Jerry Sandusky Scandal

U.S. Education Secretary urges college leaders to continue changes, but doesn't talk about PSU probe

INDIANAPOLIS — Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he believes the NCAA is on the right track and is urging college leaders to continue making changes at a rapid pace.

Duncan spoke during Wednesday’s keynote luncheon at the NCAA’s annual convention in Indianapolis.

Duncan commended school presidents and chancellors for their quick work, and supported the two biggest issues up for debate this week -- the $2,000 allowance toward the full cost of tuition and guaranteeing athletes multi-year scholarships, rather than year-to-year renewals.

Duncan did not provide an update on the department’s investigation into the child sex-abuse allegations that have rocked Penn State.

He also said that Syracuse, which has had accusations levied against a former assistant men’s basketball coach, is not under investigation.