Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association


Northern Division

BLUEFIELD STATE BOWIE STATE ELIZABETH CITY STATE
"Big Blue" "Bulldogs" "Vikings"
Bluefield, WV Bowie, MD Elizabeth City, NC
LINCOLN VIRGINIA STATE VIRGINIA UNION
"Lions" "Trojans" "Panthers"
Lincoln University, PA Petersburg, VA Richmond, VA

Southern Division

FAYETTEVILLE STATE JOHNSON C. SMITH LIVINGSTONE
"Broncos" "Golden Bulls" "Blue Bears"
Fayetteville, NC Charlotte, NC Salisbury, NC
ST. AUGUSTINE'S SHAW WINSTON-SALEM STATE
"Falcons" "Bears" "Rams"
Raleigh, NC Raleigh, NC Winston-Salem, NC

Saint Augustine's has announced that its football team will be "suspended" during at least the 2024 football season.


Historical Helmets

BLUEFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY

2021 (first 3 games) 2021 - 2023 -
*see note 1 below

Bluefield State did not have an intercollegiate football team from 1981 through 2020; before 1981 the college had a football team for several decades. I have been unable to locate any information about helmet designs for the 1960 - 1980 period other than a few photographs of similar quality to those below, which appear in Elon University's 1976 yearbook. I believe these helmets are those worn by Bluefield State, which did play Elon in 1975 and used "devil" imagery for the school's athletic teams during this period; the logo appears to be a simple "pitchfork". Any additional information about helmet designs used by earlier Bluefield State teams would be appreciated.

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


BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY

? - 1998? 1999? - 2000 2001 - 2002
2003 2004 - 2006 2007
2008 - 2013 2014 2015 - 2021
2022 -

ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY

1981? - ? ? - 1999 2000 only?
2002 - 2004 2005 - 2010 2011 - 2012
2013 2014 - 2015 2016
*see note 1 below
2017 - 2021 2022 -

*1 This design has uniform numbers on the left side only; the right side has "STATE" in large letters beneath "ELIZABETH CITY" in smaller letters (as depicted below).


FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY

? - 1999 2001 2002 - 2006?
2007? - 2012 2013 - 2015 2016
*see note 1 below
2017 - 2019 2021 -

*1 Uniform numerals are present on the left side only of this design; a "bronco head" logo adorns the right side (as represented below).


JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY

1998? 1999? 2000?
2000? - 2001 2002 - 2003 2004
2005 - 2008 2009 - 2010 2010
2011 - 2014 2011 - 2015 September 3, 2016
2016 September 2, 2017 2017 - 2018
August 30, 2018;
2019
2021 2022 -

The dates of use listed for the earlier helmets are very uncertain. I believe that JCSU used blue helmets only during the 2000 season, with no logo earlier in the season, and with the yellow "JC Smith" logo added later. Yellow helmets were used during 1999 and earlier, but the logo sequence is unclear, but I believe the white bull logo is more recent than the one with the blue bull. There was also a version of the yellow helmet with the word "Bulls" in a script font, used some time in the early 2000s.


LINCOLN UNIVERSITY

2008 (first few games) 2008 2009? - 2011?
2012 2013 2014
2015 2016 2017
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below *see note 3 below
2018 2019 2021
*see note 4 below *see note 5 below
2022 -
*see note 6 below

This team played its first season of football in 2008. The team used plain orange helmets during at least its first game, but helmet decals were added by early October 2008 (see photo below). I would appreciate a copy of the helmet logo for this design.

Beginning in 2009 a different logo was used (see photo below) - again I would appreciate a copy of the artwork for the helmet logo of this design.

*1 Uniform numerals are present on the left side only of this design; the right side has a "lion" logo with the school name (as represented below).

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

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

*4 The "LU" logo is present on the left side only of this design; a "lion head" logo is worn on the right side (as represented below).

*5 The "LU" logo is present on the left side only of this design; a "lion head" logo is worn on the right side (as represented below).

*6 The "LU" logo is present on the left side only of this design; a very intricate logo which I have not been able to locate is worn on the right side (photograph below).


LIVINGSTONE COLLEGE

2002 2004 - 2007 2008 - 2009
2013 - 2017 2018 - 2019 ? - 2001?; 2003;
2010 - 2012?; 2021 -

SAINT AUGUSTINE'S UNIVERSITY

2003 - 2004 2005 - 2006 2007 - 2011
2012 - 2014 2015 2016 - 2019
2021 -

Saint Augustine's did not have a football team from 1966 through 2001. In 2002, which was the first year for the restored team, SAU used royal blue helmets with a logo on the sides which I cannot identify from the clearest photographs yet found (see below), but which appears to be a "flying falcon" logo similar to one of Air Force's old athletics logos.


SHAW UNIVERSITY

2002 only? 2004 - 2006 2003; 2007 (early season); 2008
*see note 1 below
2007 (most of season);
2009 - 2016
2017 - 2019 2021
2022 -

*1 Shaw's team was still at the JV or club level when this helmet design was in use. 2003 was the first year for the varsity team (though the school had a varsity team previously which played its last season in 1978 - information about the earlier team's helmet designs would be appreciated).


VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY

? - 2001 2002 (game #1) 2002 - 2012
2013 - 2014 2015 - 2018 2019 -
2021 - 2023 -

VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY

? - 2000? 2001? - 2003 2004 - 2007
2008 2009 - 2013 2014 - 2017
2018 - 2023 - 2023 -

WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY

c.1990 ? - 2002? 2012 only?
2003? - 2013 September 6, 2014 2014
2015 2016 2017
*see note 1 below
2019 2021 2018; 2022 -

*1 The North Carolina state outline logo is present on the left side only of this design; the right side features a large version of WSSU's "ram head" logo (as depicted below). The stripe on this design contains a list of ten years from 1977 to 2012 during which WSSU won the CIAA championship.