General Releases

  • USC Upstate SAAC to Hold Fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort
    September 06, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will hold two fundraisers this weekend to help raise money for those impacted in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
  • Upstate Athletics Kicks off New Academic Year with Student-Athlete Welcome Back Party
    August 24, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate Athletic Department helped its student-athletes begin the 2017-18 academic year on Thursday evening by holding a Welcome Back Party on campus following the first day of classes.
  • Upstate SAAC to Hold Project Life Movement Swab Drive
    August 17, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is teaming up with Project Life Movement on Tuesday, August 22 to hold a Swab Drive in support of increasing the number of potential bone marrow donors nationwide.
  • New AD Welcomed to USC Upstate during Introductory Press Conference
    July 06, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – University of South Carolina Upstate chancellor Dr. Brendan B. Kelly introduced incoming athletics director Julio Freire as someone who “captures the spirit of who we are trying to be in Spartan athletics.”
  • USC Upstate Introduces Julio Freire as Athletic Director
    July 05, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Please join us Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the G.B. Hodge Center Arena as the University of South Carolina Upstate formally introduces Julio Freire as athletic director and vice chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • Lee Fowler to Retire as USC Upstate Athletic Director
    July 03, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – After spending the last four years at the helm of the USC Upstate Athletic Department, Lee Fowler has announced his retirement from his position as Athletic Director.
  • Shubert Selected to 2017 ASUN Spring Winners for Life Team
    June 22, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Former USC Upstate softball pitcher Lexi Shubert was recognized by the ASUN Conference on Thursday as part of its 2017 Spring Winners for Life Team honoring those who display excellence on and off the playing surface, the league office announced.
  • Upstate Places 158 Student-Athletes on 2016-17 ASUN Academic Honor Roll
    June 21, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Led by 12 student-athletes who posted a perfect 4.0 GPA for the year, USC Upstate placed 158 student-athletes on the ASUN Academic Honor Roll to highlight the department's academic accomplishments during the 2016-17 academic year, the conference announced today.
  • Upstate SAAC Holds Prom for McCarthy Teszler School
    May 01, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. - The USC Upstate Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted Prom Night for the McCarthy Teszler School this past Saturday evening in the Campus Life Center Ballroom.
  • Upstate Holds Third Annual Beach Bash Ball and Auction
    April 28, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate athletic department held its Third Annual Beach Bash Ball and Auction event on Friday evening inside the G.B. Hodge Center to help raise funding for the department, its 17 intercollegiate athletic programs and student-athletes, and the night was a rousing success.
  • Rector, Sommer, Jefferson Named Coca-Cola Student-Athletes of the Year at The Sparty’s 2017 Awards Banquet
    April 20, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate Athletic Department held its annual The Sparty’s Awards Banquet presented by Coca-Cola on Thursday evening and gave out more than 80 awards to celebrate the accomplishments of the department and its student-athletes in 2016-17. Lukas Sommer (men’s soccer), Ryan Rector (softball) and Raven Jefferson (women’s basketball) received the night’s highest honor in being named the Coca-Cola Student-Athletes of the Year.
  • Alex Love Named to 2016-17 ASUN Winter Winners for Life Team
    April 12, 2017
    LakePoint, Ga. – USC Upstate senior cross country/track and field athlete Alex Love was recognized by the ASUN Conference on Wednesday afternoon as part of its 2016-17 Winter Winners for Life Team, the league office announced.
  • Upstate Inducts Four New Members into Athletics Hall of Fame
    February 17, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate Athletic Department welcomed three new inductees, and one honorary inductee, into its Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony Friday evening held at the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics in downtown Spartanburg.
  • Upstate Opens New Academic Performance Center on Campus
    January 30, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate Student Success Center recently unveiled its newly renovated Academic Performance Center located in the University’s library during a ribbon cutting ceremony held in front of student-athletes and staff members.
  • ASUN Conference Welcomes North Alabama as Newest Member
    December 07, 2016
    Florence, Ala. – The ASUN Conference announced on Tuesday the induction of the University of North Alabama into the league after a unanimous vote by the ASUN Presidents Council. The Lions will compete in the Gulf South Conference for the 2017-18 academic year before joining the ASUN for the following season.
  • USC Upstate Clears First Hurdle To Track Complex
    November 15, 2016
    Spartanburg, S.C. – As the sun begins to peek over the University of South Carolina Upstate campus, members of the track and field team can be seen on the horizon. They run every day for nearly an hour and their runs take them all over the 330-acre campus onto the Palmetto Trail and to the Milliken campus.
  • ASUN Impact: USC Upstate Remains #SpartanStrong One Year Later
    October 11, 2016
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate softball player, and current Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President, Ryan Rector pens the first-ever entry of ASUN Impact, a personal account, in remembrance of Sarah Vande Berg, James Campbell, Josh Lee and Mills Sproull, who passed away in a car accident one year ago today.
  • Season Tickets Are Now on Sale for 2016-17 Upstate Basketball Season
    October 10, 2016
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate athletics department announced this afternoon that season tickets are now on sale for the upcoming 2016-17 men’s and women’s basketball seasons.
  • USC Upstate to Host Annual Upstate Spartans Golf Classic
    September 16, 2016
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate Athletics Department will be holding the annual Upstate Spartans Golf Classic on Thursday, Oct. 13 from the Country Club of Spartanburg.
  • Upstate SAAC Sets Up GoFundMe Page to Help Fellow Student-Athlete
    September 07, 2016
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is stepping up to help one of its own as the organization has set up a GoFundMe page with the proceeds going to help sophomore softball player Brittany Case and her family.
  • Upstate Receives Grant from NCAA to Support Academic Programs
    July 22, 2016
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate was one of seven schools to receive a grant from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to support academic programs that help student-athletes earn their degrees, the NCAA announced today.
  • Upstate Places 145 Student-Athletes on ASUN Academic Honor Roll
    June 17, 2016
    Spartanburg, S.C. -- Led by 13 student-athletes who posted a perfect 4.0 GPA for the year, USC Upstate placed 145 student-athletes on the ASUN Academic Honor Roll to highlight the department’s academic accomplishments in 2015-16.
  • Three Upstate Student-Athletes Honored during 2016 ASUN Spring Meetings
    June 09, 2016
    Daytona Beach, Fla. – USC Upstate saw three student-athletes be recognized by the ASUN Conference as part of its Winners for Life Team during the league’s 2016 Spring Meetings held this week at The Shores Resort & Spa.
  • Upstate SAAC Hosts Prom for McCarthy Teszler School
    June 01, 2016
    Spartanburg, S.C. - The USC Upstate Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) recently hosted Prom Night for the McCarthy Teszler School in the Campus Life Center Ballroom.
  • ASUN Unveils New Brand Identity with Help from Conference Student-Athletes
    April 29, 2016
    Macon, Ga. - Student-athletes from the Atlantic Sun Conference took to social media today to reveal a new brand identity that will be rolled out for the ASUN's 39th year of athletic competition on July 1.
  • Cornfield, Starling Named Coca-Cola Student-Athletes of the Year at The Sparty’s 2016 Awards Banquet
    April 14, 2016
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate Athletic Department held its annual The Sparty’s Awards Banquet presented by Coca-Cola Thursday evening and gave out more than 70 awards to celebrate the accomplishments of the department and its student-athletes in 2015-16. Ryan Cornfield (men’s golf) and Brittany Starling (women’s basketball) received the night’s highest honor in being named the Coca-Cola Student-Athletes of the Year.

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