Monday August 24th, 2015

SEC teams will honor former commissioner Mike Slive with Prostate Cancer Awareness Games on each of the 14 campuses in September, the league announced Monday.

Slive, who has battled prostate cancer since the late 1990s, stepped down from his position in July after 13 years as SEC commissioner.

In May, before Slive's retirement, the 14 SEC Athletics Directors voted unanimously to recognize Slive in several games this season. During each game, the home team will wear a commemorative helmet sticker in honor of the former commissioner.

“The Athletics Directors saw this as an opportunity to recognize Mike Slive in a meaningful way while also bringing attention to an important topic that affects one in seven men in America during a lifetime,” said new SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “While honoring our former commissioner for his great service to the SEC, we can also raise awareness and influence prevention of this disease.”

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The SEC football season kicks off Sept. 3 when UNC takes on South Carolina at 6 p.m. on ESPN.

SEC Prostate Cancer Awareness Games:

Date Game
Sept. 3 Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt
Sept. 5 UTEP at Arkansas
  Southeast Missouri State at Missouri
Sept. 12 East Carolina at Florida
  Middle Tennessee at Alabama
  LSU at Mississippi State
Sept. 19 Nevada at Texas A&M
  South Carolina at Georgia
  Western Carolina at Tennessee
  Auburn at LSU
  Florida at Kentucky
Sept. 26 Mississippi State at Auburn
  Vanderbilt at Ole Miss
  Central Florida at South Carolina

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