September 2016: NCAA Abandons North Carolina

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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1. Native Mosquitoes in Miami Test Positive for Zika 2. ITT Tech Closes its Doors 3. Wells Fargo Fined 4. U.S. Open Winners 5. Miss Arkansas Wins Miss America 6. NCAA Leaves North Carolina 7. U.S. and Israel Reach $38 Billion Deal 8. Government Recalls Samsung Note 7 9. Police Kill Tyre King in Columbus 10. Playwright Edward Albee Dies 11. Tensions Mount Over Dakota Access Pipeline 12. Police Kill Terence Crutcher in Tulsa 13. Bombs in New York and New Jersey 14. ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nine Stabbed at Minnesota Mall 15. Sound of Music's Charmian Carr Dies 16. Police Kill Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte 17. Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce 18. Billionaire Leon Cooperman Charged with Insider Trading 19. Millions Are Compromised in Yahoo Hack 20. Man Armed with Shotgun Kills Five in Burlington, Wash. 21. Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dies 22. Pitcher José Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident 23.Clinton v. Trump in First Presidential Debate
NCAA Abandons North Carolina
Image of NCAA offical announcing the move out of N.C.
On September 12, 2016, the NCAA announces that it will be relocating all championship tournament games that are scheduled to take place throughout North Carolina. It is the NCAA's opinion that the current laws do not protect gays, lesbians, and transgenders against discrimination. The NCAA announcement follows on the heels of a similar announcement by the NBA in July to move the All-Star Game out of state. This is a hard pill to swallow for North Carolinians who love their college basketball—the state has hosted more college basketball tournament games than any other. The NCAA's board of governors released a statement saying, "NCAA championships and events must promote an inclusive atmosphere for all college athletes, coaches, administrators and fans. Current North Carolina state laws make it challenging to guarantee that host communities can help deliver on that commitment."
Photo source: AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File
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