Gulf South Conference


DELTA STATE MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE NORTH GREENVILLE
"Statesmen" "Choctaws" "Crusaders"
Cleveland, MS Clinton, MS Tigerville, SC
SHORTER VALDOSTA STATE WEST ALABAMA
"Hawks" "Blazers" "Tigers"
Rome, GA Valdosta, GA Livingston, AL
WEST FLORIDA WEST GEORGIA
"Argonauts" "Wolves"
Pensacola, FL Carrollton, GA

Comments

Delta State used a new helmet design in 2019 (shown above).

Former affiliate conference member Florida Tech has terminated its football program; helmet designs for Florida Tech have been moved to the page for "defunct college teams".


Historical Helmets

DELTA STATE

1960 1961 1962 - 1963
1965 1966 1964; 1967
1968 1969 1970
1972 - 1976 1971; 1977 1978
1979? - 1981 1983 1984 - 1985
1982; 1986 1987 1988 - 1998
1999 - 2008? 2009 only? 2010 - 2011
'B' 'C'
2012 2014 - 2017 2015
*see note 1 below
'D' 'A' 'E'
2016 2013 - 2018 2018
'F'
2019 -

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

*1 DSU used a special helmet logo during the team's 2015 home game vs Kentucky Wesleyan in memory of Dr Ethan Schmidt, a Professor at the university who was murdered in his campus office on September 14, 2015.


MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE

1960 c.1961 - c.1968 1969
1971 1972 1973 - 1976
1977 - ? ? - 2003 2004 - 2005
2006 - 2013 2014 -

Aside from 2004 and 2005 this team has apparently used an "arrowhead" helmet logo since the early 1970s. Prior to then white helmets were used through most of the 1960s; these had dark uniform numerals and a stripe most years (no color photographs have been located). A few more interesting designs were used between those two periods; below are photographs of these:

The college football centennial "100" logo was used in 1969 (probably a blue football shape like the one used by most teams). I have located a copy of the artwork for the 1971 design, but no color photographs of this design have been found. The 1972 helmet has a small "arrowhead" which I think was probably yellow or gold rather than white, but no clear photographs have been located.

Photographs in Mississippi College's 1961 yearbook suggest that the 1960 design was either plain gold or silver, possibly with a white stripe.


NORTH GREENVILLE

? - 2000? 2001? - 2002 2003
2004 - 2008 2009 2010 - 2011
2012 - 2014 2015 - 2019 -

SHORTER

2005 - 2009 2013 October 2, 2014 -
end of 2014
*see note 1 below
September 4, 2014 -
September 20, 2014;
2015 -
2010 - 2012; 2016 - 2018 -

2005 was the first season for the Shorter football team.

*1 The logo on this design commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Shorter football team. The lettering within the logo reads "SHORTER HAWKS FOOTBALL / TEN YEARS" and "2005 / 2014". The anniversary logo was worn only on the left side of each helmet, while the same "hawk head" logo as was used in 2013 was worn on the right side.


VALDOSTA STATE

1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 - 1991
1997 - 1999 1992 - 1996;
2000 - 2003
2004
2005 2006 2007 - 2009
2010 -

VSU's football team first played in 1982 and the above are, to the best of my knowledge, all of the helmet designs used thus far.


WEST ALABAMA

c.1975 ? - 2000? 2001? - 2003
2004 - 2006 2007 - 2011 2012 -
October 3, 2015
October 10, 2015 -

This school was known as Livingston University prior to 1995, hence the "LU" logo on the earliest helmet shown above.


WEST FLORIDA

'A' 'B' 'C'
2016 - 2017 - 2019 -

UWF played its first season of football in 2016; the following sequences of helmet designs have been used:


WEST GEORGIA

1985 1981 - 1984; 1986 - c.1993 ? - 2002
*see note 1 below
2003 - 2004 2005 2006
2007 - 2008 2009 - 2013 2014 - 2017
2018 -

The first West Georgia football team played in 1981 and the team nickname was "Braves" prior to the 2006 football season.

*1 This design was in use by at least 1994.