United Athletic Conference


ABILENE CHRISTIAN AUSTIN PEAY CENTRAL ARKANSAS
"Wildcats" "Governors" "Bears"
Abilene, TX Clarksville, TN Conway, AR
EASTERN KENTUCKY NORTH ALABAMA SOUTHERN UTAH
"Colonels" "Lions" "Thunderbirds"
Richmond, KY Florence, AL Cedar City, UT
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN TARLETON STATE UTAH TECH
"Lumberjacks" "Texans" "Trailblazers"
Nacogdoches, TX Stephenville, TX St. George, UT

Historical Helmets

ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

? - 1960 1961 1962 - 1964
1965 - 1966 1966 - 1967 1968
1969 - 1978 1979 - 1984 1985 - 1986
1987 - 1990 1991 - 1992 1993 - 1994
1995 1996 - 1999 2000
'A' 'B'
2001 - 2012 2013 - 2017 2017
'C' 'D' 'E'
2018 - 2021 2018 - 2021 2022 -
*see note 1 below

During recent years Abilene Christian has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

As for the "missing" Abilene Christian helmets:

Below are photographs of the missing helmets; additional information on these would be appreciated.

*1 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; a logo is worn on the right side (as represented below).

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AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY

? - 1967 1968 - 1969 1970 - 1972
1973 - 1976 1977 - ? ? - 1987
1988 - ? ? - 1999? 2000? - 2005
2006 2007 - 2009 2009
*see note 1 below
'A'
2013 2010 - 2012; 2014 - 2015 2016 - 2018
'B' (and 'B1') 'C' 'D'
2017 - 2018 2017 - 2018 2017
*see note 2 below
'E' 'F' 'G'
2017 - 2018 2018 2019 - 2021
*see note 2 below
'H' 'I' 'J'
2019 - 2021 2019 - 2021 2020
'K' 'L' 'M'
2022 - 2022 - 2022 -
*see note 2 below *see note 2 below *see note 2 below
'N' 'O' 'P'
2022 - 2023 - 2023 -
*see note 2 below *see notes 2 & 3 below
'Q'
2023 -
*see note 2 below

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

*1 This design was reportedly first used during the October 24, 2009 home game against Eastern Kentucky.

*2 The right side of each of these designs differs from the left side as depicted below.

'B' 'B1' 'E'
'K' 'L' 'M'
'N' and 'O' 'Q'

*3 The number 931 is worn on the left side of design 'O', apparently in reference to a local telephone area code.

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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

c.1960s c.early 1970s 1974
1975 1976 1978
1973; 1977; 1979 1980 - 1990 1991 - 1999
2000 - 2009 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2014
'A' 'B' (and 'B1')
2015 - 2016 2017 - 2017 -
*see note 1 below
'C' 'D' 'E'
2019 - 2020 - 2020 -
'F' 'G' 'H'
2021 - 2021 - 2021 -
*see note 1 below
'I' 'J' 'K'
2021 - 2022 - 2022 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
'L' 'M' 'N'
2022 - 2023 - 2023 -
'O'
2023 -

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

This team used several interesting helmet designs during the mid-1970s for which I have only partial information; below are photographs of some of these, and the apparent logo worn on the last two:

Clear color photographs of any of these would probably enable me to add them to the website. The 1974 design had a red "bear head" logo beneath the letters "SCA" which were purple in color. The 1975 helmet had a cartoon bear logo of unknown color(s); the same logo was used in 1976 but greatly enlarged. There were apparently some red (or perhaps orange or brown) colors within the logo during at least 1975.

*1 The right side of each of these designs differs from the left side as represented below.

'B' 'B1' 'G'
'J' 'K' 'N'

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EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

1955 - 1961 1962 1963
1964 1965 - 1967 1968
1969 - 1970 1971 - 1976 1977 - 1978
1979 1980 - 2005 September 6, 2008;
September 13, 2008
*see note 1 below
'A' 'B'
2009 - 2015 2006 - 2008; 2016 - 2020 2017
'C' 'D' 'E'
2017 - 2019 2017; 2019 - 2018
'F' 'G' 'H'
2019 2019 2023 -

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

EKU's team nickname was changed from "Maroons" to "Colonels" in 1963.

*1 This design was used at least during home games against Western Kentucky and Morehead State in 2008 (and perhaps during other games, also?).

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA

1977 - 1987 1988 1989
1990 - 2001 2002 - 2004 2005 - 2011
'A' 'B' 'C'
2012 - 2021 2017 - 201 2017 - 2018
'D' 'E' 'F'
2018 2018 2019
'G' 'H' 'I'
2022 - 2022 - 2023 -

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

This school was known as Florence State College from 1957 until 1968, when the name was changed to Florence State University. The school's present name, University of North Alabama, was adopted in 1974.

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SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY

1961 - ? 1973 1976 - 1977
c.mid 1990s c.late 1990s ? - 2000
'B'
2002 2003 - 2010 2014 - 2015
*see note 1 below
'C' 'A' 'D'
2015 2011 - 2014 2016
'E' 'F' 'G'
2016 2016 2016
'H' 'I' 'J'
2016 2017 - 2017 -
'K' 'L' 'M'
2017 - 2017 - 2021 -
'N' 'O' 'P'
2021 - 2023 - 2023 -

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

*1 The logo shown on this helmet was actually worn only on the right sides of the helmets in 2002; on the left sides, white players' uniform numerals with black outlines were used. The 2001 helmet design was identical, except that the right side of the helmet was left "blank" (no bird head decals). I would appreciate a clear photograph showing the LEFT side of either the 2001 or 2002 SUU helmet design.

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STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY

1958 - 1962 1963 - 1970 1971
1972 - 1975 1976 1977 - 1981
1982 - 1985 1986 - 1988 1989 - 1991
'A'
2002 1992 - 2001; 2003 - 2010 2011 - 2019
*see note 1 below
'B' (and 'B1' & 'B2') 'C' 'D'
2015; 2020 - 2021 2016 - 2019 2019 - 2021
*see note 2 below *see note 3 below
'E' 'F' 'G'
2019 2020 2020
*see note 4 below *see note 5 below *see note 6 below
'H' 'I' 'J'
2022 - 2022 2022
*see note 7 below *see note 7 below *see note 7 below
'K' 'L' 'M'
2022 2022 2023 -
*see note 7 below *see note 7 below
'N'
2023 -

During recent years Stephen F. Austin has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

*1 Prior to 2015 this design had the SFA/Texas state outline logo on both sides; beginning in 2015 the logo was worn on the left side only; white uniform numerals were worn on the right side (as depicted below).

*2 Helmet design 'B' has uniform numbers on both sides; 'B1' has uniform numbers on the left side only with a logo adorning the right side (as represented below); 'B2' has uniform numbers on the left side only with the "SFA"/state outline logo (as shown on the left side of 'C' above) on the right side. .

*3 The logo is present on the left side only of this design; purple uniform numbers like those worn on both sides of design 'B' adorn the right side.

*4 The 'JACKS' logo is present on the left side only of this design; white uniform numbers are worn on the right side (so the appearance is like that of the right side of design 'A').

*5 The logo is present on the left side only of this design; uniform numbers are worn on the right side (as shown on the right side of 'A' in note 1 above).

*6 The logo is present on the left side only of this design; uniform numbers are worn on the right side (as represented below).

*7 The right side of each of these designs differs from the left as depicted below).

'H' 'I' 'J', 'K', and 'L'

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TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY

c.1967 - 1968 1970 1969; 1977 - 1979
1985 1986 1987
? - 1999? 2000? - 2009 2010 - 2011
2012 -
October 4, 2014
October 11, 2014 -
November 15, 2014
2015 - 2017
'A' 'B'
2018 - 2022 2023 - 2023 -

In 2023 Tarleton used two of the above helmet designs in the following sequence: A-A-B; B-A-B; B-B-A; A-A.

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UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY

c.late 1960s 1972 1973 - 1974
1975 - ? ? - 1977 1978 - 1981
1982 1983 - 1984 1985 - c.early 1990s
2006 2007 - 2009 2010 - 2012
2013 - 2014 2015 2016 - 2018
*see note 1 below
2019 2020* - October 15, 2022 October 22, 2022 -
November 19, 2022
2023 - 2023 (last 2 games)

This team played as a member of the NCAA for the first time in 2006 at the Division II level. Prior to then the team competed as a junior college team for many decades. The school name was previously Dixie State University (from 2013 to May 2022), Dixie State College of Utah (from 2000 to 2013), Dixie College (from 1972 to 2000) and Dixie Junior College (from 1923 to 1972). The team nickname was "Red Storm" from 2009 through 2016, and "Rebels" prior to 2009.

The team has a number of other interesting designs dating from the junior college period; below are photographs of some of these found in the university's yearbooks:

As is usually the case the biggest impediment towards adding these to the website is the apparent dearth of clear color photographs.

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

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