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2014 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship to Air September 3

College anglers go for bragging rights when the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship airs Sept. 3 on NBC Sports.
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FLORENCE, AL, August 27, 2014 -- Fans of collegiate bass fishing will get the chance to experience the excitement of the nation’s largest collegiate bass fishing event on Wednesday September 3, 2014 when the 2014 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship airs on the NBC Sports Network at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

The BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship is the marquee event of three nationally televised tournaments hosted as part of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series that includes the Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash and Collegiate Bass Fishing Open. These no-entry fee events are open to all full-time students of university-recognized fishing programs.
“The BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship is the tournament that every college angler dreams about all year round,” said Director of College Operations, Wade Middleton. “It is the largest collegiate fishing tournament in the nation and gives these guys a chance to compete against some of the best collegiate anglers around.”
Fans can watch the premier airing of the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Day 2 action on Wednesday September 10, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. Watch as nearly 200 teams from across the country converge on Lake Pickwick in Florence, Alabama for what shapes up to be an epic battle on the water. Several different strategies unfold, with some working out well, others backfiring along the way and some students head home heroes, while others are heartbroken over what could have been.
For those that miss the first airing, future airings are scheduled on NBC and Pursuit Channel and you can also watch the shows online for more information visit Students interested in learning more about these events can also visit this website where they will find rules and registration dates for the 2015 events, as well as news and announcements.
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