Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference


Northern Division

BEMIDJI STATE CONCORDIA-ST. PAUL MARY
"Beavers" "Golden Bears" "Marauders"
Bemidji, MN St. Paul, MN Bismarck, ND
MINNESOTA-DULUTH MINNESOTA STATE-
MOORHEAD
MINOT STATE
"Bulldogs" "Dragons" "Beavers"
Duluth, MN Moorhead, MN Minot, ND
NORTHERN STATE
"Wolves"
Aberdeen, SD

Southern Division

AUGUSTANA MINNESOTA STATE SIOUX FALLS
"Vikings" "Mavericks" "Cougars"
Sioux Falls, SD Mankato, MN Sioux Falls, SD
SOUTHWEST
MINNESOTA STATE
WAYNE STATE WINONA STATE
"Mustangs" "Wildcats" "Warriors"
Marshall, MN Wayne, NE Winona, MN

Historical Helmets

AUGUSTANA UNIVERSITY

? - 2003 2004 - 2011 2012 -

BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY

1998? - 1999 2000 2001
'A'
2002 - 2015 2016 2017
'B' (and 'B1') 'C' 'D' (and 'D1')
2017 - 2019 2018 - 2019 2021 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below *see note 2 below
'E' 'F' 'G'
2021 - 2022 2022 2023 -
*see note 3 below *see note 4 below *see note 5 below

During recent years Bemidji State has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

Prior to the 1998 season BSU used a logo consisting of the team name "Beavers" in a script font, colored green; this was worn on gray helmet shells.

*1 Designs 'B' and 'B1' both have uniform numerals on their left sides only; on the right sides are two different logos which feature a "beaver head" inside an outline of the state of Minnesota (as depicted below).

'B' 'B1'

*2 Designs 'D' and 'D1' both have uniform numerals on their left sides only; two different logos are present on the right sides (as depicted below).

'D' 'D1'

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

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

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


CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY-ST. PAUL

c.late 1980s - 1995 1996 - 1999 2000 - 2003
2004 - 2011 2012 - 2015 2016 - 2017
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below *see note 2 below
2018 - 2019 2021 -
*see note 3 below *see note 3 below

Concordia's team nickname was changed from "Comets" to "Golden Bears" prior to the 1999 season.

*1 From 2005 through 2014 a "CU" logo was worn on the right side of Concordia's helmets (as shown below).

*2 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; the right side has a "CSP" logo (as depicted below).

*3 The right sides of both these designs have a "CSP" logo (as depicted below).


UNIVERSITY OF MARY

1988 - ? ? - 2011 2012 - 2017
2018 2019 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

This team played its first season of football in 1988 and, according to information found at the team's web site, has used only the helmet designs shown above. The year of transition from the first design to the second is unknown.

*1 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; on the right side is a "Marauder" logo (as represented below).

*2 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; on the right side is a "Marauder" logo (as represented below).


UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH

c.late 1990s c.2000 - 2013 September 16, 2017
*see note 1 below
miscellaneous games
2014 - 2018
September 21, 2019;
September 11, 2021
September 17, 2022
*see note 2 below
2014 -

*1 The number 54 was apparently worn on the left side of each UM-Duluth helmet during this game (for some unknown reason). A logo was worn on the right side (as depicted below); the logo is that of Operation One Voice, a "a tax-exempt nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the financial needs of the children and families of wounded and fallen Special Operations Forces".

*2 This design was worn October 4, 2014 (vs Minnesota State-Moorhead), September 12, 2015 (vs Wayne State (NE)) , September 10, 2016 (vs Winona State), and September 8, 2018 (vs Minnesota State-Moorhead).


MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO

1999 - 2000 2001 2002 - 2003
2004 (first six games) 2004 (last five games) 2005 - 2012
'B' 'C' 'D' (and 'D1')
? - 2018 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019; 2021 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
'E' 'A' 'F'
2021 - 2013 - 2022 -
*see note 3 below
'G'
2022 -
*see note 3 below

During recent years Minnesota State has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

From 1995 through 1998 MSU used an "MSU" logo, as shown in the photograph below; the letters were gold, and the helmet shell and facemasks were purple. A similar design was used from 1988 through 1994, but the facemasks were gold during those years.

*1 The logo is present on the left side only of this design; uniform numbers are worn on the right side (as represented below).

*2 Helmet design 'D' has the logo on its left side only; uniform numbers are worn on the right side (like those on the right side of design 'C'). Design 'D1' has the logo on both sides.

*3 The logo is present on the left side only of designs 'F' and 'G'; uniform numbers are worn on the right side of both (as represented below).


MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MOORHEAD

'B'
? - 2007 2008 - 2012 2013 - 2015
'C' 'A'
2019 2013 -

During recent years MSU-Moorhead has used the following sequences of helmet designs:


MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY

? - 2001 2002 - 2006 2007 - 2011
2012 - 2014 2015 - 2016 2017
'A' 'B' 'C'
2018 - 2019; 2021 - 2019; 2021 - 2019
*see note 1 below
'D' 'E' 'F'
2021 2021 - 2022 -
'G'
2022 -
*see note 2 below

During recent years Minot State has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

*1 The 'M' logo is worn on the left side only of this design; a different logo is worn on the right side (as represented below).

*2 The beaver logo is worn on the left side only of this design; an 'M' logo is present on the right side (as represented below).


NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY

? - 2004 2005 2006 - 2008
'A' 'B'
2009 - 2013 2014 - 2019 2019
'C' (and 'C1') 'D' 'E'
2019 2019 2019
*see note 1 below
'F' 'G' 'H'
2021 - 2021 - 2021 -
'I' 'J' 'K' (& 'K1' and 'K2')
2022 - 2022 - 2022 -
*see note 2 below
'L'
2023 -

During recent years Northern State has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

*1 Design 'C' has uniform numbers on its left side only; on the right side is a "wolf head" logo (as depicted below). Design 'C1' also has uniform numbers on its left side only; on the right side is the same 'N' logo worn on both sides of design 'A'.

*2 Designs 'K', 'K1', and 'K2' each have uniform numbers on their left sides only; different logos adorn the right side of each (as depicted below).

'K' 'K1' 'K2'

UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS

2001 2002 ? - 2000; 2003
'B'
2004 - 2009 2010 - 2011 2012 - 2013
'C' 'A' 'D'
2012 - 2013 2013 2014 - 2015(?)
*see note 1 below
'E' 'F' 'G'
2014 2014; 2016 2015 - 2019; 2021 - 2022
*see note 2 below *see note 3 below
'H' 'I' 'J'
2015 - 2019; 2021 - 2022 2015 2016 - 2019; 2021 - 2022
'K' 'L' 'M'
2023 - 2023 - 2023 -
'N' 'O' 'P'
2023 - 2023 - 2023 -

During recent years USF has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

*1 The large "cougar head" logo is present on the left side only of this design; uniform numerals are worn on the right side (as depicted below).

*2 The large "cougar head" logo is present on the left side only of this design; uniform numerals are worn on the right side (as depicted below).

*3 The large "cougar head" logo is present on the left side only of this design; uniform numerals are worn on the right side (as depicted below).


SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

c.mid 1980s - 1994 1995 - 2003 2004
2005 - 2012 2013 - 2017 2018 -
*see note 1 below

*1 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; on the right side is the same "mustang" logo worn on both sides of the next ("2018 -") design.


WAYNE STATE COLLEGE

c.1960s - 1970s;
c.early 1980s
1990 - 1998 2002 - 2004
'A' 'B' (and 'B1')
1999 - 2001; 2005 - 2019 2021 - 2021 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
'C' (and 'C1') 'D' 'E'
2021 - 2021 - 2022 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below *see note 1 below
'F'
2022 -
*see note 1 below

During recent years Wayne State has used the following sequences of helmet designs:

During 1979 and 1980 Wayne State used light-colored helmets with a decal which spelled the word "WILDCATS", and from 1986 to 1989 a wildcat head decal was used. Another design, used during at least the 1984 season, featured a very unusual abstract wildcat head logo, visible in the photograph below:

A clearer photograph of this design would be greatly appreciated.

*1 The right side of each of these designs differs from the left side as represented below.

'A' 'B' 'B1'
'C' 'C1' 'D'
'E' 'F'

WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

c.1996 1997 - 2001 2002 - 2006
*see note 1 below
2007 - 2014 2014 - 2016 2017 -
*see note 2 below

During the 1980s and perhaps early 1990s, Winona State supposedly used the helmet design shown in the photograph below; the logo appears to be similar to but slightly different from the one used by Michigan State. I would appreciate a larger or clearer photograph of one of these helmets.

*1 Winona State apparently used plain helmets (without logos on the sides) during at least some of its games during the 2000 season, or perhaps the logos were worn on only one side of the helmet.

*2 Helmet stripes were apparently first used during Winona's third game of the 2014 season (at Minnesota-Crookston, September 20).