Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference


Northern Division

BEMIDJI STATE CONCORDIA-ST. PAUL MARY
"Beavers" "Golden Bears" "Marauders"
Bemidji, MN St. Paul, MN Bismarck, ND
MINNESOTA-DULUTH MINNESOTA STATE-
MOORHEAD
MINOT STATE
"Bulldogs" "Dragons" "Beavers"
Duluth, MN Moorhead, MN Minot, ND
NORTHERN STATE
"Wolves"
Aberdeen, SD

Southern Division

AUGUSTANA MINNESOTA STATE SIOUX FALLS
"Vikings" "Mavericks" "Cougars"
Sioux Falls, SD Mankato, MN Sioux Falls, SD
SOUTHWEST
MINNESOTA STATE
UPPER IOWA WAYNE STATE
"Mustangs" "Peacocks" "Wildcats"
Marshall, MN Fayette, IA Wayne, NE
WINONA STATE
"Warriors"
Winona, MN

Historical Helmets

AUGUSTANA

? - 2003 2004 - 2011 2012 -

BEMIDJI STATE

1998? - 1999 2000 2001
'A'
2002 - 2015 2016 2017
'B' (and 'B1') 'C' 'D'
2017 - 2018 - 2021 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below *see note 2 below
'E' 'F'
2018 - 2022 -
*see note 3 below *see note 4 below

During recent years Bemidji State has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

Prior to the 1998 season, BSU used a logo consisting of the team name "Beavers" in a script font, colored green; this was worn on gray helmet shells.

*1 Designs 'B' and 'B1' both have uniform numerals on their left sides only; on the right sides are two different logos which feature a "beaver head" inside an outline of the state of Minnesota (as depicted below).

'B' 'B1'

*2 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; on the right side is a "beaver" logo identical to the one worn on both sides of the 2016 design shown above.

*3 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; a logo is worn on the right side (as represented below).

*4 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; a logo is worn on the right side (as represented below).


CONCORDIA-ST. PAUL

c.late 1980s - 1995 1996 - 1999 2000 - 2003
2004 - 2011 2012 - 2015 2016 - 2017
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below *see note 2 below
2018 - 2019 2021 -
*see note 3 below *see note 3 below

Concordia's team nickname was changed from "Comets" to "Golden Bears" prior to the 1999 season.

*1 From 2005 through 2014 a "CU" logo was worn on the right side of Concordia's helmets (as shown below).

*2 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; the right side has a "CSP" logo (as depicted below).

*3 The right sides of both these designs have a "CSP" logo (as depicted below).


UNIVERSITY OF MARY

1988 - ? ? - 2011 2012 - 2017
2018 2019 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

This team played its first season of football in 1988 and, according to information found at the team's web site, has used only the helmet designs shown above. The year of transition from the first design to the second is unknown.

*1 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; on the right side is a "Maurauder" logo (as represented below).

*2 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; on the right side is a "Maurauder" logo (as represented below).


MINNESOTA DULUTH

c.late 1990s c.2000 - 2013 September 16, 2017
*see note 1 below
2014 -

*1 The number 54 was apparently worn on the left side of each UM-Duluth helmet during this game (for some unknow reason). A logo was worn on the right side (as depicted below); the logo is that of Operation One Voice, a "a tax-exempt nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the financial needs of the children and families of wounded and fallen Special Operations Forces".


MINNESOTA STATE

1999 - 2000 2001 2002 - 2003
2004 (first six games) 2004 (last five games) 2005 - 2012
'B' 'C' 'D' (and 'D1')
? - 2018 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019; 2021 -
*see note 1 below
'E' 'A' 'F'
2021 - 2013 - 2022 -
*see note 2 below

From 1995 through 1998 MSU used an "MSU" logo, as shown in the photograph below; the letters were gold, and the helmet shell and facemasks were purple. A similar design was used from 1988 through 1994, but the facemasks were gold during those years.

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

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


MINNESOTA STATE-MOORHEAD

'B'
? - 2007 2008 - 2012 2013 - 2015
'A'
2013 -

During recent years MSU-Moorhead has used the following sequences of helmet designs:


MINOT STATE

? - 2001 2002 - 2006 2007 - 2011
2012 - 2014 2015 - 2016 2017
'A' 'B' 'C'
2018 - 2019; 2021 - 2019; 2021 - 2019
'D' 'E'
2021 - 2021 -

During recent years Minot State has used the following sequences of helmet designs:


NORTHERN STATE

? - 2004 2005 2006 - 2008
'A' 'B'
2009 - 2013 2014 - 2019 2019
'C' (and 'C1') 'D' 'E'
2019 2019 2019
*see note 1 below
'F' 'G' 'H'
2021 - 2021 - 2021 -

During recent years Northern State has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

*1 Design 'C' has uniform numbers on its left side only; on the right side is a "wolf head" logo (as depicted below). Design 'C1' also has uniform numbers on its left side only; on the right side is the same 'N' logo worn on both sides of design 'A'.


SIOUX FALLS

2001 2002 ? - 2000; 2003
'B'
2004 - 2009 2010 - 2011 2012 - 2013
'C' 'A' 'D'
2012 - 2013 2013 2014 -
*see note 1 below
'E' 'F' 'G'
2014 - 2014 - 2015 -
*see note 2 below *see note 3 below
'H' 'I' 'J'
2015 - 2015 - 2016 -

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

*1 The large "cougar head" logo is present on the left side only of this design; uniform numerals are worn on the right side (as depicted below).

*2 The large "cougar head" logo is present on the left side only of this design; uniform numerals are worn on the right side (as depicted below).

*3 The large "cougar head" logo is present on the left side only of this design; uniform numerals are worn on the right side (as depicted below).


SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE

c.mid 1980s - 1994 1995 - 2003 2004
2005 - 2012 2013 - 2017 2018 -
*see note 1 below

*1 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; on the right side is the same "mustang" logo worn on both sides of the next ("2018 -") design.


UPPER IOWA

c.1990s - 2000? 2001? - 2002 2003 - 2005
2006 - 2013 2014 - 2016 2017
*see note 1 below *see note 4 below
2018 2019 2021 (1st 6 games)
*see note 4 below *see notes 2 & 4 below
2021 -
*see note 3 below

*1 In 2013 the "UI" logo was worn on the left side only; a peacock logo identical to the one worn on both sides of the 2014 helmet was worn on the right side in 2013.

*2 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; a "peacock" logo is present on the right side (as depicted below). .

*3 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; a "peacock" logo is present on the right side (as depicted below). .

*4 The helmet color is uncertain for each of these designs. In the best photographs yet found the color appears to be dark blue in 2018, and it appears to be black in 2017 and 2019. Clarification from anyone familar with the team would be appreciated. .


WAYNE STATE

c.1960s - 1970s;
c.early 1980s
1990 - 1998 2002 - 2004
'A' 'B' (and 'B1')
1999 - 2001; 2005 - 2019 2021 - 2021 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
'C' 'D'
2021 - 2021 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below

In 2021 Wayne State used five different helmet designs, all of them new, in the following sequence: A-A-B?; B-B1-B1; B1-C-C; C-D.

During 1979 and 1980 Wayne State used light-colored helmets with a decal which spelled the word "WILDCATS", and from 1986 to 1989 a wildcat head decal was used. Another design, used during at least the 1984 season, featured a very unusual abstract wildcat head logo, visible in the photograph below:

A clearer photograph of this design would be greatly appreciated.

*1 The right side of each of these designs differs from the left side as represented below. Design 'B1' has on its right side the same 'paw print' logo worn on both sides of the 2005-2019 design.

'A' 'B' 'C'
'D'

WINONA STATE

c.1996 1997 - 2001 2002 - 2006
*see note 1 below
2007 - 2014 2014 - 2016 2017 -
*see note 2 below

During the 1980s and perhaps early 1990s, Winona State supposedly used the helmet design shown in the photograph below; the logo appears to be similar to but slightly different from the one used by Michigan State. I would appreciate a larger or clearer photograph of one of these helmets.

*1 Winona State apparently used plain helmets (without logos on the sides) during at least some of its games during the 2000 season, or perhaps the logos were worn on only one side of the helmet.

*2 Helmet stripes were apparently first used during Winona's third game of the 2014 season (at Minnesota-Crookston, September 20).