Fishing & Boating News

2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Television Series Debuts August 14 on NBC Sports Network

by: Wade Middleton,

Photo by courtesy CBAA
(Aug. 13, 2012 - SAN ANTONIO, TX)

Fans of collegiate bass fishing will get their first look at the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series starting Tuesday, August 14, 2012, when the television series debuts on NBC Sports Networkat 11:30 am EST. Programming will start with the Day One coverage of the Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash and follow the anglers through the season, including the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, as well as the Collegiate Bass Fishing Open, presented by Pepsi. Original airings are Tuesdays at 11:30 am EST, followed by reairs on Saturdays at 12:00 pm EST, with the series to conclude on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

"The Association of Collegiate Anglers and the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series has just wrapped up another year of record-breaking numbers, and we are thrilled with what we were able to capture on the water this year. We'll be showcasing collegiate anglers from across the country during this season's action, which documents their passion, dedication, skills and achievements both on and off the water," stated Wade Middleton, Tournament Director and President of CarecoTV, LLC.

Airing on NBC Sports Network fans will have access to 16 half hours of programming dedicated to the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series.

Complete Schedule
August 14 & 18: Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash Day One
August 21 & 25: Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash Day Two
August 28 & September 1: College Bass Fishing Program Overview
September 4 & 8: BoatUS Collegiate Championship Preview

September 18 & 22: BoatUS Collegiate Championship Day Two
September 25 & 29: Collegiate Bass Fishing Open Day One
October 2 & 6: Collegiate Bass Fishing Open Day Two

About the ACA
The Association of Collegiate Anglers, a division of CarecoTVand The Bass Federation, is a sanctioning body developed to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing. The ACA provides support to dozens of regional events nationwide and owns the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series, the largest collegiate tournament circuit in the country. With dedicated programming on NBC Sports Outdoors, three nationally televised collegiate bass fishing events, and thousands of members, the ACA is the leader in competitive collegiate bass fishing. For more information on the ACA, or the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series, visit the collegiatebasschampionship website. For more information on CarecoTV, visit the carecotv website. For more information on The Bass Federation, visit the bassfederation webswite.

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