San Jose State's leading scorer James Kinney and starting forward Louis Garrett didn't travel with the Spartans on their trip as they serve indefinite suspensions for violating team rules.

They weren't in the lineup for Thursday's 73-37 loss to Denver and won't play Saturday at New Mexico State. They also didn't make the trip when San Jose State lost at Utah State on Jan. 11.

After the Utah State game, coach George Nessman said the players "were left behind for failure to meet team policies," according to a school release. "They had something they need to do at home."

It is the second suspension for Kinney, who didn't play in a Dec. 22 loss to James Madison in Las Vegas. He is averaging a WAC-leading 20.6 points per game. The Spartans are 9-5 with Kinney and 0-3 without him.

  • New football coach Ron Caragher's five-year contract at San Jose State will pay him a minimum of $525,000 annually, with the potential to reach $720,000 with bonus money, according to documents obtained by this newspaper. Predecessor Mike MacIntyre made about $465,000 with incentive bonuses last season. He left to coach at Colorado.

  • Edward Tandy, a linebacker from Tustin, gave Cal an oral commitment, according to scout.com. New coach Sonny Dykes has 24 committed recruits.

  • Former Cal quarterback Zach Maynard will play in the Raycom All-Star Classic on Saturday (noon, CBS Sports Network), and running back Isi Sofele will be at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl (3 p.m., ESPN2).


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  • Offensive assistant Aaron Moorehead left Stanford to take over as Virginia Tech's wide receivers coach.

    MLS

    The Earthquakes' single-game tickets are on sale for all home games except a June 29 date against Los Angeles at Stanford Stadium. The Quakes open their season March 3 at Buck Shaw Stadium against Real Salt Lake.

    For information go to www.sjearthquakes.com or call 800-225-2277. Tickets against the Galaxy will go on sale Jan. 31.

    Horse racing

    Russell Baze rode four winners at Golden Gate Fields and now has 26 wins in 15 days of racing at the current meet.

    Staff writers Jeff Faraudo and Elliott Almond and wire services contributed to this report.