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The Pioneer Bowl

The first Black colleges to play in the Pioneer Bowl were the 1972 Tennessee State Tigers and the 1978 Florida A&M Rattlers. It was 19 years later before the next Black college football teams appeared when Kentucky State met Livingstone College (1997). Since then, either the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has sent at least one team to the bowl game. It is one of only three NCAA Division II sanctioned bowl games featuring historically black colleges and  universitiesTuskegee University has made the most appearances at the Pioneer Bowl with nine and  has the most victories with seven.

Pioneer Bowl Results
1972     Tennessee State 29, Drake 7
1978      Florida A&M 35, Massachusetts 28
1979-1996  No Black College Appearances
1997     Kentucky State 30, Livingstone 26
1998     Tuskegee 23, Livingstone 9
1999     Winston-Salem  23, Tuskegee 7
2000     Tuskegee 12, Winston-Salem  9
2001     Tuskegee 28, Virginia Union 0
2002     Cancelled
2003     Albany State 52, Fayetteville St 30
2004     Shaw 30, Tuskegee 28
2005     Tuskegee 28, Bowie State 26
2006     Tuskegee 17, Johnson C. Smith 7
2007     Tuskegee 58, Virginia Union 51
2008     Cancelled
2009     Tuskegee 21, Elizabeth City State 7
2010     St. Augustine’s 20, Fort Valley St 9