Heart of America Athletic Conference


Northern Division

CLARKE CULVER-STOCKTON GRACELAND
"Pride" "Wildcats" "Yellowjackets"
Dubuque, IA Canton, MO Lamoni, IA
GRAND VIEW PERU STATE SAINT AMBROSE
"Vikings" "Bobcats" "Bees"
Des Moines, IA Peru, NE Davenport, IA
WILLIAM PENN
"Statesmen"
Oskaloosa, IA

Southern Division

BAKER BENEDICTINE CENTRAL METHODIST
"Wildcats" "Ravens" "Eagles"
Baldwin City, KS Atchison, KS Fayette, MO
MIDAMERICA
NAZARENE
MISSOURI BAPTIST MISSOURI VALLEY
"Pioneers" "Spartans" "Vikings"
Olathe, KS St. Louis, MO Marshall, MO
WILLIAM WOODS
UNIVERSITY
"Owls"
Fulton, MO

There are two new teams in this conference in 2024: Saint Ambrose, which was previously in the Mid-States Football Association, and William Woods, which will be playing its first season of football.


Historical Helmets

BAKER UNIVERSITY

1994 - ? ? - 2003 2004
2005 - 2006 2007 2008 - 2009
2010 2011 - 2018 2019 -

BENEDICTINE COLLEGE

c.1976 ? - 2001 2002 - 2008?
2009? -

CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY

? - 2001 2002 - 2007 2008 - 2015
2016 - 2020 2021 - 2022 2023 -

CLARKE UNIVERSITY

2019 -

This team played its first season of football in 2019.


CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE

? - 1960 1961 1964 - 1965
1966 - 1968 1969 - 1973 1974 - 1977
1978 - 1979 1980 1981 - 1983
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
1984 1985 1986
1987 - 1988 1989 1990
1991 1992 - 1997 1998
1999 - 2001 2002 - 2005 2006 - 2008
2009 - 2010 2011 2012 - 2016
*see note 2 below
'A'
2017 2017 2017 -
*see note 3 below *see note 4 below *see note 5 below
'B'
2022 -

In 2022 Culver-Stockton used two of the above helmet designs in the following sequence: B-B-A; B-B-A; B-A-B; B-A.

Below are descriptions of some of the "missing" helmets provided by a visitor to this website:

Photographs of some of these may be seen below; I would appreciate clearer photographs for any of these:

*1 In 1978 amd 1979, a "C" decal was worn on the right side of each helmet, and an "S" on the left side; in 1980, both letters were worn on both sides. It appears that the 1979 decals were recycled for 1980 - photographs show some variation in the placement of the "C" relative to the "S" in 1980 (so the two letters were apparently seperate, rather than being combined onto one decal). Some players apparently used white facemasks in 1980.

*2 This design has the uniform numerals on its left side only; the right side has a large "wildcat head" logo (as represented below).

*3 This design was used during at least one game in 2017 (September 30 vs Missouri Valley). The cartoon wildcat logo is present on the left side only; the right side has the same "wildcat head" logo shown in note 5 below.

*4 This design was used during at least two games in 2017 (November 4 vs Peru State and November 11 vs Graceland). The "CSC"/paw logo is present on the left side only; the right side has the same "wildcat head" logo shown in note 5 below.

*5 The left side of this design is "blank" but a "wildcat head" logo is present on the right side (as represented below).


GRACELAND UNIVERSITY

? - 2002 2003 - 2009 2010
2011 - 2015 2016 - 2017 2018 - 2019
2020 -

GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY

'A' (and 'A1')
2017 (last four games) 2008 - 2019 2020 -
*see note 1 below
'B' 'C'
2020 - 2023 -

During recent years Grand View has used the following sequences of helmet designs (sequences are very incomplete due to poor documentation at the team's website:

2008 was the first football season for the Grand View football team.

*1 Helmet design 'A1' has on its right side only the word "Barn" in a script style (as depicted below); this commemorates the life of Grand View assistant coach Tom Barnabo, who died in November 2020.


MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

? - 1999 2000 only? 2001 - 2005
2006 - 2008 2009 2010 - 2016
2017 - 2018 2019 (first 9 games) 2019 (last 2 games)
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below *see note 2 below
2020 - 2022 -

*1 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; a large "pioneer" logo adorns the right side (as shown below)

*2 On both these designs the logo is present on the left side only; uniform numbers are worn on the right side (as shown below)


MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

2014 - 2015 2016 - 2018 2019 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

2014 was the first year for the MBU football team.

*1 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; the right side features a large "spartan helmet" logo (as depicted below).

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


MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE

? - 2005 2018 2006 - 2017; 2019 -

PERU STATE COLLEGE

c.1963 c.late 1990s(?) 2002 - 2004
2008 2005 - 2007; 2009 - 2016 2017 - September 30, 2023
October 14, 2023 -

SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY

? - 2006 2007 - 2010 2011 - 2013?
2014? - 2015 2016 - 2017 2018 - 2021
2022 -

WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY

'B'
? - 2000? 2001? - 2004? 2005; 2012
'A' (and 'A1') 'D' 'C'
2011 - 2014 October 31, 2015 2012 - 2017? 2019
'E' 'F' 'G'
2006 - 2010; 2015 - 2018? 2019 - 2020; 2022 - 2021

During recent years William Penn has used the following sequences of helmet designs (sequences are very incomplete due to scarcity of game photographs/video - additional information would be appreciated; additional designs may have been used):