New Jersey Athletic Conference


CHRISTOPHER
NEWPORT
COLLEGE OF NEW
JERSEY
FROSTBURG STATE
"Captains" "Lions" "Bobcats"
Newport News, VA Trenton, NJ Frostburg, MD
KEAN MONTCLAIR STATE ROWAN
"Cougars" "Red Hawks" "Profs"
Union, NJ Upper Montclair, NJ Glassboro, NJ
SALISBURY SOUTHERN VIRGINIA WESLEY
"Sea Gulls" "Knights" "Wolverines"
Salisbury, MD Buena Vista, VA Dover, DE
WILLIAM PATERSON
"Pioneers"
Wayne, NJ

Comments

This conference will have five new teams in 2015: Christopher Newport, Frostburg State, Salisbury, Southern Virginia, and Wesley. Southern Virginia and Frostburg State used new helmet designs in 2014 (shown above), as did College of New Jersey, Kean, and Rowan (also shown above).


Historical Helmets

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT

2001 - 2009? 2010 - 2013 2014 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below

2001 was the first year for the CNU football team.

*1 For the period 2001 through 2010 on both of these helmets a different logo was worn on the right sides - a group of three triangles representing a ship's sails (helmet image below). Beginning in 2011 the "CNU" logo was worn on both sides of the helmet.


COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

1999 only(?) ? - 1998?; 2000 - 2010 2011
*see note 1 below
2012 2013 2014 -

*1 The logo on this helmet commemorates the team's 75th anniversary and was presumably used only during the 1999 season.


FROSTBURG STATE

2005 (first game only?) ? - 2006 2007 - 2010
2011 2012 - 2013? 2014? -
*see note 1 below

Photographs from From Frostburg State's first game of the 2005 season vs. The Apprentice School show the team wearing plain black helmets, but it was reported to me that the team was soon thereafter using the "paw" decals once again.

*1 In 2014 the helmet numerals were apparently worn only on the left side of each helmet, with the right side being left "blank".


KEAN

2000 - 2002? 2006 (first game?) 2010
2006 - 2009; 2011 - 2012 2013 2014 -

Kean adopted a new helmet design in 2003, shown in the photograph below. Two slightly different logos were visible on the left sides of different players' helmets, but I do not yet have a copy of either of these, which I will need before I can add this one to the web site. This logo was apparently still in use in both 2004 and 2005, though the letters "KU" appeared to be white rather than light blue in the more recent photographs.


MONTCLAIR STATE

c.1985 - c.1988 ? - 2004 2005 -
*see note 1 below

*1 The word above the circle on this helmet is "INDIANS", which was the team nickname at the time.


ROWAN

c.1990s 2004 ? - 2003; 2005
2006 - 2009 2010 - 2012 2013
2014 -

SALISBURY

1999 - 2003 2004 - 2005 2006 - 2010
2011 -

The next older helmet for Salisbury preceding those shown here (used from ? - 1998) has been described to me as having a maroon shell, gold facemask, and a large script "S" decal.


SOUTHERN VIRGINIA

2003 2004 2005 (mid-late season)
2005 (early season); 2006 - 2009 2010 - 2013 2014 (first 6 games)
October 25, 2014 -

2003 was the first season of football for Southern Virginia.


WESLEY

? - 2003 2004 -

WILLIAM PATERSON

? - 1999? 2003 - 2004 2000? - 2002; 2005 - 2008
*see note 1 below
2009 - 2012 2013 -

*1 It was reported to me that this design was also in use around the years 1989 and/or 1990.