HARRISBURG - A hearing scheduled for next week and a trial set for next month were delayed Wednesday for former Pennsylvania State University administrators accused of a criminal cover-up in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal.

A district judge indicated he needed more time to resolve pending motions before presiding over a preliminary hearing for Graham B. Spanier, Tim Curley, and Gary Schultz. The Jan. 7 trial of Curley and Schultz on some of the charges they face was also delayed indefinitely.

Curley, the school's athletic director who is on paid leave while the last year of his contract runs out, and Schultz, a retired vice president, were first charged a year ago. Prosecutors added counts against them last month and charged Spanier, who was forced out as university president last year.

In a related development, Sandusky has appealed a decision to revoke his $59,000-a-year pension, arguing the law did not support the action by the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System. - AP