Golson readmitted to Notre Dame, won’t play in bowl

golson-bcsFormer Myrtle Beach High and Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson has been readmitted to the university for the spring semester, school officials announced Friday.

Golson, wo led the Seahawks to two state titles and the Fightin’ Irish to the BCS Championship Game in January, was suspended for the winter semester for academic fraud.

Golson, who admitted in a Sports Illustrated interview that the incident involved cheating on a test, sat out the 2013 football season and spent time at home in Myrtle Beach and training in San Diego.

Golson, who was on the sidelines for the Seahawks’ Class 3A state championship last weekend, is still in town for the holidays but will return to campus to begin classes. He is not permitted to practice with the team in its preparations for the Pinstripe Bowl.

Golson was Notre Dame’s starting quarterback last year, when the Irish went unbeaten through the regular season before losing to Alabama in the national championship game.

He became academically ineligible last spring and reapplied for admission to Notre Dame in mid-November.

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said last week Golson would not practice with the team immediately and would not be returning to a normal practice schedule until after Notre Dame plays Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 28.

Golson will try to regain the starting quarterback job in the spring. Senior Tommy Rees is scheduled to be Notre Dame’s starting quarterback in its bowl game.

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