If there is to be a Pioneer Bowl, the CIAA and SIAC are doing a great job of keeping it on the low. From the Pioneer Bowl website:
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) have suspended the Pioneer Bowl for 2008. The game was scheduled to take place in Columbia, SC on December 6, 2008 at Charlie W. Johnson stadium. The Pioneer Bowl will resume in 2009 at a date and time to be determined.
That was from a release on October 31, 2008. And with three days left to go in the month, the conferences are running short on their customary two-months-before-kickoff timeframe to announce whether this thing is on or off.
Shame of it is, the two teams that will (or would have) played in the game could (or could have) make (or have made) it a great show. Three out of the last four installments of the game were decided by two points or fewer, and with the way the top teams in the CIAA and SIAC are playing, it is (or was) likely to be another offensive shootout.