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NCAA Pulls 7 Championship Games from North Carolina Over HB2

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The Greensboro regional was slated for May 8-10. It also is unclear how the NCAA's decision affects championship events that have been scheduled beyond this academic year, including the 2018 Division II baseball championship scheduled in Cary.

The Atlantic Coast Conference, which includes four North Carolina schools, is scheduled to hold its championship football game in Charlotte on December 3.

Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson, whose school is a member of the ACC, is the newly elected chairman of the NCAA board of governors, which unanimously voted to relocate the association's events out of North Carolina.

The NCAA said then that host cities must prove they could ensure the "dignity of everyone involved in the event".

"That's going to be completely up to the conferences", Emmert said.

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper quickly seized on the NCAA announcement as evidence Republicans lawmakers, including Gov.

If you remember a year ago in IN, the Religious Freedom Restoration act created a similar issue with the NCAA.

NGLCC (National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) simply tweeted that the decision was a 'slam dunk for equality!' "Nor should they be".

"Under the NCAA's logic, colleges should make cheerleaders and football players share bathrooms, showers and hotel rooms", state party spokeswoman Kami Mueller said in a statement.

The law passed in March requires transgender people to use restrooms in schools and other public places that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate. "As reflected in longstanding university policy, UNC campuses do not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, and we are fully committed to being open and welcoming to individuals of all backgrounds". Pat McCrory was fashioning his response and would release it soon.

McCrory responded Tuesday to the NCAA's decision.

"Everybody should be concerned about lost revenue, but I don't put a price tag on our women and girls of any kind", Forest said.

Emmert told the AP the two issues are not related.

North Carolina has been the host of more basketball tournament games for men than every other state said a spokesperson for the NCAA.

Division III men's and women's tennis championship in Cary, May 22-27.

North Carolina is facing more backlash for House Bill 2.

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Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Ralph D. Russo in New York; Aaron Beard in Hillsborough; Joedy McCreary in Raleigh; and Tom Foreman Jr.in Charlotte. Doing so may result in civil and/or criminal penalties.

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