Mid-South Conference


Appalachian Division

BLUEFIELD KENTUCKY
CHRISTIAN
POINT
"Rams" "Knights" "Skyhawks"
Bluefield, VA Grayson, KY West Point, GA
REINHARDT ST. ANDREWS UNION
"Eagles" "Knights" "Bulldogs"
Waleska, GA Laurinburg, NC Barbourville, KY

Bluegrass Division

BETHEL CAMPBELLSVILLE CUMBERLAND
UNIVERSITY
"Wildcats" "Tigers" "Phoenix"
McKenzie, TN Campbellsville, KY Lebanon, TN
UNIVERSITY OF
THE CUMBERLANDS
GEORGETOWN LINDSEY WILSON
"Patriots" "Tigers" "Blue Raiders"
Williamsburg, KY Georgetown, KY Columbia, KY
PIKEVILLE THOMAS MORE
"Bears" "Saints"
Pikeville, KY Crestview Hills, KY

Sun Division

AVE MARIA FAULKNER KEISER
"Gyrenes" "Eagles" "Seahawks"
Ave Maria, FL Montgomery, AL West Palm Beach, FL
SOUTHEASTERN ST. THOMAS WARNER
"Fire" "Bobcats" "Royals"
Lakeland, FL Miami Gardens, FL Lake Wales, FL
WEBBER
INTERNATIONAL
"Warriors"
Babson Park, FL

Comments

There were two new members of this conference in 2019: Thomas More (previously an NCAA Division III team), and St. Thomas, which played its first season of football. Former conference member Cincinnati Christian has closed; helmet images for CCU have been moved to the page for "defunct college teams".

Warner, Point, Bethel, Reinhardt, Webber International, and Keiser have used new helmet designs in 2019 (shown above).


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? - 2018 -
2019 -

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 -
*see note 1 below

2012 was the first season for this team (Bluefield also had a team during an earlier era which last played in 1941).

*1 The 2017 helmet design has the ram logo on its left side only; uniform numerals are worn on the right side (as represented below).


CAMPBELLSVILLE

? - 2005 2006 2007
'A' 'B'
2008 2009 - 2016 2016 -
*see note 1 below
'C' 'D'
2017 - 2017 -
*see note 1 below

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

  • 2017: C-D-D; B-D-B; B-B-D; B
  • 2016: A-A-B; B-B-B; B-B-B; B

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.

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


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
2018 -

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.


FAULKNER

2007 - 2010 2011 2012
2013 - 2017 2018 -

2007 was the first season for the Faulkner football team.


GEORGETOWN

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

Georgetown's 1974 helmet design appears to have something very interesting on the sides (photograph below).


KEISER

2018 2019 -
*see note 1 below

This team played its first season of football in 2018.

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


KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN

2008 - 2010 2011 - 2012 2013 -
2017 - 2018 -

2008 was the first year for the KCU football team.


PIKEVILLE

2004 2005 2001 - 2003; 2006 - 2008
2009 - 2010 2011 2012
2013 - 2014 2015 2016 -

2001 was the first year for the Pikeville football team.


POINT UNIVERSITY

2012 (first game) 2012 2012
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
2013 - 2014 2015 - 2019 -

*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 - 2018 2019 -

2013 was the first season for the Reinhardt team.


SOUTHEASTERN

'A' 'B' 'C'
2014 - 2015- 2018-
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below *see note 3 below

2014 was the first year for this team which has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

  • 2017: A-A-B; B-A-A; A-A-B; B
  • 2016: B-A-B; A-A-B; A-A-B; B
  • 2015: ?-B-A; A-?-B; A-B-A; B-B (no information for August 29 vs University of Faith and October 3 at Edward Waters; sequence includes three games that apparently do not count in NAIA statistics (game #1 vs University of Faith, game #6 vs Virginia University Lynchburg, and game #11 vs University of God's Chosen))
  • 2014: A (entire season, apparently)

*1 This design has white uniform numerals on the left side of the helmet only; on the right side is a large red "flame" logo (as shown below).

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

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


THOMAS MORE

? - 1999? 2004 2000? - 2003; 2005 - 2006
2007 - 2012 2013 - 2014 2015 - 2017
2018 -

UNION

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

The football team at Union was restored in 1984 following a 42-year absence.


WARNER

2013 2014 - 2019 -
*see note 1 below

2013 was the first year for this team.

*1 The left side of this design is "blank" but a logo adorns the right side (as represented below).


WEBBER INTERNATIONAL

2003 - 2005 2006 - 2009 2010
2011 - 2013 2014 2015 - 2018
2019 -

The WIU football team played its first season in 2003.