News from the Big 12

**Iowa State lineman Mitchell Meyers was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in February.  He undergoes his final chemotherapy appointment today in Iowa.  Then he goes to Texas for radiation treatments and will rejoin his team in September.

Meyers did not miss any workouts with the Cyclones this summer.  He was one of only four players to start every game for Iowa State last season.

**Missouri coach Gary Pinkel thinks that all independents should join a league and that every league should have a championship game.  Are Notre Dame and Brigham Young listening?

**Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon was suspended for all of the 2014 season after punching a woman in the face last summer.  He was charged with a misdemeanor and served 100 hours of community serviceand underwent counseling.

While condemning domestic violence in general, Sooners’ coach Bob Stoops defended his decision to keep Mixon on the team, and Mixon will see the field in 2015.

**Kansas State coach Bill Snyder wants to see his son Sean take over as coach whenever the elder Snyder decides to retire.  Sean Snyder has spent the past 19 years as director of football operations at Kansas State.  For the past four years he has been associate head coach and special teams coordinator.

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