Statement from ACC on moving championships including football out of NC


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Deshaun Watson at last year's ACC Championship. <span style="font-size:.7em">(Josh Kelly / USATODAY)</span>
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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PetesPonies
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BigDinCtown
spacer easy . . . . you either a f*KKing man or you are not . . .
PetesPonies
spacer Re: my opinion . .NC legislature and governor are bu . .
armsb
spacer I kneel when reading press statements by the ACC***
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gdjohnson
spacer I used my DNA-gender-assigned parts to urinate on the ACC!!***
CUTiger1989®
spacer play it in Clemson***
El Tigre 1
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2k®
spacer I'm all for moving some of these games out of........
Tiger77
spacer perhaps they should just nuke North Carolina and start over
franc1968®
spacer and 10% of that population even cares about the bathroom
T_I_P
spacer Re: I'm all for moving some of these games out of........***
tiger tooth
spacer maybe if some of the large donors
colatiger89
spacer What do I do with my ACC championship tix for BOA stadium now?
Btwiceborn®
spacer I'm wondering the same thing. It will probably be moved to
rollcage
spacer When??? "All locations will be announced in the future"
FLTiger87
spacer Re: When??? "All locations will be announced in the future"
jmj2
spacer Lol, was thinking the same thing - Thanks Swoffie***
cuvatiger®
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TigerFanClint
spacer Yes, not enough bathrooms***
cuvatiger®
spacer THEY AREN'T IN NC; THEY ARE COLLECTIVELY UP THE
CUTiger1989®
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Clemalum07®
spacer well, ACC is meeting in Clemson this week
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jrconnolly
spacer Statement from ACC Commish John Swofford....
tigrjm76®
spacer FedEx Field here we come, logical choice looking at pro team
cuvatiger®
spacer How did Clemson vote? I will change my will...
Tiger1955
spacer I'll make it up to them
cundvale®
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Jim H
spacer here is the thing
tbennett117
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StewPidaz
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lhaselden
spacer it doesnt matter what the law says
tbennett117
spacer You focus only on the bathroom provisions
TallulahtheTiger
spacer Re: You focus only on the bathroom provisions
jdtiger98
spacer The State put its foot in the city of Charlottes @ss because
tigertrain®
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BrabbTiger22
spacer Bravo ACC!!!
Chuckston T-Man
spacer Yes it is a proud day***
Ucel74
spacer Re: Bravo ACC!!!
CUfan99
spacer Re: Bravo ACC!!!
p6fuller
spacer NO OFFENSE -- but they should do it in FLORIDA
FLTiger87
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jmj2
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Tigene
spacer Swoffie and now the NCAA after us? How many yards did
Tickled Orange
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spacer Neutral site, maybe actually somewhere in the middle of ACC country.
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spacer I say.............
FORESTTIGER
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ESSOCU
spacer I xspec football championship will move to
tigerrh
spacer I guess Swoffy is going to move the ACC offices too....right
andylayne®
spacer Stupid, stupid, stupid. Going to be a circus seeing the
Tiger5
spacer Re: Stupid, stupid, stupid. Going to be a circus seeing the
tiger tooth
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mrsdaredevil
spacer Isn't men's basketball at a neutral? Greensboro?***
cu81grad
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caryboy
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ESSOCU
spacer if people are not smarter than their grandparents
Tharealdonjuan
spacer so don't hold any events at the NC governor's mansion
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BigDinCtown
spacer so you are saying that all LBGT are
Tharealdonjuan
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BigDinCtown
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Tharealdonjuan
spacer Probably not what was meant
mpercy®
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casperasop1
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spacer The NCAA can go to ####
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer nonsensical reasoning
jdtiger98
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer HEY, YOU IGNORANT DORK, SWOFFORD ...
CUTiger1989®
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roarmore51
spacer The entire essence of sports and competition fly
morris
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morris
spacer You have to wonder.....
wesdg007
spacer Or they could have just read it..
walrus
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