Lone Star Conference


ANGELO STATE EASTERN NEW MEXICO MIDWESTERN STATE
"Rams" "Greyhounds" "Mustangs"
San Angelo, TX Portales, NM Wichita Falls, TX
McMURRY TARLETON STATE TEXAS A&M-
COMMERCE
"War Hawks" "Texans" "Lions"
Abilene, TX Stephenville, TX Commerce, TX
TEXAS A&M-
KINGSVILLE
WEST TEXAS A&M
"Javelinas" "Buffaloes"
Kingsville, TX Canyon, TX

Comments

McMurry was a new member of this conference in 2014.


Historical Helmets

ANGELO STATE

? - 2001 2002 -

EASTERN NEW MEXICO

? - 2005? 2006? - 2007 2008 -

McMURRY

? - 1961 1962 1963 - 1965
1966 - 1971 1972 1973
1974 - 1981 1984 1985
1986 1982 - 1983; 1987 1988 - 1990
1991 - 1993 1994 - 1995 1996 - 2004
2005 - 2006 2007 - 2008 2009 - 2012
2013 -

McMurry's 1962 football helmets featured a strange symbol that I cannot identify from the clearest available photographs (below). What is it? Does anyone have a clearer photograph?

In the mid-1980s McMurry used several different helmet designs which I am presently unable to add to the web site; below are photographs of several of these:

I would greatly appreciate better photographs of any of these helmets or additional information, particularly from former team members, equipment managers, etc.

The 1991-1993 helmet featured the same "McM" logo worn on the previous helmet. I am unsure about the colors on this helmet, but it would appear that the helmet shell was silver and that the logo was maroon.

In 2007 and 2008 McMurry used the helmet design shown in the photograph below. The helmets were maroon with a new logo, a large "M" with the school name across it. I would appreciate a copy of the helmet logo for this one, which would enable me to add this historical helmet to the web site.


MIDWESTERN STATE

1988 - 1994 1995 1996 - 1997
1998 1999 - 2001 2002 - 2005
2006 -

These are all of the helmet designs used by Midwestern State since the team was formed in 1988; an earlier team played its last season in 1956.


TARLETON STATE

? - 1999? 2000? - 2009 2010 - 2011
2012 -

I have received very little information for this team. One earlier helmet design apparently featured a logo depicting an outline of the state of Texas with a star inside (photo below); this was used during the 1968 season.


TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE

1987 - 1994 1995 1997 - 1998
1999 2000 - 2003 2004 - 2005
2006 2007 - 2008 2009 -

This university was known as East Texas State University prior to September 1, 1996, hence the "ET" logos on the earlier helmets. The 1996 helmet featured a logo of a leaping lion; I would appreciate a clear photograph from the 1996 season (I have a copy of the helmet logo and need just a photograph in order to draw the helmet accurately).


WEST TEXAS A&M

c.1965 c.1971 c.1974
? - 1977 1978; 1981 1985 - 1990
1992 - 1993 1994 - 1995 1982 - ?; 1996 - 2001
2002 - 2003 2004 2005 - 2006
2007 -

This school was known as West Texas State University prior to June 1, 1993. The football team participated in the Division I Missouri Valley Conference through 1985 before moving to Division II and joining the Lone Star Conference the following year. WTSU did not field a team in 1991.

I have received partial and often contradictory information about several other earlier helmet designs used by West Texas State / West Texas A&M; the dates of use are particularly uncertain: