The NCAA upheld sanctions against Cleveland State University for recruiting violations in its dealings with 7-foot-6 Manute Bol and two other prospective basketball players from Africa.

The penalties include a three-year probationary period, a two-year ban on postseason play for the men's basketball team, a one-year ban on live televsion appearances by the team and a number of recruiting restrictions.The NCAA said a two-year investigation showed that Cleveland State's athletic department had improperly provided financial assistance, transportation and housing to an athlete while he was attending English-language courses at another school.