Statement from ACC on moving championships including football out of NC


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Deshaun Watson at last year's ACC Championship. (Josh Kelly / USATODAY)

ACC announced it will relocate the ACC Football Championship and other neutral site championships for the 2016-17 academic year because of North Carolina House Bill 2. The 2016 ACC Football Championship was schedule to be in Charlotte.

Statement from the ACC Council of Presidents:
“As members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the ACC Council of Presidents reaffirmed our collective commitment to uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination. Every one of our 15 universities is strongly committed to these values and therefore, we will continue to host ACC Championships at campus sites. We believe North Carolina House Bill 2 is inconsistent with these values, and as a result, we will relocate all neutral site championships for the 2016-17 academic year. All locations will be announced in the future from the conference office.”

Statement from Clemson University President James P. Clements, chair of the ACC Council of Presidents:
“The ACC presidents engaged in a constructive, wide-ranging and vigorous discussion of this complex issue over the past two days. The decision to move the neutral site championships out of North Carolina while HB 2 remains the law was not an easy one but it is consistent with the shared values of inclusion and non-discrimination at all of our institutions.”

Statement from ACC Commissioner John Swofford:
“The ACC Council of Presidents made it clear that the core values of this league are of the utmost importance, and the opposition to any form of discrimination is paramount. Today’s decision is one of principle, and while this decision is the right one, we recognize there will be individuals and communities that are supportive of our values as well as our championship sites that will be negatively affected. Hopefully, there will be opportunities beyond 2016-17 for North Carolina neutral sites to be awarded championships.”

Neutral site championships (in date order):
Women’s Soccer
Football
Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving
Women’s Basketball
Men’s and Women’s Tennis
Women’s Golf
Men’s Golf
Baseball


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FB Update: Statement from ACC on moving championships including football championship out of NC
TigerNet News
my opinion . .NCAA and ACC are a bunch . .
PetesPonies
Re: my opinion . .NC legislature and governor are bu . .
lhaselden
Re: my opinion . .NC legislature and governor are bu . .
BigDinCtown
easy . . . . you either a f*KKing man or you are not . . .
PetesPonies
Re: my opinion . .NC legislature and governor are bu . .
armsb
I kneel when reading press statements by the ACC***
franc1968®
Re: I kneel when reading press statements by the ACC***
gdjohnson
I used my DNA-gender-assigned parts to urinate on the ACC!!***
CUTiger1989®
play it in Clemson***
El Tigre 1
Re: play it in Clemson***
2k®
I'm all for moving some of these games out of........
Tiger77
perhaps they should just nuke North Carolina and start over
franc1968®
and 10% of that population even cares about the bathroom
T_I_P
Re: I'm all for moving some of these games out of........***
tiger tooth
maybe if some of the large donors
colatiger89
What do I do with my ACC championship tix for BOA stadium now?
Btwiceborn®
I'm wondering the same thing. It will probably be moved to
rollcage
When??? "All locations will be announced in the future"
FLTiger87®
Re: When??? "All locations will be announced in the future"
jmj2
Lol, was thinking the same thing - Thanks Swoffie***
cuvatiger®
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TigerFanClint
Yes, not enough bathrooms***
cuvatiger®
THEY AREN'T IN NC; THEY ARE COLLECTIVELY UP THE
CUTiger1989®
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Clemalum07®
well, ACC is meeting in Clemson this week
scooter
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jrconnolly
Statement from ACC Commish John Swofford....
tigrjm76®
FedEx Field here we come, logical choice looking at pro team
cuvatiger®
How did Clemson vote? I will change my will...
Tiger1955
I'll make it up to them
cundvale®
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Jim H
here is the thing
tbennett117®
Re: here is the thing
StewPidaz
Re: here is the thing
lhaselden
it doesnt matter what the law says
tbennett117®
You focus only on the bathroom provisions
TallulahtheTiger
Re: You focus only on the bathroom provisions
jdtiger98
The State put its foot in the city of Charlottes @ss because
tigertrain
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raginranger®
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MaukaTiger®
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BrabbTiger22
Bravo ACC!!!
Chuckston T-Man
Yes it is a proud day***
Ucel74
Re: Bravo ACC!!!
CUfan99
Re: Bravo ACC!!!
p6fuller
NO OFFENSE -- but they should do it in FLORIDA
FLTiger87®
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jmj2
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Tigene
Swoffie and now the NCAA after us? How many yards did
Tickled Orange
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Clemalum07®
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tigerfan29
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PurpleKush
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Fever®
Neutral site, maybe actually somewhere in the middle of ACC country.
jarheadtiger®
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leftneck
I say.............
FORESTTIGER
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ESSOCU
I xspec football championship will move to
tigerrh
I guess Swoffy is going to move the ACC offices too....right
andylayne
Stupid, stupid, stupid. Going to be a circus seeing the
Tiger5
Re: Stupid, stupid, stupid. Going to be a circus seeing the
tiger tooth
Re: FB Update: Statement from ACC on moving championships including football championship out of NC
mrsdaredevil
Isn't men's basketball at a neutral? Greensboro?***
cu81grad
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caryboy
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ESSOCU
if people are not smarter than their grandparents
Tharealdonjuan
so don't hold any events at the NC governor's mansion
jdtiger98
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rob32ram
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LUMPY D
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njones63®
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p6fuller
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BigDinCtown
so you are saying that all LBGT are
Tharealdonjuan
Re: so you are saying that all LBGT are
BigDinCtown
help me define
Tharealdonjuan
Probably not what was meant
mpercy®
im honestly surprised by the (imho) bigotry...
casperasop1
Does anyone else feel like they live in the world's largest HOA?***
acworthtiger
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Eagle03®
The NCAA can go to ####
Tigerdrafted
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allorangeallthetime52®
nonsensical reasoning
jdtiger98
Re: nonsensical reasoning
p6fuller
Re: nonsensical reasoning
allorangeallthetime52®
HEY, YOU IGNORANT DORK, SWOFFORD ...
CUTiger1989®
Re: FB Update: Statement from ACC on moving championships including football championship out of NC
roarmore51
The entire essence of sports and competition fly
morris
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MtPtiger2008
What is dignified about a man desiring to be a woman?
morris
You have to wonder.....
wesdg007
Or they could have just read it..
walrus
How about Turner Field? That might be fun***
tigermark82
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