Lone Star Conference


ANGELO STATE CENTRAL WASHINGTON EASTERN
NEW MEXICO
"Rams" "Wildcats" "Greyhounds"
San Angelo, TX Ellensburg, WA Portales, NM
MIDWESTERN STATE SIMON FRASER TEXAS A&M-
KINGSVILLE
"Mustangs" [no official nickname] "Javelinas"
Wichita Falls, TX Burnaby, BC Kingsville, TX
UTPB WEST TEXAS A&M WESTERN
NEW MEXICO
"Falcons" "Buffaloes" "Mustangs"
Odessa, TX Canyon, TX Silver City, NM
WESTERN OREGON
"Wolves"
Monmouth, OR

Comments

Central Washington, Simon Fraser, and Western Oregon will be new members of this conference in 2022 for the sport of football only.


Historical Helmets

ANGELO STATE

c.1960s c.1969 c.1970s
'B'
? - 2001 November 9, 2013 2014 -
'C' 'D' 'E'
2014 - 2014 - 2015 -
'A'
2002 -

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


CENTRAL WASHINGTON

? - 2003 2004 - 2006 2007 - 2011
2012 - 2013 2014 - 2016 2017
*see note 1 below
2018 -
*see note 2 below

*1 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; a "wildcat head" logo is worn on the right side (as represented below).

*2 This design has the "wildcat" logo on its left side only; uniform numbers are worn on the right side (as represented below).


EASTERN NEW MEXICO

? - 2005? 2006? - 2007 2008 - 2014
2015 - 2019 2021 -
*see note 1 below

This team has existed for the entire period covered by this website (1960 to present) but I have not received any information regarding designs used by the team prior to 1999.

*1 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; a "greyhound head" logo is worn on the right side (as depicted below).


MIDWESTERN STATE

1988 - 1994 1995 1996 - 1997
1998 1999 - 2001 2002 - 2005
2006 -

During at least three games in 2017 (October 21 vs West Texas A&M, October 28 at UTPB, and November 4 vs Tarleton State) Midwestern State replaced the "MSU" logo on the right side of each helmet with a "spear" logo like the one worn on both sides of the helmet from 2002 through 2005, The "MSU" logo was worn on both sides of the helmet during all other games in 2017 with the possible exception of game #9 (November 11 at Eastern New Mexico); no photographs or video have been located from this game.

The above are all of the helmet designs used by Midwestern State since the team was established in 1988; the school had a football team during an earlier period which last played in 1956.


SIMON FRASER

c.1970s c.1980s - 1990s 2001? - 2014?
2015 (some games) 2015 - 2017 2018
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
2019 -

*1 Both these designs have the c.2001-2014 "SFU" logo on the right side of the helmet.


TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE

1960 - 1967 1968 - 1974 1975 - ?
1987 - 1994 1995 1997 - 1998
1999 2000 - 2003 2004 - 2005
2006 2007 - 2008 2009 - 2012
2013 - 2018 2019 - 2019 -
*see note 1 below

This university was named East Texas State University prior to September 1, 1996, hence the "ET" logos on the earlier helmet designs.

*1 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; on the right side is a "lion head" logo like that worn on both sides of the previous design.


TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE

1969 - 1972 1973 - 1974 1975
1976 - 1978 1979 - ? ? - 2008?
'B' 'A'
2009? - 2015 2016 - 2018? 2016 - 2019
2020* -

During recent years Texas A&M-Kingsville has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

The name of this school was changed from Texas A&I University to Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 1993.


UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PERMIAN BASIN (UTPB)

'B' 'A' 'C'
September 18, 2016 2016 - 2019 2017 - 2019
'D' 'E' 'F'
2019 2019 - 2019
'G' 'H'
2020* - 2020* -

UTPB played its first season of football in 2016; the team has used the following sequences of helmet designs:


WEST TEXAS A&M

c.1965 c.1971 c.1974
? - 1977 1978 - 1981 1985 - 1990
1992 - 1993 1994 - 1995 1982 - ?; 1996 - 2001
2002 - 2003 2004 2005 - 2006
2007 - 2017 2018 -

This school was named West Texas State University prior to June 1, 1993. The football team participated in the Division I Missouri Valley Conference through 1985 before moving to Division II and joining the Lone Star Conference the following year. WTSU did not field a team in 1991.

Information about this team for the years prior to 1985 is very scarce, but I have received partial information about two other designs used by West Texas State / West Texas A&M:


WESTERN NEW MEXICO

c.late 1990s 2003? - 2004 2005 - 2006
2009 ? - 2002?; 2007 - 2008;
2010 - 2011
2012
2013 - 2015 2016 - 2018 - 2020*?
*see note 1 below
2021 (first 2 games) 2021 -
*see note 2 below

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

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


WESTERN OREGON

1965 - ? c.1970s ? - 1989
1990 - ? 2000? - 2008 2009 - 2010
2011 2012 - 2013 2014
2015 - 2021 -

Western Oregon University was previously named Oregon College of Education (from 1939 to 1981) and Western Oregon State College (from 1981 to 1997).

WOU apparently used several different helmet designs during the second half of the 1990s. During 1999, red helmets were used with the team name "Wolves" in white on the side, possibly with a picture of a wolf's head, also (the lettering may have been similar or identical to the 2009-2010 helmet logo). The 1998 design was apparently very similar to the "2000? - 2008" design shown above.