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Michael Smith

Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

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Going out on top

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 27 / 15

I t’s before 9 a.m. on a sultry summer morning in Birmingham, Ala., and Mike Slive is kicked back, a lit cigar between his fingers. He’s sitting on the back porch of his home, taking in the 15-mile view across the hilly suburbs as he contemplates the last 13 years as SEC c...

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