Lone Star Conference


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

Comments

Tarleton State made a mid-season switch to a new helmet design in 2014 (shown above), and Angelo State used three new designs in 2014 (one shown above).


Historical Helmets

ANGELO STATE

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

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 -

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

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 -? ? - 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: