ACC Pulling Championship Events From North Carolina Due To HB2

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Sep 14, 2016 2:15 PM
ACC Pulling Championship Events From North Carolina Due To HB2

The NCAA announced on Monday that various playoff events would be moved out of the state as a response to the "bathroom bill" HB2. Now, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), which Duke University, North Carolina State University, UNC, and Wake Forest University play in, is moving all neutral site championships out of the state as well. This impacts the football, swimming and diving, women's soccer, women's basketball, tennis, golf, and baseball championships for the current academic year.

“As members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the ACC Council of Presidents reaffirmed our collective commitment to uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination. Every one of our 15 universities is strongly committed to these values and therefore, we will continue to host ACC Championships at campus sites. We believe North Carolina House Bill 2 is inconsistent with these values, and as a result, we will relocate all neutral site championships for the 2016-17 academic year. All locations will be announced in the future from the conference office.”

This, however, does add an interesting wrinkle in that one of the ACC member institutions, Notre Dame, is a Catholic school that follows Church teaching when it comes to human sexuality.