Great Lakes Valley Conference


INDIANAPOLIS LINCOLN McKENDREE
"Greyhounds" "Blue Tigers" "Bearcats"
Indianapolis, IN Jefferson City, MO Lebanon, IL
MISSOURI S&T QUINCY SAINT JOSEPH'S
"Miners" "Hawks" "Pumas"
Rolla, MO Quincy, IL Rensselaer, IN
SOUTHWEST BAPTIST TRUMAN STATE WILLIAM JEWELL
"Bearcats" "Bulldogs" "Cardinals"
Bolivar, MO Kirksville, MO Liberty, MO

Comments

Quincy is using a new helmet design in 2016 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

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

? - 2002 2003 - 2007? 2008
2009 - 2010 2011 -
*see note 1 below

*1 In 2011 the numerals are being worn on the right sides of the helmets only, with the left sides remaining "blank".


McKENDREE

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 S&T

1960 - 1964 1965 1966 - 1968
1970 1971 - 1973 1974 - 1979
1980 - 1989 1990 - 1994 1995 - 1998
1999 - 2003 2004 - 2007 2008 - 2012
2013 -

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

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

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


SAINT JOSEPH'S

? - 2001 2002 - 2003 2004 only?
2005 - 2009 2010 2011 - 2012
2013 -

This team has existed for decades but I have not yet received any information about its helmet designs from before the year 2001.


SOUTHWEST BAPTIST

? - 1996 ? - 2000? 2001
2002 - 2004 2005 - 2006 2007
2008 - 2009 2010 - 2011 2012
2013 -

TRUMAN STATE

c.mid 1970s c.1980s 1996 - 1998
1999 - 2003 2004 -

Truman State University was known as Northeast Missouri State University prior to July 1, 1996; hence the "NE" logo on the "c.1980s" helmet shown above. This logo was used at least as early as 1980. In 1978, the team was using 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.


WILLIAM JEWELL

c.1990 ? - 2001 2002 - 2004
2005 - 2012 2013 - 2014 2015 -
*see note 1 below

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