Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference


DELAWARE STATE HOWARD MORGAN STATE
"Hornets" "Bison" "Bears"
Dover, DE Washington, DC Baltimore, MD
NORFOLK STATE NORTH CAROLINA
CENTRAL
SOUTH CAROLINA
STATE
"Spartans" "Eagles" "Bulldogs"
Norfolk, VA Durham, NC Orangeburg, SC

Comments

Three teams have departed the MEAC for other conferences in 2021: Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M, and North Carolina A&T.


Historical Helmets

DELAWARE STATE

c.1967 ? - 1981 1982 - 2004
2005 - 2009 2015 2016 - 2017
*see note 1 below
2010 - 2014; 2017 -

I have received almost zero information about helmet designs used by this team during the 1960s and 1970s. The third design shown above was apparently used throughout the period 1982 - 2004.

*1 The hornet logo is present on the left side only of this design; white uniform numbers are worn on the right side (as shown below).


HOWARD

? - 2001 2002 - 2006 2007 - 2009
2010 - 2011 2012 - 2014 2015 (1st four games)
2015 - 2016 2017 2018
2019 (1st 8 games) 2019 -

MORGAN STATE

? - 2001 2002 - 2005 2009 (early season)
2006 - 2008; 2009 - 2010 September 3, 2011 September 10, 2011 -
2012
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
2013 November 19, 2016;
November 26, 2016
2014 - 2017
'A' 'B' 'C'
2018 2018 2018
'D' 'E'
2019 - 2019 -

*1 Morgan State played at least its first game of the 2009 season (September 12 at Akron) with "blank" helmets, but had added helmet decals by at least game #3 (September 26 vs Towson).

*2 "Plain" white helmets were worn during Morgan State's first game of the 2011 season (at Towson) but a helmet decal was added for the next game (at Bowling Green).


NORFOLK STATE

? - 1998 1999 2000
2001 - 2002 2003 - 2004 2005 (early season)
2005 2006 - 2008 2009 -
*see note 1 below /
2015 -
/

*1 Decals were added to the sides of the helmets in 2005 after an unknown number of games (either one or two), but by at least game #3 against Bethune-Cookman.


NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL

? - 1998 2000 - 2001 2003 - 2004
'A' 'B'
2005 - 2014 2015 2015 - 2016
'C' 'D' 'E'
2015 2016 - 2017 -
'F'
2017 -

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

During the mid-1990s NCCU used silver helmets with maroon faceguards and the team name "Eagles" on the sides of the helmets, in cursive, maroon letters.

In 2002, NCCU used a silver and/or white "flying eagle" decal, as shown in the photograph below. I would appreciate a copy of this logo, which would enable me to add this helmet to the web site.


SOUTH CAROLINA STATE

c.1970s ? - 2001 2002 -