Upper Midwest Athletic Conference

"Polars" "Panthers" "Knights"
St. Bonifacius, MN Greenville, IL New Ulm, MN
"Cougars" "Eagles" "Blue Jays"
Morris, MN St. Paul, MN Fulton, MO

Historical Helmets


1984 - c.1987 c.1989 c.early 1990s
? - 2000 2001 2002 - 2009
2010 2011 2012 - 2018
2019 2020 - 2021 2022 -
*see note 1 below

This team played its first season of football in 1984, at which time the school name was St. Paul Bible College. The current name Crown College was adopted in 1992. The team nickname was previously "Crusaders" (before 2002) and "Storm" (from 2002 to 2022).

Apparently at least three other helmet designs have been used; below are photographs of two of these gathered from the college's digitized yearbooks. The team's first design had a purple shell with a logo that appears to contain the letters "SPBC" and some stripes which wrap around the back of the helmet. The c.1989 design had the team name "Crusaders" in a script style. Some photographs from 1992 and 1993 appear to show a logo similar to the one used in 2001, and during the mid- to late-1990s the team appears to have used plain purple helmets for several years.

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


1999 - 2001 2002 - 2003 2004
2005 - 2013 2014 - 2016 2017
*see note 1 below
2018 -
*see note 2 below

In 1998, Greenville used black helmets with a decal identical to that used by the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, though with orange in place of the teal color that the NFL team uses.

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

*2 In 2019 the panther head logo was worn on the left side only of each helmet; the number 12 was worn on the right side (as represented below) in memory of Greenville College student Allyson Grabowski, who died in a car accident on July 15, 2019. 12 was her uniform number on the college's volleyball team.


c.late 1990s? 2009 (early season) 2005 - 2008;
2009 - 2012?
2013? - 2015 2016 -

The photograph below shows a helmet design used by Martin Luther during at least parts of the 2002, 2003, and 2004 seasons. I still need a copy of the "ML" helmet logo in order to add this helmet to the web site.


c.early 2000s c.2004? - 2015? 2016? - 2019
2020* -


? - 2015 2016 - 2019 2020
*see note 1 below
2021 - 2022 2023 -

The first design shown above was apparently in use by at least the year 1999.

*1 This design is "blank" on its left side but has a large "eagle head" logo on the right side (as represented below).


c.late 1990s 2005? - 2006 c.early 2000s; 2007
2008 - 2013 2014 -