USC Upstate Spartans
UniversityUniversity of South Carolina Upstate
ConferenceBig South (primary)
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorMatthew Martin
LocationSpartanburg, South Carolina
Varsity teams15 (7 men's, 8 women's)
Basketball arenaG. B. Hodge Center
Baseball stadiumCleveland S. Harley Baseball Park
Softball stadiumCyrill Softball Stadium
Soccer stadiumCounty University Soccer Stadium
MascotSparty the Spartan
ColorsUpstate Green and Black[1]
USC Upstate is a member of the Big South Conference.

The USC Upstate Spartans are the athletic teams that represent the University of South Carolina Upstate, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in intercollegiate sports at the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), primarily competing in the Big South Conference since the 2018–19 academic year.

USC Upstate competes in fifteen intercollegiate varsity sports. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and track and field (indoor and outdoor); while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track and field (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball. Men's and women's tennis were discontinued at the end of the 2019–20 school year.

Conference affiliations


Varsity teams

USC Upstate also sponsored both men's and women's tennis until 2019–20 when the programs were discontinued.[5][6]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Golf Soccer
Soccer Softball
Track and field Track and field
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor

Notable alumni


Men's basketball

Men's soccer


  1. ^ "Color - USC Upstate". Retrieved January 15, 2023.
  2. ^ "Conference History". Retrieved January 2, 2023.
  3. ^ "USC Upstate moving to Big South Conference". Retrieved January 2, 2023.
  4. ^ "USC Upstate Moving to big South Conference". November 15, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "2019-20 Men's Tennis Schedule". Retrieved January 3, 2023.
  6. ^ "2019-20 Women's Tennis Schedule". Retrieved January 3, 2023.