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  • SEC commissioner Mike Slive retiring

    October 14, 2014 1:54 PM

    NEW YORK - The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday that Commissioner Mike Slive would step down from the position he has held for 13 years. Slive said he will retire on July 31, 2015. The 74-year-old commissioner said he's undergoing treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer, which he was... more »
  • SEC: Schools take steps to improve fan experience

    August 20, 2014 3:27 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The Southeastern Conference says all 14 members have taken steps to improve the fan experience at league football stadiums. Commissioner Mike Slive said Wednesday that SEC schools "have made it a priority to engage their fans in a way that will enhance their in-game enjoyment and satisfaction."... more »
  • Slive: College sports in 'historic evolution'

    August 11, 2014 11:19 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says college athletics are "going through a historic evolution." Slive released a statement Monday after a judge's ruling that players in FBS football and Division I men's basketball are entitled to at least $5,000 a year for rights to their names, images... more »
  • Slive: NCAA rules on agents 'part of the problem'

    September 19, 2013 9:46 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive is critical of the NCAA's rules governing agents, saying they "are part of the problem" and not the solution. The commissioner told The Associated Press Thursday his hopes for total revamping of "the rules and regulations as they relate to agents" never... more »
  • Will LSU keep Florida as their permanent opponent?

    July 16, 2013 3:01 PM

    HOOVER, Al. - Florida head coach Will Muschamp told reporters at SEC Media Days Tuesday he was flat-out "tired of talking about scheduling," but the questions won't go away. Especially when LSU's cross-divisional opponent is one of the perennial powers in the SEC East - Florida. SEC Commissioner... more »
  • SEC expands baseball tournament to 12 teams 5 days

    December 21, 2012 12:41 PM

    HOOVER Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has added two teams and a fifth day to the baseball tournament. Commissioner Mike Slive announced Friday that the field will expand to 12 teams in the 14-team league starting in 2013 in Hoover, Ala. The top four seeds will earn a bye in... more »

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