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Three for Three: Atlantic Coast Conference Follows NCAA's Lead, Pulls "All Neutral-Site Championships"

Posted by on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 1:55 PM

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Thanks, Pat.

The hits just keep on coming. 

Earlier this week the NCAA announced it was pulling championship games out of North Carolina, and it was only a matter of time before the ACC made the same decision. Well, a matter of time turned out to be less than forty-eight hours. 

The decision means "all neutral-site championship" games will be relocated next year. Here's what the ACC Council of Presidents had to say: 

“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.”

The word was spreading yesterday that it was likely the ACC would pull out by next week. Durham leaders were already on edge, losing the ACC baseball championship tournament means the loss of millions of dollars.

ACC Commissioner John Swofford released a statement about the decision: 
“The ACC Council of Presidents made it clear that the core values of this league are of the utmost importance, and the opposition to any form of discrimination is paramount. Today’s decision is one of principle, and while this decision is the right one, we recognize there will be individuals and communities that are supportive of our values as well as our championship sites that will be negatively affected. Hopefully, there will be opportunities beyond 2016-17 for North Carolina neutral sites to be awarded championships.”
So far, championships North Carolina will be losing includes women’s soccer, football, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s golf, men’s golf, and baseball. 

And that's three for three folks—the NBA, the NCAA, and now the ACC. It's gonna be a boring couple of years for sports fans looking to attend games in the state. 

Gimme a P. Gimma an A. Gimme a T. Or better yet ... give us a new governor.

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