Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
|ADAMS STATE||BLACK HILLS STATE||CHADRON STATE|
|Alamosa, CO||Spearfish, SD||Chadron, NE|
|COLORADO MESA||COLORADO STATE-PUEBLO||COLORADO
SCHOOL OF MINES
|Grand Junction, CO||Pueblo, CO||Golden, CO|
|FORT LEWIS||NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS||WESTERN NEW MEXICO|
|Durango, CO||Las Vegas, NM||Silver City, NM|
For the 2012 season Black Hills State is a new member of this conference, replacing Nebraska-Kearney, which has departed to join the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Colorado Mesa, Adams State, and Fort Lewis have new helmet designs for the 2012 season (shown above), as do Western New Mexico, Western State, and Chadron State.
The new Western New Mexico helmet design features a "mustang head" logo above the team name (see photo below). To be precise there are two different logos, one for each side of the helmet, such that the mustang will always face the front of the helmet. I will need a copy of the left-side helmet logo (with the mustang facing leftwards) in order to add a helmet representation here.
This is another conference for which I have received very little historical helmet information - any information for helmet designs used since 1960 would be appreciated.
|2001 - 2003||? - 2000; 2004 - ?||? - 2011|
|*see note 1 below||*see note 2 below|
*1 During at least the 2007 season the "bear paw" helmet logo was apparently being used only on the right sides of the helmets, with the left sides left "blank".
*2 A stripe was added to this helmet design by at least 2008, and perhaps earlier.
BLACK HILLS STATE
|? - 1968||1969 - ?||1990 - 1992|
|*see note 1 below|
|1993 - 1998||1999 - 2001||2002|
|*see note 1 below|
|September 2, 2004||2003 - 2008||2009 -|
|*see note 2 below|
I have received copies of the two helmet logos used by BHSU from 1990 through 1998, and could add these to the web site, if I could get photographs of the helmets in question (in order to show the size of the helmet decals relative to the helmet shell).
In 2002, Black Hills State used the helmet design shown in the photograph below; I would appreciate a copy of the "BHSU" logo used on this helmet.
*1 This design was used through at least the 1971 season.
*2 The team wore plain green helmets during the 2004 game against South Dakota Tech as a tribute to former team member Judd Fulton, who had died in an automobile accident which occurred August 16, 2004.
|? - 2005||2006||2007 - 2008|
In 2009 this team used helmets of a crimson-red color with the logo visible in the photo below - I would greatly appreciate a copy of the helmet logo for this design (I do not need additional photographs of the helmet - just the artwork for the logo itself).
|? - 2009||2010||2011|
Prior to August 10, 2011 this school was known as Mesa State University.
|c.1980s?||1999 only(?)||some games in 2001,
2002, & 2003
Colorado Mines appears to have used helmet stripes irregularly during the last few years. The stripes are visible in photographs from the following games: 2000 vs MidAmerica Nazarene, 2001 Vs Oklahoma Panhandle State, 2002 vs Western State, and 2003 vs Missouri-Rolla. The stripes were not used during at least the following games: vs South Dakota Tech in either 2001 or 2002, and vs Western New Mexico in 2003. An explanation for this inconsistency has been provided by a visitor to this web site: ..."in a couple seasons we did not have enough stripes at the begining of the season for everyone to have them, so we played without them until we could get enough stripes. The true helmet design is to have the stripes, the design without the stripes was more or less a mistake/extenuating circumstances" (thanks T.Y. for this information).
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY-PUEBLO
CSU-Pueblo was known as the University of Southern Colorado until 2003. USC had a football team until 1985 at which time the team nickname was "Indians".
|? - 2000||2001||2002 - 2005|
|2006 - 2009||2010 - 2011||2012 -|
Fort Lewis's team was known as the "Raiders" prior to 1994. One helmet design from those days (specific years unknown) is shown in the photograph below; I have received a copy of the helmet logo for this one, but it is unclear whether any stripes were present; can anyone confirm or deny the presence of stripes on this design, and provide a photograph showing the stripes, if there were any?
|1990||1991 - 1999||2000 -|
MEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS
|? - 2000?||2001 only?||2003 - 2006|
|2007 - 2010||2011 -|
NMHU used the helmet design shown in the photo below during the 2002 season. The color of the letters on the helmet cannot be determined from this photo (they could be either silver or white).
It has been reported to me that, from at least 1990 through 1995, the team used silver helmets with a logo similar to the one currently used by the University of Wyoming, but with the logo in purple. Photos would be appreciated.
WESTERN NEW MEXICO
|c.late 1990s||2003? - 2004||2005 - 2006|
|2009||? - 2002?; 2007 - 2008;
2010 - 2011
|? - 2000?||2001?||2002 - 2005|
|2006 - 2011||2012 -|