Oklahoma State apparently used at least three different designs in 2015 (see photographs below). The logo on the black helmet may be similar to or identical to the one used by the team in 2014, but I do not have copies of the logos on the other helmets; copies of this artwork would be appreciated. The logo on the leftmost helmet is probably a "camouflage N" with "STATE" across it, while the middle helmet has a pair of crossed revolvers on both sides and a cowboy-looking figure on the central "stripe".
East Central also used a new design in 2015 (photo below); I would appreciate the artwork for this new design, also (I have located the "tiger" logo but not the "ECU").
|1997? - 2001||2002 - 2004||2005 - 2006|
|2007 - 2009||2010||2011 - 2012|
|*see note 1 below||*see note 2 below||*see note 3 below|
Assuming that the school colors have not changed, Arkansas-Monticello apparently switched between white and green helmets more than once in the 1960s and 1970s. The white helmets had numerals on the sides during some years.
Two interesting old helmet logos worn on what were apparently white helmets (or perhaps gray on the second one) are visible in the photographs below. The first, from about 1975, shows an oval-shape (green?) containing the team name "BOLL WEEVILS"; the second shows a "UAM" logo with "BOLL WEEVILS" across the middle in much smaller letters. I would very much appreciate clearer photos of these two, especially color photos so as to verify the expected green color.
Another logo, an "A" perhaps with "BOLL WEEVILS" across its middle bar, is visible in the photograph below from about 1995:
*1 In 2013 the "AM" logo was worn only on the left side of each helmet - on the right side was a huge "boll weevil" logo, as depicted below.
*2 In 2014 numerals were worn only on the left side of each helmet - on the right side was worn the university's "AM" logo (as depicted below).
*3 This design has uniform numerals on the left side only of each helmet; the right side has the university's "AM" logo (as depicted below).
|c.1973||? - 2006||2007 - 2009|
|2010 - 2014||2015 -|
During at least the 1993 and 1995 seasons, Arkansas Tech used white helmets with a logo consisting of the letters "ATU" in a color described as "light green". The "T" was larger than the other letters.
|? - 2003||2004 - 2005||2006|
|2007 - 2008||2009 -|
|1967 - 1981||? - 2008||2009 -|
|1997 - 2001||2002 - 2004||2005|
From 1994 through 1996, Henderson State reportedly used red helmets with gray facemasks and with the team name "Reddies" in black letters on the sides, and from 1989 through 1993 the helmets were plain red with gray facemasks. I would appreciate photographs of these and other historical helmets for this team.
NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE
|1996 - 2006||2007 - 2011||2012 -|
I have never received any information about earlier helmet designs used by this team.
2013 was the first year of the OBU football team.
|1999||2000 - 2001||2002|
|2003 - 2004||2005 - 2006||2007 - 2011|
|August 29, 2012||2012 - 2013||2014 -|
|*see note 1 below||*see note 2 below|
*1 Worn during OBU's first game of the 2012 season (vs Northwestern Oklahoma State).
*2 In 2014 and 2015 the uniform numerals were worn only on the left side of each OBU helmet; the right side featured the same oval-shaped tiger logo used in 2012 and 2013.
SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE
|? - 2001||2002 - 2006||2007|
During at least four games in 2014 Southeastern Oklahoma State used black helmets with a new, large "bison head" logo (photograph below). I would appreciate a copy of the artwork for this new logo, which would enable me to add this helmet to the web site.
|? - 2005||2006 -|
I have never received any information about earlier helmet designs used by Southern Arkansas, though the team's history extends throughout the period covered by this web site.
|2000? - 2005||2006 - 2013||2014 -|
2000 was the first year for this team.
SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE
|c.late 1970s||? - 2003||2004|
|2005 - 2013||2014 -|