Former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive Dies at Age 77

Former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive Dies at Age 77

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COLLEGE STATION, TX - SEPTEMBER 08:  SEC commissioner Mike Slive talks with the media before a game between the Florida Gators and the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on September 8, 2012 in College Station, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Former Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive died Wednesday at the age of 77. Slive was the SEC’s commissioner from 2002 until he retired in 2015. 

George Schroeder USA Today shared the news.

Ross Dellenger of The Advocate passed along a statement from the conference office:

“Mike Slive, the seventh commissioner of the Southeastern Conference and one of the most respected and accomplished leaders in the history of intercollegiate athletics, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama, at the age of 77,” the release read in part.

It also pointed to the success the conference enjoyed while he was commissioner and his role in developments such as television contracts and the SEC Network’s launch.

            

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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May 16, 2018 at 04:09PM

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