American Southwest Conference


BELHAVEN EAST TEXAS BAPTIST HARDIN-SIMMONS
"Blazers" "Tigers" "Cowboys"
Jackson, MS Marshall, TX Abilene, TX
HOWARD PAYNE LOUISIANA COLLEGE MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR
"Yellow Jackets" "Wildcats" "Crusaders"
Brownwood, TX Pineville, LA Belton, TX
McMURRY SUL ROSS STATE
"War Hawks" "Lobos"
Abilene, TX Alpine, TX

Comments

Belhaven and McMurry will be new members of this conference in 2015; both of these teams and East Texas Baptist used new helmet designs in 2014 (each shown above).


Historical Helmets

BELHAVEN

1998 - 2000 2001 2002
2004 2005 - 2007 2008
'A'
2009 - 2012 2013 2014 -
*see note 1 below
'B' 'C' 'D'
2014 - 2014 - 2014 -
*see note 2 below
'E' 'F' 'G'
2014 - 2014 - 2014 -
*see note 3 below *see note 4 below

Belhaven used at least seven different helmet designs in 2014 in the following sequence: A-B-C; D-E-F; G-G-G; G-G.

*1 The left and right sides of this design were different colors; the right side appeared as below.

*2 The left and right sides of this design were different colors; the right side appeared as below.

*3 The left and right sides of this design were different colors; the right side was white and had a yellow stripe which was approximately twice as wide as the gray stripe on the left side of the helmet (see photograph below). I have been unable to located any photographs showing what (if any) additional features were present on the right side.

*4 Uniform numerals were worn only on the left side of this design; the right side featured a green "B" logo (as depicted below).


EAST TEXAS BAPTIST

? - 2004 2005 - 2006 2007 - 2010
2011 - 2013? 2014 -
*see note 1 below

*1 In 2014 uniform numerals were worn only on the left side of each helmet; on the right side was worn a large "tiger head" logo (as shown below).


HARDIN-SIMMONS

? - 2002 2003 -

HOWARD PAYNE

? - 1999? 2000 - ? ? - 2010
2011 -

LOUISIANA COLLEGE

2000 - 2005 2006 2007 -

Louisiana College had a football team through the 1968 season, after which the team was discontinued. It was restored in 2000.

In 2006 this team used the helmet design shown in the photograph below - I would appreciate a copy of the logo used on this helmet design.


MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR

1998 - 2000? 2001? - 2012 2013 -

Mary Hardin-Baylor's football team first played in 1998, so these may be the only helmet designs that the team has used.


McMURRY

? - 1961 1962 1963 - 1965
1966 - 1971 1972 1973
1974 - 1981 1984 1985
1986 1982 - 1983; 1987 1988 - 1990
1991 - 1993 1994 - 1995 1996 - 2004
2005 - 2006 2007 - 2008 2009 - 2012
2013 2014 -

McMurry's 1962 football helmets featured a strange symbol that I cannot identify from the clearest available photographs (below). What is it? Does anyone have a clearer photograph?

In the mid-1980s McMurry used several different helmet designs which I am presently unable to add to the web site; below are photographs of several of these:

I would greatly appreciate better photographs of any of these helmets or additional information, particularly from former team members, equipment managers, etc.

The 1991-1993 helmet featured the same "McM" logo worn on the previous helmet. I am unsure about the colors on this helmet, but it would appear that the helmet shell was silver and that the logo was maroon.

In 2007 and 2008 McMurry used the helmet design shown in the photograph below. The helmets were maroon with a new logo, a large "M" with the school name across it. I would appreciate a copy of the helmet logo for this one, which would enable me to add this historical helmet to the web site.


SUL ROSS STATE

? - 2001? 2003 - 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 - 2012
2013 -

In 2010 Sul Ross State was using a new helmet design featuring silver helmet shell with a red and black wolf's head logo and one red stripe; I would appreciate a copy of the helmet logo from this one. Below is a photo:

During at least the 2002 season, Sul Ross used a "wolf head" logo on the left sides of its helmets; the right sides featured the same "SR" logo as was used from 2003 through 2008. I would appreciate a copy of the "wolf head" logo, which would enable me to add the 2002 helmet to this web site.

An earlier helmet is shown below; this photograph is reported to be from the 1995 season and shows a script "Lobos" logo on a red helmet shell. I would appreciate a copy of the logo used on this helmet.