Mid-States Football Association


Mideast League

CONCORDIA DEFIANCE INDIANA WESLEYAN
"Cardinals" "Yellow Jackets" "Wildcats"
Ann Arbor, MI Defiance, OH Marion, IN
LAWRENCE TECH MADONNA
UNIVERSITY
SIENA HEIGHTS
"Blue Devils" "Crusaders" "Saints"
Southfield, MI Livonia, MI Adrian, MI
TAYLOR
"Trojans"
Upland, IN

Midwest League

JUDSON MARIAN OLIVET NAZARENE
"Eagles" "Knights" "Tigers"
Elgin, IL Indianapolis, IN Bourbonnais, IL
SAINT FRANCIS SAINT FRANCIS SAINT XAVIER
"Saints" "Cougars" "Cougars"
Joliet, IL Fort Wayne, IN Chicago, IL

Defiance College is a new member of this conference and of the NAIA for the 2024 football season.

2024 will be the final year of the Concordia football team - the university has announced that all intercollegiate athletic programs will be terminated at the end of the 2024-2025 academic year.


Historical Helmets

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

2011 - 2012 November 5, 2016;
November 12, 2016
2013 -
2017 -

DEFIANCE COLLEGE

? - 2003 2004 - 2007 2008 - 2011
2012 - 2015 2016 - 2017
*see note 1 below
2018 2019 2020*
*see note 2 below
2021 2022 2023 -
*see note 3 below

*1 The "DC" logo is present on the left side of this design only; the right side has uniform numerals (as depicted below).

*2 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; on the right side is an oversized "yellow jacket" (as depicted below).

*3 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; on the right side is an oversized "yellow jacket" (as depicted below).


INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

'A' 'B' 'C'
2018 - 2021 2018 - 2019 September 14, 2019
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
'D'
2022 -

2018 was the first year for the IWU football team. The team has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

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

*2 The logo on this design - which is that of Riley Children's Foundation, a charitable organization based in Indianapolis - is worn on the left side only; on the right side is the same large "wildcat" worn on the right side of design 'B'.


JUDSON UNIVERSITY

2021 2022 -

This team played its first season in 2021.


LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

2018 - 2021 -

This team played its first season in 2018.


MADONNA UNIVERSITY

2020* 2021 2022 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below *see note 3 below

"Spring 2021" was the first football season for this team.

*1 This design is "blank" on its left side but a logo is worn on the right side (as depicted below).

*2 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; the right side is "blank".

*3 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; a logo adorns the right side (as depicted below).


MARIAN UNIVERSITY

2007 - 2008 2009 - 2010 2011 - 2012
2013 - 2015 2016 - 2023 -

OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

? - 1999 2002 - 2003 2000 - 2001; 2004 (some games)
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
2004 - 2007? 2008 2009 - 2010
*see note 3 below
2011 2012 - 2016 2017 (1st game only)
*see note 4 below
2017 -
*see note 5 below

In 1996, ONU used purple helmets with purple faceguards and with a logo consisting of the letters "ON" in white, outlined in gold; this decal was worn on only the right sides of the helmets. Silver helmets were used in 1994 and 1995; the 1995 helmets were "plain", but an "ONU" logo inside a football shape was used in 1994.

*1 This design was used from at least 1997 through 1999, with the logo apparently worn only on the left sides of the helmets; the right sides were left "blank".

*2 In 2000, the ONU decal was worn on the left sides of the helmets only, and in 2001 it was used only on the right sides.

*3 The decal on this helmet was first worn during the homecoming game in 2004; in 2004 and 2005, it was worn only on the right sides of the helmets, with the left side left "blank". For the 2006 season, the logo was worn on both sides of the helmet. No information about what scheme was in place in 2007.

*4 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; an "O" logo is present on the right side (as depicted below).

*5 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; an "O" logo is present on the right side (as depicted below).


UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (IL)

? - 2004 2005 - 2012 2013 - 2018
*see note 1 below
2019 -
*see note 2 below

*1 The left side of this design is "blank" but a logo adorns the right side (as shown below).

*2 The left side of this design is "blank" but a logo adorns the right side (as shown below).


UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN)

1998 only? ? - present

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY

c.2000s ? - 2012 2013 -
August 27, 2016 September 3, 2016 2016
2017 -

SIENA HEIGHTS UNIVERSITY

2012 - 2018 2019 - 2021 2022 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

2012 was the first year for the SHU football team (a club-level team played in 2011).

*1 The logo is worn on the left side only of this design; uniform numbers are worn on the right side.

*2 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; the same "SH" logo worn on the left side of the previous design is worn on the right side.


TAYLOR UNIVERSITY

c.1990 - 1991 c.1990s? 1999 - 2001
2002? - 2005 2014 (first 3 games) 2006 - 2014
2015 - 2017 2018 - 2019 2020 - 2021
2022 -
*see note 1 below

*1 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; a logo is worn on the right side (as depicted below).