AUBURN – The 2012 Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, hosted by Auburn University, will begin Nov. 18-19 on Logan Martin Lake near Pell City.
More than 150 anglers representing 25 universities across the southeastern United States are expected to compete this season on lakes throughout north Alabama. The series will decide the 2012 Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series title and determine the universities that will be represented at the 2012 Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship. A sample of participating schools includes Auburn, Alabama, North Alabama, Mississippi State, Georgia and Ole Miss.
AUBURN – Jann Swaim, adviser to the Auburn University Bass Sports Club, has been named American Outdoor Sportsman of the Year by the Legends of the Outdoors organization. He will receive the award Aug. 14 at the group’s National Hall of Fame banquet in Nashville, which honors those who have blazed trails in the outdoor world and have set standards in their respective field.
Swaim, who retired in 2010 after 27 years of work with Auburn University, helped found the fishing club in 2007, after seeing a need for a competition outlet for interested students.
“The kids came to me and wanted a club patterned after collegiate sports,” Swaim said. “Using the collegiate format has allowed us to create a base in which to begin the process of learning team concepts and applications.”
AUBURN – Auburn University President and Mrs. Jay Gogue recently honored the university’s Bass Sports Club at the President’s Home in recognition of the club’s contributions to the Auburn University Foundation.
Since January 2009 the club has presented $44,500 to Auburn from funds garnered in the National Guard FLW College Fishing Series. Teams that finish in the top five of each event are awarded funds which are distributed to the foundation for general scholarships and to the club for expenses.
AUBURN – The Bassmaster Classic this weekend will have a new version of the Iron Bowl that combines bass fishing with the nation’s fiercest collegiate rivalry.
College bass fishing teams from Auburn University and the University of Alabama will face off in the inaugural Bassmaster College Classic Saturday, Feb. 20, on Logan Martin Lake near Pell City. It is being held in conjunction with the professional Bassmaster Classic that will take place on Lay Lake.
AUBURN – The 2010 Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series hosted by Auburn University will get underway Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, on Lake Guntersville. Weigh-ins will be held at Bucky Howe Park at 2 p.m. each day.
The series has gained national recognition and contributed greatly to the explosive growth of collegiate bass fishing. More than 150 anglers representing 30 universities across the southeastern United States are expected to compete in the series, which will determine the universities that will be represented at the 2010 Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s Bass Sports Club will host its third annual Auburn University Fall Classic this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, on Lake Logan-Martin near Pell City.
Collegiate teams from across the southeastern United States will be participating in the event, which will have weigh-ins at Lakeside Landing and Resort at 3 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Confirmed participating teams include Auburn, Alabama, Bethel College, Georgia, North Alabama, Northwest Alabama Community College, UAB, Radford and Virginia Tech. There are 18 unconfirmed schools anticipated to participate as well.