Great Midwest Athletic Conference


ALDERSON-BROADDUS FINDLAY HILLSDALE
"Battlers" "Oilers" "Chargers"
Philippi, WV Findlay, OH Hillsdale, MI
KENTUCKY WESLEYAN LAKE ERIE MALONE
"Panthers" "Storm" "Pioneers"
Owensboro, KY Painesville, OH Canton, OH
OHIO DOMINICAN WALSH
"Panthers" "Cavaliers"
Columbus, OH North Canton, OH

Comments

This conference has have five new members in 2017: Findlay, Walsh, Ohio Dominican, Hillsdale, and Lake Erie, all of which were in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 2016.

Walsh has a new helmet design in 2017 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

ALDERSON-BROADDUS

2013 -

2013 was the first year of play for this team.


FINDLAY

2003 - 2006 ? - 2002; 2007 - 2012 2013 -

During Findlay's second game of the 2015 season (September 12 at Tarleton State) the team used a modified helmet design - the logo appears to have a 'U.S. flag' pattern, and the stripe sequence may be different. I would appreciate a clearer photo of this design than the one below, which is the most useful one I have yet found.


HILLSDALE

? - early 2000s early 2000s - 2017 -
*see note 1 below

*1 This design has the college coat of arms on its left side only; the right side has uniform numerals (as shown below).


KENTUCKY WESLEYAN

1996 - 1998 1999 - 2002 2003 - 2007
2008 2009 - 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 (some games)
2015 2016 -

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.


LAKE ERIE

2008 - 2010 2011 - 2015 2016 -
*see note 1 below

2008 was the first year of varsity play for this team (a club-level team played in 2007 and earlier years).

*1 The 2016 helmet design featured a logo commemorating the tenth year of the Lake Erie football team and the college's 160th anniversary. The logo included a large "X" (for the number ten), flanked by "2007" and "2016"; beneath the X is "1856". This logo was worn on the left side only of each helmet; the right side featured the same "STORM" logo which was worn on both sides in 2015.


MALONE

? - 2001 2002 2003 - 2005
2006 - 2007 2008 2009 - 2012
2013 - 2014 2015 2016 -
*see note 1 below

*1 This design uses the "MU" logo on its left side only; the right side features small silver or reflective uniform numerals (as represented below).


OHIO DOMINICAN

2004 - 2009 2010 - 2011 2012 -

This team played its first season in 2004.


WALSH

? - 2005 2006 - 2012 2013 - 2016
*see note 1 below
2017 -

*1 This design is reported to have been in use at least throughout the period 2000 - 2004.