NCAA announces new locations for relocated championships

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The NCAA announced a relocation sites for 7 of a championship events that were scheduled to be hold in North Carolina.

The events will be hold in several sites around a country.

Last month, a NCAA pronounced it was relocating those games out of a state in response to a argumentative lavatory law, famous as House Bill 2. HB2 limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, happy and transgender people.

“We conclude a member institutions and a many cities opposite a nation who were concerned in a bid routine for these championship sites,” pronounced Joni Comstock, NCAA halt executive clamp boss of championships and alliances. “The sports committees were gratified with a apportion and peculiarity of a bids perceived and are assured a comparison sites will horde championships that yield an superb knowledge for student-athletes, membership and fans.”

Among a championship events moved, embody a opening dual rounds of a 2017 men’s basketball tournament, that were scheduled to be played Mar 17 and 19 in Greensboro, N.C. The games will now be played on a same dates during a Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C.

Other championship events that were changed are a Division we women’s soccer championship, that will now be hold on Dec. 2 and 4 in San Jose, Calif., and a Division III men’s and women’s soccer championships in Salem, Va., set for Dec. 2 and 3.

Also changed were a Division we women’s golf championships regionals to be played in Athens, Ga. from May 8 to 10, a Division III men’s and women’s tennis championships in Chattanooga, Tenn. from May 8 to 10, a Division we women’s lacrosse championship in Boston from May 8 to 10, and a 2017 Division II ball championship scheduled for May 27 to Jun 3 in Grand Prairie, Texas.

The soccer, tennis, lacrosse and ball championship were to be hold in Cary, N.C., while women’s golf championships were changed out of Greenville.

The NBA also changed a entrance All-Star Game out of North Carolina over a law. The diversion will be hold in New Orleans.

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