The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (“SIAC”) has been informed that the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (“CIAA”) will be unable to participate in the Pioneer Bowl this year.
“Although we are deeply disappointed for Albany State University, the team we selected to participate, and their student-athletes, we must respect the wishes of our partner’s decision not to play the game this year,” said SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore. “Moving forward, I am confident that we will be able to work together to ensure that this historic football game will be played again next year.”
Albany State received the bid by defeating Miles College 17-14 in the SIAC Centennial Championship game played over the weekend at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta.
“I was contacted this past weekend by Commissioner Moore, who informed me of the CIAA’s decision not to participate in the in the Pioneer Bowl this year,” said Albany State Athletic Director Dr. Richard Williams.
“While our team, student body, alumni and fans were looking forward to playing another football game, it will not diminish the outstanding year enjoyed by our student-athletes, coach Mike White and the entire Albany State University football staff.”
Source: TheSIAC.com: Pioneer Bowl Cancelled