Court hearing set for Penn State ex-administrators

FILE - In this March 7, 2007 file photo, Penn State University President Graham Spanier speaks during a news conference at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. Penn State president Graham Spanier is the fifth highest-paid public college president in the country, a new survey found. The Chronicle of Higher Education report released Sunday night, April 3, 2011 found it cost Penn State more than $800,500 to employ Spanier. That figure includes annual base pay, deferred compensation and retirement contributions. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

July 9, 2013 2:54:05 PM PDT
Pennsylvania court officials are scheduling a long-delayed preliminary hearing for three former Penn State administrators accused of a criminal cover up of complaints about Jerry Sandusky.

Harrisburg District Judge William Wenner announced Tuesday a three-day hearing for Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley will begin in just under three weeks.

The proceeding to determine if prosecutors have enough evidence to send the matter to county court for trial will begin Monday, July 29.

The three deny accusations of obstruction, conspiracy and other offenses for their handling of complaints about Sandusky, the university's former assistant football coach.

Spanier was forced out as university president when Sandusky was arrested in November 2011. Curley is the school's former athletic director, and Schultz is a retired Penn State vice president.