Midwest Conference


BELOIT CARROLL CORNELL
"Buccaneers" "Pioneers" "Rams"
Beloit, WI Waukesha, WI Mount Vernon, IA
GRINNELL ILLINOIS COLLEGE KNOX
"Pioneers" "Blue Boys" "Prairie Fire"
Grinnell, IA Jacksonville, IL Galesburg, IL
LAKE FOREST LAWRENCE MONMOUTH
"Foresters" "Vikings" "Fighting Scots"
Lake Forest, IL Appleton, WI Monmouth, IL
RIPON ST. NORBERT
"Red Hawks" "Green Knights"
Ripon, WI De Pere, WI

Comments

Cornell is using a new helmet design in 2013 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

BELOIT

? - 2005? 2006 only? 2007 - 2010
2011 -

The 2006 Beloit helmet featured a logo similar to the one shown on the first helmet above, but colored differently - I would appreciate a very clear photo of the 2006 helmet.


CARROLL

c.1998 ? - 2001 2002 - 2004
2005 -

CORNELL

? - 2001 2002 - 2005 ? - 1989; 2006 - 2009
*see note 1 below
2010 - 2012 2012 (most games) 2013 -

*1 This design was in use during at least the 1988 and 1989 seasons in addition to the more recent period. A switch to purple helmets was reportedly made in 1990.


GRINNELL

c.1960s - 1970s 1996 1997? - 2007
2008 - 2011 2012 -

During the period covered by this web site, Grinnell has apparently always used red helmets; the following statement appeared at the team's web site in reference to the new-for-2012 black helmets: "In the 123-year history of Grinnell Pioneer Football, no team has ever taken the field wearing a helmet that wasn't either leather or scarlet".


ILLINOIS COLLEGE

? - 1982 1983 - 1986 2005 - 2007
*see note 1 below
2004 2005 - 2007 2008 - 2010
2011 2012 -

A report has been received indicating that Illinois College used navy blue helmets at least as early as 1972, and that for several years during the 1970s, the helmet logo featured an outline of the state of Illinois.

In 2004, the team used a decal consisting of the word "Illinois" in a cursive style with a "tail". The letters were blue and were worn on white helmet shells. I would appreciate a copy of the 2004 helmet decal so that I may add this one to the web site. Below is a photo of the 2004 helmet:

*1 This design was in use by at least 1980.


KNOX

? - 2000 2009 2001 - 2008; 2010
2011 -

LAKE FOREST

2006? - 2008? ? - 2005?; 2009 - 2011 2012 -

LAWRENCE

1993 - 1995 1996 1997 - 1998
1999 - 2004 2005 - 2007 2008
*see note 1 below
2009 2010 2011 -
*see note 2 below *see note 3 below

*1 During at least parts of the 2006 season the numerals were worn on the right sides of the helmets only, with the left sides remaining "blank", and I suspect that this scheme was in place throughout the period 2005=2007.

*2 Rather small numerals were worn on the 2009 design at the back of the helmet - not visible from the vantage point used at this web site.

*3 In 2010 the numerals were worn on the left sides of the helmets only, with the right sides being "blank".


MONMOUTH

c.1980s - 2000 2001 - 2003 2004 - 2008?
2009? -

RIPON

? - 1999 2000 - 2004 2005 - 2008
2009 -

ST. NORBERT

? - 1999 2000 - 2005 September 1, 2012
*see note 1 below
2006 -

*1 During St. Norbert's 2012 game against John Carroll, played in Dublin, Ireland, the team wore a version of their helmet logo altered to incorporate the colors of the Irish national flag.