NCAA Division II Independents


NORTHEASTERN STATE SHORTER UNIVERSITY
"Riverhawks" "Hawks"
Tahlequah, OK Rome, GA

Northeastern State remains a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association but will begin play as an independent team for the sport of football in 2024. Shorter will play as an independent in 2024 but will participate in Conference Carolinas in 2025, when that conference sponsors football for the first time.


Historical Helmets

NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

c.1960s c.1969 c.mid 1990s(?)
1997? - 2001 2002 2003 - 2006
2007 2008 2009
2010 - 2013 2014 - 2016 2017 - 2018
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
2019 (1st five games) 2019 2020*
*see note 3 below *see note 3 below
2021 2022 - 2023 -

*1 From 2014 through 2016 uniform numbers were worn on the left side only of NSU's helmets; on the right side in 2014 was an oversized "riverhawk" logo and in 2016 a "normal"-sized version of the same logo was used (as depicted below). In 2015 the right side was apparently "blank".

2014 2016

*2 Uniform numbers are worn the left side only of this design; a "riverhawk" logo adorns the right side (as shown below).

*3 Both of these designs have a white "riverhawk" logo on their right side (as shown below).


SHORTER UNIVERSITY

2005 - 2009 2013 October 2, 2014 -
end of 2014
*see note 1 below
September 4, 2014 -
September 20, 2014;
2015 -
2010 - 2012; 2016 - 2018 -
2022 -

2005 was the first season for the Shorter football team.

*1 The logo on this design commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Shorter football team. The lettering within the logo reads "SHORTER HAWKS FOOTBALL / TEN YEARS" and "2005 / 2014". The anniversary logo was worn only on the left side of each helmet, while the same "hawk head" logo as was used in 2013 was worn on the right side.