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Why did you change your name from the Rifles to the Spartans?

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When did that happen?
I saw a banner from their 1982 NAIA National Championship and it said USCS Rifles.
I think they did it about 5-10 years ago, when the school changed its name from USC Spartanburg to USC Upstate.

Personally, I think "Rifles" has a whole '70s ABA kinda cool ring to it. Any bunch of dopes can be the "Spartans."

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(01-05-2010 11:59 PM)HatterFan Wrote: [ -> ]I think they did it about 5-10 years ago, when the school changed its name from USC Spartanburg to USC Upstate.

Personally, I think "Rifles" has a whole '70s ABA kinda cool ring to it. Any bunch of dopes can be the "Spartans."

An interesting point of view to be certain.
So they get rid of a cool original sounding nickname like the Rifles plus change their main name from Spartanburg to Upstate? They should have kept USC Spartanburg as there name too. USC Upstate has such a small college feel to it. At least USC Spartanburg makes it sound like they might belong Division I.

It sounds like their leaders might be worse than ours!
The best thing at upstate is the cheerleaders.
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