Empire 8 Conference


ALFRED BUFFALO STATE FROSTBURG STATE
"Saxons" "Bengals" "Bobcats"
Alfred, NY Buffalo, NY Frostburg, MD
HARTWICK ITHACA SALISBURY
"Hawks" "Bombers" "Sea Gulls"
Oneonta, NY Ithaca, NY Salisbury, MD
ST. JOHN FISHER UTICA
"Cardinals" "Pioneers"
Rochester, NY Utica, NY

Comments

Hartwick has a new helmet design for 2013 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

ALFRED

? - 2000 2001 - 2003 2004 -

A visitor to this web site reported that from the late 1960s through 1999 Alfred used purple helmets with white facemasks and a logo consisting of the word "Alfred" in a script style, colored white.


BUFFALO STATE

1993 - 1996;
1998 - 1999
2001 2000; 2002 - 2006
2007 - 2008 2009 -

The helmet design from the first two seasons of Buffalo State football (1980 and 1981) has been reported as being "plain white" (facemask color not specified).


FROSTBURG STATE

2005 (first game only?) ? - 2006 2007 - 2010
2011 2012 -

Photographs from From Frostburg State's first game of the 2005 season vs. The Apprentice School show the team wearing plain black helmets, but it was reported to me that the team was soon thereafter using the "paw" decals once again.


HARTWICK

? - 2004? 2005? - 2012 2013 -

No information about historical helmets has ever been received for this team.


ITHACA

? - present

Ithaca's current helmet design has apparently been used for many years, I believe probably at least since the 1980s.


SALISBURY

1999 - 2003 2004 - 2005 2006 - 2010
2011 -

The next older helmet for Salisbury preceding those shown here (used from ? - 1998) has been described to me as having a maroon shell, gold facemask, and a large script "S" decal.


ST. JOHN FISHER

? - 2010 2011

The first design shown above was apparently in use since at least the late 1990s.


UTICA

2001 - 2006 2007 2008 -

The Utica football team first played in 2001 and I believe that the helmet designs shown above are the only ones that have been used by the team.