Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
|Aurora, IL||Lisle, IL||River Forest, IL|
|Mequon, WI||Sheboygan, WI||Rockford, IL|
Aurora and Benedictine had new helmet designs in 2014 (shown above), and Wisconsin Lutheran made a minor helmet design change in 2014 - the middle helmet stripe was bulked up.
|? - 2000?||2001? - 2004||2005 - 2010|
|2011 - 2012||2013||2014 -|
|? - 2003||2005 - 2009||2010 - 2011|
|2012 - 2013||2014 -|
Benedictine was using a new helmet design in 2004, shown in the photo below. The logo is an eagle's head inside an oval shape. I would appreciate a copy of the helmet logo which would enable me to add this historical helmet design to the web site.
|? - 2005||2006 -|
|? - 2008||2009 - 2010||2011 -|
|*see note 1 below||*see note 1 below|
*1 On both of these helmets (and apparently on other designs used by CUW in earlier years) the logo or numerals are worn on the right sides of the helmets only, with the left sides "blank". I have depicted the logos on the left sides here so as to not have a "blank" helmet image for CUW.
|? - 1999?||2000? - 2002||2003 - 2004|
|2005 - 2012||2013 -|
|2000 only?||2001 - ?||? - 2003|
|2004 - 2005?||2006 - 2010?||2011 - 2012|
I believe that the "R" decals on the first two helmets shown above may have been worn only on the right sides of the helmets, with the left sides left "blank", making these representations technically incorrect. 2000 was the first year for Rockford's football program.
By at least the 2003 game against Minnesota-Morris, the team had switched to plain purple helmets. I believe that it is possible that another design or two may have been used also in 2003. A preseason photograph of the team showed a purple helmet with the school name in white letters on the sides, but I do not know if this logo was ever in use during an actual game. Additional information would be appreciated. I suspect that the team made several mid-season changes during its early history.
|2000 - 2005||2006||2007 - 2012|
2000 was the first year for the Wisconsin Lutheran football team.