Michael Slive

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Michael Lawrence Slive (July 26, 1940 – May 16, 2018) was an American attorney and college sports executive. He was born in Utica, New York.

Slive was the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) from 2002 until 2015.[1] He served as the coordinator of the Bowl Championship Series for the 2006 and 2007 regular seasons.[2] He was a member of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee through September 2009[3] and served as the chairman of the committee for the 2008–09 academic year.[4] He retired as commissioner effective July 31, 2015.[5]

Slive died of prostate cancer in Birmingham, Alabama on May 16, 2018 at the age of 77.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "SEC Commissioner Slive's Contract Extended". Southeastern Conference. September 15, 2005. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2007.
  2. "BCS Governance". Bowl Championship Series. January 17, 2007. Archived from the original on July 5, 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2007.
  3. The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee
  4. "Slive Named NCAA Men's Basketball Committee Chair". Southeastern Conference. July 9, 2007. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2007.
  5. Retirement announcement
  6. Stephenson, Creg (May 18, 2018). "Former SEC commissioner Mike Slive dead at age 77". al.com. Retrieved May 18, 2018.