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SEC’s Slive steps down amid record revenue, new conduct rule

In this July 14, 2014, file photo, Southeastern Conference  Commissioner Mike Slive speaks during SEC media days in Hoover, Ala. Thanks to the successful debut of the SEC Network, the conference generated an NCAA-record $455.8 million in revenue in 2014-15. The league’s revenue was $309.6 million last year. The SEC will distribute $31.2 million to each of its 14 schools, a figure that does not include $19 million in bowl revenue. Slive announced the record payout Friday, May 29, 2015, the final day of the league’s spring meetings. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive unexpectedly stepped down Friday, just minutes after announcing record revenue and a groundbreaking rule.

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Inequality in cost of attendance has some worried in SEC

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The cost of attendance boost to an athletic scholarship is about to become a reality and some coaches are uncomfortable with the new economic reality of college sports: Athletes will be able to get more at some schools than at others.

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Cost of repairing Ole Miss track rises to $7.3 million

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The cost to renovate the University of Mississippi’s track facility is going up by $3.3 million after the university decided it had to replace a 5-foot diameter drain pipe running underneath.

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