August 2, 2014 in Sports

In brief: WSU’s Connor Halliday on 2014 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List


College football: Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday has been named to the 2014 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List. Halliday is one of six Pac-12 quarterbacks included in the list of 27 student-athletes.

The winner will be announced Dec. 12 in Baltimore.

Halliday started all 13 games for the Cougars last season, setting a school-record with 4,597 passing yards, second-most in Pac-12 Conference history. He set school records for pass completions (449), pass attempts (714) and tied the school record with 34 touchdown passes.

Vandals fill roster

College basketball: Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin has rounded out his roster for the 2014-15 season with the addition of Nahshon George, a transfer from Shoreline Community College.

George averaged 17.4 points and 13.2 rebounds in 19 games during his sophomore season in 2012-13. He scored a career-high 28 points and poured in 20 or more points on seven occasions. George grabbed a career-high 25 rebounds and had 12 double-figure rebounding games as a sophomore, with 11 double-doubles.

He will have two years of eligibility.

Falk returns to Wild

NHL: The Minnesota Wild have signed former Spokane Chiefs defenseman Justin Falk to a one-year, two-way contract.

Falk will be paid his NHL salary only if he is on the NHL roster. If he is sent to the AHL, he will get a minor-league salary.

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Falk had two assists and 20 penalty minutes in 21 games with the New York Rangers last season after spending the first four seasons of his NHL career with Minnesota.

The 25-year-old Falk was drafted by the Wild in the fourth round in 2007. He played three seasons for the Chiefs.

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