Report: Notre Dame's Robbie Russo Ruled Academically Ineligible

Robbie Russo - Matt Dewkett (mrd-photos.com)

Russo did not play last weekend in Notre Dame's two-game sweep of Lake Superior State.

South Bend, Ind. -- Notre Dame junior defenseman Robbie Russo has been declared academically ineligible, according to a report by College Hockey News. The Westmont, Ill. native is the highest scoring blue liner for Jeff Jackson's team with four goals and 11 assists in 21 games played.

A product of the US National Development Program, Russo was picked in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Draft by the New York Islanders. He registered five goals and 18 assists last season as a sophomore as the Fighting Irish made the NCAA Tournament before bowing out to St. Cloud State in the first round.

According to CHN, Russo is appealing to one of his professor's for a grade change in hopes that he will regain eligibility by this weekend's home series against Northeastern University.

Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation College Hockey

You must be a member of SB Nation College Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation College Hockey. You should read them.

Join SB Nation College Hockey

You must be a member of SB Nation College Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation College Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker