Great American Conference


ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO ARKANSAS TECH EAST CENTRAL
"Boll Weevils" "Wonder Boys" "Tigers"
Monticello, AR Russellville, AR Ada, OK
HARDING HENDERSON STATE NORTHWESTERN
OKLAHOMA STATE
"Bisons " "Reddies" "Rangers"
Searcy, AR Arkadelphia, AR Alva, OK
OKLAHOMA BAPTIST OUACHITA BAPTIST SOUTHEASTERN
OKLAHOMA STATE
"Bison" "Tigers" "Savage Storm"
Shawnee, OK Arkadelphia, AR Durant, OK
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS SOUTHERN NAZARENE SOUTHWESTERN
OKLAHOMA STATE
"Muleriders" "Crimson Storm" "Bulldogs"
Magnolia, AR Bethany, OK Weatherford, OK

Comments

Arkansas-Monticello, Ouachita Baptist, Southern Nazarene , and Southwestern Oklahoma State used new helmet designs in 2014 (shown above). Oklahoma Baptist will be a new member of this conference in 2015, and also used a new helmet design in 2014.


Historical Helmets

ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO

1997? - 2001 2002 - 2004 2005 - 2006
2007 - 2009 2010 2011 - 2012
2013 2014 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

Assuming that the school colors have not changed, Arkansas-Monticello apparently switched between white and green helmets more than once in the 1960s and 1970s. The white helmets had numerals on the sides during some years.

Two interesting old helmet logos worn on what were apparently white helmets (or perhaps gray on the second one) are visible in the photographs below. The first, from about 1975, shows an oval-shape (green?) containing the team name "BOLL WEEVILS"; the second shows a "UAM" logo with "BOLL WEEVILS" across the middle in much smaller letters. I would very much appreciate clearer photos of these two, especially color photos so as to verify the expected green color.

Another logo, an "A" perhaps with "BOLL WEEVILS" across its middle bar, is visible in the photograph below from about 1995:

*1 In 2013 the "AM" logo was worn only on the left side of each helmet - on the right side was a huge "boll weevil" logo, as depicted below.

*2 In 2014 numerals were worn only on the left side of each helmet - on the right side was worn the university's "AM" logo (as depicted below).


ARKANSAS TECH

c.1973 ? - 2006 2007 - 2009
2010 -

During at least the 1993 and 1995 seasons, Arkansas Tech used white helmets with a logo consisting of the letters "ATU" in a color described as "light green". The "T" was larger than the other letters.


EAST CENTRAL

? - 2003 2004 - 2005 2006
2007 - 2008 2009 -

HARDING

1967 - 1981 ? - 2008 2009 -

HENDERSON STATE

1997 - 2001 2002 - 2004 2005
2006 -

From 1994 through 1996, Henderson State reportedly used red helmets with gray facemasks and with the team name "Reddies" in black letters on the sides, and from 1989 through 1993 the helmets were plain red with gray facemasks. I would appreciate photographs of these and other historical helmets for this team.


NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE

1996 - 2006 2007 - 2011 2012 -

I have never received any information about earlier helmet designs used by this team.


OKLAHOMA BAPTIST

2013 2014 -

2013 was the first year of the OBU football team.


OUACHITA BAPTIST

1999 2000 - 2001 2002
2003 - 2004 2005 - 2006 2007 - 2011
August 29, 2012 2012 - 2013 2014 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

*1 Worn during OBU's first game of the 2012 season (vs Northwestern Oklahoma State).

*2 In 2014 the uniform numerals were worn only on the left side of each OBU helmet; the right side featured the same oval-shaped tiger logo used in 2012 and 2013.


SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE

? - 2001 2002 - 2006 2007
2008 -

During at least four games in 2014 Southeastern Oklahoma State used black helmets with a new, large "bison head" logo (photograph below). I would appreciate a copy of the artwork for this new logo, which would enable me to add this helmet to the web site.


SOUTHERN ARKANSAS

? - 2005 2006 -

I have never received any information about earlier helmet designs used by Southern Arkansas, though the team's history extends throughout the period covered by this web site.


SOUTHERN NAZARENE

2000? - 2005 2006 - 2013 2014 -

2000 was the first year for this team.


SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE

c.late 1970s ? - 2003 2004
2005 - 2013 2014 -