The Jerry Sandusky scandal appears headed for another court battle that's sure to prolong the media spotlight and the relive the testimony of how the former Penn State football icon molested boys, sometimes in the school's facilities.

Penn State's ex-president and two former top school administrators were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges accusing them of covering up their failure to tell police about a 2001 allegation that Sandusky molested a boy in a university locker room shower.

Lead state prosecutor Bruce Beemer calls it a "conspiracy of silence."

District Judge William Wenner called it "a tragic day for Penn State University" after ruling that prosecutors showed enough evidence during a two-day preliminary hearing to warrant a trial for ex-President Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and ex-athletic director Tim Curley.