Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference


Eastern Division

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

Western Division

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

Comments

West Chester has a new helmet design for the 2018 season (shown above).

Cheyney has discontinued its football team; helmet designs for Cheyney have been moved to the page for "defunct American college teams" near the bottom of the site index.


Historical Helmets

BLOOMSBURG

? - 1999? 2000? - 2003 2004 - 2014
2015 - 2016 2017 -

It has been reported to me that this 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 -

CLARION

? - 1967 1968 - 1973 1974 - 1979
1980 - 1982 1983 - 1985 1986 - 1990
1991 - 1993 1994 - 1997 1998 - 2011
'A' 'B'
2012 - 2014 2015 - 2015 -

During recent years Clarion has used two of the above helmet designs in the following sequences (sequences very incomplete - additional information would be appreciated):

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EAST STROUDSBURG

? - 2016 2017 -

The first design shown above was used for many years - I think probably since at least the early 1990s, and definitely since 1999 or 2000.


EDINBORO

1999 2000 - 2005 2006
2007 - 2013 2014 2015
2016 - October 8, 2016

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
'A'
2010 - 2013 2014 - 2015 2015 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
'B'
2016 -
*see note 3 below

In 2017 Gannon used two of the above helmet designs in the following order: B-A-B; A-A-B; A-A-B; B-B.

In 2016 Gannon used: B-B-A; A-B-A; ?-B-?; B-B (no information for October 15 vs Seton Hill and October 29 vs IUP).

*1 This design was in use for at least three games at the beginning of the 2015 season, before a switch to black helmets was made by at least game #5 (vs Slippery Rock).

*2 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; the right side features a large "knight" logo (as shown below).

*3 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; the right side features a large "knight" logo (as shown below).


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 - 2014 2015 -

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). This scheme apparently remained in place in 2015 and 2016, also.


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 on its left side only; the right side featured a large "eagle head" logo (as shown below). In subsequent years the size of the eagle head logo was greatly dimished.

2014 2015 -

MERCYHURST

? - 2001 2002 - 2007 2008 - 2009
'B' (and 'B1' & 'B2') 'C' 'A'
2014? - 2017 - 2010 -
*see note 1 below

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

*1 Designs 'B', 'B1', and 'B2' all have the pink "M" logo on the left side, 'B' also has the pink "M" on the right side, 'B1' is "blank" on its right side, and 'B2' has the "shamrock" logo worn on both sides of design 'C' on its right side.


MILLERSVILLE

? - 2003 2004 2005 - 2009
2010 - 2011 2012 - 2014 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? - 2016 2017 -

WEST CHESTER

1964 - 1965 1966 - 1983? 1984? - 1985
1986 - 2000 2001 - 2018 -