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Upstate Takeover Day

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — USC Upstate Athletics will be taking over the airwaves of Fox Sports Spartanburg 98.3 FM on Wednesday, June 21.  “Spartan Takeover Day” will be a way for fans of all USC Upstate programs to get a mid-year update on each program directly from all nine USC Upstate head coaches and other special guests.

In addition, Fox Sports Spartanburg is hosting a gathering for all Upstate fans and supporters at Rockers Brewing located at 226-A W. Main Street in downtown Spartanburg beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET on June 21.  Come out and join in the fun and meet NASCAR Xfinity Series driver and Spartanburg native Jeremy Clements and don’t miss a special surprise slated to be announced at 5:05 p.m.

“We’re excited to be able to showcase USC Upstate Athletics in this way throughout the day on Wednesday,” said Fox Sports Spartanburg president Ryan Clary.  “We have enjoyed having several Upstate coaches on with us regularly as part of our morning show the last three years and we’re looking forward to taking it a step further with this special “Spartan Takeover Day.”

The fun begins on “Bump and Run” which signs on at 7:00 a.m. each weekday and is hosted by Tyler Shugart.  The slate for “Bump and Run” is as follows*:
7:45 am – Todd Lawton, head men’s and women’s golf coach
8:05 am –  Sharif Saber, head women’s soccer coach
8:25 am – Jason Williams, head women’s basketball coach
8:45 am – Chris Hawkins, head softball coach

The festivities continue on-air and at Rockers Brewing with “Open Mic Daily,” Spartanburg’s longest running locally produced radio show hosted by Ryan Clary, Alex Smith and Anthony Greer.  “Open Mic”, now in its 18th year, airs each weekday from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. and each Wednesday the show visits Rockers Brewing as part of a regular visit with NASCAR Xfinity driver Jeremy Clements.  The station sponsors Clements’ No. 51 entry in the Xfinity Series.

Those scheduled to appear on Open Mic include*:

3:05 pm –  Ali Skayhan, head volleyball coach
3:25 pm – Carson Blackwelder, head men’s and women’s cross country and track & field coach
3:45 pm –  Scott Halkett, head men’s soccer coach
4:40 pm –  Dave Dickerson, head men’s basketball coach
5:05 pm – Tune in…
5:40 pm – Mike McGuire, head baseball coach

*schedule and times subject to change

In the Spartanburg area, Fox Sports Spartanburg can be heard at 98.3 FM and 1400AM. The station also hosts a live stream by downloading the free Fox Sports Spartanburg app via the Apple Store or Google Play and clicking the Listen Live icon.  Live audio is also available on the station’s website at and by searching WSPG-AM on the TuneIn Radio app.

For more information, email Lenny Mathis, Sr. Assoc. AD for External Operations at

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