Mid-States Football Association


Mideast League

CONCORDIA INDIANA WESLEYAN LAWRENCE TECH
"Cardinals" "Wildcats" "Blue Devils"
Ann Arbor, MI Marion, IN Southfield, MI
MADONNA
UNIVERSITY
MARIAN SAINT FRANCIS
"Crusaders" "Knights" "Cougars"
Livonia, MI Indianapolis, IN Fort Wayne, IN
SIENA HEIGHTS TAYLOR
"Saints" "Trojans"
Adrian, MI Upland, IN

Midwest League

JUDSON UNIVERSITY MISSOURI BAPTIST OLIVET NAZARENE
"Eagles" "Spartans" "Tigers"
Elgin, IL St. Louis, MO Bourbonnais, IL
ROOSEVELT SAINT AMBROSE SAINT FRANCIS
"Lakers" "Bees" "Saints"
Chicago, IL Davenport, IA Joliet, IL
SAINT XAVIER TRINITY INTERNATIONAL
"Cougars" "Trojans"
Chicago, IL Deerfield, IL

Comments

Judson University is a new team playing its first season of varsity football in 2021.

Madonna University played its first season of football in "spring 2021". Madonna was an "associate member" of the MSFA in spring 2021 but will achieve full conference membership in fall 2021 as a MidEast League team.


Historical Helmets

CONCORDIA

2011 - 2012 November 5, 2016;
November 12, 2016
2013 -
2017 -

INDIANA WESLEYAN

'A' 'B'
2018 - 2018 -
*see note 1 below

2018 was the first year for the IWU football team. The team has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

I ran across a photograph from IWU's second game in 2019 (vs Missouri Baptist) which appeared to show something different on the left side of an IWU helmet (below). Some investigation revealed that the logo is apparently that of the Riley Children's Foundation, a charitable organization in Indianapolis. Did the entire team (or at least half the team) use this logo? If so, this would constitute a seperate helmet design for this team and would merit inclusion at this website. Unfortunately I have been unable to locate any other photographs or video showing the left side of another IWU helmet during this game.

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


LAWRENCE TECH

2018 - 2021 -

This team played its first season in 2018.


MADONNA UNIVERSITY

2020* 2021 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

*1 This design is "blank" on its left side but a logo is worn on the right side (as depicted below).

*2 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; the right side is "blank".


MARIAN

2007 - 2008 2009 - 2010 2011 - 2012
2013 - 2015 2016 -

MISSOURI BAPTIST

2014 - 2015 2016 - 2018 2019 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

2014 was the first year for the MBU football team.

*1 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; the right side features a large "spartan helmet" logo (as depicted below).

*2 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; on the right side is a "spartan helmet" logo (as depicted below).


OLIVET NAZARENE

? - 1999 2002 - 2003 2000 - 2001; 2004 (some games)
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
2004 - 2007? 2008 2009 - 2010
*see note 3 below
2011 2012 - 2016 2017 (1st game only)
*see note 4 below
2017 -
*see note 5 below

In 1996, ONU used purple helmets with purple faceguards and with a logo consisting of the letters "ON" in white, outlined in gold; this decal was worn on only the right sides of the helmets. Silver helmets were used in 1994 and 1995; the 1995 helmets were "plain", but an "ONU" logo inside a football shape was used in 1994.

*1 This design was used from at least 1997 through 1999, with the logo apparently worn only on the left sides of the helmets; the right sides were left "blank".

*2 In 2000, the ONU decal was worn on the left sides of the helmets only, and in 2001 it was used only on the right sides.

*3 The decal on this helmet was first worn during the homecoming game in 2004; in 2004 and 2005, it was worn only on the right sides of the helmets, with the left side left "blank". For the 2006 season, the logo was worn on both sides of the helmet. No information about what scheme was in place in 2007.

*4 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; an "O" logo is present on the right side (as depicted below).

*5 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; an "O" logo is present on the right side (as depicted below).


ROOSEVELT

'A' 'B' 'C'
2011 - 2014; 2018 - 2019 2012 - 2019 2013; 2017 - 2019
'D' 'E' 'F'
2014 - 2017 2015 - 2016 2017
'G' 'H' 'I'
2018 - 2019 2020* - 2020* -
'J'
2020* -

The first seven designs above are those known to have been used by the Robert Morris University Illinois (Chicago, IL) team during the nine years of its existence (2011 through 2019). In 2020 RMU Illinois was merged with Roosevelt University; the football team was relocated to the Roosevelt campus and the team nickname and colors were changed (RMU had been the "Eagles"). Information for RMU was always scarce but at least partial information was located for the sequence of helmet designs used by the team each year:


SAINT AMBROSE

? - 2006 2007 - 2010 2011 - 2013?
2014? - 2015 2016 - 2017 2018 -

SAINT FRANCIS (IL)

? - 2004 2005 - 2012 2013 - 2018
*see note 1 below
2019 -
*see note 2 below

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

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


SAINT FRANCIS (IN)

1998 only? ? - present

SAINT XAVIER

c.2000s ? - 2012 2013 -
August 27, 2016 September 3, 2016 2016
2017 -

SIENA HEIGHTS

2012 - 2018 2019 -

2012 was the first year for the SHU football team (a club-level team played in 2011).


TAYLOR

c.1990 - 1991 c.1990s? 1999 - 2001
2002? - 2005 2014 (first 3 games) 2006 - 2014
2015 - 2018 - 2019 2020 -

TRINITY INTERNATIONAL

? - 2004? 2005? - 2008 2009 - 2012
2013 - 2014 2015 - 2016 2017 - 2018
2019 -
*see note 1 below

*1 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; on the right side is the same logo worn on the previous helmet design.