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Slive outlines plan for subdivision

SEC commissioner has a list of goals he would like to see carried out

Originally Published: April 22, 2014
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

AMHERST, Mass. -- Patience, like big, quick defensive linemen, is in short supply in intercollegiate athletics these days.

The public sees billions flowing into the five major conferences and has decided that the faucet isn't working so well for the student-athletes. That makes for a compelling, quintessentially American fat-cat/little-guy narrative. Political careers have been built on flimsier foundations.

But in this case, the fat cats, the five conferences with bulging wallets, ...

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