A Comprehensive Timeline of Public Figures Boycotting North Carolina Over the HB2 “Bathroom Bill”
by Ryan Bort
September 14, 2016
The NCAA on Monday evening announced plans to move seven 2016-2017 championship events out of North Carolina due to the state’s controversial HB2 “bathroom bill.” Three of these seven championships are Division I events, including part of the first two rounds of March Madness, which had been scheduled to take place in Greensboro. On Wednesday, the ACC decided to move its championships out of the state as well.
“Fairness is about more than the opportunity to participate in college sports, or even compete for championships,” said NCAA President Mark Emmert. “We believe in providing a safe and respectful environment at our events and are committed to providing the best experience possible for college athletes, fans and everyone taking part in our championships.”