SEC Commissioner Mike Slive: The Most Powerful Man in College Athletics

First of four parts

Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive, the most powerful man in college sports, can’t find an empty room at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Ala. It’s Friday, a couple of minutes after noon, and the SEC’s media days will be officially over in a little more than an hour. But all of the hotel’s conference rooms are still occupied by national media outlets. CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports, Comcast and XM/Sirius are all still working to produce original SEC content that will air on their outlets.