In a collective effort shown in response to North Carolina passing the controversial HB2 law, the NCAA moved a number of championship games out of North Carolina.
Today, the NCAA confirmed it will not be moving the games back to North Carolina in light of the fact that the law might be repealed.
“The NCAA remains committed to the fair treatment of all individuals, and it is our expectation that everyone will be welcome at our championships. We are encouraged by the current discussions in North Carolina and remain committed to hosting future NCAA championships to ensure they promote an inclusive atmosphere for college athletes, coaches, administrators and fans.”
In September the NCAA took a firm and unified stance against the bill and moved a number of conference championship games out of the state. In addition to moving the ACC Football Championship to Orlando, college basketball moved the first two rounds of the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament out of the state. Instead, those games will be played in Greenville, South Carolina.
It wasn’t only the amateur ranks that took a stand against HB2. In addition to an innumerable amount of social media campaigns blitzing the unfairness of the bill, the NBA moved its All-Star weekend out of the state and into New Orleans, Louisiana for the year of 2017.
While the social issues far outweigh the ramifications in the sports world, the sooner North Carolina repeals this bill the sooner they’ll see a return of the events that were forced to leave earlier this year.