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Collegiate anglers returning to Lake Guntersville this weekend

AUBURN – Approximately 140 collegiate anglers are expected to fish on Lake Guntersville this Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, in the 2011 Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series tournament trail. The fishing series, hosting by Auburn University’s Bass Sports Club, is open to all university-sponsored fishing teams throughout the Southeast and beyond.

Teams are scheduled to arrive Thursday for an official practice day and will launch out of Spring Creek beginning at safe light on Friday and Saturday. Weigh-ins will be held Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend and support their favorite schools. A live broadcast of the weigh-ins will be available at www.auburn.edu/bass.

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AU Bass Sports Club lets students cast for the Tigers

AUBURN – Auburn University students who enjoy fishing in their spare time now have a new sports club to match their angling skills against other schools.

The AU Bass Sports Club, which hosted its first tournament last fall on Lake Guntersville, is hosting three spring tournaments and a championship on north Alabama lakes.

Bass fishing clubs began about 10 years ago in the Big 10 schools up north,” said academic advisor Jann Swaim. “It’s now catching on as a club sport across the country. Outdoor sports such as fishing and hunting need to be promoted, because many kids don’t spend time outside or don’t have the opportunity.”

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