NCAA enforcement director defends investigators

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The NCAA enforcement director is firing back at criticism.

Jonathan Duncan's comments come two days after Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby called the enforcement system "broken" and suggested that "cheating pays." Bowlsby said he was upset no major Division I cases had been heard by the infractions committee over the past year.

Duncan says cases are moving at or above traditional averages. Duncan told The Associated Press he expects 21 notices of allegations to go out before the end of this year. Usually, there are about 20 major cases annually.

He says the NCAA has looked into roughly 5,000 secondary violations, a record high. And he estimates the infractions committee could hear an average of one major case per month next year.