California Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 3-star guard Alec Hickman commits to Cal men’s basketball

    San Francisco Chronicle "Cal men’s basketball has landed its first verbal pledge of the 2017 class. Guard Alec Hickman of JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano committed Thursday to the Bears, according to multiple reports. He was originally part of the 2016 class, but reportedly plans to reclassify to..." September 25

  • Cal lost two commitments, including a top 75 recruit, on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Wednesday night was a busy one for Cal basketball, as their 2015 recruiting class looks drastically different this morning from what it looked like 24 hours ago. It started with three-star forward Roman Davis committing to play for the Golden Bears this season, a move that caused Davon Dillard..." July 02

  • Three-star 2015 forward Roman Davis commits to California

    California Golden Blogs "Cal basketball has wrapped up their 2015 recruiting class with a commitment from a three star forward out of Los Angeles, reports Josh Gershon of Scout. Roman Davis from Windward made his commitment to Cal today and will join the team for the 2015 season. Davis also had offers from Arizona State,..." July 02

  • Five-star forward Jaylen Brown commits to Cal for 2015-16

    CBS Sports "Arguably the most talented player in the class of 2015 committed on Friday night, and his school of choice is something of an eyebrow-raiser. Jaylen Brown will play college basketball next fall -- at the University of California. Brown was forecasted on 247 Sports, a sister site of..." May 02

  • California's Tyrone Wallace: 'I will be returning for my senior year'

    CBS Sports "California guard Tyrone Wallace announced he will return to school for his senior season. The 6-foot-5 lefty averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.0 assists last season for the Bears, who finished 18-15. " April 24

  • 5-star big man Ivan Rabb commits to California

    SB Nation "California has just landed its biggest basketball recruit in years. Ivan Rabb, a five-star prospect and one of the best players in the Class of 2015, has committed to play for Cuonzo Martin and the Golden Bears. Rabb, 18, is rated as the best player in California, best power forward in the..." April 14

  • Three-star small forward becomes California’s first 2015 verbal commitment

    College Basketball Talk "With their three best perimeter players in junior Tyrone Wallace and sophomores Jabari Bird and Jordan Mathews having eligibility remaining beyond this season, and Georgetown transfer Stephen Domingo becoming eligible next season, California won’t lack for options in that area in 2015-16. Sunday..." March 01

  • Cal's Jabari Bird doubtful to return this week

    CBS Sports "Cal's Jabari Bird is doubtful to return for either of the Bears' next two games in Los Angeles, Cuonzo Martin told on Wednesday. "He's shooting but nothing on the floor yet," Martin said of the 6-6 Bird, who hasn't played since Nov. 30 due to a stress fracture. "He's doing all..." January 07

  • Cal hoop star Jabari Bird has stress fracture, return date uncertain

    San Jose Mercury News "The undisclosed foot injury that has sidelined Cal sophomore guard Jabari Bird for six games is a stress fracture, according to his high school coach. "I don't know how long it's going to take," said Salesian High coach Bill Mellis. "There's got to be some level of frustration to it, but he'll..." December 23

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "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. 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 "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 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

    CBS Sports "While Xavier's Chris Mack remains a candidate at California, multiple sources told 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

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