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By PHIL JACKMAN | December 19, 1994
The weekend Navy suffered its third straight devastating loss to Army in football and George Chaump lost his coaching job at the academy, Art Schlichter lost his freedom. Schlichter, recall, was a first-round choice and fourth overall in the NFL draft for the Baltimore Colts in 1982.Politics isn't the only pastime that makes for strange bedfellows, as the saying goes. Add sports to the list.Chaump and Schlichter will always be linked closely, particularly in the minds of Ohio State football fans.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | December 19, 1994
The weekend Navy suffered its third straight devastating loss to Army in football and George Chaump lost his coaching job at the academy, Art Schlichter lost his freedom. Schlichter, recall, was a first-round choice and fourth overall in the NFL draft for the Baltimore Colts in 1982.Politics isn't the only pastime that makes for strange bedfellows, as the saying goes. Add sports to the list.Chaump and Schlichter will always be linked closely, particularly in the minds of Ohio State football fans.
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By Jerry Bembry | November 21, 1991
He had been a successful football coach at every level before coming to the Navy, so it's no surprise that the administrators at the academy are completely behind coach George Chaump, despite the team's 0-9 start.As he has said the entire season, Navy athletic director Jack Lengyel reiterated yesterday that the struggling football team is in good hands."I'm pleased with George Chaump as a football coach, as I've said all along," Lengyel said. "He has done a fine job under extenuating football circumstances.
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By Jerry Bembry | October 24, 1991
Jason Van Matre, who has started five of six games at quarterback for Navy, will see action at tailback Saturday after injuring his throwing arm in last week's 21-14 loss at Temple. Van Matre injured his right shoulder while being tackled during Navy's first series. He went on to play most of the game, but had difficulty lifting his arm afterward. "He's too valuable to have sit on the bench," Navy coach George Chaump said. Starting in Van Matre's place will be plebe Jim Kubiak.
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By Jerry Bembry | September 1, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Sophomore quarterback Jason Van Matre may have stepped into the forefront of Navy's quarterback battle, as he led two scoring drives during the team's final preseason scrimmage last night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.Van Matre, a tailback and kick returner last year, connected with B.J. Mason for a 28-yard touchdown and scored on runs of 3 and 28 yards, as the Midshipmen prepared for Saturday night's opener against Ball State.Navy coach George Chaump is expected to name a starting quarterback Thursday.
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By Jerry Bembry | November 21, 1991
He had been a successful football coach at every level before coming to Navy, so it's no surprise that the administrators at the academy are completely behind coach George Chaump, despite the team's 0-9 start.As he has said the entire season, Navy athletic director Jack Lengyel said yesterday that the football team is in good hands."I'm pleased with George Chaump as a football coach, as I've said all along," Lengyel said. "He has done a fine job under extenuating football circumstances. When he has an opportunity under a full four-year football structure, he will bring the Navy team back to its successful mode of the past."
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By Special to The Sun | August 29, 1993
A 71-yard touchdown run by senior tailback Billy James highlighted Navy's first full-scale scrimmage of 1993 yesterday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.Junior quarterback Jim Kubiak, coming off shoulder surgery that sidelined him for all of 1992 except for three quarters of the opening game, completed 22 of 31 passes for 242 yards and one touchdown.James, who was slowed by injuries a year ago, led all rushers with 113 yards on 15 carries and he had a pair of receptions for 19 yards.
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By Earl P. Schubert | February 10, 1992
The Naval Academy's annual football banquet Thursday night was not your usual end-of-the-season session normally associated with an eventof this kind.Instead, it was a celebration of the character and spirit of a group of young men who survived the most embarrassing kind of adversity in college sports -- representing an honored institution and almost setting its worst record in history.Speaking to a near-capacity crowd at Dahlgren Hall, Coach George Chaump did not talk of the great plays of the season or the near-misses, or make excuses for 10 consecutive losses.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | September 6, 1994
It took only an embarrassing 56-14 whipping by San Diego State Saturday night in its season opener for the Naval Academy to shake up its coaching staff, with head coach George Chaump dismissing Greg Briner, the Midshipmen's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.A terse statement released yesterday by the academy public relations staff read: "Coach George Chaump announced he has fired Greg Briner over philosophical differences in running the football program."Reached at his home in Arnold, Briner said he preferred not to discuss his dismissal at this time.
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By Doug Brown | September 20, 1990
ANNAPOLIS -- Villanova has its Presidential Backfield -- Kennedy (tailback Pat) and Johnson (fullback Jeff) -- and then it has Tom Colombo.Colombo is the half-pint who plays quarterback. Villanova coach Andy Talley says Colombo "is 5-6, if that," and weighs all of 162. A sophomore whose father is a high school coach in Brockton, Mass., Colombo is a nephew of late heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano.Legend has it that Colombo passed for 85 touchdowns in high school. It is fact that in two games for Villanova this season, he has passed for three -- and has completed 30 passes for 365 yards.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Staff Writer | April 25, 1993
Navy wide receiver Tom Pritchard, receptions leader the past two seasons, has been dismissed from the football team and faces expulsion from the academy for an honors code violation, the Naval Academy said.Cmdr. Mike John, an academy spokesman, refused to release details of the action, citing the Privacy Act. But an academy source said that Pritchard's violation was the use of a false identification while in Florida during spring break.According to the source, Pritchard allegedly tried to enter a bar in South Florida with a false identification, and the matter was reported to the academy.
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