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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Evening Sun Staff | January 8, 1991
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jack Lengyel, the athletic director at the U.S. Naval Academy, is one of the major power brokers here at the 85th annual NCAA convention.Lengyel was slated to become chairman of the nation's Division I-A athletic directors in June. But he assumed that position last month when Miami's Sam Jankovich, the previous chairman, became general manager of the New England Patriots.The 106 schools that make up Division I-A are the most visible group within the NCAA. Among other stands, they want spring football practice to return to the more liberal standards of the past.
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By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,Sun reporter | December 11, 2006
Jack Lengyel began the 1971 season at Marshall University with a team made up almost entirely of freshmen and sophomores who'd never played a down of college football. The coach's first order of business was to take them to nearby Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington, W.Va. At its highest point, overlooking the city, a memorial obelisk honors the 75 Marshall players, coaches, team boosters and university and city officials killed in a plane crash less than a year earlier. The crash, which occurred as the team returned from an away game, made headlines across the world.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Evening Sun Staff | September 18, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- The men's basketball team is happy, but soccer players and some women's teams aren't entirely pleased.But Jack Lengyel, the athletic director who engineered Navy's switch this year from the Colonial Athletic Association to the Patriot League, thinks the positives far outweigh any negatives."
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By JOSH FRIEDMAN and JOSH FRIEDMAN,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 15, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- As the tongue-wagging singer for the rock band KISS, Gene Simmons likes to brag about turning a band into a brand. Behind the garish makeup, Simmons, 56, was the driving force behind a blitzkrieg of KISS-branded products, from lunch pails to caskets. The band's heyday is long gone, but Simmons says he's far from finished. The Beverly Hills-based impresario is starring in two reality TV shows, developing a magazine, running his own music label and launching an entertainment-themed pay-TV show that will feature uncensored music videos and celebrity interviews.
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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 Doug Brown | March 5, 1991
A determination as to whether Pete Herrmann is in or out as Navy's basketball coach is expected to be made today.Navy athletic director Jack Lengyel conferred with Herrmann yesterday and planned to meet with him again today."
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | March 5, 1991
Pete Herrmann today was awarded a new contract as Navy's basketball coach despite four straight losing seasons.Jack Lengyel, the academy's athletic director, made the announcement, but said "terms would not be disclosed." Herrmann also refused to reveal if it was a one-year or multi-year contract, saying only that he was "pleased.""The staff and I appreciate the support of all the people in the Annapolis area," Herrmann said. "It's been terrific, and we hope to give them something to cheer about next season.
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By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,Sun reporter | December 11, 2006
Jack Lengyel began the 1971 season at Marshall University with a team made up almost entirely of freshmen and sophomores who'd never played a down of college football. The coach's first order of business was to take them to nearby Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington, W.Va. At its highest point, overlooking the city, a memorial obelisk honors the 75 Marshall players, coaches, team boosters and university and city officials killed in a plane crash less than a year earlier. The crash, which occurred as the team returned from an away game, made headlines across the world.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | May 25, 1996
If Navy athletic director Jack Lengyel is successful in his negotiations, the Midshipmen could play their two biggest football games -- against Army and Notre Dame -- in the Baltimore-Washington area in the 1998 season.Lengyel already has initiated talks with Maryland Stadium Authority chairman John Moag about the possibility of playing Notre Dame at the new football stadium to be constructed at Camden Yards.Yesterday, Lengyel confirmed a report by the Washington Post that he met with Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke two weeks ago about playing the Army-Navy game in 1998 at the 78,600-seat stadium to be built near Landover.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | March 10, 1992
Pete Herrmann's status as Navy's basketball coach is expected to be settled this week.Athletic director Jack Lengyel said he and Herrmann will meet tomorrow for what he calls the "normal review" he has with all Navy coaches after each season.Navy ended its season with a 77-59 loss to Fordham in the opening round of the Patriot League tournament Saturday night at Lehigh.That left the Mids with a 6-22 record and marked their fifth straight losing season and fourth straight with 20 or more defeats.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 4, 2001
The Naval Academy is expected to name Chet Gladchuk as its new athletic director at a news conference this morning on campus. Gladchuk has been the athletic director at the University of Houston since 1997 and recently completed the fourth year of a six-year contract. He had been targeted as Navy's top choice the past few weeks, The (Annapolis) Capital reported recently. He would succeed Jack Lengyel, who announced his retirement July 16 after 13 seasons at the helm of Navy's 30-sport program.
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By Kent Baker | August 30, 2001
1. Who will rule at quarterback? With three legitimate candidates vying for playing time after Brian Madden returns from a two-game suspension, the hot hand is likely to reign week to week. Craig Candeto seems most suited to the wide-open offense, and Ed Malinowski is old reliable. Whether either can win the starting job permanently in the first two games is an intriguing question. 2. Can the offensive line mature rapidly? The newly installed flexbone scheme will require a variety of blocking assignments from a unit that has only one starter with appreciable experience.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2001
Jack Lengyel, director of athletics at the Naval Academy for 13 years, announced yesterday he will retire from the position Oct. 1. "All good things must come to an end," Lengyel said. "I was thinking maybe next year, but the more I thought about it, this was the proper timing. I'll assist them all I can in the transitional period. By announcing right now, the advertising and search for a successor can start." The first non-academy graduate to head the Naval Academy Athletic Association, Lengyel came to the school in August 1988 after a career as a head coach in football, lacrosse, baseball, wrestling and swimming; as athletic director at Louisville, Fresno State and Missouri, and as a past president of the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors and Division I-A athletic directors.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | June 5, 1999
PSINet Stadium next year will become the 14th venue to host the annual Army-Navy classic, announced formally yesterday by officials who estimate the game will bring more than $15 million into the city.The 101st renewal marks the first time the game has been played in Baltimore since 1944 when, according to Sen. Barbara Mikulski "it was linked to a war bond drive and 70,000 people came. The only bad thing that happened is that Army won."Navy athletic director Jack Lengyel placed the revenue to be gleaned "as somewhere around $15 million and up when you consider four or five days in hotels, restaurants, transportation.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 4, 1998
After close to a century of sharing independent status, the football programs at West Point and the Naval Academy took divergent paths this year and the consequences will be weighed carefully following their season-ending 99th meeting in Philadelphia starting at noon tomorrow.Army chose to join southern-based Conference USA, but Navy remains one of six independent Division I-A schools.That select group could suffer a major blow if Notre Dame, as rumored, chooses to join the Big Ten. The Fighting Irish can afford to ponder the move since they enjoy an exclusive, five-year, $45 million television contract with NBC.With conference ties guaranteeing extra revenue and automatic postseason bowl bids, there is added pressure on the Navy brass to seek an alliance in which the competition would not prove overwhelming.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1997
It is that time of the year again in Annapolis. Yes, it is Army-Navy week leading up to Saturday's season-ending game. But it is also a time frame in which annual reports surface that Navy coach Charlie Weatherbie might be heading elsewhere.Last year, Weatherbie's name was linked to job openings at Boston College, Pittsburgh and Baylor. The latest rumor had the University of Arkansas seeking a replacement for Danny Ford. Weatherbie, who coached the Razorbacks' quarterbacks in 1990 and 1991, was reportedly on the list of candidates.
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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 FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 4, 2001
The Naval Academy is expected to name Chet Gladchuk as its new athletic director at a news conference this morning on campus. Gladchuk has been the athletic director at the University of Houston since 1997 and recently completed the fourth year of a six-year contract. He had been targeted as Navy's top choice the past few weeks, The (Annapolis) Capital reported recently. He would succeed Jack Lengyel, who announced his retirement July 16 after 13 seasons at the helm of Navy's 30-sport program.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 25, 1996
HONOLULU -- Navy coach Charlie Weatherbie will meet with Naval Academy officials soon to work out a long-term contract.On the eve of Navy's Aloha Bowl game against California, Weatherbie said yesterday that he wants to settle in Annapolis.Weatherbie, who is completing his second year at Navy, made a postseason trip to Baylor but withdrew his name from consideration for the coaching vacancy and also was mentioned for the post at Boston College."I'm looking at a long-term relationship at the Naval Academy," Weatherbie said.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1996
After serious soul-searching and a lot of praying, Navy football coach Charlie Weatherbie decided last night to reject an offer from Baylor University and remain at the academy, where this year he produced the Midshipmen's first winning season (8-3) since 1982 and a trip to the Aloha Bowl on Christmas Day.Weatherbie, 40, who has strong family and football roots in the Southwest, had conferred with Baylor officials Tuesday and was reportedly offered the job to replace Chuck Reedy, who was fired after posting a 23-22 record with the Bears in four seasons and finishing last this year in the Big 12 Conference's South Division.
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