Pioneer Bowl XII matchup is set

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: November 17, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ga. — The CIAA and the SIAC announced Wednesday that Fort Valley State University and Saint Augustine’s College have been selected to participate in the 12th Pioneer Bowl.

The game will take place on December 4th at A.J. McClung Stadium in Columbus at 1 p.m. (EST).

The Saint Augustine’s College Falcons, led by Head Coach Michael Costa, finished second in the CIAA Southern Division with an 8-2 overall record, 6-1 in conference play.

The Falcons finished the season ranked ninth in the NCAA D-II Super Regional One. The Fort Valley State Wildcats, led by Head Coach Donald Pittman, finished second in the SIAC with an 8-2 overall record, 7-2 in conference play.

The Wildcats currently rank 22nd in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Coaches’ Poll.

Both Fort Valley State and Saint Augustine’s will be making their first appearance in the Pioneer Bowl.

Established in 1997, the Pioneer Bowl is an NCAA sanctioned bowl game involving the SIAC and the CIAA. It is the only sanctioned bowl game involving HBCU athletic conferences.