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ACC latest sports entity following NBA in divesting from North Carolina

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan


First, the NCAA.

Now, the ACC.

The Atlantic Coast Conference is the latest sporting body to follow the NBA in pulling events from North Carolina due to the state’s anti-gay law. The NBA removed the 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte. The ACC is moving its neutral-site championships, including football and basketball.

This won’t be a silver bullet. The Hornets will remain in Charlotte, just as North Carolina, Duke, North Carolina State and Wake Forest will remain in the state.

But this has become a wider movement against this discriminatory law, a movement the NBA ushered into the sporting world.