Cal's Solomon to miss rest of season due to academics

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Cal's Solomon to miss rest of season due to academics

Cal forward Richard Solomon will miss the remainder of the season after being declared academically ineligible, according to a report on Yahoo Sports.

The news was confirmed by Comcast SportsNet Bay Area contributing basketball analyst and Cal radio play-by-play announcer Roxy Bernstein.

The sophomore was averaging six points and six rebounds in just over 18 minutes per game.

Solomon was suspended for the Bears' game at San Diego State on Dec. 4 for a violation of team rules, and also missed four games from Dec. 19 to Dec 31. with a foot injury.

Just three games ago at Oregon he registered six points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks in just 17 minutes of action.

Freshman forward David Kravish, who has started in place of Solomon the past six games, is averaging 5.7 points, and 5.6 rebounds per game.

The Bears are tied for first place in the Pac-12 with Stanford at 5-1, and face a difficult road test at Washington (4-1) on Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.

Cal will then travel to Pullman to take on Washington State on Saturday before returning home to battle Stanford on Jan. 29.

Drew Shiller is a Web producer at CSNBayArea.com. You can follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller.

Moore's team-high 15 leads Cal past Princeton in Hawaii

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Moore's team-high 15 leads Cal past Princeton in Hawaii

BOX SCORE

HONOLULU -- Charlie Moore scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures and California pulled away from Princeton 62-51 in the Pearl Harbor Invitational Tuesday.

Jabari Bird scored 11 of his 13 points after halftime and Sam Singer and Grant Mullins added 11 points apiece for the Golden Bears (7-1).

Moore, a freshman point guard, shot 6 of 9 from the field and scored 10 points after halftime.

Princeton took a 46-44 lead following Henry Caruso's 3-pointer from the left corner with 7:45 left to play, but California answered with an 11-1 run that was capped by a backdoor reverse layup by Bird off an assist from Moore.

Devin Cannady scored 16 points and Spencer Weisz added 10 for the Tigers (2-4).

Princeton closed out the first half on a 4-0 run to take a 20-18 lead into halftime.

There were 12 ties and 15 lead changes in the game.

California dominated Princeton in both points in the paint (34-12) and bench scoring (24-7).

BIG PICTURE

California: The Golden Bears were a woeful 10 of 23 from the free-throw line. They made just 1 of 3 from the charity stripe in the first half and only 9 of 20 in the second. They entered the game averaging 67.5 percent for the season.

Princeton: The Tigers came into the contest averaging 9.6 3-pointers made per game, but made just 1 of 11 attempts from behind the arc in the first half and finished 6 of 26 for the game.

UP NEXT

California will look to extend its win streak to six games when it takes on Seton Hall Wednesday.

Princeton will play Wednesday against Hawaii, the first time the two schools have met.

Former Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam dies at 42 years old

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Former Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam dies at 42 years old

BOULDER, Colo. — Authorities say 1994 Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam has been found dead in a Colorado park.

The Boulder County coroner's office said Tuesday that it was still investigating the cause of the death of the 42-year-old Salaam.

The body of the one-time running back was found Monday at Eben G. Fine Park in Boulder.

Salaam led Colorado to one of its best seasons in 1994, when the Buffaloes went 11-1.

He had a terrific rookie season with the Chicago Bears in 1995, rushing for 1,074 yards and 10 touchdowns.

But he only scored three times in the next two years and he played his last game in 1999 with the Cleveland Browns.