Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday September 13, 2016 - NCAA Boycott North Carolina.

Monday, the NCAA decided to move 7 championship events that were awarded to North Carolina during the 2016-2017 season. These seven include:

  • Men's D1 basketball tournament - Round 1 and 2
  • Woman's soccer College Cup
  • Woman's lacrosse Championship
  • Woman's golf regional
  • 3 lower division tournaments

The economic impact will be major. Yet read what the North Carolina GOP spokeswoman said.

Its unbelievable the economic cost people will incure to discriminate against a small group of people they do not like.

The Town of Cary was hit especially hard by the NCAA’s decision. Harold Weinbrecht, the Cary mayor, released a statement expressing his frustration that HB2 had cost the town the opportunity to host four NCAA championships. “I am extremely disappointed with this news,” he said. “We are no longer viewed as a progressive state but a backwards one which is a disservice to the citizens of North Carolina. We will lose millions of dollars in economic benefit locally.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/acc/article101457472.html#storylink=cpy


  1. Rarely are politicians concerned about economic impact. Look at what McKoon and his cohorts were willing to do to Georgia's economy with their pro-discrimination bill last year. The legislature was willing to lose billions from the movie indusrty to allow businesses to say we don't serve LGBT people. And McKoon says he will be back with the same bill plus a bathroom bill! Thankfully we have a governor who can actually use his brain for more than memorizing Bible verses and spewing hate to veto such nonsense.

  2. You are right, but the GA Gov had more sense. I just finished some real estate work in the City of Senoia, GA. Its home of the Walking Dead. In the last 5 years the downtown area went from 5 businesses to 50. 100% of the downtown real estate is occupied and new construction is sold or leased before its completed. If the GA Gov had signed that bill, the Senoia Chamber of Commerce would have come to Downtown Atlanta and whip his butt. Right behind Arthur Blank, the Falcon's owner who spent $600M of is own money on a new Football Stadium and expects (which he did get) a Super Bowl (2019).