General Releases

  • 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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