CRF - Summary for 1996



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In the Spring of 1996 CURFC achived a top 8 finish in the National Play-offs and a #6 national ranking, something that has never been done before by a team from the South. In fact until the Spring of 1996 no team from the South ever finished in the top 25 nationally.

The team had a strong Spring and Summer recruiting drive with star players from California and Missouri committing to come and play for Clemson rugby.

The Fall of 1996 saw the club understake a successful tour to the Northeast competing against Harvard, Brown and University of Massachusetts. The notable win of the tour was a 19-17 win over Harvard, which the year before that made it to the Elite 8.

Team Picture after the 19-17 victory over Harvard University

Fall Team Picture

Team Picture Charlotte
All Albums for 1996
Last NameFirst NameNicknamePosition
BakerChris
BaxterJamesLimeyWing
BellofattoVinceB.O.D
BendeAndrasFlanker
BennettJohnGilligan
BlinstonGreg
BoughmanBrad
BrownMatthewFishSecond Row
CampbellTysonBig D
CarterDerek
CartnerMikeNavyScrumhalf
CobbHeathFullback
DavisMitchell
DeGaradyKyleScrumhalf
DixonJohn
DohertyJimMingEight man
DotterweichAndyDottScrumhalf
ElledgeChadFlyhalf
EvansChrisMoleHooker
FayoleJeff
FeatherstoneNathan
FoxworthMatthewJohnny QProp
FrederickChadHarleyFlanker
FullerPhillip
GaineJimE.T.
GarrettMatt
GibsonJayJohn Boy
GrazianoFrank
HarrisonJosephCooter
HayesTommyDip Cup
HicksTommyT-BoneProp
HunterRyan
JasonStoneSecond Row
KershnerKenSpecial KProp
LewisJames
LongStephenChachi
MerchantDavidFlyhalf
MillerCharley
OettingerJared
OwsleyDavid
PacultScott
PellandAndrewFaccia
PhillipsScottSecond Row
PiquetteMichaelMetallicaProp
RaadDavid
RawcliffeNick
ReevesRonnie
RenneIan
ScheibelMattFat Matt
ShellnutChrisP-Nut
SheriffDavid
SheriffAdam
SimonSeanStickScrumhalf
SotoJeremy
SpacilMikeTinySecond Row
St. JohnClay
StephensNoal
TowlesCody
WiduchAndy
WilsonRayTugboatProp
Spring
President:Tyson Campbell
Captain:Charley Miller

DateOpponentA SideB SideLocation
1996-01-20University of Georgia5-2917-0 WClemson, SC
1996-01-27Western Carolina University69-3Clemson, SC
1996-01-27Auburn University5-0Clemson, SC
1996-02-03Georgia Southern13-542-0 WStatesboro, GA
1996-02-10Georgia Tech61-317-5Clemson, SC
1996-02-17University of North Carolina17-22Chapel Hill, NC
1996-02-23Southern Mississippi54-3Hattiesburg, MS
1996-02-24Georgia College44-3Milledgeville, GA
1996-03-02University of Alabama17-26Tuscaloosa, AL
1996-03-11Canisius17-2724-0 WClemson, SC
1996-03-13University of South Carolina30-5Clemson, SC
1996-03-30North Carolina State University43-8Charlotte, NC
1996-03-31University of Central Florida31-6Charlotte, NC
1996-04-20Cornell University28-6Baltimore, MD
1996-04-21Penn State16-28Baltimore, MD


Summer
DateOpponentA SideB SideLocation


Fall
President:Ken Kershner
Captain:David Merchant

DateOpponentA SideB SideLocation
1996-08-24Greenville 10'sGreenville, SC
1996-09-07Maryland12-615-15Kutztown, PA
1996-09-07Kutztown University7-2810-12Kutztown, PA
1996-09-14Virginia Tech15-50Clemson, SC
1996-09-21University of Alabama10-26Clemson, SC
1996-10-05Atlanta Renegades B10-18Atlanta, GA
1996-10-05Citadel20-3Atlanta, GA
1996-10-06Atlanta High Country12-16Atlanta, GA
1996-10-12Auburn University20-5Clemson, SC
1996-10-12Emory University25-23 ForeitClemson, SC
1996-10-20Georgia Tech20-160-10Clemson, SC
1996-10-20Alumni Match0-35
1996-11-01University of Massachusetts5-35Amhurst, MA
1996-11-03Harvard University19-17Cambridge, MA
1996-11-04Brown University5-19Providence, RI
1996-11-09Georgia College14-5

*Score format: Clemson - Opponent