The Chancellors for North Carolina and N.C. State released a joint statement on Wednesday afternoon in support of the decision the ACC made to remove all neutral site championship games from the state in protest of the controversial HB2 law.
“UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State remain steadfast in our commitment to welcoming and supporting all people,” the statement reads. “Our policies protect students, faculty and staff from discrimination, regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. As such, we remain dedicated to providing and promoting equal opportunity and non-discrimination to everyone who participates in athletic events on our campuses.”
“We regret today’s decision will negatively affect many North Carolinians, especially in the affected host communities.”
The ACC announced on Wednesday that there would be no neutral site conference championship games played in North Carolina just two days after the NCAA announced that it would be pulling all NCAA tournament games — including basketball — from the state for the 2016-17 season.