Carolina Rhinos
Carolina Rhinos
Founded 2000
Folded 2002
Home arena BI-LO Center
City, State Greenville, South Carolina
Conference American
Division East
ArenaCup championships None
Playoff berths 2000, 2001

The Carolina Rhinos were one of the original 15 teams to join the inaugural 2000 AF2 season. They started off in the American Conference, before switching divisions in every year of their existence (2001-Northeast & 2002-Eastern). In their first year, they won 7 of their first 9 games, en route to the playoffs, before losing to the Augusta Stallions. In 2001, again, they won 7 of their first 9 games, and for the first time ever, they won a playoff game, beating the Tulsa Talons, before losing to the eventual champion, Quad City Steamwheelers. In 2002, everyone expected Carolina to not only go to the playoffs, but to do something great. Unfortunately, the Rhinos choked going 5-11, and ultimately missed the playoffs. To add insult to injury, the Rhinos folded after their post season-less year, and left Arena Football to the Carolina Cobras, which fittingly, folded 2 years after the Rhinos said good-bye to the BI-LO Center.

Season-by-Season[edit | edit source]

ArenaCup Champions ArenaCup Appearances Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason Results
Finish Wins Losses
Carolina Rhinos
2000 AF2 American 4th 9 7 Lost Round 1 (Augusta 76-64)
2001 AF2 American Eastern 2nd 12 4 Won Round 1 (Tulsa 69-35)
Lost Semifinals (Quad City 35-16)
2002 AF2 American Eastern 3rd 5 11
Total 26 22 (includes only regular season)
1 2 (includes only the postseason)
27 24 (includes both regular season and postseason)

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