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

This conference is sponsoring football for the first time in 2013. Fitchburg State and Framingham State are using new helmet designs in 2013 (shown above), as is Westfield State.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy was using a new helmet design in 2010. The helmets were similar to the ones used in 2009 but a new logo was added - a bearded buccaneer holding a sword above the team name (photo below). To be precise there were two different logos, one for each side of the helmet, with the buccaneer facing towards the front of the helmet on each side; I will need the logo for the left side of the helmet in order to add this one to the web site. This design is apparently still in use as of the 2013 season.


Historical Helmets

BRIDGEWATER STATE

? - 1998? 1999? - 2003 2004 - 2010
2011 -

FITCHBURG STATE

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

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


FRAMINGHAM STATE

1973 - 1977 1978 1972; 1979
1980 - 1983 1995 - 1997 2002 - 2003
2004 - 2005 2006 1983 - 1994; 1998 - 2001;
2007 - 2008
2009 -

MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME

? - 2004 2005 - 2009 2010 -

PLYMOUTH STATE

2000? - ? 2003? - 2004 2005 -

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).


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 -

WORCESTER STATE

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

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.