A former legend in the sports world passed away on Wednesday. According to multiple reports, Mike Slive, the longtime SEC Commissioner passed away in Birmingham, Alabama at the age of 77.
Slive was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015, a challenge he took head-on and created the new Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research.
The seventh commissioner of the SEC was a pioneer in the industry and helped create the SEC Network.
He was 77.
Very sad news: Former SEC commissioner Mike Slive passed away today in Birmingham. He was 77.
— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) May 16, 2018
Slive previously was the commissioner of the Conference-USA, a position he held from 1995-2002 when he took over the SEC.
He retired from his post as the SEC’s commissioner in late July 2015 after his cancer diagnosis.
Our thoughts are with the Slive family at this time.