Upstate Hosts Hampton Inn & Suites Spartan Classic Friday and Saturday

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Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate volleyball team returns to the court this week to face a pair of non-conference opponents in the Hampton Inn & Suites Spartan Classic hosted by Upstate in the Hodge Center.

The tournament starts off with Friday's 6:30 p.m. match pitting crosstown rivals Upstate and Wofford in a battle that has been fierce since the Spartans and Terriers resumed their rivalry when Upstate made the move to Division I in 2007. Upstate owns a 21-9 lead in the all-time series, though Wofford is 5-1 during Upstate's Division I era (since 2007). Friday's match will be the debut of Upstate volleyball on ESPN3.

The tournament will conclude on Saturday when Upstate will face Georgia State at 10:00 a.m. and Wofford takes on Georgia State at 2:00 p.m.

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