Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference


ADAMS STATE BLACK HILLS STATE CHADRON STATE
"Grizzlies" "Yellowjackets" "Eagles"
Alamosa, CO Spearfish, SD Chadron, NE
COLORADO MESA COLORADO STATE-
PUEBLO
COLORADO
SCHOOL OF MINES
"Mavericks" "ThunderWolves" "Orediggers"
Grand Junction, CO Pueblo, CO Golden, CO
DIXIE STATE FORT LEWIS NEW MEXICO
HIGHLANDS
"Trailblazers" "Skyhawks" "Cowboys"
St. George, UT Durango, CO Las Vegas, NM
SOUTH DAKOTA
SCHOOL OF MINES
WESTERN STATE
COLORADO
"Hardrockers" "Mountaineers"
Rapid City, SD Gunnison, CO

Comments

There will be two new members of this conference in 2016 - Dixie State and South Dakota School of Mines, while Western New Mexico has departed to join the Lone Star Conference.

Adams State, Black Hills State, Colorado Mesa, and Colorado Mines used new helmet designs in 2015 (shown above), as did Dixie State.


Historical Helmets

ADAMS STATE

2001 - 2003 ? - 2000; 2004 - ? ? - 2011
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
'A'
2012 2013 - 2014 2015 -
'B' 'C'
2015 - October 3, 2015

In 2015 Adams State used at least three of the above helmet designs in the following sequence: A-B-B; A-C-B; A-?-A; A-B. Design 'C', used during the October 3 game at CSU-Pueblo, had a green shell with a logo composed of a white rectangular shape with a "bear face" profile at one end and with the letters "ASU" (see photograph below). I would appreciate a copy of the artwork for this logo.

*1 During at least the 2007 season the "bear paw" helmet logo was apparently used only on the right side of each helmet, with the left side left "blank".

*2 A stripe was added to this helmet design by at least 2008, and perhaps earlier.


BLACK HILLS STATE

? - 1968 1969 - ? 1990 - 1992
*see note 1 below
1993 - 1998 1999 - 2001 2002
*see note 1 below
September 2, 2004 2003 - 2008 2009 -
*see note 2 below
2013 - 2014 2015 -

I have received copies of the two helmet logos used by BHSU from 1990 through 1998, and could add these to the web site, if I could get photographs of the helmets in question (in order to show the size of the helmet decals relative to the helmet shell).

In 2002, Black Hills State used the helmet design shown in the photograph below; I would appreciate a copy of the "BHSU" logo used on this helmet.

*1 This design was used through at least the 1971 season.

*2 The team wore plain green helmets during the 2004 game against South Dakota Tech as a tribute to former team member Judd Fulton, who had died in an automobile accident which occurred August 16, 2004.


CHADRON STATE

? - 2005 2006 2007 - 2008
2009 2010 -
*see note 1 below

In 2009 this team used helmets of a crimson-red color with the logo visible in the photo below - I would greatly appreciate a copy of the helmet logo for this design (I do not need additional photographs of the helmet - just the artwork for the logo itself).

*1 Numerals are worn only on the left side of the current helmet design; on the right is an "eagle head" logo (as depicted below).


COLORADO MESA

? - 2009 2010 2011
2012 - 2014 2015 -
*see note 1 below

Prior to August 10, 2011 the name of this school was Mesa State University.

*1 The "CMU" logo is present on the left side only of this design; the right side features a large "maverick head" logo (as depicted below).


COLORADO MINES

c.1980s? 1999 only(?) some games in 2001,
2002, & 2003
2000 - 2014 2015 -

Colorado Mines appears to have used helmet stripes irregularly during the last few years. The stripes are visible in photographs from the following games: 2000 vs MidAmerica Nazarene, 2001 Vs Oklahoma Panhandle State, 2002 vs Western State, and 2003 vs Missouri-Rolla. The stripes were not used during at least the following games: vs South Dakota Tech in either 2001 or 2002, and vs Western New Mexico in 2003. An explanation for this inconsistency has been provided by a visitor to this web site: ..."in a couple seasons we did not have enough stripes at the begining of the season for everyone to have them, so we played without them until we could get enough stripes. The true helmet design is to have the stripes, the design without the stripes was more or less a mistake/extenuating circumstances" (thanks T.Y. for this information).


COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY-PUEBLO

2008 -

CSU-Pueblo was known as the University of Southern Colorado until 2003. USC had a football team until 1985 at which time the team nickname was "Indians". The football team was restored in 2008.


DIXIE STATE

2006 2007 - 2009 2010 - 2012
2013 - 2014 2013 -
*see note 1 below

2006 was the first year for this team as a four-year college (DSC had a junior college-level team for many years prior to 2006).

*1 Numerals were worn only on the left side of this design; on the right side is a "D" logo like the one used in 2012 and earlier seasons (as shown below).


FORT LEWIS

? - 2000 2001 2002 - 2005
2006 - 2009 2010 - 2011 2012
2013 -

Fort Lewis's team was known as the "Raiders" prior to 1994. One helmet design from those days (specific years unknown) is shown in the photograph below; I have received a copy of the helmet logo for this one, but it is unclear whether any stripes were present; can anyone confirm or deny the presence of stripes on this design, and provide a photograph showing the stripes, if there were any?


MEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS

? - 2000? 2001 only? 2003 - 2006
2007 - 2010 2011 -

NMHU used the helmet design shown in the photo below during the 2002 season. The color of the letters on the helmet cannot be determined from this photo (they could be either silver or white).

It has been reported to me that, from at least 1990 through 1995, the team used silver helmets with a logo similar to the one currently used by the University of Wyoming, but with the logo in purple. Photos would be appreciated.

 


SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY

? - 2002? 2003 only? 2004
2005 2006 - 2011 2012 -

WESTERN STATE COLORADO

? - 2000? 2001? 2002 - 2005
2006 - 2011 2012 2013 -
*see note 1 below

*1 This design was "blank" on its left side but had small uniform numerals on its right side (as represented below).

Also, there was a large "mountaineer head" logo at the rear side of the helmet (see photograph below).