Great Lakes Valley Conference


INDIANAPOLIS LINCOLN UNIVERSITY McKENDREE
"Greyhounds" "Blue Tigers" "Bearcats"
Indianapolis, IN Jefferson City, MO Lebanon, IL
MISSOURI S&T QUINCY SOUTHWEST BAPTIST
"Miners" "Hawks" "Bearcats"
Rolla, MO Quincy, IL Bolivar, MO
TRUMAN STATE UPPER IOWA WILLIAM JEWELL
"Bulldogs" "Peacocks" "Cardinals"
Kirksville, MO Fayette, IA Liberty, MO

Lincoln University is a new member of this conference in 2024.


Historical Helmets

UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS

1977 - 1978 1993 1994 - 2001
*see note 1 below
2002 - 2006 2007 - 2012 2013 -

The 1991-1992 Indianapolis helmet has been described as featuring a logo depicting a "rat-like dog with a tarp on its back".

*1 The school's name was Indiana Central University until 1986 (hence the "IC" logo on this helmet).


LINCOLN UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

? - 2002 2003 - 2007? 2009 - 2010
2008; 2011 2012 - 2015 2016
*see note 1 below
2018 (last six games) 2017 - 2019 2020* - 2021
*see note 2 below *see note 3 below
'A' 'B'
September 1, 2022 September 10, 2022 - 2023 -

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

*1 In 2011 Lincoln used helmets which were "blank" on the left side but had white uniform numbers on the right side.

*2 This design has uniform numbers on its left side only; on the right side is a "tiger head" logo (as depicted below).

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


McKENDREE UNIVERSITY

1996 - 2012 2013 - 2014 2015 -

McKendree did not have a football team from 1951 through 1995. The team was restored in 1996 and used plain gold helmets with purple facemasks each year through 2012.


MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

1960 - 1964 1965 1966 - 1968
1970 1971 - 1972 1974 - 1979
1980 - 1989 1990 - 1994 1995 - 1998
1999 - 2003 2004 - 2007 2008 - 2012
2013 - 2016 2017 -

Prior to January 1, 2008 the name of this school was University of Missouri-Rolla. UMR had some interesting helmet designs in the early 1970s for which I have only partial information. In 1970, the team used gold (or perhaps silver) helmets with a logo which I have been unable to identify (see photographs from the university's 1971 yearbook below); the logo appears to consist of two white circles within which are some unrecognizable design.

In 1971 and 1972 UMR used gold or silver helmets with a cartoon miner logo (apparently similar to or identical to the one still used by Missouri S&T today); strangely, on most helmets a "sword" logo was present beneath the miner (see photos below). From 1973 through 1976 UMR apparently used plain gold or silver helmets without any logos or stripes.


QUINCY UNIVERSITY

1986 1987? - 1989 1990
1991 1992 1993 - 1996
2004, 2005 (some games) 1997 - 2003;
2005 (some games)
2006 - 2010
2011 - 2013 2014 - 2015 2016 -
*see note 1 below
'A' 'B' 'C'
2017 2017 2017
*see note 2 below
'D' 'E' 'F'
2018 2018 2018
'G' 'H' 'I'
2019 2020* 2021 -
'J'
2022 -
*see note 3 below

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

The first Quincy football team played in 1986; the above helmet designs are all of the ones used by the team, to the best of my knowledge.

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

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

*3 The team name "Hawks" is worn on the left side only of this design; "Quincy" is worn on the right side (as represented below).


SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

? - 1996 ? - 2000? 2001
2002 - 2004 2005 - 2006 2007
2008 - 2009 2010 - 2011 2012
'A' 'B' 'C'
2013 - 2016 2016 2017 -
*see note 1 below
'D' 'E' 'F'
2017 2017 2018; 2020 - 2021
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below *see note 1 below
'G' 'H'
2019 2022 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below

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

*1 The right side of each of these designs differs from the left side; below are representations of the right sides.

'B' 'C' 'D'
'E' 'F' 'G'
'H'

TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY

c.mid 1970s c.1980s 1996 - 1998
'A'
1999 - 2003 2004 - 2014 2015
*see note 1 below
'B' 'C' 'D'
2015 2015 2016
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below *see note 1 below
'E' 'F' 'G'
2016 2016 2016; 2018 - 2019
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
'H' 'I' (and 'I1') 'J'
2016 2017 - 2019 2017
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below *see note 1 below
'K' 'L' 'M'
2017 2017 2017 - 2018
*see note 1 below
'N' 'O' (and 'O1') 'P'
2017 2017 - 2019 2018
*see note 1 below *see note 3 below
'Q' 'R' (and 'R1')
2020* 2021 -
*see note 1 below *see note 4 below

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

Helmet design 'L', used for a single game in 2017, has on both sides a logo of the word "Truman" in a script style (photographs below). I have been unable to locate the artwork for this logo, which I will need in order to add this one to the website.

Truman State University was known as Northeast Missouri State University prior to July 1, 1996; hence the "NE" logos on some of the earlier designs shown above. The earliest "NE" logo was used at least as early as 1980. In 1978 the team used white helmet shells with a purple-yellow-purple sequence of stripes; I do not know if any decals were worn on the sides of this design.

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

'A' and 'C' 'B' 'D'
'F' and 'G' 'H' 'J'
'M' 'N' and 'Q'

*2 Design 'I' has the bulldog logo on both the left and right sides; 'I1' has it on the left side only, with uniform numbers present on the right side (as depicted below).

*3 Design 'O' has the bulldog logo on both the left and right sides; 'O1' has it on the left side only, with uniform numbers present on the right side (as depicted below).

*4 Designs 'R' and 'R1' have uniform numbers on their left sides only; different logos adorn the right side (as depicted below).

'R' 'R1'

UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY

c.1990s - 2000? 2001? - 2002 2003 - 2005
2006 - 2013 2014 - 2016 2017
*see note 1 below *see note 4 below
2018 2019 2021 (1st 6 games); 2022 -
*see note 4 below *see notes 2 & 4 below
2021 (last 5 games)
*see note 3 below

*1 In 2013 the "UI" logo was worn on the left side only; a peacock logo identical to the one worn on both sides of the 2014 helmet was worn on the right side in 2013.

*2 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; a "peacock" logo is present on the right side (as depicted below). .

*3 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; a "peacock" logo is present on the right side (as depicted below). .

*4 The helmet color is uncertain for each of these designs. In the best photographs yet found the color appears to be dark blue in 2018, and it appears to be black in 2017 and 2019. Clarification from anyone familar with the team would be appreciated.


WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE

c.1990 ? - 2001 2002 - 2004
2005 - 2012 2013 - 2014 2015 - 2017
*see note 1 below
2018 2019 - 2021 2022 -
*see note 2 below *see note 3 below

*1 This design has the "J"/cardinal logo on its left side only; the right side has silver uniform numerals (as shown below).

*2 The logo is worn on the left side only of this design; on the right side are uniform numbers like those worn on the left side of the previous design.

*3 This design has the "J"/cardinal logo on its left side only; uniform numbers are worn on the right side (as depicted below).