NCAA Basketball

Kansas fires AD with progress 'elusive'

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) The University of Kansas fired athletic director Sheahon Zenger on Monday, with Chancellor Douglas Girod noting "progress has been elusive" in some areas other than the storied Jayhawks men's basketball program.

The chancellor said Zenger had been a "loyal Jayhawk" and that athletics programs had improved. The men's basketball team reached the Final Four earlier this year.

"But the department continues to face a number of challenges, and progress in key areas has been elusive," Girod said. "To achieve the level of success we need and expect, a change in leadership is necessary."

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