Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference


BRIDGEWATER STATE FITCHBURG STATE FRAMINGHAM STATE
"Bears" "Falcons" "Rams"
Bridgewater, MA Fitchburg, MA Framingham, MA
MASSACHUSETTS
MARITIME
PLYMOUTH STATE UMASS-DARTMOUTH
"Buccaneers" "Panthers" "Corsairs"
Buzzards Bay, MA Plymouth, NH North Dartmouth, MA
WESTERN CONNECTICUT WESTFIELD STATE WORCESTER STATE
"Colonials" "Owls" "Lancers"
Danbury, CT Westfield, MA Worcester, MA

Comments

Bridgewater State has a new helmet design for the 2015 season (shown above), while Worcester State, Plymouth State, and Massachusetts Maritime each had new helmet designs in 2014 (also shown above).

Framingham State also apparently had a new design, a new "FS" logo (as in photograph below) which was worn on both sides of the helmet during at least the Endicott and Plymouth State games. I would need a copy of the artwork for this new logo in order to add this helmet to the web site.


Historical Helmets

BRIDGEWATER STATE

? - 1998? 1999? - 2003 2004 - 2010
2011 - 2014 2015 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

*1 Beginning apparently in 2014 the "bear claw" logo was worn only on the right side of each helmet; on the left sides were worn uniform numerals (as depicted below).

*2 The 2015 helmet design will apparently have the "bear head" logo on the left side only; the right side will be "blank".


FITCHBURG STATE

? - 2001 2002 - 2006 2007
2008 - 2009 2010 2011 - 2012
2013 -
*see note 1 below

*1 In 2013 and 2014 the numerals were worn only on the left side of each helmet; on the right side was a huge "falcon head" logo (as depicted below).


FRAMINGHAM STATE

1973 - 1977 1978 1972; 1979
1980 - 1983 1995 - 1997 2002 - 2003
2004 - 2005 2006 2009 - 2012?
1983 - 1994; 1998 - 2001;
2007 - 2008; 2013
2014 -
*see note 1 below

*1 In 2013 only (?) the left side of each helmet was "blank", but a large "F" logo was worn on the right side (as depicted below).


MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME

? - 2004 2005 - 2009 2010 - 2013
2014 -

From 2010 through 2013 MMA used gold helmets with a logo consisting of a buccaneer with sword and raised fist above the team nickname (see photos below); I need a copy of the helmet logo for the LEFT side of this design in order to add this one to the web site.


PLYMOUTH STATE

2000? - ? 2003? - 2004 2005 - 2013
2014 -
*see note 1 below

It is unclear to me when the switch was made from the helmet with the green oval-shaped logo to the plain white helmet that was in use during at least the 2003 season. The green oval was in use during at least the 2000 and 2001 seasons, but I do not know which design (if either) was in use in 2002.

The next older design (?-1999) featured a dark-colored "paw print" with a white outline, and was worn on dark-colored helmet shells (presumably either green or black).

*1 In 2014 the numerals were worn only on the left side of each helmet; a new "panther head" logo was used on the right sides (as shown below).


UMASS-DARTMOUTH

? - 2001? 2002? - 2005 2006 - 2007
2007 - 2008 2009 -

In 2006, this team had a new helmet design featuring the letters "UM" in white with gold outlines, as may be seen in the photograph below. I would appreciate a copy of the helmet logo for this one, which would enable me to add this historical helmet to the web site. This "UM" design was also used during at least a portion of the 2007 season. It was used September 22 against Plymouth State, but a switch to the next design was made by at least the November 3 game against Curry.


WESTFIELD STATE

? - 2003 2004 - 2006 2007 - 2012
2013 -

WORCESTER STATE

? - 1998; 2004 - 2005 2002 - 2003?; 2006 - 2008? 2009 - 2010
2011 - 2013 2014 -

From 1999 through 2001, Worcester State used a helmet decal similar to that presently used by Florida State, except that the "spear" was royal blue and white, and did not have "feathers" hanging down from it.