California Rumors & News

  • Cal transfer Jordan Mathews commits to Gonzaga

    The Spokesman Review "Gonzaga has bolstered its 2016-17 roster with the addition of Cal transfer Jordan Mathews. Mathews, who arrived in Spokane on a recruiting trip Thursday, orally committed to the Zags, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman." June 24

  • Kentucky basketball transfer Marcus Lee headed to Cal

    San Jose Mercury News "Former McDonald's All-American and Kentucky men's basketball player Marcus Lee will transfer to Cal, according to reports from Scout.com and CBSSports. Lee, a power forward who attended Deer Valley High School in Antioch, returns to the East Bay after three years at Kentucky. He averaged 6.4..." June 12

  • Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin finally signs a contract

    San Jose Mercury News "More than two years after taking over the Cal basketball program, coach Cuonzo Martin finally has a signed contract. Martin had been working under a binding term sheet agreed to when he was hired in April 2014. The unusual situation was the source of anxiety for some Cal fans, who fretted that..." June 07

  • Report: Marcus Lee visiting Washington after not committing to Cal

    The Score "After failing to commit to California, as he reportedly planned to do Tuesday, former Kentucky forward Marcus Lee is visiting Washington, sources told Evan Daniels of Scout. Lee, who averaged 6.4 points and six rebounds per game last season, will be forced to sit out next season " June 01

  • Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee may commit to Cal when he visits on Tuesday

    CBS Sports "Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee will visit Cal on Tuesday and is expected to commit to the Pac-12 school, sources told CBS Sports on Sunday. "He's going to Cal," one source said of Lee. "Unless something crazy happens, he's going to Cal."" May 29

  • Mr. Basketball Charlie Moore of Morgan Park commits to California

    Chicago Tribune "Mr. Basketball has a new home. Morgan Park senior guard Charlie Moore committed to California on Wednesday night. He committed to Memphis on Nov. 12 before reopening his recruitment on April 8 after Josh Pastner left to coach Georgia Tech. "It's a big relief to get it over with," Moore said...." May 19

  • Cal's Ivan Rabb explains why he gave up millions to return to school

    Fox Sports "With a new NBA Draft rule in place that allow players to enter the draft, receive feedback from professional teams, and still return to school (assuming they haven't hired an agent), virtually every prominent player in college basketball has declared for the 2016 draft. Many non-prominent ones..." May 04

  • Columbia graduate transfer Grant Mullins commits to Cal

    SI "Columbia graduate transfer Grant Mullins has committed to California, ESPN's Jeff Borzello reports. Mullins averaged 13.1 points and shot 43.1% from three-point range last season for the Lions. The 6-foot-3 sharpshooter will have one season of eligibility at Cal, which he can use immediately..." April 28

  • Projected first-rounder Ivan Rabb staying at Cal

    San Francisco Chronicle "In a move that bucked the national trend, Cal freshman forward Ivan Rabb decided he will return for his sophomore season. He let the 8:59 p.m. Sunday deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA draft pass with no public acknowledgment of his plans. At 9:03 p.m., head coach Cuonzo Martin..." April 25

  • Potential lottery pick Ivan Rabb ‘strongly considering’ returning to Cal

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jaylen Brown waited a while to declare for the NBA draft, though most assumed all along he would. The delay in announcement seemed more about timing than indecisiveness. But the situation might differ for another Cal freshman, Ivan Rabb. Connor Letourneau of SFGate: Rabb — a likely..." April 22

  • Jaylen Brown declares for NBA draft after one season at Cal

    San Francisco Chronicle "To the surprise of few, Cal freshman forward Jaylen Brown said Thursday morning that he will make himself available for the NBA draft. The announcement, made during an on-campus news conference, came three days before the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the June 23 draft. Brown plans..." April 22

  • UNLV guard Jordan Cornish transfers to Cal

    Pacific Takes "The California Golden Bears have made a splash on the transfer market, landing UNLV guard Jordan Cornish. Cornish served as a sixth man for most of the season, before injuries thrust him into a starting role. He averaged 6.2 points and 2.5 rebounds a game for the Runnin' Rebels. Per NCAA..." April 11

  • Nevada hires ex-Cal assistant 1 day after resignation

    The Score "It didn't take Yann Hufnagel very long to find work. One day after resigning as an assistant coach for Cal amid allegations of sexual harassment, Eric Musselman's staff in Nevada added him as an assistant on Friday. "I met Yann nearly a decade ago and his track record as an assistant at..." April 09

  • Hawaii makes history with upset of Cal

    The Sports Xchange "SPOKANE, Wash. -- Hawaii coach Eran Ganot talked about his reverence for the history and tradition of Rainbow Warriors' basketball while on the interview podium Friday following his team's 77-66 upset of fourth-seeded California in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. What almost went..." March 18

  • Cal's Tyrone Wallace breaks hand

    Yahoo! Sports "California starting guard Tyrone Wallace has suffered a fractured bone in his right hand, multiple sources told The Vertical. Wallace will undergo further evaluations on his non-shooting hand before Cal's NCAA tournament opener against Hawaii on Friday, sources said, but his status for the..." March 17

  • Cal harassment scandal: Head coach knew about problems with assistant

    San Francisco Chronicle "The head coach of UC Berkeley’s men’s basketball team acknowledged he knew that a female reporter was having a problem with his assistant coach two months before the athletic department alerted university officials to the possibility the woman was being sexually harassed, emails obtained by The..." March 16

  • Investigation: Ex-Cal coach Yann Hufnagel admits trying to solicit reporter for sex

    ESPN "Alleged sexual harassment that led to the firing of a California assistant basketball coach involved a female journalist who was sent sexual innuendo-filled text messages and whom the coach acknowledged "trying to trick" into his apartment after a game, according to an investigative report..." March 16

  • Cal basketball assistant coach fired in sexual harassment case

    San Francisco Chronicle "An assistant coach for the Cal men’s basketball team was fired Monday following an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment, UC Berkeley officials said. University investigators concluded after a months-long probe that Yann Hufnagel, who joined head coach Cuonzo Martin’s staff two..." March 15

  • No. 12 Utah pulls out OT win over No. 24 California

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Utah has finally reached its first Pac-12 tournament championship game in the program's five years in the conference by virtue of the 12th-ranked Utes' 82-78 overtime win over No. 24 California in a semifinal game Friday night. The Utes (26-7) will face regular-season..." March 12

  • Rabb guides Cal past Beavers, into Pac-12 semis

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Cal forward Ivan Rabb is a potential NBA lottery pick who has had plenty of big games as a freshman. His final 2 minutes, 37 seconds against Oregon State on Thursday night was pretty special, too. Rabb dominated late in a tight game, producing five points, five rebounds..." March 11

  • One-two punch of Wallace-Mathews leads Cal to win

    The Sports Xchange "TEMPE, Ariz. -- California guard Tyrone Wallace scored 24 points and guard Jordan Mathews added 18 off the bench in the No. 25 Bears' 68-65 victory over Arizona State in the Pac-12 regular season finale for both at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday. Senior Wallace scored 19 points in the second..." March 05

  • Arizona rallies in final minutes, shocks Cal

    The Sports Xchange "TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona guard Gabe York did not get much of a chance to test his shot in the first half Thursday, when California limited him to one attempt. The second half, things changed. York scored all 19 of his points in the second half, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 17.9..." March 04

  • Cal 87, USC 65

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Ivan Rabb posted a double-doubled to lead Cal to an 87-65 victory over visiting USC on Sunday evening at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. Rabb had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Cal (21-8, 11-5 Pac-12 Conference). Freshman forward Jaylen Brown had 18 points and eight..." February 28

  • California 75, UCLA 63

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Jabari Bird scored 20 points to lead Cal to a 75-63 victory over visiting UCLA on Thursday night at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. Freshman forward Jaylen Brown had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Cal (20-8, 10-5 Pac-12 Conference). Senior guard Tyrone Wallace had 14 points, 10..." February 26

  • California 80, Washington State 62

    The Sports Xchange "California guard Tyrone Wallace scored 15 of his 17 points in less than four minutes during the second half, sparking the Bears to an 80-62 victory over Washington State on Sunday evening in Pullman, Wash. Forward Ivan Rabb added 15 points for the Bears (19-8, 9-5 Pac-12), and guard Jabari..." February 21

  • California 78, Washington 75

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Jaylen Brown scored 23 points as California delivered a rare road victory, holding on for a 78-75 victory over Washington on Thursday in Pac-12 play at Seattle. Junior guard Jordan Mathews and senior guard Tyrone Wallace had 18 points apiece as the Golden Bears (18-8, 8-5)..." February 19

  • California 83, Oregon State 71

    The Sports Xchange "Junior forward Jabari Bird had 23 points and seven rebounds to help California beat Oregon State 83-71 on Saturday at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. Junior guard Jordan Mathews scored 17 points for Cal (17-8, 7-5 in the Pacific 12 Conference). Freshman forward Jaylen Brown added 15 points..." February 13

  • Cal’s Tyrone Wallace to miss 4-6 weeks with broken bone in wrist

    San Francisco Chronicle "Point guard Tyrone Wallace will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his non-shooting wrist, a Cal team spokesman announced Tuesday afternoon. Wallace, a senior, leads the Bears with 15.4 points, 4.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game while ranking third on the team with 5.1 rebounds per game. The..." January 19