Southern Athletic Association


BERRY BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN CENTRE
"Vikings" "Panthers" "Colonels"
Mount Berry, GA Birmingham, AL Danville, KY
CHICAGO HENDRIX MILLSAPS
"Maroons" "Warriors" "Majors"
Chicago, IL Conway, AR Jackson, MS
RHODES SEWANEE WASHINGTON
"Lynx" "Tigers" "Bears"
Memphis, TN Sewanee, TN St. Louis, MO

Comments

Washington and Centre have new helmet designs for 2015 (shown above).

Chicago and Washington are new members of this conference for the 2015 season.


Historical Helmets

BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN

2007 only? 2008? -

BSC had a football team in 2007 for the first time since 1939.


CENTRE

? - 2001 2002 - 2004 2005 - 2007
2008 - 2014 2015 -

CHICAGO

1969 - ? ? - present

The current helmet design has apparently been in use since at least the early 1990s. Chicago has had a football team from 1969 to present, and an earlier team existed through the 1939 season.


HENDRIX

? - 1960 2013 -

Hendrix did not have a football team from 1961 through 2012.


MILLSAPS

? - 2003 2004 - 2006 2014 (first 5 games)
*see note 1 below
2007 -

*1 During Millsaps' first five games in 2014 the team used a helmet design whose left and right hemispheres were completely different. The left side was purple with white uniform numerals, while the right side was white with the team's primary "M"/sword logo; a wide gray stripe seperated the two sides. The team switched back to the "normal" white helmet beginning with game #6 (October 25 vs Sewanee) and used that design for the remainder of the season.


RHODES

c.late 1990s - 2001 2002 - 2008 2009 - 2010
2011 - 2012 2013 -

Some earlier Rhodes helmets have been described as follows: 1992: red helmets with white facemasks and a black "paw print" logo outlined in white; 1993 - 1995: red helmets with white facemasks, one white stripe, and a white "paw print" logo. I would appreciate photographs of any of these.


SEWANEE

? - 2005 2006 2007? - 2013
2014 -

WASHINGTON

c.late 1990s ? - 2005 2006
2007 - 2014 2015 -

I believe that Washington used a different "W" logo immediately prior to the adoption of the "?- 2005" logo - it was apparently a simple red "W" without a "bear face" atop it. Photographs of this one would be appreciated.