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Kansas fires AD with progress 'elusive'

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Sheahon Zenger brought an impeccable reputation to Kansas, where he was tasked with solidifying an athletic department in turmoil, resurrecting the football program and keeping basketball at the forefront.

He failed in everything but keeping hoops on top. So it came as little surprise Monday when Chancellor Douglas Girod, despite having given Zenger a vote of confidence just last fall, announced that he had been fired after seven years in charge.

"Sheahon has been a loyal Jayhawk, and Kansas athletics has improved in many ways," Girod said in a statement. "But the department continues to face a number of challenges and progress in key areas has been elusive. To achieve the level of success we need and expect a change in leadership is necessary."

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