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
FORT LEWIS NEW MEXICO
HIGHLANDS
SOUTH DAKOTA
SCHOOL OF MINES
"Skyhawks" "Cowboys" "Hardrockers"
Durango, CO Las Vegas, NM Rapid City, SD
WESTERN COLORADO
"Mountaineers"
Gunnison, CO

Comments

Colorado Mesa, South Dakota Mines, and Black Hills State each used new helmet designs during their first game in 2020 (shown above)..

Fort Lewis used a new helmet design in 2019; the team switched to blue helmets with a new "skyhawk" logo (see photograph below); I have been unable to locate the artwork for the new logo, which I will need in order to add this helmet to the website.


Historical Helmets

ADAMS STATE

c.early 1970s c.late 1970s c.early 1990s
2001 - 2003 ? - 2000; 2004 - ? ? - 2011
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
'A'
2012 2013 - 2014 2015 -
'B' 'C' 'D'
2015 - October 3, 2015 2017 -
'E'
2015 -

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

In 2015 ASU 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, has 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 - 2019 2020 -

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 in memory of former team member Judd Fulton, who had died in an automobile accident which occurred August 16, 2004.


CHADRON STATE

c.early 1980s c.early 1990s c.late 1990s
? - 2005 2006 2007 - 2008
'A' (and 'A1') 'B'
2009 2010 - 2017 2016 - 2017
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
'C' 'D'
2018 - 2019 -
*see note 3 below *see note 4 below

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

*1 Designs 'A' and 'A1' both have uniform numerals on their left sides only; 'A' (used from 2010 through 2016) has an "eagle head" logo on its right side (as depicted below), while 'A1' is "blank" on its right side.

*2 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; an "eagle head" logo adorns the right side (as represented below).

*3 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; an "eagle head" logo adorns the right side (as represented below).

*4 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; an "eagle head" logo adorns the right side (as represented below).


COLORADO MESA

? - 2009 2010 2011
2012 - 2014 2015 - 2020 -
*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 2016 -

Colorado Mines used helmet stripes irregularly during the early 2000s. 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.


FORT LEWIS

? - 2000 2001 2002 - 2005
2006 - 2009 2010 - 2011 2012
2013 - 2018 2019 -

MEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS

? - 2000? 2001 only? 2003 - 2006
2007 - 2010 2011 - 2015 2016
*see note 1 below
2017 -
*see note 1 below

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.

*1 Both the 2016 and 2017-2018 NMHU helmet designs have a large 'horse and rider' logo on their right sides; a different logo was adopted in 2019 (as represented below).

2016 - 2018 2019 -

SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY

? - 2002? 2003 only? 2004
2005 2006 - 2011 2012 - 2015
2016 2017 - 2019 2020 -
October 31, 2020

WESTERN COLORADO

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

Western Colorado University was prior to September 2018 named Western State Colorado University.

*1 The left side of this design is "blank"; uniform numbers adorn the right side (as represented below).

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