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1982 USCS NAIA Championship

This is the recorded radio coverage of the USCS 1982 NAIA Championship men’s basketball game. The long version is the complete game coverage.

The short version includes the pre-game introduction by the sportscaster.

 The sportscaster talks about the teams and where they are from, as well as giving a little background information about the tournament and the teams each of the finalists beat to get to the championship game. He gives a run down of the starting lineups. He also tells the story about one of the promotional ideas the university came up with to help get the local crowd to "adopt" our team. Steve Fuller, who starred as quarterback at Spartanburg High School and then Clemson was playing for the Kansas City Chiefs at the time, so someone came up with the idea of using that as a way to get the local fans to support us. USCS printed up "adoption papers" and distributed them throughout the arena. The document had the USCS logo and said:

Whereas Steve Fuller from Spartanburg, SC plays for the Kansas City Chiefs and
Whereas USC Spartanburg has adopted the Kansas City Chiefs as its official NFL team and
Whereas the fans of Kansas City need a home team for the tournament,
I the undersigned Kansas City fan officially adopt the USCS Rifles as my team.

It seemed to work and the crowd got behind USCS and turned the arena into a home court.

Listen:

Short Version:
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orange speakerLow Quality - 4.7MB

Long Version:
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