South Atlantic Conference


CARSON-NEWMAN CATAWBA LENOIR-RHYNE
"Eagles" "Indians" "Bears"
Jefferson City, TN Salisbury, NC Hickory, NC
LIMESTONE MARS HILL NEWBERRY
"Saints" "Lions" "Wolves"
Gaffney, SC Mars Hill, NC Newberry, SC
TUSCULUM WINGATE
"Pioneers" "Bulldogs"
Greeneville, TN Wingate, NC

Comments

Limestone is a new associate member of this conference for football only beginning in 2017.

Carson-Newman will reportedly have a new helmet design in 2017 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

CARSON-NEWMAN

1996 - 2016 ? - 1995; 2017 -

CATAWBA

1970? - ? ? - 1978 1988 - 1990
1990? - ? 1995 -

LENOIR-RHYNE

c.1990 ? - 2001 2002 - 2007
2008 - 2012 2013 -

LIMESTONE

2014 2014 -

2014 was this team's first year.


MARS HILL

1963 1960 - 1962; 1964 - 1965 1966 - 1967
*see note 1 below
1971 - 1974 1975 - 1976 1977 - 1978
1979 - 1980 1981 - 1982 1984
1985 1986 1993 - 2002
2003 2004 - 2010 2011 - 2012
2013 -

*1 During the 1960 season, the team captains wore a slightly different design - the stripe and facemasks were white. In 1965, large white players' uniform numerals were worn at the back of the helmet, on either side of the middle stripe.


NEWBERRY

c.1988? - 2001 2002 2003 - 2007
2008 - 2010 2011 October 26, 2013
*see note 1 below
November 2, 2013;
November 9, 2013
November 23, 2013 2012 - 2013
*see note 2 below *see note 3 below *see note 4 below
October 18, 2014;
October 25, 2014
November 8, 2014;
November 15, 2014
2014 -
*see note 5 below *see note 6 below
2015 -

An earlier helmet design has been described as having a red shell with a white "arrowhead" logo (as on the Kansas City Chiefs helmets); the letters "NC" were present inside the arrowhead. I suspect that this design may have been used for many years during the 1970s and/or 1980s. Photographs would be appreciated. The team was known as the "Indians" in 2007 and during prior years.

*1 Worn during the 2013 home game vs UNC Pembroke.

*2 Worn during games vs Brevard and at Carson-Newman in 2013.

*3 Worn during the playoff game at Carson-Newman in 2013 (not to be confused with the regular-season game at Carson-Newman two weeks earlier) .

*4 Photographs from the 2013 and 2014 seasons (and perhaps from 2012, also) show some helmets with a single dark gray stripe, but it has been reported to me that these were awarded to only a few players on the team (team captains).

*5 Worn during games vs Lenoir-Rhyne and at UNC Pembroke in 2014.

*6 Worn during games vs Carson-Newman and at North Greenville in 2014.


TUSCULUM

? - c.1999 c.2000 - 2015 2016 -
*see note 1 below

*1 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; the right side has a large 'pioneer head' logo (as shown below).


WINGATE

2001? - 2003 2004 - 2011 2012 -
2015 -

The "?-2000?" helmet design used by Wingate has been described to me as being white with a blue "W", similar to that used on the first helmet shown above; I would appreciate some photographs of this design.