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Pete Iacobelli | The Associated Press | September 14, 2016

ACC to relocate athletic championships from North Carolina

  The ACC announced it plans to move all neutral-site championships from North Carolina.

CLEMSON, S.C.— The Atlantic Coast Conference has followed the NCAA's lead and is removing all its athletic championships from North Carolina over a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people.

The ACC Council of Presidents voted Wednesday to relocate the league's championships until North Carolina repeals the law. The decision includes all championship this academic school year, which means relocating the ACC football title game that was scheduled to be played in Charlotte in December.

On Monday, the NCAA said it was relocating seven of its championships scheduled to be played in the state, including the men's basketball first- and second-round matchups scheduled for next March in Greensboro, North Carolina.

ACC Commissioner John Swofford said after the NCAA's decision that his league would review its next steps.

This article was written by Pete Iacobelli from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

 

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