Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference


Northwoods Division

CARLETON GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS ST. JOHN'S
"Knights" "Gusties" "Johnnies"
Northfield, MN St. Peter, MN Collegeville, MN
ST. OLAF ST. SCHOLASTICA
"Oles" "Saints"
Northfield, MN Duluth, MN

Skyline Division

AUGSBURG BETHEL CONCORDIA-
MOORHEAD
"Auggies" "Royals" "Cobbers"
Minneapolis, MN Arden Hills, MN Moorhead, MN
HAMLINE MACALESTER
"Pipers" "Scots"
St. Paul, MN St. Paul, MN

Comments

Macalester and Saint Scholastica are new members of this conference for 2021, while former conference member St. Thomas has departed for NCAA Division I-Football Championship Subdivision and the Pioneer Football League.


Historical Helmets

AUGSBURG

1960 - 1969? 1970 1976 - 1977
1971 - 1975; 1978 - 1982 1983 1984 - 1986
1987 1988 - 1989 1997 - 2000?
2001? - 2004 2005 - 2013 2014
2015 - 2016 2017 - 2019 2020* -

BETHEL

? - 1999? 2000? - 2003 2004 -

CARLETON

1976 - 1980 1981 1982 - 1991
1992 - 2000 2001 - 2013 2014 - 2017
September 1, 2018 September 8, 2018 -

CONCORDIA-MOORHEAD

? - 2000 2001 - 2007 2008 -

GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS

c.1965 ? - present

HAMLINE

? - 1999? 2001 - 2004 2005
2006 - 2009 2010 2011 - 2012
2013 - 2019 2021 -

During 2000 (and possibly earlier), Hamline used a helmet design like the first one shown above, but with the addition of a red "HU" logo on the sides, which may be glimpsed in the very low-quality photograph below. I would appreciate a copy of this logo so that I may add this one to the web site.


MACALESTER

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

The first helmet design shown above had been in use since at least 2001, but I believe that during the late 1990s the logo may have been used on only one side of the helmet, with orange uniform numerals worn on the other side.

*1 The shield-shaped logo is present on the left side only of this design; uniform numerals are worn on the right side (as represented below).


SAINT JOHN'S

? - 2015 2016 -
*see note 1 below

The first design shown above was apparently used for many, many years, and I suspect that its immediate predecessor was probably identical, but with a gray facemask rather than white. However, I have not received any specific historical helmet information for this team.

*1 Beginning with Saint John's third game in 2016 (September 17 vs St. Olaf) the team wore the numerals 11 on the right side only of each helmet (as depicted below); this was done in memory of Jacob Wetterling, a Minnesota boy who was abducted in 1989 at age 11 and whose disappearance remained a mystery until 2016 when a suspect confessed to his murder and led authorities to his remains. An article about the SJU helmet memorial mentions that 11 was Jacob's "jersey number" (but does not specify what sport he played). The "11" numerals were to remain on SJU's helmets through the 2016 season.


ST. OLAF

1953 - 1964 1965 - 1980 1997 - 1998
2000 - 2001 2002 - 2010 2014
1981 - 1996; 2011 - 2016 2017 - 2019; 2021 - 2021 -

SAINT SCHOLASTICA

2008 - 2014 2015 - 2017 - 2019
*see note 1 below
2021 -

This team played its first season of football in 2008.

*1 The 'Saints' logo is present on the left side only of this design; a different logo adorns the right side (as shown below).