RB Amir Carlisle eligible at Notre Dame

Running back Amir Carlisle, who transferred from Southern

California to Notre Dame, will be eligible to play for the Irish in


Notre Dame announced Thursday that the NCAA had approved

Carlisle’s waiver request and he won’t have to sit out the upcoming

season. Carlisle, from Santa Clara, Calif., played in eight games

as a freshman for the Trojans last season while battling injuries.

He carried 19 times for 118 yards and caught seven passes, scoring

one touchdown.

Notre Dame also said that freshman defensive back Tee Shepard

was no longer enrolled and had returned home to Fresno, Calif.