Stanford falls to No. 9 in BCS


Stanford falls to No. 9 in BCS

Following their 53-30 loss to Oregon on Saturday night, Stanford plummeted to No. 9 in the latest BCS standings.

Although their BCS title game and Rose hopes are all but dashed, they could still find their way into a BCS game.

If Stanford takes care of business by beating Cal in the Big Game next Saturday, and then beats the Irish of Notre Dame the week after, it is likely they will end up in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

By beating Stanford, Oregon replaced the Cardinal at No. 4. The Ducks remaining schedule consists of home games against USC and Oregon State, followed by hosting the inaugural Pac-12 Championship Game.

LSU and Oklahoma State hold down the No. 1 and No. 2 spots respectively, and if both finish the season undefeated, will certainly meet in the BCS title game.

The Alabama Crimson Tide check in at No. 3, as they hope either the Tigers or Cowboys slip up to give them a shot to play for a national championship.

How will Stanford's loss affect Andrew Luck's Heisman Trophy status? Check back Monday for the latest version of the Heisman Watch.

Drew Shiller is a Web Producer at You can follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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


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


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).


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.


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


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.