Sooner Athletic Conference


ARKANSAS BAPTIST LANGSTON LOUISIANA CHRISTIAN
"Buffaloes" "Lions" "Wildcats"
Little Rock, AR Langston, OK Pineville, LA
NELSON UNIVERSITY OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLE STATE
OTTAWA UNIVERSITY
ARIZONA
"Lions" "Aggies" "Spirit"
Waxahachie, TX Goodwell, OK Surprise, AZ
TEXAS COLLEGE TEXAS WESLEYAN WAYLAND BAPTIST
"Steers" "Rams" "Pioneers"
Tyler, TX Fort Worth, TX Plainview, TX

Nelson University is the new name (effective August 1, 2024) for the school previously known as Southwestern Assemblies of God University.


Historical Helmets

ARKANSAS BAPTIST COLLEGE

? - 2010? 2010? - ? ? - 2018
2019 2020* -

The pre-2021 helmet designs shown above are those used by Arkansas Baptist College while the team was a junior college and a member of the NJCAA. Information about this team has always been scarce, and other helmet designs may have been used. The team first played in 2007.


LANGSTON UNIVERSITY

1998 2002 2003
1997; 1999; ? - 2001;
2004 (some games)
2004? - ? ? - 2011
2012 2013 -
September 20, 2014
September 27, 2014
*see note 1 below
'A' 'B' 'C'
October 4, 2014(?) - 2015 2015 2016
*see note 1 below
'D' 'E' 'F'
2016 2016 2016
*see note 2 below *see note 3 below
'G' 'H' 'I'
2017 - 2017 2017
*see note 4 below
'J' 'K' (and 'K1') 'L'
2019 - 2019 - 2022? -
*see note 5 below
'M'
2023 -
*see note 6 below

During recent years Langston has used the following sequences of helmet designs; very little information has been found for both 2021 and 2022, and it is possible that other helmet designs have been used:

Langston has a history of switching helmet designs very often and the team has likely used several other designs besides those mentioned here, particularly during the period from about 1999 to 2012.

In 2002 and 2003 the team used navy blue helmets shells, with a different "LU" logo each year (the 2003 logo shown in the photograph below). The 2002 logo may not have been worn during all of the team's games - "plain" blue helmets may have been used occasionally.

Langston may have used plain orange helmets several additional times from about 2004 through 2012.

*1 Langston switched to blue helmets for game #4 of the 2014 season (at Hardin-Simmons), having used the 2013 helmet design for the first three games of 2014. During game #4 at least two different "LU" logos were in use by Langston, both of which may be seen in the photograph below. The one represented above appeared to be the more predominant one based on a limited number of available photographs. I was unable to locate photographs for all of the teams games in 2014, but the helmets were blue during at least games #4, 6, and 10, and the team had switched to a blue "LU" logo with orange outline by at least game #6.

*2 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; the right side has a "lion" logo (as represented below).

*3 Uniform numerals are worn on the left side only of this design; the right side has a "lion" logo (as represented below).

*4 The lion logo is worn on the left side only of this design; the right side has blue uniform numerals (as represented below).

*5 Uniform numbers are worn on both sides of design 'K'; they are present on the left side only of design 'K1' while on the right side is apparently an "LU" logo of which no sufficiently clear photographs have been located.

*6 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; a logo is present on the right side (as represented below).


LOUISIANA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

2000 - 2005 2006 2007 - 2018
*see note 1 below
2019 - 2020* 2021 2022 -
*see note 2 below *see note 2 below *see note 3 below

Prior to November 16, 2021 this school was named Louisiana College. Louisiana College had a football team through the 1968 season, after which the team was discontinued until its restoration in 2000.

*1 Beginning apparently with the second game of the 2018 season the "LC" logo on the right side of the helmet was replaced with a "wildcat head" logo (as represented below); this logo apparently remained in place for the remainder of the 2018 schedule.

*2 On both these designs the "wildcat head" logo is present on the left side only; a different logo is present on the right side (as represented below).

*3 Uniform numbers are worn on the left side only of this design; a logo adorns the right side (as depicted below).


NELSON UNIVERSITY

? - 1999 2000 only(?) 2001?
2002 2003 - 2005 2006 - 2012
2013 - 2014 2015 - 2019 2020 -
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

*1 This design has uniform numbers on its left side only; the right side has the same "lion head" logo which was used in 2013 and 2014.

*1 This design has uniform numbers on its left side only; the right side a "lion head" logo (as represented below).


OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE UNIVERSITY

? - 1999? 2000? - 2001 2002
2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 - 2010 2011
2012 -
October 5, 2013
October 12, 2013-
November 9, 2013
2014
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
2015 2017 2016; 2018 -
*see note 3 below

*1 This design has an asymmetrical stripe sequence - the white middle stripe is flanked by a red stripe on the left side, and by a blue stripe on the right side. It was used during the first six games of the 2013 season.

*2 First worn during the 2013 home game against Texas College, this design was used during the last five games in 2013.

*3 In 2016 uniform numerals were worn on the left side only; the right side was "blank". In 2018, the uniform numerals were again worn on the left side only; a logo was worn on the right side (as represented below).


OTTAWA UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

2018 2019 -

This team played its first season of football in 2018.


TEXAS COLLEGE

2003 2005 - 2010 2011 (early season)
*see note 1 below
2011 - 2012 2013 - 2014 2015 - 2016
*see note 2 below
2018 2017; 2019 2021 -

Texas College had a football team from at least 1950 through 1961, at which point the team was discontinued and not restored until 2003. The 2003 team may have been a club-level team rather than a varsity team.

*1 Helmet decals were absent during at least games #1 (August 27 at Belhaven), #2 (September 3 at Lamar), and #4 (September 17 at Texas Southern) of the 2011 season. The circular helmet logo was in use during the September 24, 2011 home game against Northwestern Oklahoma State.

*2 During at least some games of the 2016 season the "TC" logo was worn only on the left side of each helmet while uniform numerals were worn on the right side (as represented below).


TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

2017 -

2017 was the first season for this team.


WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

2012 - 2015 2016 - 2017 2018 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below
2023 -

Football was reinstated at WBU in 2012; the school had last had a football team in 1940.

*1 The logo is worn on the left side only of both these designs; uniform numbers are present on the right side (as represented below).