Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mike Slive to retire as SEC Commissioner in July of 2015, undergoing treatment for prostrate cancer.

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive has announced that he will retire on July 31, 2015.

The news comes in conjunction with the announcement that Slive will be starting treatment for a recurrence of prostrate cancer. Slive originally underwent treatment for the disease in the 1990s.

Slive commented on the announcement in a statement released by the SEC.

"I have been blessed in more ways than I can count and I will have as much passion for this job on my last day as I did on my first," said Slive. "I consider my health situation a temporary detour in a remarkable road that has allowed me to meet amazing people, experience incredible events and celebrate historic victories. I will relish my final year in this position and look forward to being the biggest fan of the SEC for many years to come."

Slive became Commissioner of the SEC in 2002, since that time, Slive has seen the conference dominate the BCS, with conference schools winning eight of the past ten BCS titles. He also saw the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M into the conference in 2012.

(via ESPN)

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