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Tony Ingle Fired As Kennesaw State Basketball Coach

Kennesaw State announced the firing of basketball coach Tony Ingle and his staff Monday. The school cited a "serious problem with the academic progress of student athletes in the program" as the reason for Ingle's dismissal. Interim athletic director Scott Whitlock said that the move didn't center on academic integrity but instead focused on performance issues in the classroom.

"We have already lost one men’s basketball scholarship, and we anticipate further NCAA action due to the continuing academic deficiencies of the program,"

Earlier this season, Kennesaw State made headlines by upsetting Georgia Tech before going on to finish an 8-23 disappointing season. KSU was just 6-14 in the Atlantic Sun conference. The Owls were defeated 72-57 by Belmont in the Atlantic Sun conference in what turns out to be Ingle's last game on the bench.

Ingle has held the top job at Kennesaw State since 2000 and has compiled a 178-165 record at the school, including a 2004 Division II National Championship win.

No interim coach has been named as of yet.

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