Pac-12 Conference


OREGON STATE WASHINGTON STATE
"Beavers" "Cougars"
Corvallis, OR Pullman, WA

Historical Helmets

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

c.early 1960s 1965 - 1972 1969
1973 1974 1975
1976 - 1978 1978 1979
1980 - 1982 1983 - 1984 1985
1986 - 1990 1991 - 1994 1994 - 1996
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
December 4, 2010 1997 - 1998 1999 - 2012
*see note 2 below
'A' 'B' 'C'
2013 - 2015 2013 - 2014 2013 - 2014
'D' 'E' 'F'
2015 2015 - 2018 2016 - 2018
'G' 'H' 'I'
2016 - 2017 2016 2016
'J' 'K' 'L'
2017 2017 - 2017
'M' 'N' 'O'
2018 2019; 2022 - 2019; 2021
'P' 'Q'
2022 - 2023 -

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

*1 A switch from the decal with orange letters to the one with black letters was apparently made at some point during the 1993 season, though I do not know precisely when. The black version was is use by at least the Oregon game.

*2 In 1997 and 1998, the same beaver logo that has been worn on the right sides of OSU's helmets since 1999 was worn on the right side of the helmets, with the left sides "blank".

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WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

? - 1963 1964 - 1967 1968 - 1969
1969 1970 - 1975 1976 - 1977?
1978? - 1987? 1995 (game #5) 1995 (last six games)
*see note 1 below
January 1, 1998 January 1, 2003 November 22, 2008
*see note 2 below *see note 4 below
'E' 'B'
1988 - 1994; 1995 (games 1-4);
1996 - 1999;
Games vs. Washington 2004-2010
(except 2008); 2008 (home games)
1999 - 2007;
2009 - 2010 (home games)
2000 - 2010 (away games);
2011 - 2015; 2017 -
*see notes 3 & 5 below *see note 5 below *see note 5 below
'A' 'C' 'D'
2011 - 2015 2014 - 2016; 2018 - 2019 2015
'F' 'G' 'H'
2016 - 2019 2016 - 2019 2016 - 2017; 2019
'I' 'J' 'K'
2016 2017 2017 - 2019
'L' 'M' 'N'
2017 - 2020 - 2022 -
'O' 'P'
2023 - 2023 -

Helmet design 'N' (used October 27, 2022 vs Utah) had a new logo - the school nickname 'Wazzu' in an irregular script-like style; I have been unable to locate the artwork for this helmet decal, which I will need in order to add this one to the website. Below is a photograph of this design:

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

During at least the 1962 and 1963 seasons WSU used white helmets (or perhaps gray or silver helmets) with uniform numerals on the sides; the color of the numerals is unknown presently. A color photograph from these years would be appreciated. Below is a photograph from this period.

*1 This helmet design was used only during the game against Oregon State in 1995, in observance of the team's 100th anniversary. Two white stripes were added to the helmet for its remaining games in 1995.

*2 A rose was incorporated into the "Cougars" decal for WSU's appearance in the Jan. 1, 1998 Rose Bowl game against Michigan.

*3 This design was used continuously from 1988 through 1999 with the exception of the last seven games in 1995 and an unknown number of games in 1999; it was also used during each game against Washington during the years 2004 through 2010, except for 2008.

*4 Washington State used a special decal for its January 1, 2003 appearance in the Rose Bowl game against Oklahoma.

*5 Beginning with the 2000 season, WSU introduced a two-helmet scheme; the crimson helmet with white "WSC"/cougar head logo was used during road games, and the gray helmet with the same logo in crimson was used for home games. The design for the gray helmet had also been used for some games during the 1999 season (specific dates would be appreciated). This scheme was in place through the 2007 season with occasional exceptions, particularly for the annual games against Washington (see other notes in this section).

During the 2008 season, the same scheme was retained, with the exception that a different logo - the team name "Cougars" in crimson - was used on the gray home helmets. In 2009 and 2010 the team switched back to the "WSC"/cougar head logo for use on the gray home helmets.

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