Patriot League


BUCKNELL COLGATE FORDHAM
"Bison" "Raiders" "Rams"
Lewisburg, PA Hamilton, NY Bronx, NY
GEORGETOWN HOLY CROSS LAFAYETTE
"Hoyas" "Crusaders" "Leopards"
Washington, DC Worcester, MA Easton, PA
LEHIGH
"Mountain Hawks"
Bethlehem, PA

Historical Helmets

BUCKNELL

1966 - 1968? ? - 1964; 1969? - 1975 1976 - ?
? - 1982 1983 - 1986 1987 - 1988
1989 - 2001 2002 - 2003 2004 - 2012
2013 -

COLGATE

? - 1960 1961 1962 - ?
1966 - 1968 1969 1970 - 1972
1973 - 1976 1977 - 1985? 1993 - 1994
1995 1986? - 1992; 1996 - 1999;
2004
September 3, 2005
'A' 'B'
2000 - 2003; 2005 - 2013 2014 - 2015 2014
'C' 'D' 'E'
2015 2015 2016 -
'F' 'G'
2016 - 2018 -

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

During at least 1960 and 1961 Colgate used white helmets with numerals and an "arrow" of unknown color; below are some photographs from these years. Note the two different styles of numerals. I have received a report that the 1962 Yale media guide contained descriptions of opposing teams' helmets, and that the Colgate helmet was described thusly: "White helmet w/maroon and gold markings & maroon numerals". "Markings" presumably refers to the arrow but it is unclear what parts of the helmet were "gold".

The report I received earlier indicating that the 1969 Colgate helmet featured a version of the "100" logo has been disproven by the photograph below (and others), which reveal that the team actually used a "150" logo, recognizing the college's 150th anniversary. All of the photographs appear to show additional small letters (or something) after the "0", but whatever it is is not legible.


FORDHAM

1964 - 1967 1968 - 1974 1975 - 1977
1978 - 1980 1981 - 1985 1986 - 1990
1991 1992 - 1993 1994
1995 1996 - 1998 1999 - 2005
2006 - 2011 September 20, 2014 September 19, 2015
*see note 2 below
2012 -
*see note 1 below

*1 From 2012 through 2014 the "F" logo was used only on the left side of each helmet; on the right side white uniform numerals were used (as shown below).

*2 Worn during the 2015 home game vs Columbia. The red and white "stripes" were present on the left side only of this design; the right side was blue with a pattern of white stars (as represented below).


GEORGETOWN

1964 - 1968 1969 - 1992 1993 - 1999
*see note 1 below
'B' 'C' 'D'
2015 2015 2016 -
*see note 2 below *see note 2 below *see note 3 below
'E' 'A'
2018 - 2000 -
*see note 4 below

In 2016 Georgetown used two different helmet designs in the following sequence: A-A-D; D-A-D; D-A-A; D-D.

Georgetown used three different helmet designs in 2015 in the following sequence: A-B-B; B-A-C; C-C-C; A-C.

*1 The Georgetown football team played at the club level prior to 1970. In 1970 and 1971, the team played at the NCAA College Division level (precursor to Division II) and moved to Division III in 1972 when the College Division was split. The team moved to Division I-AA in 1992.

*2 The left side of both designs 'B' and 'C' were "blank" but the right sides of both featured the numeral 2 on all helmets (as represented below), in honor of team member Ty Williams, who suffered a serious injury during Georgetown's first game of the 2015 season (at St. Francis (PA)).

*3 The 'bulldog' logo is present on the left side only of this design; the right side features blue uniform numerals (as represented below).

*4 The 'bulldog' logo is present on the left side only of this design; the right side has white uniform numerals (as represented below).


HOLY CROSS

c.1967 c.1971 c.1970s
1979 - 1980 1981 - 1991 1992 - 1995
1999 only? 2000 - 2001 2002; 2005
'A' 'B'
2003 - 2004; 2006 - 2014 2014 - 2016 -
'C' 'D'
2016 2017 -

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


LAFAYETTE

c.1982 c.1990 ? - 1998
1999 2000 - 2001 2002 - 2003
November 19, 2011 2014 2004 - 2013;
November 22, 2014;
2015 -
2016 -

LEHIGH

1960 - 1963 1964 1965 - 1967
1968 - ? ? - 1976 1977
1978 - 1982 1983 - 1984 1985 - 1994
'B' 'A'
1995 - 1997 November 22, 2014; 2015- 1998 -

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

During at least two games in 1964 Lehigh used a small helmet logo which appears to be a modified version of the cartoon 'engineer' logo shown below. The helmet version appears to lack the train and airplane, and the position of the arm is apparently different. I would appreciate any clearer photographs of this 1964 Lehigh helmet.