Presidents' Athletic Conference

"Gators" "Bison" "Tartans"
Meadville, PA Bethany, WV Pittsburgh, PA
"Spartans" "Golden Tornadoes" "Wolverines"
Cleveland, OH Beaver Falls, PA Grove City, PA
"Bearcats" "Tomcats" "Presidents"
Latrobe, PA Greenville, PA Washington, PA
"Yellow Jackets" "Titans"
Waynesburg, PA New Wilmington, PA


Allegheny College is a new member of this conference in 2022.

Historical Helmets


? - 2000 2001 - 2003 2004
2005 - 2010 2011 - 2013 2014 -
*see note 1 below
2016 - 2017 2018 - 2019; 2021 2022 -

*1 The 2014-2015 Allegheny helmet design was "blank" on the left side, but on the right side featured a blue "A" logo like that of the '2005 - 2010' helmet shown above.


c.1970 ? - 1999? 2001? - 2003?
2005 2006 - 2010 2014
*see note 1 below
'A' 'B' 'C'
2011 - 2013; 2015 2016 October 8, 2016
*see note 2 below *see note 2 below
'D' 'E' 'F'
2017 2017 2018
*see note 2 below
'G' 'H' 'I'
2019 2019 2020* -
*see note 3 below *see note 3 below

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

Design 'C' (apparently used only in Bethany's October 8, 2016 home game vs Case Western Reserve) featured a helmet decal commemorating the 50th anniversary of the undefeated 1966 Bethany football team (see photo below). The bison logo contains the text "'66" and "PAC CHAMPS", and (I think) "50TH ANNIVERSARY". I would greatly appreciate a copy of the artwork for this helmet decal, which would enable me to add this helmet to the website.

Design 'E' was used during at least Bethany's final game of the 2017 season (at Saint Vincent) and had on its left side the school name above a very small "bison" logo (photo below). I would appreciate any clearer photographs of this design.

I received conflicting information as to the dates of use for some of the earlier Bethany helmet designs show above. The helmet with the green oval-shaped logo was in use during at least parts of the 2001 and 2002 seasons (verified with dated photographs), and reportedly during the 2003 season also (not verified), but it has also been reported to me that during at least part of the 2002 season, the team used a logo consisting of the school's name in green capital letters, which was supposedly worn on the left sides only of the helmets, with the right sides left "blank". I have received a photograph of such a helmet (below), though its precise date is not known (it is supposedly from 2002). I would appreciate hearing from anyone familiar with the team who can clarify when these different helmet designs were in use.

During 2004, Bethany used a helmet design which I would assume was a new one for that year. The helmets were white with green uniform numerals on the sides. I would appreciate a clear photograph of the 2004 helmets.

*1 The 2014 Bethany helmet used the bison logo only on the left side of each helmet; silver uniform numerals were worn on the right side (as depicted below).

*2 Each of these designs has a logo on its left side only; the right side has white uniform numerals (as depicted below).

*3 The right sides of these designs differ from the left as depicted below. The logo on the right side of 'H' commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Bethany football team.

'G' 'H' 'I'


? - 2004 2005 - 2006? 2007? - 2012
2013 - 2017 2018 - 2022 -


c.late 1990s 2004 ? - 2003; 2005
September 5, 2009 September 5, 2009 2006 - 2013
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
2014 -

*1 CWRU wore a special helmet design vs. Kenyon on September 5, 2009 as part of its observance of "Heritage Day". The team used white helmets with two different logos: on the left sides, a "Rough Rider" in brown, and on the right sides, a "Red Cat" in red; these logos were to commemorate the football teams of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University - those two schools merged in 1970 to form Case Western Reserve University. The "Rough Rider" design is shown above. I would appreciate a clear photograph showing the "Red Cat" side of the helmet, because I have some suspicion that, during the actual game, a different cat logo was used from the one appearing in a photograph that was sent to me prior to the game. I would also be very interested in information about helmet designs used by Case Institute of Technology and by Western Reserve University during the 1960s, when the two schools were using these earlier nicknames.


? - 2006 2007 - 2008 2009 - 2014
2015 2016 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

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

*2 This design has the "GT" logo on its left side only; uniform numerals are worn on the right side (as depicted below).


1963; 1972 1973 - 1976 1977 - 1981
1982 - 1983 1984 - 1989 1990
1991 - 1998 1999 - 2015 2016
*see note 1 below
2017 -

From 1964 through 1971 Grove City used gold helmets with an "animal head" logo on the sides (photo below); it has been reported to me that the logo was actually a "wolf head" rather than that of a wolverine (perhaps wolverine decals were not available at the time).

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


2007 (first game) 2007 - 2013 2014 - 2018
2019 -
*see note 1 below

This team played its first season of football in 2007. That year the team used plain green helmets during its first game against Gallaudet, before adding helmet decals for its next game. The decals were apparently worn only on the right sides of the helmets, with the left sides left "blank". The usage of decals on the right sides only apparently continued through at least the 2009 season.

During an earlier era Saint Vincent had a football team which played its last season in 1963.

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


? - 2000 2001 - 2006? 2007? - 2009
2010 - 2011 2012 - 2015 2016
2017 - 2018 2019; 2021 2022 -
*see note 1 below

*1 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; on the right side is the same "cat head" logo worn on both sides of the 2012-2015 design.


? - 2005 2006 - 2017 2018 -
*see note 1 below

*1 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; a "yellow jacket" logo appears on the right side (as shown below).


? - 1998 1999 - 2011 2012
2013 - 2015 2019 2016 - 2018; 2020 - 2021
2022 -

In 1980 W&J wore a large "200" on the team's football helmets, presumably in honor of the college's 200th anniversary (photograph below). The colors used on the helmet are unknown; this photo is cropped from a larger one appearing in Catholic University's 1981 yearbook.


? - 2013 2014 -

The first helmet design shown above had apparently been used for many years (at least back to about 1999 or 2000). Its predecessor was similar, but with the colors inverted (white "W" on blue helmet shell). Photographs of this earlier helmet (or others) would be appreciated.