Cal's Solomon declared ineligible

Sophomore forward Richard Solomon, the leading rebounder on Cal's basketball team, is academically ineligible and will miss the remainder of the season.

"Academics are a priority," coach Mike Montgomery said in a statement. "We hope that Richard can get his grades right, and rejoin the team, next year."

Solomon, averaging 6.0 points and 6.2 rebounds, was suspended by Montgomery two games in early December "for conduct contrary to athletic department and university values," then missed four games with a stress reaction in his foot.

-- JEFF FARAUDO