NCAA upholds penalties against ex-Ball State coach

The NCAA says penalties against former Ball State tennis coach Kathy Bull will stand.

Last year, the Ball State women's tennis program was placed on probation for three years for violations under Bull's watch. The case centered on tryouts, recruiting inducements and unethical conduct. The NCAA Committee on Infractions put limits on Bull's contact with players.

Bull said she was denied a fair hearing and claimed the violations were secondary rather than major. The Infractions Appeals Committee disagreed and denied her appeal Wednesday.

Bull coached the Cardinals for 20 seasons before being fired in October 2009.