CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The NCAA on Monday announced that it would relocate seven championship events from North Carolina to other states based on the organization's commitment to an "inclusive atmosphere for all college athletes, coaches, administrators and fans."
North Carolina was to host:
- 2016 Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, College Cup in Cary, Dec. 2 and 4;
- 2016 Division III Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships in Greensboro, Dec. 2 and 3;
- 2017 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, first/second rounds in Greensboro, March 17 and 19;
- 2017 Division I Women’s Golf Championships, regional in Greenville, May 8-10;
- 2017 Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships in Cary, May 22-27;
- 2017 Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship in Cary, May 26 and 28; and
- 2017 Division II Baseball Championship in Cary, May 27-June 3.
The NCAA has been closely considering North Carolina's hosting rights since the controversial passage in March of House Bill 2, which requires people to use public bathrooms that match their birth gender and limits cities and counties from passing laws that protect gay and transgender people from discrimination.