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Football At USC-Upstate?

The University of South Carolina Upstate – a totally superfluous government-run college that already boasts a bloated, scandal ridden athletics department – is in talks with former North Carolina State University athletics director Lee Fowler. Why? According to our sources, the school wants to pay Fowler a high six-figure salary…

The University of South Carolina Upstate – a totally superfluous government-run college that already boasts a bloated, scandal ridden athletics department – is in talks with former North Carolina State University athletics director Lee Fowler.

Why? According to our sources, the school wants to pay Fowler a high six-figure salary to become its next athletics director – and to start a football program at the glorified satellite campus. That’s obviously terrible news for USC-Upstate students – who are currently charged an exorbitant athletics fee of nearly $1,000 a year to support crap like this.

Now USC-Upstate wants to field a football team?

Unreal …

This is a terrible idea – and even if it was a good idea, Fowler would be a terrible choice. The aging administrator – who was basically run out of N.C. State on a rail three years ago – was passed over for the athletics director position at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga just last month.

Of course this is South Carolina … where unnecessary government always finds a welcome home.

According to our sources, USC-Upstate wants to field a football team to compete against the program recently established at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Again, we think this idea is patently ridiculous – as is the ongoing taxpayer subsidization of “higher education” in general.

Higher ed is simply not a core function of government – yet South Carolina continues to perpetuate one of the most inefficient, duplicative systems in the nation to the tune of billions of dollars a year.

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52 comments

matt May 9, 2013 at 8:30 am

NO! NO! NO! USC-Upstate shouldn’t even have sports teams! HUGE waste of money!

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matt May 9, 2013 at 8:30 am

NO! NO! NO! USC-Upstate shouldn’t even have sports teams! HUGE waste of money!

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shifty henry May 9, 2013 at 8:52 am

lingerie football? —— why would we NOT love it?

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A Friend May 9, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Doubting the girls at USC-Upstate look like that, but I could be wrong…

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shifty henry May 9, 2013 at 8:52 am

lingerie football? —— why would we NOT love it?

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A Friend May 9, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Doubting the girls at USC-Upstate look like that, but I could be wrong…

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southmauldin May 9, 2013 at 8:57 am

I’m sure if you look behind the scenes, there is an influential cockroach legislator behind this BS.

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Hike Hiker May 9, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Is it Glenn Reese?

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northboilingsprings May 9, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Or Mike Forrester?

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southmauldin May 9, 2013 at 8:57 am

I’m sure if you look behind the scenes, there is an influential cockroach legislator behind this BS.

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Hike Hiker May 9, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Is it Glenn Reese?

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northboilingsprings May 9, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Or Mike Forrester?

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Dinosaur May 9, 2013 at 8:58 am

You are right this is South Carolina. Fortunately, the school is not located in Lexington County. Fifty Two scholarships would have already been assigned for relatives of elected officals. I have two (2) concepts under developement for tee shirts:
(1) Front will read: YES!! I am from South Carolina Back will read: NO!! We don’t make that shit up.
(2) Front will read: Lexington County WE did not INVENT corrupt politicans We GROW our own!!! Back will read: We now have a bumper crop

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shifty henry May 9, 2013 at 9:01 am

option (2) is the winner…………with a logo or a photo?

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dinosaur May 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

It will have to be a logo. Danny, Jakie, Jimmy and others are each too big to do photos. A group photo would have to be divided up over the shirts for the new contestants on THe BIGGEST LOSER to wear on day one.

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shifty henry May 9, 2013 at 9:25 am

Ha! — I wasn’t thinking…………

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Dinosaur May 9, 2013 at 8:58 am

You are right this is South Carolina. Fortunately, the school is not located in Lexington County. Fifty Two scholarships would have already been assigned for relatives of elected officals. I have two (2) concepts under developement for tee shirts:
(1) Front will read: YES!! I am from South Carolina Back will read: NO!! We don’t make that shit up.
(2) Front will read: Lexington County WE did not INVENT corrupt politicans We GROW our own!!! Back will read: We now have a bumper crop

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shifty henry May 9, 2013 at 9:01 am

option (2) is the winner…………with a logo or a photo?

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dinosaur May 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

It will have to be a logo. Danny, Jakie, Jimmy and others are each too big to do photos. A group photo would have to be divided up over the shirts for the new contestants on THe BIGGEST LOSER to wear on day one.

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shifty henry May 9, 2013 at 9:25 am

Ha! — I wasn’t thinking…………

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shifty henry May 9, 2013 at 9:09 am

I’m sorry, what was I thinking about?

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shifty henry May 9, 2013 at 9:09 am

I’m sorry, what was I thinking about?

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A Friend May 9, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Football at a satellite campus. That’s ridiculous. I doubt it would even bring in enough money to cover expenses, much less turn a profit.

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J stamp December 20, 2013 at 10:33 am

There are a lot of terrible comments on this thread…. But this by far is the worst. What a clown you are… Sata lite campuses do not work for football right? Let me ask you if you have ever heard of The state of California? I couldn’t tell you the amount of state schools that are “satellite schools” if you will…. Same with Michigan, Connecticut, Texas…. They just eventually become big enough with enough alum and a big enough student body to form it’s own fan base. As a former USC upstate athlete, Football would be grey for this University. It still has so much room to grow. The school owns a ton of kind and has the resources they need to have a 20,000 person school… EASILY. It’s a process tho. I say football in the next 10 years will be the right move. Every sport is competitive in the ASUN for all you clowns that have no idea about collegiate sports…. Get a clue people football generates revenue. Stadium and facilities costs 5 million to build… We would play 5-7 huge pay games in the first 2/3 years and make that money back immediately. That’s how it works…. And being a smaller school (most likely 1AA) those games would keep Coming year after year, against schools like unc, nc state, wake… Etc. revenue isn’t he question because even the worst football programs in the country still make money. If they didn’t they would cut the programs.

It’s the right move and I hope Upstate had a football team in the near future!

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A Friend May 9, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Football at a satellite campus. That’s ridiculous. I doubt it would even bring in enough money to cover expenses, much less turn a profit.

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Shitfor Brains May 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm

This is great big good!! I love the smell of football in the morning. Now Upstate will be really big time school!

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Shitfor Brains May 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm

This is great big good!! I love the smell of football in the morning. Now Upstate will be really big time school!

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rodnreel May 10, 2013 at 7:57 am

Fits, this isn’t anything new. Football has been talked about at Upstate for years. The plan is that because the school has such low admission standards, that will allow them to recruit the athletes that can’t get into other schools. Also, Upstate is located between Gaffney and Byrnes, the two high school powerhouses in the state – and only 15 minutes to both. That’s a lot of good local talent with poor academic ability. Put all that together and it is a good plan. Don’t be surprised if Lee Fowler has already been to Duncan to visit Bentley.

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rodnreel May 10, 2013 at 7:57 am

Fits, this isn’t anything new. Football has been talked about at Upstate for years. The plan is that because the school has such low admission standards, that will allow them to recruit the athletes that can’t get into other schools. Also, Upstate is located between Gaffney and Byrnes, the two high school powerhouses in the state – and only 15 minutes to both. That’s a lot of good local talent with poor academic ability. Put all that together and it is a good plan. Don’t be surprised if Lee Fowler has already been to Duncan to visit Bentley.

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Bill May 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I have to agree with you. USC Upstate was created for educational opportunities in the Greenville Spartanburg area. Not to provide athletic teams. If students want that, then Clemson is near by, and Furman & Wofford are there too. Most of these students are financially challenged, and shouldn’t be paying for athletic fees at all!!

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Shitfor Brains May 10, 2013 at 1:39 pm

No no no no oh no. Football will make USC Upstate most famous! Just wait till Notre Dame comes to Spartanburg to play!!!

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Bill May 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I have to agree with you. USC Upstate was created for educational opportunities in the Greenville Spartanburg area. Not to provide athletic teams. If students want that, then Clemson is near by, and Furman & Wofford are there too. Most of these students are financially challenged, and shouldn’t be paying for athletic fees at all!!

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Shitfor Brains May 10, 2013 at 1:39 pm

No no no no oh no. Football will make USC Upstate most famous! Just wait till Notre Dame comes to Spartanburg to play!!!

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libertarian May 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Where the hell is the legislative oversight?? and why the hell are our tax dollars being pissed away by morons?

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libertarian May 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Where the hell is the legislative oversight?? and why the hell are our tax dollars being pissed away by morons?

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Bubbas Brother May 10, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Makes complete sense, glorified community college with an enrollment of 5,500 will be competitive with a major university with an enrollment of 25,0000. Fan base potential in Charlotte 1,000,000+ fan base in Sparkle City maybe 50,000 if all the trailer parks are included.

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Shitfor Brains May 11, 2013 at 8:38 am

Yeppers I agrees with ya. Its a good deal. A football field has gotta be cheap to make. Chunk out some grass seed and mow it some. Put all them dumbass players in the same big classes just like UNC did. Pass em along and keeps them eligibilty wise.

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Jstamp December 20, 2013 at 10:37 am

Both of you are so clueless.

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The Colonel (R) May 10, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Makes complete sense, glorified community college with an enrollment of 5,500 will be competitive with a major university with an enrollment of 25,0000. Fan base potential in Charlotte 1,000,000+ fan base in Sparkle City maybe 50,000 if all the trailer parks are included.

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Shitfor Brains May 11, 2013 at 8:38 am

Yeppers I agrees with ya. Its a good deal. A football field has gotta be cheap to make. Chunk out some grass seed and mow it some. Put all them dumbass players in the same big classes just like UNC did. Pass em along and keeps them eligibilty wise.

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shifty henry May 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

I’m saying it again……lingerie football is the answer!

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shifty henry May 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

I’m saying it again……lingerie football is the answer!

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rodnreel May 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Coastal Carolina started football and it has been an outstanding success. I think they should do it.

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rodnreel May 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Coastal Carolina started football and it has been an outstanding success. I think they should do it.

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JabbaTheCool May 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm

This is the next step in which its alumni as seen coming for sometime. The eventual split from the mothership of wasteful spending…USC

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JabbaTheCool May 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm

This is the next step in which its alumni as seen coming for sometime. The eventual split from the mothership of wasteful spending…USC

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Slinky May 14, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Well they hired Fowler like fits said. And the hired the fundraiser from UNCC. 2+2=?

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Slinky May 14, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Well they hired Fowler like fits said. And the hired the fundraiser from UNCC. 2+2=?

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Adam July 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

YES, big football fan that’s what that school needs it has every other sport

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Adam July 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

YES, big football fan that’s what that school needs it has every other sport

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robert66667777 November 6, 2015 at 5:41 pm

YES DO IT KENNESAW DOES IT JACKSONVILLE DOES IT STETSON DOES IT EAST TENNESSEE ST DOES IT MAKE THIS GROW MERCER DOES IT.

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robert January 4, 2016 at 11:49 am

USC UPSTATE N FLORIDA LIPSCOMB SHOULD HAVE FOOTBALL AS WELL JACKSONVILLE KENNESAW ST MERCER STETSON HAVE IT ETSU TOO.COME ON BETTER THE CONFERENCE FGCU DESERVES IT TOO NJIT I STILL WONDER THOUGH.THIS WILL BETTER BIG SOUTH AND SOUTHERN CONFERENCE FOR BOTH WHO ARE GETTING HIT BADLY

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