California Rumors & News

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • 2016 recruit Oscar Frayer commits to Cal basketball

    California Golden Blogs "Cuonzo Martin and the new Cal coaching staff were brought in partially to bring in solid recruiting talent, and it looks like they're starting to fulfill on that promise. They landed a huge commitment from Hayward (Ca.) Moreau Catholic High school junior guard Oscar Frayer." August 05

  • Cal Men's Basketball Lands Cornell Transfer

    California Golden Blogs "6'6 SF Dwight Tarwater has been accepted to Cal for grad school and will be eligible immediately. Named Div-IIA Mr. Basketball when playing for Webb High school, Tarwater played sparing during his first three years at Cornell. As a senior co-captain, he posted a career high in points (7.1ppg)..." July 16

  • Cal's Kameron Rooks likely to miss basketball season with torn ACL

    San Jose Mercury News "Cal is likely to play the 2014-15 basketball season without sophomore center Kameron Rooks, who has undergone surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the school confirmed. Rooks, a 7-foot, 270-pounder, was on the mend from a late-season stress fracture in his left..." July 03

  • Cal basketball gets transfer from Georgetown

    Times-Herald Sports "Georgetown sophomore Stephen Domingo announced he will return home to the Bay Area and continue his basketball career at Cal. Domingo, who starred at St. Ignatius High in San Francisco, totaled 29 points in 39 games over two seasons at Georgetown. Scout.com rated Domingo as a four-star (out of..." May 07

  • Vanderbilt assistant joins Cuonzo Martin at Cal

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings switched from the driver's seat to the passenger side of his car on Sunday night so he could return calls on the trip home from his daughter's dance competition in Atlanta. The good news is his phone is ringing with people wanting to join his..." May 05

  • Cuonzo Martin bolts Tennessee for Cal

    ESPN.com "California has hired Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin to replace Mike Montgomery and will announce the hire at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Martin has spent the past three seasons in Knoxville and led the Volunteers to the NCAA tournament this season. He was previously the coach at..." April 15

  • Cuonzo Martin leaves Tennessee to take California job

    USA Today "Tennessee men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin has left the program to take the same position at California. The hire, confirmed by Cal athletics director Sandy Barbour, was first reported by ESPN.com. Barbour said in a Twitter post that an official introduction would be made later..." April 15

  • Former NBA coach Eric Musselman has interviewed twice with California

    CBSSports.com "While Xavier's Chris Mack remains a candidate at California, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Friday that former NBA coach Eric Musselman has interviewed with school officials on two different occasions about replacing Mike Montgomery as the Bears' men's basketball coach. Musselman's..." April 12

  • California has targeted Xavier's Chris Mack as next head coach

    CBSSports.com "Xavier coach Chris Mack has emerged as a top target in California's ongoing search to replace Mike Montgomery, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Thursday. There is at least one report suggesting Mack has been offered the job. That's untrue, a source told CBSSports.com. But informal..." April 10

  • Two issues shape Cal's search for its next men's basketball coach

    San Jose Mercury News "Cal's search for a successor to Mike Montgomery shifts into high gear later this week when athletic director Sandy Barbour heads to the Final Four, a gathering spot for hundreds of coaches, to identify candidates. Barbour said she hopes to have a new coach in place by the end of next week "in..." April 03

  • Cal's Mike Montgomery retiring

    ESPN.com "California coach Mike Montgomery will retire after six seasons with the Golden Bears. He met with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday to discuss his future plans. Montgomery will address the media later in the day. Montgomery has had one of the most successful runs in Cal history,..." March 31

  • Southern Methodist 67, California 65

    ProSportsDaily "Nic Moore made a 3-pointer with 6.5 seconds left and Markus Kennedy had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Mustangs edged the visiting Golden Bears in the NIT quarterfinals. Moore finished with 11 points and Keith Frazier chipped in nine points for top-seeded SMU (26-9), which advanced to face..." March 27

  • California 77, Utah Valley 64

    ProSportsDaily "David Kravish scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures as the Golden Bears rolled past the visiting Wolverines in the opening round of the NIT. Justin Cobbs and Jordan Mathews had 13 points apiece while Jabari Bird added 11 for second-seeded California (20-13), which shot 52.5..." March 20

  • Colorado 59, California 56

    ProSportsDaily "Askia Booker scored 17 points and Xavier Talton added 13 as the Buffaloes edged the Golden Bears in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. Josh Scott collected 11 points and six rebounds for No. 5 seed Colorado (23-10), which will face top-seeded Arizona in Friday’s semifinals..." March 14

  • California 66, Colorado 65

    ProSportsDaily "Justin Cobbs scored 21 points in his final home game, including the game-winning free throws with 20.8 seconds left, and the Golden Bears erased a nine-point deficit in the second half to defeat the Buffaloes and earn a first-round bye in the Pac-12 tournament. Richard Solomon, also playing his..." March 09

  • Utes hold off Cal for crucial Pac-12 road win

    Salt Lake Tribune "Finally, Utah took advantage of a big opportunity away from the Huntsman Center. Because of this, the Utes find themselves in good position, heading into the final game of the regular season. And much of it was because of Brandon Taylor’s brilliance down the stretch. The sophomore point..." March 06

  • Utah 63, California 59

    ProSportsDaily "Brandon Taylor scored 13 points and Jordan Loveridge added 12 as the Utes held on for their second road win of the season. Delon Wright had 11 points and nine rebounds for Utah (20-9, 9-8 Pac-12), which won its third straight and moved over the .500 mark in league play for the first time since..." March 06

  • Poppin' Bubbles: Dayton and Colorado notch huge wins, Cal falls

    CBSSports.com "Winners Dayton: The Flyers were right on the cut line heading into the week, with bracketologists essentially split on whether they were in or out. After Wednesday's road win at Saint Louis, there won't be much debate on Thursday morning. Dayton is in good shape right now, as beating the..." March 06

  • WCC tournament key to Bay Area teams' NCAA hopes

    San Jose Mercury News "USF, having posted its highest West Coast Conference victory total since 1977, can realistically aspire to its first NCAA tournament bid in 16 seasons when it treks to Las Vegas this week for the WCC tournament. For Santa Clara, the prospects are more daunting, and the wait has been two years..." March 04

  • Arizona St. 78, California 60

    ProSportsDaily "Jermaine Marshall scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Sun Devils drew clear in the second half against the visiting Golden Bears. Jonathan Gilling matched a season high with 15 points and Shaquielle McKissic had 10 for Arizona State (21-8, 10-6 Pac-12), which closed out its home..." March 02

  • Arizona 87, California 59

    ProSportsDaily "Nick Johnson had 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Wildcats avenged an earlier loss to the visiting Golden Bears. Kaleb Tarczewski added 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting while T.J. McConnell had 13 points and six assists for Arizona (26-2, 13-2 Pac-12), which shot 50.8 percent and..." February 27

  • Arizona shows it’s still the big dog in men’s hoops

    Salt Lake Tribune "The whispers began with Brandon Ashley going down for the season with a foot injury. Those whispers turned to chatter as Arizona struggled with teams like Oregon and Oregon State — at the friendly confines of the McKale Center, no less. They turned into roars with an offensively challenged loss at..." February 25

  • California 77, Southern California 64

    ProSportsDaily "Justin Cobbs helped the host Golden Bears avoid a regular-season sweep by the upset-minded Trojans with a game-high 22 points in Pac-12 play. Ricky Kreklow finished with 12 points and Tyrone Wallace had 10 for California (18-9, 9-5). Jabari Bird contributed 10 points off the bench and David..." February 24

  • UCLA beats California, 86-66, looks now to Stanford

    Los Angeles Times "The words were already written in the UCLA locker room even before somewhat stunned California fans had time to shuffle out into the night. "Stanford, 3 p.m., Saturday." Bruins point guard Kyle Anderson immediately scribbled it on the white board. He was done with this one. No one would..." February 20

  • Seven Pac-12 teams projected in NCAA tourney

    Seattle Times "No. 2 Arizona is the only Pac-12 team in the top 25 rankings, however the bracket gurus project 7-6 teams from the conference will participate in the NCAA tournament. Jerry Palm at CBSsports.com projects seven Pac-12 teams in the tourney. Here’s list list including seeds and region in..." February 11

  • Cal stuns No. 1 Arizona 60-58

    San Jose Mercury News "Justin Cobbs made the shot of his life, and Arizona's unbeaten season is history. Cobbs swished a fall-away 17-footer from the left baseline with 0.9 seconds left as Cal stunned the nation's No. 1 team 60-58 in front of a delirious capacity crowd of 11,877 fans at Haas Pavilion on Saturday..." February 02

  • Cal forward Richard Solomon grows up -- more than just physically

    San Jose Mercury News "Richard Solomon needed to grow up, and he realized it just in time. Now a senior at Cal, the 6-foot-10 forward has become one of the Pac-12's most dependable players. As the Bears take on unbeaten and top-ranked Arizona on Saturday night at Haas Pavilion, no player in any of the six major..." February 01

  • Trojans break through with first conference victory

    Los Angeles Times "USC men's basketball Coach Andy Enfield acknowledged this week that his players were starting to get frustrated after their poor start in Pac-12 Conference play this season. Not anymore. The Trojans won their first Pac-12 game of the season Wednesday night, and California lost its first, as..." January 23

  • Cal falls flat against USC to end its perfect Pac-12 start

    San Jose Mercury News "Cal's perfect Pac-12 start came to a crashing end against the conference's only winless team Wednesday night. A half-step slow all night, the Golden Bears fell out of first place in the Pac-12 standings after a 77-69 loss to USC. "They beat us in every phase of the game," Cal coach Mike..." January 23

  • College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    College Basketball Talk "Last week, the thing I got the most heat about in these rankings were where I had Syracuse situated: sitting at No. 3, sitting directly behind a Michigan State team that has a loss to a North Carolina team that the Orange have already beaten. So I figured this week I would explain my reasoning..." January 20

  • Is Cal the second-best team in the Pac-12?

    College Basketball Talk "We know Arizona sits at the top of the Pac-12 Power Rankings right now. That much is obvious. They’re the No. 1 team in the country, and the Pac-12 doesn’t currently have anyone else sitting in the top 20. That’s not a tough one to figure out. What is tough, however, is trying to determine..." January 16

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