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Mike Slive wants Big Five autonomy

Updated: July 14, 2014, 3:46 PM ET
Associated Press

HOOVER, Ala. -- Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive is confident the NCAA reform he's been pushing for years will take a big step toward becoming a reality in August.

The longtime leader of the SEC gave his annual state-of-the-conference speech at the beginning of the league's media days on Monday and wasn't shy about putting more pressure on the NCAA. He said college athletics "must be willing to make appropriate changes," including giving the Big Five conferences autonomy ...

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