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Morning links: Halliday calls it a career

Spokane and Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday ended his prolific career, retiring from football just before Washington started its rookie minicamp.

John Blanchette wrote that Halliday doesn't need to explain the surprising decision, which I reported in this blog post and story.

In other news...

-- The NCAA men's basketball rules committee proposed a number of rule changes yesterday, which we covered here.

-- Joe Pistorese threw a gem to lead the WSU baseball team past Arizona State.

-- A pair of Wildcats faced off for the first time as pros at the NBA combine in Chicago.

-- Arizona State signed a late addition to its 2015 recruiting class.

-- Oregon's basketball team just secured a commitment to play from the top junior college recruit in the country.

-- A Stanford safety may skip his senior season to pursue a professional baseball career.

-- The Pac-12 Blog examines who from the conference could be a Heisman Candidate next season.

Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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