Northeast Conference


BRYANT CENTRAL
CONNECTICUT STATE
DUQUESNE
"Bulldogs" "Blue Devils" "Dukes"
Smithfield, RI New Britain, CT Pittsburgh, PA
LONG ISLAND
UNIVERSITY
MERRIMACK SACRED HEART
"Sharks" "Warriors" "Pioneers"
Brookville, NY North Andover, MA Fairfield, CT
SAINT FRANCIS WAGNER
"Red Flash" "Seahawks"
Loretto, PA Staten Island, NY

Comments

Long Island University was a new member of this conference for football in 2019; the team also had a new nickname and a new helmet design (shown above).

Wagner and Duquesne also used new helmet designs in 2019 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

BRYANT

1999 -

The Bryant football team first played in 1999 and has used only one helmet design since its establishment.


CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE

2001? - 2003 2004 - 2007 2008 - 2010
2011 - 2015 2016 2017 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

During the 2000 season CCSU used blue helmets with decals containing the words "Blue Devils" and a pitchfork; below is a rather poor picture of this helmet. I would appreciate a copy of the decal used on this helmet.

*1 Uniform numerals are present on the left side only of this design; the right side features the same "CC"/"pitchfork" logo which was used from 2011 through 2015.

*2 Uniform numerals are present on the left side only of this design; the right side features a "CC"/"pitchfork" logo (as represented below).


DUQUESNE

? - 1998? 1999? - 2002 2003 - 2007
'A' 'B'
2008 - 2013 2014 - 2018 2018
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
'C' 'D'
2018 2019 -
*see note 2 below *see note 3 below

In 2018 Duquesne used three of the above helmet designs in the following sequence: A-A-A; A-A-B; C-B-B; B-B-B; B-B (the last two games being FCS playoff games at Towson and at South Dakota State).

*1 This design has an asymmetrical stripe sequence - the white middle stripe is flanked by a red stripe on the left side, and by a blue stripe on the right.

*2 Designs 'B' and 'C' both have a script "D" logo on their right sides (as represented below ).

*3 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; a new "D" logo adorns the right side (as represented below ).


LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY

? - 2009 2010 - 2018 2019 -

The pre-2019 helmet designs shown above are those used by the NCAA Division II LIU Post "Pioneers" team (based at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, in Brookville, NY).


MERRIMACK

1996 - 2004 2005 2006 - 2013
2014 - 2015 2016 2017 - 2018
2019 -

The Merrimack football team dates back to 1996. The college also had a football team from 1986 through 1989 which was apparently always a club-level team.


SACRED HEART

? - 1998? 1999? - 2003 2004 - 2007
'A' 'B'
2008 - 2012 2013 - 2015 2015 -
'C' 'D'
2016 2017 -

During recent years Sacred Heart has used the following sequences of helmet designs:


SAINT FRANCIS

c.1994 1996 - 1997 1999 - 2000
2001 2002 - 2005 2006 - 2009
2010 - 2011 2012 - 2013 2014 -

During the 1998 season, St Francis used black helmets with a logo depicting a red lightning bolt, outlined in white; I would appreciate a copy of this logo from someone. These helmets had red facemasks and white-red-white central stripes.


WAGNER

c.1974 ? - 1980 1981 - ?
2000 only(?) 2006 2001 - 2005; 2007 -
2008 - 2011 2012 - 2019 -