Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
|ALBANY STATE||BENEDICT||CLARK ATLANTA|
|Albany, GA||Columbia, SC||Atlanta, GA|
|FORT VALLEY STATE||MOREHOUSE|
|Fort Valley, GA||Atlanta, GA|
|CENTRAL STATE||KENTUCKY STATE||LANE|
|Wilberforce, OH||Frankfort, KY||Jackson, TN|
|"Golden Bears"||"Golden Tigers"|
|Fairfield, AL||Tuskegee, AL|
Kentucky State is using a new helmet design in 2016 (shown above); Central State has apparently returned to the design last used by the team in 2014.
|c.1985||August 27, 2005||? - present|
|? - 2000?||2001? - 2003||2004 - 2006|
|2007 (early season)||2009 (first game)||2007 - 2013|
|*see note 1 below|
*1 This design was used for an unknown number of games (more than one) in 2007 before stripes were added to the helmet.
|? - 1996||2005 only?||2006? - 2008|
|2009 - 2010||2011 (1st game
|2012 - 2013||2015||2014; 2016 -|
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.
|? - 2004||2005 - 2009||2010 - 2012|
|2013||2014 -||2015 (first 2 games)|
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).
|? - 1999?||2000? - 2002?||2001; 2003|
|2004 - ?||? - 2008?||2009? - 2010?|
|2011||2012||2013 - 2015|
|*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).
|? - 2004||2005 - 2010||2011 - ?|
|? - 2013||2014||2015 -|
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.
|? - 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.
|c.late 1990s||2003 only?||? - 2002?; 2004 - 2006?|
|2007 - 2014||2015 -|
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.
|? - 1999?||2000? - 2003||2004 -|