Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference


Eastern Division

BLOOMSBURG CHEYNEY EAST STROUDSBURG
"Huskies" "Wolves" "Warriors"
Bloomsburg, PA Cheyney, PA East Stroudsburg, PA
KUTZTOWN LOCK HAVEN MILLERSVILLE
"Golden Bears" "Bald Eagles" "Maurauders"
Kutztown, PA Lock Haven, PA Millersville, PA
SHIPPENSBURG WEST CHESTER
"Red Raiders" "Golden Rams"
Shippensburg, PA West Chester, PA

Western Division

CALIFORNIA CLARION EDINBORO
"Vulcans" "Golden Eagles" "Scots"
California, PA Clarion, PA Edinboro, PA
GANNON INDIANA MERCYHURST
"Golden Knights" "Crimson Hawks" "Lakers"
Erie, PA Indiana, PA Erie, PA
SETON HILL SLIPPERY ROCK
"Griffins" "Rockets"
Greensburg, PA Slippery Rock, PA

Comments

Cheyney, Lock Haven, Seton Hill, Gannon, Kutztown, and Edinboro all used new helmet designs in 2014.

I have received very little information about historical helmets for these teams - any information for helmet designs used since 1960 would be appreciated.


Historical Helmets

BLOOMSBURG

? - 1999? 2000? - 2003 2004 -

It has been reported to me that the team used maroon helmets with a gold "BU" logo from 1983 through 1985, and a "BU" with "streaks behind it" from 1986 through 1991.


CALIFORNIA

? - 2004 2005 -

CHEYNEY

c.late 1990s 2002 - 2004 2004 - 2008
*see note 1 below
2009 - 2011? 2012? - 2013 2014 -
*see note 2 below

During at least the 2001 season, Cheyney apparently used a helmet logo that was very similar to the one shown on the first helmet above, but with a white "CU" added to the logo.

I received a report prior to the start of the 2005 season indicating that Cheyney would be using a "C" logo that year, similar to the one used by Connecticut, but no photographs were ever provided showing such a decal, and the only photograph that I ever saw from the 2005 season showed the team using "plain" helmets without any side decals.

Descriptions (but not photographs) have been received for a couple of earlier helmet designs. In the mid-1970s the team was using white helmets with the school name in blue letters on the sides, and a blue/white/blue stripe sequence. Another design was similar but with a blue "wolf head" logo replacing "Cheyney". During the early 1990s the team was again using white helmets with a blue "wolf head" logo.

*1 The team used plain blue helmets during at least one game of the 2004 season (vs. Lock Haven) and at least one game in 2005 (vs. Bloomsburg).

*2 In 2012 and 2013 the "wolf"-shaped logo was worn only on the left side of each helmet; on the right side white uniform numerals were worn (as depicted below).


CLARION

? - 1967 1968 - 1973 1974 - 1979
1980 - 1982 1983 - 1985 1986 - 1990
1991 - 1993 1994 - 1997 1998 - 2011
2012 -

EAST STROUDSBURG

? - present

The current East Stroudsburg helmet design has apparently been in continuous use for many years - since at least 1999 or 2000.


EDINBORO

1999 2000 - 2005 2006
2007 - 2013 2014 -

The helmet design in use during at least the 1990 and 1991 seasons has been described to me as consisting of a burgundy shell with a white faceguard, and with the team name "Scots" on the sides in a cursive style; but a contradictory report indicated that the helmets used from 1989 through 1992 were "cardinal" in color, with "Scots" in "block"-style letters. No photographs were provided to accompany either of these reports.


GANNON

? - 2005 2006 2007 - 2009
2010 - 2013 2014 -

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PENNSYLVANIA

1966 - 1968 1969 1974
1970 - 1973;
1975 - 1977
1978 1979 - 1981
1982 1983 - 1986 1987 - 1988
1989 - 2006 2007 2008 - 2011
2012 -

A couple of other interesting historical IUP helmets are visible in the photographs below:

The 1965 helmet had a white shell and a logo that appears to be either a "leaf" or a "feather". I have located no color photographs of this design but the logo was presumably some shade of red in color.

From 1983 through 1986 IUP used silver helmets with a logo depicting an Indian riding a horse and holding a spear or similar weapon. The color of the logo is again unknown, but is probably black and/or crimson. I would greatly appreciate a copy of the artwork for this logo.

The team nickname was "Indians" prior to the 2007 season, and the school name was Indiana State College until 1965.


KUTZTOWN

? - 2003 2004 - 2005 2006
2007 - 2013 2014 -
*see note 1 below

*1 The 2014 Kutztown helmet design was "blank" on its left side but featured a "bear head" logo on the right side (as shown below).


LOCK HAVEN

? - 2000? 2001? - 2002 2003 - 2004
2005 - 2006 2007 - 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 - 2013
2014 -
*see note 1 below

In 2009 Lock Haven used to white helmets with "wing" logos on the sides (photo below). The decals appear to be similar to ones used by other teams in recent years, though with some slight differences - in particular, the "wings" appear to be longer. I would appreciate a copy of one of these wing decals. A much larger and clearer photograph would also be helpful.

*1 The 2014 Lock Haven helmet design used the "LHU" logo only on its left side; the right side featured a large "eagle head" logo (as shown below).


MERCYHURST

? - 2001 2002 - 2007 2008 - 2009
2014? - 2010 -
*see note 1 below

*1 This design was used during four games in 2014: October 4 vs Clarion, October 11 vs Gannon, October 18 vs Slipper Rock at Ann Arbor, MI, and October 23 vs Edinboro.


MILLERSVILLE

? - 2003 2004 2005 - 2009
2010 - 2011 2012 -

SETON HILL

2005 - 2007 2008 - 2012 2013
2014 -

2005 was the first year of play for the Seton Hill team.


SHIPPENSBURG

1979 - 1985 ? - 2007 2008 - 2010
2011 -

SLIPPERY ROCK

? - 2002? 2003? -

WEST CHESTER

1964 - 1965 1966 - 1983? 1984? - 1985
1986 - 2000 2001 -