Mid-South Conference


Appalachian Division

BLUEFIELD UNIVERSITY OF
THE CUMBERLANDS
PIKEVILLE
"Rams" "Patriots" "Bears"
Bluefield, VA Williamsburg, KY Pikeville, KY
POINT REINHARDT ST. ANDREWS
"Skyhawks" "Eagles" "Knights"
West Point, GA Waleska, GA Laurinburg, NC
UNION
"Bulldogs"
Barbourville, KY

Bluegrass Division

BETHEL CAMPBELLSVILLE CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN
"Wildcats" "Tigers" "Eagles"
McKenzie, TN Campbellsville, KY Cincinnati, OH
CUMBERLAND GEORGETOWN KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN
"Phoenix" "Tigers" "Knights"
Lebanon, TN Georgetown, KY Grayson, KY
LINDSEY WILSON
"Blue Raiders"
Columbia, KY

Sun Division

AVE MARIA EDWARD WATERS FAULKNER
"Gyrenes" "Tigers" "Eagles"
Ave Maria, FL Jacksonville, FL Montgomery, AL
SOUTHEASTERN WARNER WEBBER
INTERNATIONAL
"Fire" "Royals" "Warriors"
Lakeland, FL Lake Wales, FL Babson Park, FL

Comments

There are seven new members of this conference for the 2017 season: Ave Maria, Edward Waters, Point, Southeastern, Warner, and Webber International, all of which played football in The Sun Conference in 2016, plus St. Andrews, a new team which is playing its first season of football in 2017.

Several of these teams used new helmet designs during their first games in 2017: Campbellsville, Cumberland, Kentucky Christian, Bluefield, Edward Waters, and Cincinnati Christian.


Historical Helmets

AVE MARIA

2011 - 2012 2013 - 2014 2015
2016 -

The Ave Maria football team played its first season in 2011.


BETHEL

1993 - 1996 1997 - 1998 1999 - 2001
2002 (1st 3 games) 2003? -

In 2002 Bethel used gold helmets with (I think) purple facemasks. A purple "B" logo was worn on the sides of the helmets during the first three games (as shown in the photograph below), but these were abandoned following a mid-season coaching staff change. I would appreciate a clearer photograph of this design, which would enable me to add this historical helmet to the website.


BLUEFIELD

2012 - 2016 2017 -

2012 was the first season for this team.


CAMPBELLSVILLE

? - 2005 2006 2007
2008 2009 - 2015 2016
*see note 1 below
2017 -
*see note 1 below

Campbellsville used a new helmet design in 2006; the helmets appeared to be the same color as in 2005, but a new logo, the team name "TIGERS" in white letters, was worn on the helmets. I would appreciate a copy of the 2006 helmet logo.

*1 These designs both have a large block "C" (like that worn on the 2009-2015 helmets) on the back side of the helmet.


CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN

2016 2017 -
*see note 1 below

2016 was the first year for the CCU football team.

*1 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; a large 'eagle head' adorns the right side (as shown below).


UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS

2001? - 2005 2006 - 2007 2008 - 2011
2012 2013 - 2015 -

This school's name was changed from Cumberland College to University of the Cumberlands on January 7, 2005. Cumberland College had changed the names of its athletic teams from "Indians" to "Patriots" sometime around the year 2001.

I have received a photograph of an earlier helmet said to have been used by the team from 1985 through 1995 - the helmet is similar in color to the present helmet, but with a white facemask and a logo depicting a large, block "C" with a "spear" passing through it diagonally, all in white. I would appreciate a copy of this logo, as well as any information about other earlier helmets. In particular, photographs from the 1996 - 2001 period would be appreciated.


CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY

? - 2003 2004 - 2005 2006 - 2014
2015 2016 2017 -
*see note 1 below

Cumberland University's team nickname was changed from "Bulldogs" to "Phoenix" prior to the 2016 football season.

*1 In 2015 uniform numerals were worn on the left side of each helmet, while the right side featured the same "CU" logo which was worn on both sides of the previous design.


EDWARD WATERS

2001? - 2006 2007 (first game) 2007 - 2010
2011 - 2012 2013 - 2014 2015 - 2016
2017 -

The football team at Edward Waters was restored in 2001 following a 34-year absence.


FAULKNER

2007 - 2010 2011 2012
2013 -

2007 was the first season for the Faulkner football team.


GEORGETOWN

? - 2000? 2001? - 2008 2009 - 2013
2014 -

KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN

2008 - 2010 2011 - 2012 2013 -
2017 -

2008 was the first year for the KCU football team.


PIKEVILLE

2004 2005 ? - 2003; 2006 - 2008
2009 - 2010 2011 2012
2013 - 2014 2015 2016 -

In 2005 this team used black helmets with a logo consisting of the school's name in orange, block letters (see photo below). I would appreciate a copy of the 2005 Pikeville helmet logo which would enable me to add this one to the web site.


POINT UNIVERSITY

2012 (first game) 2012 2012
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
2013 - 2014 2015 -

*1 Point used at least three different helmet designs during their inaugural 2012 season. Plain blue helmets were used during game #1 (at Edward Waters) but a "P" logo was added for game #2 (at West Georgia). At some unknown 'point' a pale blue stripe was also added - it was in place by at least game #6 (vs Webber International). I would appreciate a report as to when the stripe first appeared.


REINHARDT

2013 -

2013 was the first season for the Reinhardt team.


SOUTHEASTERN

'A' 'B'
2014 - 2015-
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

2014 was the first year for this team.

*1 This design featured white uniform numerals on the left side of the helmet, while on the right side was a large red "flame" logo (as shown below).

*2 This design uses white uniform numerals on its left side only; the right side has an "F" logo (as shown below).


UNION

? - 2001 2002 - 2003 2004
2005 - 2011 2012 -

WARNER

2013 2014 -

2013 was the first year for this team.


WEBBER INTERNATIONAL

? - 2005 2006 - 2009 2010
2011 - 2013 2014 2015 -