Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference


East Division

ALBANY STATE BENEDICT CLARK ATLANTA
"Golden Rams" "Tigers" "Panthers"
Albany, GA Columbia, SC Atlanta, GA
FORT VALLEY STATE MOREHOUSE
"Wildcats" "Maroon Tigers"
Fort Valley, GA Atlanta, GA

West Division

CENTRAL STATE KENTUCKY STATE LANE
"Maurauders" "Thorobreds" "Dragons"
Wilberforce, OH Frankfort, KY Jackson, TN
MILES STILLMAN TUSKEGEE
"Golden Bears" "Tigers" "Golden Tigers"
Fairfield, AL Tuscaloosa, AL Tuskegee, AL

Comments

Central State is a new member of this conference in 2013, and the two-division format is also new. Clark Atlanta has a new helmet design in 2013 (shown above).

In 2012 Miles used purple helmets with a logo consisting of a big "M" with a "banner" arching in front of it containing the word "COLLEGE" (photo below); I will need a copy of the helmet logo in order to add this one to the web site.

I have been waiting for about ten years to get a copy of the new helmet logo which Tuskegee adopted in 2004, shown in the photograph below. The logo is the team name "GOLDEN TIGERS" in yellow letters with white and red outlines. I believe that this design was in use during each year from 2004 through 2012, although the team may have occasionally used "plain" helmets during these years.


Historical Helmets

ALBANY STATE

August 27, 2005 ? - present

BENEDICT

? - 2000? 2001? - 2003 2004 - 2006
2007 (early season) 2009 (first game) 2007 - 2010?
*see note 1 below
2011? -

*1 This design was used for an unknown number of games (more than one) in 2007 before stripes were added to the helmet.


CENTRAL STATE

? - 1996 2005 only? 2006? - 2008
2009 - 2010 2011 2012 -

Central State's football team was restored in 2005 after a nine-year absence. Apparently from 2006 through 2008, the team used the helmet logo visible in the photograph below - I would appreciate a copy of this helmet logo.


CLARK ATLANTA

? - 2004 2005 - 2009 2010 - 2012
2013 -

During at least several games in 2003, Clark Atlanta was using a different helmet logo on the right sides of their football helmets - a white circle containing the number 64, as shown in the photograph below. This was done in recognition of former Clark Atlanta football player and coach Curtis Crockett, who had died in February 2003; Crockett had worn number 64 during his playing days at Clark Atlanta.


FORT VALLEY STATE

? - 2002;
some games in 2007 & 2008
2003 2003 - ?
2007? -

FVSU has switched very frequently between the "wildcat head" logo and the script "Wildcats", and I think that both of these have been used during most recent football seasons. This pattern appears to have been in place since at least 2003. In 2003 the helmets were "plain" during the team's first game of the season against Morehouse, but the script "Wildcats" was in use at least during later games against Tuskegee and Albany State.

FVSU used plain blue helmets (without stripes or decals) during at least the 2007 game against Tuskegee and the 2008 game against Valdosta State.


KENTUCKY STATE

? - 1999? 2000? - 2002? 2001; 2003
2004 - ? ? - 2008? 2011
2012 -

The dates listed here are the roughest of approximations. The first helmet shown above was in use during at least part of the 1999 season, and possibly in 2000 also. The second was in use during at least part of the 2000 season. The third helmet was in use during at least parts of the 2001 and 2003 seasons. I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who can identify the precise dates of use for each of these helmets.


LANE

? - 2004 2005 - 2010 2011 -

In 2005 Lane switched to white helmets with burgundy facemasks, burgundy-blue-burgundy stripes, and an arched "LANE" logo which was dark blue with a burgundy shadow (photo below); this design was apparently used throughout the period 2005 - 2010. I still need a copy of the helmet logo for this one in order to add it to the web site.


MILES

? - 2000 2001 - ? ? - present

Miles College had switched from white helmets to yellow ones in 2001 with a new "MC" logo (shown in photograph below); I need a copy of this "MC" logo in order to add this helmet to the site. I believe that this helmet design was used through the 2003 season.


MOREHOUSE

c.late 1990s 2003 only? ? - 2002?; 2004 - 2006?
2007 -

Morehouse seems to use "plain" helmets fairly often; photographs from an early-season game against Fort Valley State in 2005 show the team wearing helmets without decals. I suspect that, in most years, the decals are eventually added to the helmets even when they are absent during early-season games.


STILLMAN

2004 (at least one game) 2009 - 2010 2001 - 2008 (most games);
2011 -

TUSKEGEE

? - 1999? 2000? - 2003 2004 -