Not even two months after the NBA yanked the 2017 All-Star game out of Charlotte in response to a controversial bill passed by the North Carolina General Assembly, NCAA officials have made a similar decision.
They announced Monday evening that they’re relocating all seven championship events previously awarded to North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year.
The most high-profile event to be pulled will be first- and second-round games of the Division I men’s basketball tournament that were scheduled to be played in Greensboro. The state will also lose the women’s soccer College Cup, the women’s lacrosse championships, a women’s golf regional and three other lower-division championships.
The NCAA’s decision to pull those seven events is its way of condemning House Bill 2, which became law in North Carolina in March. HB2 is best known for requiring transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding with their birth gender and for limiting the ability of employees to sue forRead More »from North Carolina GOP issues scathing response after NCAA pulls events from the state