Lone Star Conference


ANGELO STATE EASTERN
NEW MEXICO
MIDWESTERN STATE
"Rams" "Greyhounds" "Mustangs"
San Angelo, TX Portales, NM Wichita Falls, TX
OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLE STATE
TARLETON STATE TEXAS A&M-
COMMERCE
"Aggies" "Texans" "Lions"
Goodwell, OK Stephenville, TX Commerce, TX
TEXAS A&M-
KINGSVILLE
UTPB WEST TEXAS A&M
"Javelinas" "Falcons" "Buffaloes"
Kingsville, TX Odessa, TX Canyon, TX
WESTERN NEW MEXICO
"Mustangs"
Silver City, NM

Comments

Western New Mexico and Oklahoma Panhandle State are new members of this conference in 2016, while UTPB is playing its first season of football in 2016. OPSU and WNMU both have new helmet designs in 2016 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

ANGELO STATE

'B'
? - 2001 November 9, 2013 2014 -
'C' 'D' 'E'
2014 - 2014 - 2015 -
'A'
2002 -

In 2015 Angelo State used five different helmet designs in the following sequence: A-C-E; B-E-D; B-A-C; C-E.

In 2014 Angelo State used four different helmet designs in the following sequence: B-A-C; C-B-A; D-D-C; B-B-C.


EASTERN NEW MEXICO

? - 2005? 2006? - 2007 2008 - 2014
2015 -

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.


OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE

? - 1999? 2000? - 2001 2002
2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 - 2010 2011
2012 -
October 5, 2013
October 12, 2013-
November 9, 2013
2014
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
2015 - 2015 -

In 2005, OPSU used red helmets with the letters "OPSU" in white on the sides; I will need a copy of the helmet logo in order to draw this helmet and add it to the web site. Below is a photo of the 2005 OPSU helmet - the 2006 helmet was apparently similar, but lacked the white stripe (at least during the game vs. Pittsburg State).

*1 This design featured an asymmetrical stripe sequence - the white middle stripe is flanked by a red stripe on the left side, and by a blue stripe on the right side. It was used during the first six games of the 2013 season.

*2 First worn during the 2013 home game against Texas College, this design was used during the last five games in 2013.


TARLETON STATE

c.1967 - 1968 1970 1969; 1977 - 1979
? - 1999? 2000? - 2009 2010 - 2011
2012 -
October 4, 2014
October 11, 2014 -

TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE

1987 - 1994 1995 1997 - 1998
1999 2000 - 2003 2004 - 2005
2006 2007 - 2008 2009 - 2012
2013 -
*see note 1 below

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).

*1 In 2013 and 2014 the uniform numerals were worn only on the left side of each helmet; on the right side was worn a "lion head" logo like that of the "2009 - 2012" helmet shown above.


TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE

1969 -? c.1977 ? - 2008?
2009? -

The name of this school was changed from Texas A&I University to Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 1993.


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:


WESTERN NEW MEXICO

c.late 1990s 2003? - 2004 2005 - 2006
2009 ? - 2002?; 2007 - 2008;
2010 - 2011
2012
2013 - 2015 2016 -