Mike Slive reigns in the SEC

Every word is calculated for SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, who calls himself “someone around whom a collective effort coalesces.”

That’s eloquent attorney language for this former New Hampshire district court judge.
Now how about a blunt job description: Slive is the most powerful man in college sports from Arkansas to Key West.
Slive tops the Orlando Sentinel’s list of the conference’s 10 most powerful people after seven years of encouraging academics and NCAA compliance, overseeing more than 40 national championships and ensuring the conference’s financial future thanks to blockbuster television deals.