AUBURN – Auburn University is hosting the championship of the 2009 Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series on Wilson Lake near Florence, Ala., Friday and Saturday, April 17-18. More than 100 anglers representing 20 universities are expected to compete from schools such as Auburn, Alabama, Alabama-Birmingham, North Alabama, Montevallo, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia Tech.
“This series has drawn attention nationwide since it is one of the largest collegiate tournament series being run at the present time,” said Auburn academic advisor Jann Swaim.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s Bass Sports Club will host its second annual Auburn University Fall Classic this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22, on Lake Logan-Martin near Pell City.
At least 10 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. Participating teams include Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Radford, Montevallo, Freed-Hardeman, Georgia Southern, Southern Mississippi and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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.”