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
OUACHITA BAPTIST SOUTHEASTERN
OKLAHOMA STATE
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS
"Tigers" "Savage Storm" "Muleriders"
Arkadelphia, AR Durant, OK Magnolia, AR
SOUTHERN NAZARENE SOUTHWESTERN
OKLAHOMA STATE
"Crimson Storm" "Bulldogs"
Bethany, OK Weatherford, OK

Comments

Arkansas-Monticello has a new helmet design for 2013 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO

1997? - 2001 2002 - 2004 2005 - 2006
2007 - 2009 2010 2011 - 2012
2013 -
*see note 1 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 is being worn only on the left side of each helmet - on the right side is a huge "boll weevil" logo, as depicted below.


ARKANSAS TECH

? - 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. This is the only earlier helmet for this team for which I have received any information.


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.


OUACHITA BAPTIST

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

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


SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE

? - 2001 2002 - 2006 2007
2008 -

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 -

2000 was the first year for this team.


SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE

c.late 1970s ? - 2003 2004
2005 -