Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference


East Division

ALBANY STATE BENEDICT CLARK ATLANTA
"Golden Rams" "Tigers" "Panthers"
Albany, GA Columbia, SC Atlanta, GA
FORT VALLEY STATE MOREHOUSE
"Wildcats" "Maroon Tigers"
Fort Valley, GA Atlanta, GA

West Division

CENTRAL STATE KENTUCKY STATE LANE
"Maurauders" "Thorobreds" "Dragons"
Wilberforce, OH Frankfort, KY Jackson, TN
MILES STILLMAN TUSKEGEE
"Golden Bears" "Tigers" "Golden Tigers"
Fairfield, AL Tuscaloosa, AL Tuskegee, AL

Comments

Lane, Central State, Clark Atlanta , Stillman, and Benedict were using new helmet designs in 2014.


Historical Helmets

ALBANY STATE

c.1985 August 27, 2005 ? - present

BENEDICT

? - 2000? 2001? - 2003 2004 - 2006
2007 (early season) 2009 (first game) 2007 - 2013
*see note 1 below
2014 -

*1 This design was used for an unknown number of games (more than one) in 2007 before stripes were added to the helmet.


CENTRAL STATE

? - 1996 2005 only? 2006? - 2008
2009 - 2010 2011 (1st game
only?)
2011
2012 - 2013 2014 -

Central State's football team was restored in 2005 after a nine-year absence. Apparently from 2006 through 2008, the team used the helmet logo visible in the photograph below - I would appreciate a copy of this helmet logo.


CLARK ATLANTA

? - 2004 2005 - 2009 2010 - 2012
2013 2014 -

During at least several games in 2003, Clark Atlanta was using a different helmet logo on the right sides of their football helmets - a white circle containing the number 64, as shown in the photograph below. This was done in recognition of former Clark Atlanta football player and coach Curtis Crockett, who had died in February 2003; Crockett had worn number 64 during his playing days at Clark Atlanta.


FORT VALLEY STATE

? - 2002;
some games in 2007 & 2008
2003 2003 - ?
2007? - 2008? 2008? - 2012? 2013? -

FVSU apparently switched frequently between the "wildcat head" logo and the script "Wildcats" from about 2003 through 2007, and I think that both logos may have been used during most of those five seasons. In 2003 the helmets were "plain" during the team's first game of the season against Morehouse, but the script "Wildcats" was in use at least during later games against Tuskegee and Albany State.

FVSU used plain blue helmets (without stripes or decals) during at least the 2007 game against Tuskegee and the 2008 game against Valdosta State. The script "Wildcats" logo was also apparently used at least once on a helmet with no stripes (date of use unknown).


KENTUCKY STATE

? - 1999? 2000? - 2002? 2001; 2003
2004 - ? ? - 2008? 2009? - 2010?
2011 2012 2013 -
*see note 1 below

The dates listed here are mostly rough approximations due to a paucity of reference photographs during the early 2000s.. The first helmet shown above was in use during at least part of the 1999 season, and possibly in 2000 also. The second was in use during at least part of the 2000 season. The third helmet was in use during at least parts of the 2001 and 2003 seasons. I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who can identify the precise dates of use for each of these helmets.

*1 The 2013 & 2014 KSU helmet design featured the racehorse only on the left side of each helmet; yellow uniform numerals were worn on the right side (as shown below).


LANE

? - 2004 2005 - 2010 2011 - ?
? - 2013 2014 -

In 2005 Lane switched to white helmets with burgundy facemasks, burgundy-blue-burgundy stripes, and an arched "LANE" logo which was dark blue with a burgundy shadow (photo below); this design was apparently used throughout the period 2005 - 2010. I still need a copy of the helmet logo for this one in order to add it to the web site.


MILES

? - 2000 2001 - ? 2011? -

Miles College had switched from white helmets to yellow ones in 2001 with a new "MC" logo (shown in photograph below); I need a copy of this "MC" logo in order to add this helmet to the site. I believe that this helmet design was used through the 2003 season. The team's next design featured a similar logo on a purple helmet shell.


MOREHOUSE

c.late 1990s 2003 only? ? - 2002?; 2004 - 2006?
2007 -

Morehouse seems to use "plain" helmets fairly often; photographs from an early-season game against Fort Valley State in 2005 show the team wearing helmets without decals. I suspect that, in most years, the decals are eventually added to the helmets even when they are absent during early-season games.


STILLMAN

2004 (at least one game) 2009 - 2010 2001 - 2008 (most games);
2011 - 2013
2014 (first game) 2014 -
*see note 1 below

The modern era of football at Stillman began in 1999; I would appreciate any helmet information for the 1999 and 2000 seasons. Before 1999 the college had last had a football team in 1950.

*1 "Plain" helmets were worn during at least one game in 2014 (game #1 vs West Alabama, September 6). Numerals were present on Stillman's helmets the following week (at Samford, September 13).


TUSKEGEE

? - 1999? 2000? - 2003 2004 -