No decision from Southern Confernce yet on moving tournaments out of North Carolina

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (WDEF) – A conference call on Thursday failed to resolve the question of whether the Southern Conference will move athletic tournaments to protest the North Carolina gender identity law.

University presidents and chancellors, including UTC, discussed the tournaments during the phone conference.

But instead of making a decision, they requested more information from the league office about the issue.

They decided to postpone any decision until a follow up meeting “in the near future.”

Three tournaments are being considered.

The men’s soccer tournament scheduled for Greensboro in November and the men’s golf tournament at Pinehurst next April.

But the big prize is the men’s basketball tournament held each year in Asheville, North Carolina.

Commissioner John Iamarino said “This is a complicated issue that the group decided requires more time and further study.”

The NBA, NCAA & ACC have moved events out of North Carolina after the state passed the bathroom bill, which also prohibits local governments from providing sexual identity protection.

State politicians are discussing possible compromises on the law.

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