photo by dailycalifornian.com: Outside of Haas Pavilion on Thursday afternoon after it was announced that the gym was infiltrated by smokey air caused by the Paradise Camp Fires giving Berkeley a 240 AIQ rating well over NCAA standards. The game between Detroit Mercy and Cal was canceled and will be rescheduled.
By Michael Duca
BERKELEY–Infiltrated poor smokey air in Haas Pavilion canceled the Legends game between Detroit Mercy Titans and the Cal Bears on Thursday night. The Bears will continue their Legends Classic series in Brooklyn on Monday night at the Barclay Center facing St. John’s and either VCU or Temple on Tuesday night Nov 20th.
The Air Quality Index for Berkeley exceed 200 and increased to 240 in the afternoon. By 4:30 the Cal’s Athletic’s Departement said in a statement, “With the air quality levels having risen to the very unhealthy range in the Berkeley area and a significant amount of smoke having infiltrated Haas Pavilion, Thursday night’s men’s basketball game between Cal and Detroit Mercy has been canceled,”
NCAA rules state that if the air quality exceeds 200 the NCAA recommends that the competition is canceled. Cal and Detroit Mercy are discussing plans when to reschedule the game.
Michael Duca and Morris Phillips cover Cal basketball for http://www.sportsradioservice.com