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SoCon tournaments may be moved from North Carolina
Just heard on WJHL that the Southern Conference is considering moving its championships from North Carolina because of its bathroom law.

If they move basketball from Asheville, they can forget me attending. I'm sick of people and organizations dumping on North Carolina for a statute passed by its legislature. Just play ball.
09-14-2016 10:13 PM
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RE: SoCon tournaments may be moved from North Carolina
Freaking joke. Asheville is the perfect location.
09-14-2016 10:47 PM
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RE: SoCon tournaments may be moved from North Carolina
(09-14-2016 10:47 PM)ETSUfan1 Wrote:  Freaking joke. Asheville is the perfect location.

WTF they better not move. Liberals are so damn intolerant pieces of crap. Marxists piece of ****. Asheville is the perfect location...
09-14-2016 11:04 PM
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RE: SoCon tournaments may be moved from North Carolina
This is the trendy thing to do at the moment.

Stay strong NC.
09-15-2016 05:46 AM
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RE: SoCon tournaments may be moved from North Carolina
Blame Pat McCrory for refusing to back off a stupid law that was secretly passed. He's going to lose his job in November over this and he doesn't care. Everyone in NC hates him.
09-15-2016 08:29 AM
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RE: SoCon tournaments may be moved from North Carolina
I've been to tournament in Charleston (SC), Greensboro, Greenville (SC), Chattanooga and Asheville. Charleston isn't bad but Asheville is by far the best location and our fans travel there very well.

I hope it remains in Asheville!
09-15-2016 08:31 AM
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RE: SoCon tournaments may be moved from North Carolina
I hope it stays in Asheville as well. Great town and great trip. (My favorite pizza place is there!)

In looking around the league footprint and checking arenas/availability, there aren't many options out there. Greenville would be nice, but the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament is going on the same time. The Gwinnett Center near Atlanta has open dates that week/weekend.

Didn't the league just sign a new deal with Asheville to keep the tourney there through 2025 or something? If there's a buyout, it could be astronomical to do so this early in the deal. I would just let this blow over and get replaced by the next big kerfuffle that will inevitably come along from somewhere, and STAY in Asheville.
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RE: SoCon tournaments may be moved from North Carolina
Will the NCAA, ACC, and maybe SoCon be boycotting Target for backing off it's initial potty policy? Maybe the NC law makes some sense in that men are in women's dressing rooms taking photos of women at Target stores (probably the real reason Target is revising its policy -- potential law suits). Would male leaders of the NCAA, ACC etc want their wives and children exposed to this sort of thing?


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RE: SoCon tournaments may be moved from North Carolina
My belief is that politics (on both sides) should stay out of athletics. These moves are intended on forcing the state to change their law- and that is not what the goal of an athletic entity should be. Let's play basketball and let the politician argue about the laws.
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(09-15-2016 10:05 AM)etsubuc Wrote:  My belief is that politics (on both sides) should stay out of athletics. These moves are intended on forcing the state to change their law- and that is not what the goal of an athletic entity should be. Let's play basketball and let the politician argue about the laws.

+1 04-cheers
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The SoCon is considering the possibility of pulling the basketball tournament out of Asheville because of HB2.
09-15-2016 12:09 PM
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(09-14-2016 11:04 PM)BucFan1244 Wrote:  
(09-14-2016 10:47 PM)ETSUfan1 Wrote:  Freaking joke. Asheville is the perfect location.

WTF they better not move. Liberals are so damn intolerant pieces of crap. Marxists piece of ****. Asheville is the perfect location...

Dude, take your blood pressure medication. Holy crap.
09-15-2016 12:27 PM
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For the record, this also annoys me, and I will be very disappointed if I can't attend in Asheville. However you feel about transgender politics is your own business. Boycotting policies, even through business tactics, is an American right.
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RE: SoCon tournaments may be moved from North Carolina
(09-15-2016 01:05 PM)shampoo Wrote:  For the record, this also annoys me, and I will be very disappointed if I can't attend in Asheville. However you feel about transgender politics is your own business. Boycotting policies, even through business tactics, is an American right.

True, but the NCAA is a non-profit/tax-exempt organization that operates in conjunction with public and private universities.

I miss when companies stayed out of politics and policies all together but in today's world a company's profile is more at risk by staying quiet because special interest groups and the media will paint them as bigots just by not taking a stance.

This could really end up hurting the NCAA by alienating the conservative base that has always supported scholarship athletics and the amateur status. If they lose that group that are in trouble because most liberals would love to abolish college athletics all together.
09-15-2016 01:41 PM
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RE: SoCon Asheville Boycott
(09-15-2016 12:09 PM)squeak Wrote:  The SoCon is considering the possibility of pulling the basketball tournament out of Asheville because of HB2.

Is Freedom Hall a possibility, or would other teams explode due to it not being a neutral site?
09-15-2016 01:44 PM
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The SoCon tournament belongs in a neutral location.
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RE: SoCon tournaments may be moved from North Carolina
(09-15-2016 01:05 PM)shampoo Wrote:  For the record, this also annoys me, and I will be very disappointed if I can't attend in Asheville. However you feel about transgender politics is your own business. Boycotting policies, even through business tactics, is an American right.

And yes, it is an american right to boycott, protest, and since for so many years, we've heard that a corporation/entity is a person, a person can put their money where they want or not.
09-15-2016 01:51 PM
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Bottom line: How many on here want their daughters, granddaughters, wives in the same locker room (and showers) with biological males who describe themselves as females? Does this NC law protect or discriminate?
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My wife says she's fine with it, and she scares the hell out of me.
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It should stay in Asheville. Period! If you start allowing current politics into the NCAA it'll be never ending. Knee jerk reactions can prove fatal.
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