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Blue roundup: LaVell Edwards to be honored

Published: Friday, March 30 2012 12:06 p.m. MDT

Former BYU football coach LaVell Edwards acknowledges the crowd as he and other BYU Hall of Fame Inductees are honored after the first quarter of action as Utah State faces BYU in college football action at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Sept. 23, 2006. (Jason Olson, Deseret News) Former BYU football coach LaVell Edwards acknowledges the crowd as he and other BYU Hall of Fame Inductees are honored after the first quarter of action as Utah State faces BYU in college football action at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Sept. 23, 2006. (Jason Olson, Deseret News)

Legendary BYU coach LaVell Edwards will be honored in Boise on April 11.

Edwards and his wife, Patti, are the ninth recipients of the Nell and John Wooden Coaching Achievement Award given by the Boise-based World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame, according to the Idaho Statesman.

BYU completed its Pro Day on Thursday, and today the Cougars will hold their final practice of the spring. It will also be Alumni Day.

Former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps, who tranferred to Kansas, is looking good in the Jayhawks' spring drills, but he's not eligible to play until the 2013 season.

The Spokane Spokesman-Review examines the West Coast Conference's decision this week to expand. The WCC added the University of the Pacific.

"Does the West Coast Conference need to work on its expansion encores?" writes John Blanchette. "The Church League made an outlandish splash in its first growth spurt in 30 years: Brigham Young. Even post-Jimmermania, the Y’s global mission, outsized student body, vast resources and never-on-Sunday policy altered the face of the predominantly Catholic WCC when it signed on 19 months ago and now … Pacific? Really?"

Finally, former San Diego State star, and San Antonio Spur rookie, Kawhi Leonard still believes in Jimmer Fredette.

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