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Mike Slive: Playing field is shifting

Updated: August 11, 2014, 2:01 PM ET
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- SEC commissioner Mike Slive says college athletics are "going through a historic evolution.''

Slive released a statement Monday after a judge's ruling that players on Football Bowl Subdivision teams and in Division I men's basketball are entitled to at least $5,000 a year for rights to their names, images and likenesses.

He said the judge on Friday appropriately recognized "the importance of integrating academics and athletics in this decision.''

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