Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips can stay in school although he is being disciplined for attacking his ex-girlfriend in Lincoln, Neb.
The decision, announced by vice chancellor James Griesen in a three-page statement, may lead to Phillips’ return to the defending national football champion Huskers. Coach Tom Osborne has said that could happen once the university completes the disciplinary process.
In Los Angeles, the NCAA has stuck to its interpretations committee ruling that Israel Ifeanyi of Southern Cal will have to sit out four games, but the Trojans’ defensive end will play this weekend in a key Pacific-10 game.
Because of a temporary restraining order issued Friday and remaining in effect until Nov. 2, Ifeanyi was allowed to play in the Trojans’ 38-10 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday and will be allowed to play again this Saturday in their conference match against Washington in Seattle.