Rest in peace, Mike Slive: A great man and a good friend

It was a hidden pillar of his legacy, but Mike Slive would fight you. Not physically, but intellectually, passionately. Imagine the strength it took to hammer out consensus among 12 and then 14 SEC schools on a sea of complex issues, to forge a collection of self-interested institutions into an unstoppable collective force. Now imagine the strength he found to fight prostate cancer twice. (

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