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  1. Slive's retirement will leave big shoes to fill

    Chris Low

    There's an old saying that you never want to be the person who follows the man, but rather the person who follows the person who follows the man. Mike Slive, in stature anyway, is a small man, but whoever replaces him as SEC commissioner in 2015,...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  2. SEC will roll with the coming changes

    Chris Low

    DESTIN, Fla. -- Former SEC commissioner Roy Kramer still gets a kick out of reminding coaches, and even media members, of all of the gloom and doom they were spreading when the league made the bold move in 1992 of going to a conference championship g...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  3. The makeup of the selection committee

    Chris Low

    DESTIN, Fla. -- Schools will have until Friday to submit names to SEC commissioner Mike Slive for the College Football Playoff selection committee. According to several SEC athletic directors and coaches, their preference is to have non-active coa...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  4. Playoff selection committee possibilities

    Chris Low

    SEC commissioner Mike Slive says he wants "football expertise" on the selection committee that will pick the four teams for the College Football Playoff starting in 2014. The most intriguing component in the whole move to a playoff remains the mak...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  5. With Bama watching, who makes a stand?

    Chris Low

    Everybody from the most obnoxious sidewalk alumnus to SEC commissioner Mike Slive himself has puffed out his chest pretty proudly during the SEC's streak of six straight national championships. Chants of "SEC, SEC" are common in all 14 of the stad...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  6. SEC media days kick off

    Chris Low

    HOOVER, Ala. -- SEC commissioner Mike Slive kicked off the SEC media days on Tuesday with his annual address to reporters. Right behind him came the two newest teams to the league -- Missouri and Texas A&M. Fittingly, two of Texas A&M'...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  7. Slive to stay on for 'couple more years'

    Chris Low

    SEC commissioner Mike Slive, who turns 72 later this month, still has unfinished business. His contract was set to expire on July 31, but he tells the Associated Press that he has agreed to stay on "at least a couple more years." "I have agreed...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  8. Priming the playoff talks

    Chris Low

    Everybody has questions about what the college football playoff will look like come 2014. We should have a pretty good idea by the end of this month. On Wednesday, commissioners of the 11 FBS conferences and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarb...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  9. SEC presidents take official stance

    Chris Low

    As expected, the SEC presidents are firmly behind their coaches, athletic directors and their commissioner. They favor a national playoff that includes the best four teams and one that doesn't give preferential treatment to conference champions. ...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  10. Playoff proposal favors conference champs

    Chris Low

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany continues to push the playoff proposal that would give preferential treatment to conference champions. Meanwhile, SEC commissioner Mike Slive along with coaches such as Alabama's Nick Saban and LSU's Les Miles are o...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  11. Neutral sites for college playoff games?

    Chris Low

    My ESPN.com colleague, Mark Schlabach, is reporting that the FBS conference commissioners and other power brokers in college football are looking at neutral-site games for the semifinals and championship game if a four-team playoff comes to fruition....

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  12. Missouri Tigers and Texas A&M Aggies begin transition to SEC

    Chris Low

    It's another offseason of change in college football, but this season sees the first foray into expansion for the vaunted SEC.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  13. Peeking at the 2012 SEC schedule

    Chris Low

    The SEC doesn't plan on releasing the 2012 schedule until sometime after Christmas, but parts of it are already starting to leak out. SEC commissioner Mike Slive has said that next season's schedule will be a one-year deal and that beginning in 20...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  14. SEC sets its sights on sixth straight title

    Chris Low

    One of SEC commissioner Mike Slive's reading selections this summer was "56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports." The book chronicles DiMaggio's fabled 56-game hitting streak, which captivated baseball fans during the 1941 season an...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  15. College football preview -- SEC aims to continue run of dominance...

    Chris Low

    The SEC's streak of five consecutive national championships has become a badge of honor for the league and a bull's-eye on its back for the rest of the country. Who is most likely to continue the streak in 2011?

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2011
  16. Q&A with SEC commissioner Mike Slive

    Chris Low

    SEC commissioner Mike Slive sent a ripple across campuses all over the country last month at the SEC media days when he unveiled several sweeping proposals aimed at cleaning up college sports and bringing the focus back to what happens on the field. ...

    Blog | August 08, 2011