Upstate Athletics Announces Center Court Basketball Show on

November 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm

The USC Upstate Athletic Department is set to launch a brand new online program named Center Court, Upstate Basketball Insider and is set to broadcast its first show on Nov. 12 at 6:00 p.m. on its Athletics website at

Center Court will give fans an inside look at Upstate basketball with coach and player interviews, special segments to provide an inside look at Spartan basketball players and light-hearted on-the-spot pieces involving students and faculty members. Fans can also get involved by tweeting the show at @UpstateSpartans and using the hashtag #CenterCourtUpstate to ask men’s head coach Eddie Payne and women’s head coach Tammy George questions which may be featured on the show.

Center Court will be broadcast on every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. throughout the basketball season. Jason Patterson, who serves as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN3/WatchESPN broadcasts at Upstate, will host the show. Various students will also assist with player and on-campus interviews.

The first show of the season on Nov. 12 will feature a recap at the 2013-14 season, an inside look at the preseason practices and workouts and a preview of the season-openers for the Spartan men’s and women’s teams. The men’s team opens its season Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. against Florida A&M at the Hodge Center, while the women’s teams opens the season on the road Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Iowa.