Transfer Shaw plays waiting game 

March, 16, 2012
There has been no ruling from the NCAA on the hardship waiver request filed by Trojans defensive back Josh Shaw.

Shaw transferred to USC from Florida two months ago and enrolled for the spring semester. He applied for a family hardship waiver to move closer to home due to his grandfather’s illness. If Shaw is granted the waiver he would be eligible to play for the Trojans in 2012 without having to sit out a year as a transfer.

The NCAA announced Thursday that former USC running back Amir Carlisle was granted the ability to play immediately for Notre Dame, so that should be a sign that a ruling on Shaw could be coming soon. Carlisle announced he would be transferring to Notre Dame on Jan. 7, while Shaw announced he was headed for USC on Jan. 10.