General Releases

  • USC Upstate Names Sarah Gildersleeve Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Enrichment
    September 17, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Sarah Gildersleeve as the new Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Enrichment.
  • USC Upstate Volleyball to Host Children’s Cancer Awareness Game
    September 14, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate volleyball team will be welcoming the Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas to the G.B. Hodge Center on Saturday, Sept. 22 when it hosts Radford at 5 p.m.
  • A How-To Guide for ESPN+
    August 29, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The move for USC Upstate into the Big South Conference this year brings a change in video streaming services. Therefore, we wanted to provide our fans with a how-to on how you will be able to subscribe and watch all of its athletic events for 2018-19, as well as any other potential sporting events selected throughout the year for the streaming service. Here's an FAQ of everything you need to know!
  • USC Upstate Announces 2018-19 Basketball Season Ticket Packages
    August 24, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. -- The USC Upstate athletics department announced today that season tickets are now on sale for the upcoming 2018-19 men's and women's basketball seasons.
  • Big South Announces Fall Sports Broadcast Schedule, USC Upstate to be Shown 32 Times
    August 15, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The Big South Conference announced its 2018 fall television schedule on Wednesday afternoon and USC Upstate will be featured 32 times for men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball on the new BSN on ESPN+.
  • Big South Conference and ESPN Announce Seven-Year Extension of Media Rights Deal: 900 Annual Events on ESPN+
    July 24, 2018
    Charlotte, N.C. – The Big South Conference and ESPN have reached a seven-year extension to its media rights deal that will see close to 1,000 conference events carried on ESPN networks -- including a minimum 900 events each year on ESPN+, the first multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company Direct-to-Consumer & International segment and ESPN which launched in April. The agreement runs through 2024-25, 34 years since the longstanding relationship began in 1991.
  • New Fayetteville Ballpark to Host 2019-21 Big South Baseball Championship
    July 18, 2018
    Fayetteville, N.C. -- The City of Fayetteville, N.C., the Houston Astros and the Big South Conference announced today an agreement to host the 2019-21 Big South Conference Baseball Championships at the new Fayetteville Ballpark. The newly-constructed ballpark will serve as the host venue for the eight-team, double-elimination tournament that will determine the Big South’s automatic bid recipient to the NCAA Championship for the 2019-21 seasons. The 2019 event will take place May 21-25.
  • Brittany Case Named to ASUN Winners for Life Team
    July 16, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate softball student-athlete Brittany Case was honored by the ASUN Conference as the league announced its Winners for Life team for the Spring 2018 semester.
  • Kennedy Holton Participates in NCAA Career in Sports Forum
    July 05, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate track & field student-athlete Kennedy Holton was one of 200 student-athletes to be selected and participate in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum last month at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis, Ind.
  • USC Upstate to Host Annual Upstate Spartans Golf Classic
    July 01, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate Athletics Department will be holding the annual Upstate Spartans Golf Classic on Friday, Aug. 24 at the Woodfin Ridge Golf Club.
  • USC Upstate Officially Joins Big South Conference
    June 30, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina Upstate becomes an official member of the Big South Conference on Sunday, July 1, 2018. USC Upstate makes its move to the Big South Conference from the ASUN Conference, which it joined in fall of 2007 when its athletic teams moved from Division II status and began competing as a Division I institution.
  • USC Upstate to Hold Spartan Golf Classic on August 24
    June 01, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate will be hosting the Spartan Golf Classic presented by The Capital Corporation on Friday, Aug. 24 at Woodfin Ridge Golf Club in Inman, S.C.
  • USC Upstate Officially Introduces Daniel Feig as New Athletics Director
    May 29, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate officially introduced Daniel Feig as its new Director of Athletics/Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics during a press conference on Tuesday morning in the lobby of the G.B. Hodge Center. Feig will begin his duties on June 18, 2018.
  • Josh Lee Memorial Mighty Moo 5K Set for June 9, 2018
    May 24, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Registration for the third annual Josh Lee Memorial Mighty Moo 5K Run is now open. The event will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at Cowpens Library, 181 School St., Cowpens, as part of the 41st annual Mighty Moo Festival.
  • USC Upstate Names Daniel Feig as Athletic Director
    May 23, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate has named Daniel Feig as its new Athletic Director, effective June 18, 2018. Chancellor Brendan Kelly will formally introduce Feig to the community during a press conference to be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, in the university’s G.B. Hodge Center.
  • USC Upstate Student-Athletes Post Combined GPA over 3.0 for Spring Semester
    May 21, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate athletics department once again saw its student-athletes enjoy a successful semester in the classroom during the spring as the Spartans posted a combined grade-point average of 3.167 among 225 student-athletes.
  • Forty-Three USC Upstate Student-Athletes Participate in Spring Graduation Ceremony
    May 10, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Forty-three USC Upstate student-athletes walked across the stage on Tuesday evening and received their diplomas from the university as the institution held its spring commencement ceremony on campus.
  • Kelley, Popplewell Selected to ASUN Winners for Life Teams
    May 08, 2018
    LakePoint, Ga. – USC Upstate student-athletes Kaleigh Kelley and Riley Popplewell were honored by the ASUN Conference on Tuesday as the league announced its Winners for Life team members for both the Fall 2017 and Winter 2017-18 semesters.
  • Kelley, Carpenter Named Coca-Cola Student-Athletes of the Year at The Sparty’s 2018 Awards Banquet
    April 19, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate Athletics Department held its annual The Sparty’s Awards Banquet presented by Coca-Cola on Thursday evening and gave out 80 awards to celebrate the accomplishments of the department and its student-athletes in 2017-18. Kaleigh Kelley (volleyball) and Charlie Carpenter (baseball) received the night’s highest honor in being named the Coca-Cola Student-Athletes of the Year.
  • ASUN Conference Expands Broadcast Coverage to ESPN+ Platform
    April 11, 2018
    LakePoint, Ga. – The ASUN Conference and ESPN announced 55 events to be streamed via the Worldwide Leader in Sports new platform, ESPN+. Six ASUN Championships will be showcased on ESPN+ including the entirety of the Beach Volleyball, Lacrosse, Softball and Baseball Championships to go along with the Championship Finals for Men’s & Women’s Tennis.
  • USC Upstate Athletics to Host 2018 Sparty’s Ball and Auction on April 20, 2018
    March 01, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Put on your dancing shoes as the University of South Carolina Upstate welcomes The Entertainers to campus for the 2018 Sparty’s Ball and Auction to benefit the Athletics Department on Friday, April 20, 2018.
  • USC Upstate Inducts Three New Members into Athletics Hall of Fame
    February 09, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate Athletics Department welcomed three new inductees into its Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony held on Friday evening at the Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom on the USC Upstate campus.
  • USC Upstate Student-Athletes Secure Highest-Ever GPA during Fall Semester in Classroom
    January 30, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate athletics department saw its student-athletes enjoy their most successful performance in the classroom during the fall semester as the Spartans posted a combined 3.186 grade-point average, securing the highest department GPA for the semester in school history.
  • Thomas to Lead Athletic Giving Program at USC Upstate
    January 16, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Andrew “Drew” Thomas will begin his role at the University of South Carolina Upstate as associate athletic director for development on Jan. 22 where he will be responsible for a comprehensive annual, planned and major giving program that provides support for more than 200 student-athletes and the athletic facilities.
  • Upstate Recognizes Three December Student-Athlete Graduates
    December 21, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate athletics celebrates three current student-athletes who have completed their eligibility as a Spartan and have earned their degrees as the university held its December graduation ceremony on Tuesday evening at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.
  • Big South Conference Extends Invitation to USC Upstate
    November 15, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina Upstate was extended an invitation to join the Big South Conference on Tuesday and its membership is pending the approval of the USC Board of Trustees, which meets on December 19.
  • Baseball, Women’s Soccer Student-Athletes Visit with Local Middle School Athletes
    October 30, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate baseball student-athlete Toran Shahidi and women’s soccer student-athletes Delaney Bussey and Mia Raiff spent part of their Friday visiting with students from Bryson Middle School.
  • Upstate Athletics Attends National Convention of Women Leaders in College Athletics
    October 18, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate athletics recently had three female student-athletes and one staff member travel to Dallas, Texas to attend the National Convention of Women Leaders in College Athletics.
  • Upstate Announces Basketball Season Ticket Packages for 2017-18 Season
    October 10, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. -- The USC Upstate athletics department announced today that season tickets are now on sale for the upcoming 2017-18 men's and women's basketball seasons.
  • 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.
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