Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference


BETHUNE-COOKMAN DELAWARE STATE FLORIDA A&M
"Wildcats" "Hornets" "Rattlers"
Daytona Beach, FL Dover, DE Tallahassee, FL
HAMPTON HOWARD MORGAN STATE
"Pirates" "Bison" "Bears"
Hampton, VA Washington, DC Baltimore, MD
NORFOLK STATE NORTH CAROLINA A&T NORTH CAROLINA
CENTRAL
"Spartans" "Aggies" "Eagles"
Norfolk, VA Greensboro, NC Durham, NC
SAVANNAH STATE SOUTH CAROLINA
STATE
"Tigers" "Bulldogs"
Savannah, GA Orangeburg, SC

Comments

Delaware State and Savannah State each used new helmet designs during their first game in 2016 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

BETHUNE-COOKMAN

1994 - 1995 1996 - ? ? - 2008
'B'
2009 (early season) 2009 2011 - 2012; 2014
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
'C' 'D' 'E'
2011 - 2014 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2014
*see note 3 below *see note 4 below
'A' 'F' 'G'
2010 - 2014 2014 2015 -
'H' 'I' 'J'
2015 - 2015 - 2015 -
'K' 'L'
2015 - 2015 -
*see note 5 below

In 2015 BCU used six of the above helmet designs (all of them new for 2015) in the following sequence: G-H-I; J-H-K; J-I-K; J-L.

In 2014 BCU used: B-A-A; C-D-E; B-D-C; C-A-F.

In 2013 BCU used: D-C-D; C-A-D; C-C-A; D-D-E; E (the last game being a playoff game at Coastal Carolina).

In 2012 BCU used: B-C-A; C-?-C; C-B-B; A-D-D. I would appreciate a report as to which design was used during game #5 at Hampton.

In 2011 BCU used the following sequence of helmet designs: A-A-A; A-?-A; A-?-B; B-C. I was unable to locate good photographs from games #5 (at North Carolina A&T) and #8 (at North Carolina Central) but am reasonably certain that 'A' was used in each.

*1 BCC began the 2009 season with "blank" helmets, but had added helmet decals by at least late September (I would appreciate a report as to exactly when the new decals were first used).

*2 First worn November 5, 2011 (vs Morgan State).

*3 First worn November 19, 2011 (vs Florida A&M at Orlando, FL).

*4 First worn November 17, 2012 (vs Florida A&M at Orlando, FL).

*5 Uniform numerals were present on the left side only of this design; the right side featured an oversized "wildcat head" logo (as represented below).


DELAWARE STATE

c.1967 ? - 1981 1982 - 2004
2005 - 2009 2010 - 2014 2015 -
*see note 1 below
2016 -

I have received almost zero information about helmet designs used by this team during the 1960s and 1970s. The third design shown above was apparently used throughout the period 1982 - 2004.

*1 The hornet logo is worn on the left side only of this design; the right side features white uniform numerals (as shown below).


FLORIDA A&M

c.1964 ? - 1999 2000
2000? - 2002 November 5, 2005;
October 14, 2006
2003 - 2007
*see note 1 below
2008 -
October 12, 2013
October 19, 2013 -

*1 What was called a "throwback" helmet design was used during the 2005 home game against North Carolina A&T; this is presumably an indication that such a helmet design was also used by FAMU during some earlier period. This design was again used during a 2006 home game against South Carolina State.


HAMPTON

1992 - 2000 2001 2005
2002 - 2004;
some games in 2007
2006 -
*see note 1 below

*1 This design was apparently used during the 2007 game against Howard, but the next helmet design shown above was used during the 2007 games against Princeton, Grambling State, and South Carolina State.


HOWARD

? - 2001 2002 - 2006 2007 - 2009
2010 - 2011 2012 - 2014 2015 (1st four games)
2015 -

MORGAN STATE

? - 2001 2002 - 2005 2009 (early season)
2006 - 2008; 2009 - 2010 September 3, 2011 September 10, 2011 -
2012
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
2013 2014 -

*1 Morgan State played at least its first game of the 2009 season (September 12 at Akron) with "blank" helmets, but had added helmet decals by at least game #3 (September 26 vs Towson).

*2 "Plain" white helmets were worn during Morgan State's first game of the 2011 season (at Towson) but a helmet decal was added for the next game (at Bowling Green).


NORFOLK STATE

? - 1998 1999 2000
2001 - 2002 2003 - 2004 2005 (early season)
2005 2006 - 2008 2009 -
*see note 1 below /
2015 -
/

*1 Decals were added to the sides of the helmets in 2005 after an unknown number of games (either one or two), but by at least game #3 against Bethune-Cookman.


NORTH CAROLINA A&T

? - 2000 2001 - October 11, 2003 October 18, 2003 -
*see note 1 below

*1 This design was used through the October 11, 2003 game against Morgan State, but was replaced by a new logo for the October 18, 2003 game against Florida A&M.


NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL

? - 1999? 2000 - 2001 2003 - 2004
2005 - 2014 2015 - 2015 -
2015 -

During the mid-1990s, NCCU used silver helmets with maroon faceguards and the team name "Eagles" on the sides of the helmets, in cursive, maroon letters.

In 2002, NCCU used a silver and/or white "flying eagle" decal, as shown in the photograph below. I would appreciate a copy of this logo, which would enable me to add this helmet to the web site.


SAVANNAH STATE

c.late 1990s 2001? - 2003 ? - 2000?; 2004 - 2005?
2006 2007 2008
2009 - 2010 2011 2012
2013 2013 2014
2014 2015 - 2016 -

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE

c.1970s ? - 2001 2002 -