Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive continued to push for NCAA reform and the need for autonomy on the first day of SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama.
Slive said the Big Five conferences (SEC, ACC, Pac-12, Big 10 & Big 12) need to have more autonomy in order to make decisions that affect their conferences and improve the lives of the leagues’ student-athletes.
That includes raising scholarships to the full cost of attendance and providing long term medical coverage to college athletes.
“The focus is not on us having autonomy,” Slive said. “The focuses are on our ability to enact legislation that has student-athlete wellbeing and student-athlete interest at its core.”
Slive said he remains optimistic the legislation will pass.
The NCAA’s board of directors will vote on the Big Five’s autonomy request in August.