FLORENCE, Ala., August 19, 2013 – They study hard to get good grades. But that’s not the only reason why these college kids hit the books. It’s to live the dream of being of a collegiate angler participating in the pinnacle of college fishing: The BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship held on Lake Pickwick in Florence, Alabama. Now, fishing fans across the country can watch the young men and women compete when the championship airs on the NBC Sports Network Wednesday, August 28 (Day 1) and Wednesday, September 4 (Day 2) both at 2:30PM, while the Destination America network broadcasts are Saturday, September 21 at 6:30AM (Day 1) and Saturday, Sept. 28 at 6:30AM (Day 2). Check for your local listings for re-air dates.
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, and some travel for hundreds of miles to compete, balancing schoolwork with their passion for fishing.
The BoatUS Championship started in 2005 with just 40 teams and 78 college anglers and has seen phenomenal growth, blossoming into 200 teams and over 400 anglers from across the country this year. All will converge on Lake Pickwick and Florence, Alabama for what shapes up to be an epic battle on the water, full of unfolding strategies. “Some work out well, and others backfire along the way,” says Tournament Director and Show Producer Wade Middleton of CarecoTV. “You’ll see some students head home heroes, while others really feel the heartbreak over what could have been.”
Day two of the action airs Wednesday, September 4 at 2:30pm. Students interested in learning about these events or participating can go to CollegiateBassChampionship.com. After the NBC air dates the shows will also be available for viewing at CollegiateBassChampionship.com.
BoatUS Angler, a membership program from the nation’s largest association of recreational boaters, BoatUS, offers boat-owning fishermen services such as on water breakdown and towing assistance provided by the largest fleet of towboats in North America, roadside boat trailer and tow vehicle assistance through 18,000 specialized towing companies, fishing boat insurance that has the right coverage for anglers, and a tournament incentive program, “Weigh-to-Win.” BoatUS is also the nation’s advocate for recreational boaters and anglers on Capitol Hill and its non-profit BoatUS Foundation is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Visit BoatUSAngler.com for more.
CarecoTV has a rich history of developing highly effective, industry specific marketing programs for a diverse collection of clients ranging from small start-up companies to Fortune 500 companies. By providing dynamic outdoor programming to networks including NBC Sports Outdoors, Pursuit Channel, Comcast, World Fishing Network, Texas Channel, Destination America and other national and regional networks, CarecoTV positions clients to outperform the competition. CarecoTV owns and produces an impressive collection of instructional outdoor television programs including Americana Outdoors presented by Garmin, Yamaha's Whitetail Diaries, Cabela's Fisherman's Handbook, Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Cabela's IFA Redfish Tour, Fishing & Hunting Texas, National Walleye Tour, Texas Team Trail, and Deer Gear presented by Cabela's. Additional services provided include high-definition video production, multiplatform advertising, airtime acquisition, event promotion and editing. With such a comprehensive offering of programming, networks and services, CarecoTV is uniquely equipped to assist its clients with accomplishing their marketing goals.
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