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Tuskegee University to face Elizabeth City State University in Pioneer Bowl XI (1635 hits)

November 18, 2009




Columbia, SC - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) have announced that Elizabeth City State University and Tuskegee University have been selected to participate in the 11th Pioneer Bowl. The game will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium in Columbia, SC, 2:00pm.

The Elizabeth City State University Vikings, led by Head Coach Waverly Tillar, finished the season with a 7-3 overall record and found themselves in the midst of a three-way tie-breaker for a chance at the Eastern Divisional title. The Tuskegee University Golden Tigers, led by Head Coach Willie Slater, won their fourth consecutive SIAC Championship, while holding an 8-2 overall record with one regular season game remaining. TU is currently ranked #14 in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) poll and #3 in the latest Sheridan Broadcasting Network (SBN) poll. This will mark Tuskegee’s eighth Pioneer Bowl appearance while Elizabeth City State will be making their first.

The Pioneer Bowl is the only NCAA sanctioned bowl game involving HBCU athletic conferences. The game features teams from the SIAC and the CIAA.

For ticket information, please contact the CIAA Office at (757) 865-0071 or the SIAC Office at (770) 908-0482.
Posted By: Jehan Bunch
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