Lone Star Conference

Lone Star Conference


ANGELO STATE EASTERN
NEW MEXICO
MIDWESTERN STATE
"Rams" "Greyhounds" "Mustangs"
San Angelo, TX Portales, NM Wichita Falls, TX
TARLETON STATE TEXAS A&M-
COMMERCE
TEXAS A&M-
KINGSVILLE
"Texans" "Lions" "Javelinas"
Stephenville, TX Commerce, TX Kingsville, TX
UTPB WEST TEXAS A&M WESTERN NEW MEXICO
"Falcons" "Buffaloes" "Mustangs"
Odessa, TX Canyon, TX Silver City, NM

Comments

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


Historical Helmets

ANGELO STATE

'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:


EASTERN NEW MEXICO

? - 2005? 2006? - 2007 2008 - 2014
2015 -

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.

These are all of the helmet designs used by Midwestern State since the team was formed in 1988; an earlier team played its last season in 1956.


TARLETON STATE

c.1967 - 1968 1970 1969; 1977 - 1979
? - 1999? 2000? - 2009 2010 - 2011
2012 -
October 4, 2014
October 11, 2014 -
November 15, 2014
2015 -

TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE

1987 - 1994 1995 1997 - 1998
1999 2000 - 2003 2004 - 2005
2006 2007 - 2008 2009 - 2012
2013 -
*see note 1 below

This university was known as East Texas State University prior to September 1, 1996, hence the "ET" logos on the earlier helmets. The 1996 helmet featured a logo of a leaping lion; I would appreciate a clear photograph from the 1996 season (I have a copy of the helmet logo and need just a photograph in order to draw the helmet accurately).

*1 In 2013 and 2014 the uniform numerals were worn only on the left side of each helmet; on the right side was worn a "lion head" logo like that of the "2009 - 2012" helmet shown above.


TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE

1969 -? c.1977 ? - 2008?
2009? - 2016? -

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


UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS OF THE PERMIAN BASIN (UTPB)

'B' 'A' 'C'
September 18, 2016 2016 - 2017 -

In 2017 UTPB used two of the above helmet designs in the following sequence: A-C-C; A-C-C; C-A-A; C-A.

2016 was the first year for this team. The black helmet shown above was used during all of the team's games in 2016 except the September 18 game vs West Texas A&M, during which the orange helmet was used.


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 -

This school was known as 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.

I have received partial and often contradictory information about several other earlier helmet designs used by West Texas State / West Texas A&M; the dates of use are particularly uncertain:


WESTERN NEW MEXICO

c.late 1990s 2003? - 2004 2005 - 2006
2009 ? - 2002?; 2007 - 2008;
2010 - 2011
2012
2013 - 2015 2016 -