Great Northwest Athletic Conference


AZUSA PACIFIC CENTRAL WASHINGTON DIXIE STATE
"Cougars" "Wildcats" "Red Storm"
Azusa, CA Ellensburg, WA St. George, UT
HUMBOLDT STATE SIMON FRASER SOUTH DAKOTA
SCHOOL OF MINES
"Lumberjacks" "Clan" "Hardrockers"
Arcata, CA Burnaby, BC Rapid City, SD
WESTERN OREGON
"Wolves"
Monmouth, OR

Comments

Central Washington and Western Oregon had new helmet designs in 2014 (shown above), while Azusa Pacific used nine different designs, six of which were not previously used.

South Dakota Mines was a new member of this conference in 2014.


Historical Helmets

AZUSA PACIFIC

'A' 'B'
? - 2003 2004 - 2012 -
'C' 'D' 'E'
2013 - 2014 - 2014 -
'F' 'G' 'H'
2014 - 2014 - 2014 -
2014 -

In 2014 Azusa Pacific used nine of the above helmet designs in the following sequence: B-D-A; B-E-F; C-G-H; I-C.

In 2013 APU used three of the above helmet designs in the following sequence: B-C-C; A-C-B; A-C-C; B-C-B.

In 2012 APU used two designs in the following sequence: B-B-A; B-A-B; A-A-B; B-A ('A' was used during home games, and 'B' was used on the road).

I have never received any information about earlier helmet designs used by this team, which first played in 1965.


CENTRAL WASHINGTON

? - 2003 2004 - 2006 2007 - 2011
2012 - 2013 2014 -

DIXIE STATE

2006 2007 - 2009 2010 - 2012
2013 -
*see note 1 below

2006 was the first year for this team as a four-year college (DSC has a junior college-level team for many years prior to 2006).

*1 In 2013 the numerals are being worn only on the left side of each helmet; on the right side is a "D" logo like the one used in 2012 and earlier seasons (as shown below).


HUMBOLDT STATE

? - 1999 2000 2001 - 2003
2013 2004 - 2012; 2014 -

SIMON FRASER

c.1970s c.1980s - 1990s 2001? -

SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY

? - 2002? 2003 only? 2004
2005 2006 - 2011 2012 -

WESTERN OREGON

2000? - 2008 2009 - 2010 2011
2012 - 2013 2014 -

WOU apparently used several different helmet designs during the second half of the 1990s. During 1999, red helmets were used with the team name "Wolves" in white on the side, possibly with a picture of a wolf's head, also (this logo may have been similar to, or even identical to, the current helmet logo). I believe that the helmet design in use during 1998 was very similar to the "2000? - 2008" design shown above. An earlier helmet from perhaps the mid-1990s was silver with the word "Wolves" in red on the side. I would appreciate some more definitive information about these earlier helmets.