Presidents' Athletic Conference


BETHANY CARNEGIE MELLON CASE WESTERN
RESERVE
"Bison" "Tartans" "Spartans"
Bethany, WV Pittsburgh, PA Cleveland, OH
GENEVA GROVE CITY SAINT VINCENT
"Golden Tornadoes" "Wolverines" "Bearcats"
Beaver Falls, PA Grove City, PA Latrobe, PA
THIEL THOMAS MORE WASHINGTON &
JEFFERSON
"Tomcats" "Saints" "Presidents"
Greenville, PA Crestview Hills, KY Washington, PA
WAYNESBURG WESTMINSTER
"Yellow Jackets" "Titans"
Waynesburg, PA New Wilmington, PA

Comments

Westminster, Bethany, and Case Western Reserveused new helmet designs in 2014 (shown above), as did Saint Vincent. Saint Vincent switched to white helmet shells with a new logo (photograph below); I will need a copy of this new helmet logo in order to add this helmet to the web site.

I have received very little historical helmet information for these teams - any information would be appreciated.


Historical Helmets

BETHANY

c.1970 ? - 1999? 2001? - 2003?
2005 2006 - 2010 2011 - 2013
2014 -
*see note 1 below

I have received conflicting information as to the dates of use for the recent Bethany helmet designs. The helmet with the green oval-shaped logo was in use during at least parts of the 2001 and 2002 seasons (verified with dated photographs), and reportedly during the 2003 season also (not verified), but it has also been reported to me that during at least part of the 2002 season, the team used a logo consisting of the school's name in green capital letters, which was supposedly worn on the left sides only of the helmets, with the right sides left "blank". I have received a photograph of such a helmet (below), though its precise date is not known (it is supposedly from 2002). I would appreciate hearing from anyone familiar with the team who can clarify when these different helmet designs were in use.

During 2004, Bethany was using a helmet design which I would assume was a new one for that year. The helmets were white with green uniform numerals on the sides. I would appreciate a clear photo of the 2004 helmets.

*1 The 2014 Bethany helmet used the bison logo only on the left side of each helmet; silver uniform numerals were worn on the right side (as depicted below).


CARNEGIE MELLON

? - 2004 2005 - 2006? 2007? - 2012
2013 -

CASE WESTERN RESERVE

c.late 1990s 2004 ? - 2003; 2005
September 5, 2009 September 5, 2009 2006 - 2013
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
2014 -

*1 CWRU wore a special helmet design vs. Kenyon on September 5, 2009 as part of its observance of "Heritage Day". The team used white helmets with two different logos: on the left sides, a "Rough Rider" in brown, and on the right sides, a "Red Cat" in red; these logos were to commemorate the football teams of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University - those two schools merged in 1970 to form Case Western Reserve University. The "Rough Rider" design is shown above. I would appreciate a clear photograph showing the "Red Cat" side of the helmet, because I have some suspicion that, during the actual game, a different cat logo was used from the one appearing in a photograph that was sent to me prior to the game. I would also be very interested in information about helmet designs used by Case Institute of Technology and by Western Reserve University during the 1960s, when the two schools were using these earlier nicknames.


GENEVA

? - 2006 2007 - 2008 2009 -

GROVE CITY

1963; 1972 1973 - 1976 1977 - 1981
1982 - 1983 1984 - 1989 1990
1991 - 1998 1999 -

SAINT VINCENT

2007 (first game) 2007 - 2013 2014 -

This team played its first season of football in 2007. The team used plain green helmets during its first game against Gallaudet, before adding helmet decals for its next game. The decals were apparently worn only on the right sides of the helmets, with the left sides left "blank". The usage of decals on the right sides only apparently continued through at least the 2009 season.

Saint Vincent had an earlier football team which played its laast season in 1963.


THIEL

? - 2000 2001 - 2006? 2007? - 2009
2010 - 2011 2012 -

THOMAS MORE

? - 1999? 2004 2000? - 2003; 2005 - 2006
2007 - 2012 2013 -

WAYNESBURG

? - 2005 2006 -

WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON

? - 1998 1999 - 2011 2012
2013 -

In 2012 Washington & Jefferson used black helmets with the team name "Presidents" in white letters (photo below); I would appreciate a copy of this "Presidents" helmet logo, which would enable me to add this helmet to the web site.


WESTMINSTER

? - 2013 2014 -

The first helmet design shown above had apparently been used for many years (at least back to about 1999 or 2000). Its predecessor was similar, but with the colors inverted (white "W" on blue helmet shell). Photographs of this earlier helmet (or others) would be appreciated.