Offbeat Former Southeastern Conference Commissioner Slive dies at 77

02:26  17 may  2018
02:26  17 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Blending his myriad of career experiences from the legal, judicial and collegiate athletics realms, Mike Slive has spent his 13 years as the Southeastern Conference Commissioner transitioning the nation's elite conference into a national brand.

Jul 16, 2013; Hoover, AL, USA; SEC commissioner Mike Slive talks with the media during the 2013 SEC football media days at the Hyatt Regency. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports © USA TODAY Sports Jul 16, 2013; Hoover, AL, USA; SEC commissioner Mike Slive talks with the media during the 2013 SEC football media days at the Hyatt Regency. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports Mike Slive, the former Southeastern Conference commissioner who guided the league through a period of unprecedented success and prosperity, died Wednesday. He was 77.

The Southeastern Conference said Slive died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama, where he lived with his wife of 49 years, Liz. The conference didn't provide the cause of death.

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Gregory A. Sankey, a former Commissioner of the Southland Conference and 13-year veteran of the SEC Office, became the eighth commissioner of the Southeastern Conference on June 1, 2015. Michael L. Slive . 2015-Present.

Slive replaced Roy Kramer as SEC commissioner in 2002 and helped clean up a conference that was beset by NCAA compliance issues. Soon after the SEC became the most powerful conference in college football, winning seven straight national championships and landing television contracts with billions.

He played a pivotal role in the creation of the College Football Football.

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