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NCAA Issues Final Warning To North Carolina Over HB2 Ahead Of Site Selection Meetings

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 24 / 17

In its "most direct statement yet," the NCAA on Thursday warned the state of North Carolina to "repeal House Bill 2 soon or lose championship events" through '22, according to a front-page piece by Morrill & Campbell of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The statement read, "As the state knows, next week o...

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North Carolina Could Lose More Events Over HB2

The North Carolina Sports Association yesterday sent a letter to the state's House of Representatives and General Assembly "urging an immediate repeal" of HB2, according to Scott Gleeson of USA TODAY. The law "led to the removal of all the NCAA's championship events" in '17 and prompted the NBA ...

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