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A combination of experience and raw talent

This May, Furman lost an impressive cadre of players due to graduation. In fact, they were probably the best senior class ever. Adam Miller, Patrick Musau, Jacob Milchuck, Adrian Marcoliese, Jeff Tongue and Ryan Conlogue anchored the Furman team, leading the Paladins to a Division 2 national championship game. With such a great group gone, […]

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Cap ‘n’ Gown

Stories and Sentiments from five members of the Class of 2017

Furman Rugby has its day on SC House Floor

What do the 2017 Furman Rugby Team and the Clemson Football Team have in common? Both have been honored by the South Carolina House of Representatives for their outstanding athletic seasons and for representing their state with pride. Unlike the Tigers, Furman fell just short of a national championship. The team completed a 13-1 season […]

An honor of the highest accord

Furman Rugby Captain Patrick Musau joined rare company Sunday. The austere group includes three former Furman Presidents and two former South Carolina Governors. Musau, a senior from Nairobi, Kenya, was initiated into the Furman Quaternion Club. Founded in 1903, Quaternion is generally considered to be the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Furman […]

Fleschler to be a Paladin

Benjamin Fleschler, a senior at Culver Military Academy and captain of the rugby team, has committed to Furman University and will enroll this fall. Fleschler, the son of Kate and Rob Fleschler, will be the fourth rugby graduate of the private Indiana school to attend Furman in recent years. Turner Morsches ’15, Lucas Ward ’16 […]

Schedule for USA Rugby Fall College Championships

The Furman men’s rugby team will face three-time defending national champion Minnesota-Duluth 11 a.m., Saturday at Roberts Field in USA Rugby’s Div. II national semifinal game. The winner will advance to the national championship game to be held 1 p.m., Sunday in Stone Soccer Stadium. The Paladins, 13-0,  are champions of the Southern Rugby Conference. […]

Furman rugby to face Sacred Heart in first round play-off game

The Furman men’s rugby team will face Sacred Heart University 11 a.m. Saturday at Roberts Field in the South Regional of USA Rugby Men’s Division II Round of 16 Tournament. Champions of the Southern Rugby Conference, Furman is 10-0 this fall. Sacred Heart (Connecticut) are champions of the Tri-State Conference. In the other game Saturday, […]