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 SAVANNAH STATE
"Wildcats" "Maroon Tigers" "Tigers"
Fort Valley, GA Atlanta, GA Savannah, GA

West Division

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

New team for 2021 season

ALLEN
"Yellow Jackets"
Columbia, SC

Comments

Allen will be a new member of this conference in 2021; I have been unable to ascertain how the SIAC's two divisions will be altered to accomodate the new team.


Historical Helmets

ALBANY STATE

c.1985 August 27, 2005 ? - present

ALLEN
2003? - 2005 2018 -

Citing financial difficulties, Allen University discontinued its football team in early 2006 after three years of varsity play as an NAIA independent team. A club-level team had played in 2001 and 2002. The first helmet design shown above is the only one for which I ever received any information, but it is certainly possible that others were used, particularly during the earlier years of the program. I believe that yellow helmets may have been used for a while, but perhaps only by the club-level team. The team was re-instated in 2018.

The university also had a team during the mid-1900s with 1968 being the team's final year. I would appreciate any information about helmet designs used during the 1960s.


BENEDICT

? - 2000? 2001? - 2003 2004 - 2006
2007 (early season) 2009 (first game);
2016 (1st 3 games)
2007 - 2013
*see note 1 below
2014 2015 -

*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 (1st game
only?)
2011
2012 - 2013 2015 2014; 2016 -

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 2014 - 2015 (first 2 games)
2015 2016 - 2017 2018 (1st 4 games)
2018 -

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


FORT VALLEY STATE

? - 2002;
some games in 2007 & 2008
2003 2003 - ?
2007? - 2008? 2008? - 2012? 2013? -

FVSU apparently switched frequently between the "wildcat head" logo and the script "Wildcats" from about 2003 through 2007, and I think that both logos may have been used during most of those five seasons. 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. The script "Wildcats" logo was also apparently used at least once on a helmet with no stripes (date of use unknown).


KENTUCKY STATE

? - 1999? 2000? - 2002? 2001; 2003
2004 - ? ? - 2008? 2009? - 2010?
2011 2012 2013 - 2015
*see note 1 below
2016 - 2018 2019 -

The dates listed here are mostly rough approximations due to a paucity of reference photographs during the early 2000s.. 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.

*1 The 2013 & 2014 KSU helmet design featured the racehorse only on the left side of each helmet; yellow uniform numerals were worn on the right side (as shown below).


LANE

? - 2004 2005 - 2010 2011 - ?
? - 2013 2014 2015 - 2018
2019 -

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 - ? 2011? -

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. The team's next design featured a similar logo on a purple helmet shell.


MOREHOUSE

c.late 1990s 2003 only? ? - 2002?; 2004 - 2006?
2007 - 2014 2015 - 2019 -

During several early-season games in the early 2000s Morehouse used "blank" helmets.


SAVANNAH STATE

c.late 1990s 2001? - 2003 ? - 2000?; 2004 - 2005?
2006 2007 2008
2009 - 2010 2011 2012
'A' 'B' 'C'
2013; 2016 - 2013 2014
'D' 'E' 'F'
2014 2015 2015
'G' 'H' 'I'
2016 - 2017 - 2019 -

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


TUSKEGEE

c.1970s ? - 1999? 2000? - 2003
2004 -