Liberty League


BUFFALO STATE HOBART ITHACA
"Bengals" "Statesmen" "Bombers"
Buffalo, NY Geneva, NY Ithaca, NY
RENSSELAER ROCHESTER ST. LAWRENCE
"Engineers" "Yellowjackets" "Saints"
Troy, NY Rochester, NY Canton, NY
UNION
"Dutchmen"
Schenectady, NY

Comments

Buffalo State will be a new member of this conference in 2019.

Hobart and Rochester used new helmet designs in 2018 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

BUFFALO STATE

1981 1983 1986 - 1988
*see note 1 below
1997 1996; 1998 - 1999 2001
1982; 1984 - 1985;
1989 - 1994?;
2000; 2002 - 2006
2007 - 2008 2009 -

The above are all of the "known" helmet designs used by the Buffalo State football team, which played its first season in 1981, with the exception of the 1997 design. In 1997 the team used black helmets with a "tiger head" logo; below is a photograph from the college's yearbook showing that design. I do not have any information for the year 1995.

*1 Buffalo State had a club-level team in 1980 which also used this design.


HOBART

? - 1998 1999 - 2000 2001
2002 - 2015 2016 - 2017 2018 (1st 2 games)
*see note 1 below
2018 -

*1 This design has a logo on its left side only; the right side has purple uniform numerals (as depicted below).


ITHACA

? - 2013 2014 -

The first helmet design shown above was apparently in use as far back as at least the 1980s.


RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (RPI)

c.early-mid 1960s c.1970s 1982 - 1983
1984 - 1988 1989 - 2010 2011 - 2013
2014 2015 - 2016 2017 -
*see note 1 below

*1 The "RPI" logo is worn on the left side only of this design; uniform numerals are worn on the right side (as represented below).


ROCHESTER

? - 1981 1985 - 1989 1982 - 1984; 1990 - 1998
1999 - 2005 2006 2011
2007 - 2010; 2012 - 2013 2014 - 2016 2017
2018 -

ST. LAWRENCE

? - 2000? 2001 - 2008 2009 - 2012
2013 -
*see note 1 below

According to information I received from someone at St. Lawrence, the "STL" logo was in use during the periods 1981 through 1984 and 1993 through 2000, while the script "Saints" was used in 1980, 1985 through 1992, and 2001 to present. Prior to 1980, the helmets were plain red with some different combinations of white and brown stripes.

*1 From 2013 to 2015 the numerals were worn only on the left side of each helmet, while on the right side is a shield with the letters "SLU" (as depicted below).


UNION

2001 ? - 2000; 2002 2003 - ?
? - 2012 2013 - 2016 2017 -