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
BellofattoVincentB.O.D
BendeAndrasFlanker
BennettJohnGilliganEight Man
BlinstonGreg
BoughmanBrad
BrownMatthewFishSecond Row
CampbellTysonBig DSecond Row
CarterDerek
CartnerMikeNavyScrumhalf
CobbHeathFullback
DavisMitchell
DeGaradyKyleScrumhalf
DixonJonathon
DohertyJimMingEight man
DotterweichAndyDottScrumhalf
ElledgeChadFlyhalf
EvansChrisMoleHooker
FayoleJeff
FeatherstoneNathan
FoxworthMatthewJohnny QProp
FrederickChadHarleyFlanker
FullerPhillip
GaineJimE.T.Flanker
GarrettMatt
GibsonJayJohn Boy
GrazianoFrank
HarrisonJosephCooter
HayesTommyDip CupWing
HicksThomasT-BoneProp
HunterRyan
JasonStoneSecond Row
KershnerKenSpecial KProp
LewisJames
LongStephenChachi
MerchantDavidFlyhalf
MillerCharley
OettingerJared
OwsleyDavid
PacultScott
PellandAndrewFaccia
PhillipsScottSecond Row
PiquetteMichaelMetallicaProp
RaadDavid
RawcliffeNick
ReevesRonnie
RenneIan
ScheibelMattFat MattProp
ShelnutChrisP-Nut
SheriffAdam
SimonSeanStickScrumhalf
SotoJeremyWing
SpacilMichaelTinySecond 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 Tech15-500-17Clemson, 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 College14-5Milledgeville, GA

*Score format: Clemson - Opponent