SoCon officials delay decision on moving championships

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – Presidents and chancellors of the Southern Conference say they need more information before deciding whether league championships played in North Carolina should be relocated because of a state law that limits protections for LGBT people.

The officials Thursday discussed the four championships scheduled to be played in North Carolina in 2016-17. Those include the men’s and women’s basketball championships planned for Asheville, North Carolina. The conference’s council of presidents asked for additional information from the league office.

The NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference both withdrew championships from the state earlier this month because of the state’s HB2 law.

Southern Conference Commissioner John Iamarino said the issue was complicated and the group chose to seek “more time and further study” before deciding.

AP

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