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New North Carolina bill would require UNC, NC State to exit ACC if state is boycotted again

whatevathehell
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http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/19142531/under-new-bill-north-carolina-nc-state-required-withdraw-acc-conference-boycotts-state

North Carolina legislators filed a bill this week that would require North Carolina and NC State to withdraw from the ACC should the conference decide to boycott the state again.

Last year, the ACC decided to pull its neutral-site championship games and tournaments out of North Carolina because of House Bill 2, the controversial law that limited legal protections for the LGBTQ community.

In March, the North Carolina legislature passed a measure that repealed House Bill 2. As a result, the ACC said the football championship game would return to Charlotte, North Carolina, and all other neutral-site championships that had existing contracts would return as well, beginning with the 2017-18 calendar.

But several North Carolina legislators were unhappy with the initial decision the ACC Council of Presidents made to boycott the state. They have proposed House Bill 728, filed Tuesday, which states any public state school in a conference that boycotts North Carolina would be barred from "extending any grant of media rights to the conference" and "shall immediately provide written notice to the conference that the constituent institution intends to withdraw from the conference no later than when the assignment of its media rights expire, unless the conference immediately ends the boycott."

"Now these conferences, they're going to have to think twice about doing a boycott, especially for something that's as out of their core mission as they did trying to influence legislation of the General Assembly," said Rep. Mark Brody, one of the primary sponsors of the bill. "If they do it again, now they'll know there will be a price to pay."

Brody said he did not know whether University of North Carolina and NC State officials were consulted before the bill was filed, referring the question to lead sponsor Bert Jones. Jones did not respond to a request for comment.

NC State said it would have no comment at this time.

The ACC and UNC also did not respond to requests for comment from ESPN, but ACC commissioner John Swofford spoke to local television reporters during the ACC postgraduate scholarship luncheon Wednesday in Greensboro, N.C.

"I would expect NC State and the University of North Carolina as founding members of the ACC to be in the ACC for many, many years to come," Swofford said.

I don't think the schools are talking about pulling out by any stretch of the imagination. Our conference is going to act in ways that our council of presidents deems are appropriate in terms of its values and that's how the league will be run. that's how the league has always been run and will be in the future. I think you'll see the ACC at 15 strong for many, many years to come."

As for how a move like this would impact two founding members of the ACC, Brody said, "I'm sure there's a number of conferences that would love to take North Carolina schools as well as the national champion basketball team, so [ACC presidents] need to think twice before they do this again."

The bill now moves to the House Rules Committee. If it passes that, it would go to a full vote before the House of Representatives. Any legislation that passes the House on or before April 27 moves on to the Senate. "If it doesn't make it by then, the bill is basically dead," Brody said. "If it makes it, then it goes on to the Senate and it continues on until whatever finality it will reach."

Brody said he would have a better idea about the bill's fate next week.

"I can't give you an indication other than I think it's going to get a lot of public support as well as legislative support, but that's my opinion and I can't speak for anybody else," Brody said. "I'm hoping it should pass, but we won't know that yet."

Comments

  • caddo man
    caddo man Failure is success in progress! Members Posts: 22,476 ✭✭✭✭✭
    NCAA need to drop that hammer to show them that UNC is a powerhouse at the whim of public opinion. Not one school is immune to falling back to earth when recruits stop going.
  • CashmoneyDux
    CashmoneyDux Members Posts: 11,217 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is stupid
  • whatevathehell
    whatevathehell Members Posts: 4,015 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    caddo man wrote: »
    NCAA need to drop that hammer to show them that UNC is a powerhouse at the whim of public opinion. Not one school is immune to falling back to earth when recruits stop going.

    mj foreva 🤬 .


    we a powerhouse cuz we win 'ships..🤬 tha nonsense. 🤬 go to unc just to rock that carolina blue..🤬 what you talking bout UNC is the acc.



























    naaaahh..I aint even a fan like that just sayin...
  • lord nemesis
    lord nemesis You ever dance with the Devil in the pale moonlight? Members Posts: 11,946 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lol crackers always crying when some 🤬 don't go their way. lol they don't think UNC could go to any conference it pleased? Carolina Blue is a brand
  • CottonCitySlim
    CottonCitySlim Members Posts: 7,063 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    lol crackers always crying when some 🤬 don't go their way. lol they don't think UNC could go to any conference it pleased? Carolina Blue is a brand

    They can't because they are tied to nc state, like Oklahoma and ok state. UVA and Va tech, all the Texas schools in the big 12.

    It's laws that keep them together sports wise
  • manofmorehouse
    manofmorehouse Members Posts: 2,716 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is all because of a law that says people that choose to be a different sex have to kiss in the bathroom of their original gender?? What's the percentage of transgenders again?? What stops a sexual predator dressed like a woman from going into a woman's restroom and taking someone?? I'm a liberal guy politically but this transgender 🤬 is 🤬 ridiculous. Never saw the issue with the NC law
  • lord nemesis
    lord nemesis You ever dance with the Devil in the pale moonlight? Members Posts: 11,946 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lol crackers always crying when some 🤬 don't go their way. lol they don't think UNC could go to any conference it pleased? Carolina Blue is a brand

    They can't because they are tied to nc state, like Oklahoma and ok state. UVA and Va tech, all the Texas schools in the big 12.

    It's laws that keep them together sports wise

    Didn't know that. But I'm sure there's conferences that would take NC state as a throw in just to secure UNC membership
  • NCswag
    NCswag Members Posts: 2,823 ✭✭✭✭✭
    North carolina IS the ACC. Laugh if you want to. They'll take that conference back to sun belt status if they leave.
  • caddo man
    caddo man Failure is success in progress! Members Posts: 22,476 ✭✭✭✭✭
    NCswag wrote: »
    North carolina IS the ACC. Laugh if you want to. They'll take that conference back to sun belt status if they leave.

    No! the ACC will turn into the Big Ten or the PAC 12. UNC will be independent and NC State will fall off the planet.

    As long as football is around the ACC will withstand. The SEC would withstand Bama leaving..why? Cause they have Kentucky in basketball, LSU, vanderbilt and south carolina in baseball, countless football teams to count on. Hell Auburn in swimming, LSU, Florida and Georgia in Gymnastics. I could go on!

    These college sports programs will get a dose of reality real quick when the crutch of these conferences are pulled from under them.
  • Rampage12
    Rampage12 Members Posts: 3,512 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lol crackers always crying when some 🤬 don't go their way. lol they don't think UNC could go to any conference it pleased? Carolina Blue is a brand

    They can't because they are tied to nc state, like Oklahoma and ok state. UVA and Va tech, all the Texas schools in the big 12.

    It's laws that keep them together sports wise

    Said law didn't stop Texas A&M from jumping ship.
  • Rampage12
    Rampage12 Members Posts: 3,512 ✭✭✭✭✭
    NCswag wrote: »
    North carolina IS the ACC. Laugh if you want to. They'll take that conference back to sun belt status if they leave.

    You do know football makes the world go 'round right and UNC is prolly like 6th in the ACC pecking order when it comes to football.
  • NCswag
    NCswag Members Posts: 2,823 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rampage12 wrote: »
    NCswag wrote: »
    North carolina IS the ACC. Laugh if you want to. They'll take that conference back to sun belt status if they leave.

    You do know football makes the world go 'round right and UNC is prolly like 6th in the ACC pecking order when it comes to football.

    Duke won't be 🤬 without unc. Yeah football would be alright but unc-duke held it down for the acc for 3 decades. Duke is already starting to va become a shellot of its former self.
  • NCswag
    NCswag Members Posts: 2,823 ✭✭✭✭✭
    FYI this 🤬 would never happen, but it's funny to play what is sometimes.
  • PanchoYoSancho
    PanchoYoSancho To all the killas and the hundid dolla billasMembers Posts: 13,177 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is all because of a law that says people that choose to be a different sex have to kiss in the bathroom of their original gender?? What's the percentage of transgenders again?? What stops a sexual predator dressed like a woman from going into a woman's restroom and taking someone?? I'm a liberal guy politically but this transgender 🤬 is 🤬 ridiculous. Never saw the issue with the NC law
    What stops a sexual predator from going into a men's restroom and taking someone?
  • Rampage12
    Rampage12 Members Posts: 3,512 ✭✭✭✭✭
    NCswag wrote: »
    Rampage12 wrote: »
    NCswag wrote: »
    North carolina IS the ACC. Laugh if you want to. They'll take that conference back to sun belt status if they leave.

    You do know football makes the world go 'round right and UNC is prolly like 6th in the ACC pecking order when it comes to football.

    Duke won't be 🤬 without unc. Yeah football would be alright but unc-duke held it down for the acc for 3 decades. Duke is already starting to va become a shellot of its former self.

    Didn't they win the championship all of two years ago???
  • CottonCitySlim
    CottonCitySlim Members Posts: 7,063 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rampage12 wrote: »
    lol crackers always crying when some 🤬 don't go their way. lol they don't think UNC could go to any conference it pleased? Carolina Blue is a brand

    They can't because they are tied to nc state, like Oklahoma and ok state. UVA and Va tech, all the Texas schools in the big 12.

    It's laws that keep them together sports wise

    Said law didn't stop Texas A&M from jumping ship.

    Their boosters/ donors donate enough where they could do that, and SEC money.
  • d.green
    d.green Members Posts: 12,051 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Probably wont happen but SEC been wanting UNC and NCSU.
  • bull6599
    bull6599 Members Posts: 6,640 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So these crackas ain't learn 🤬 from Pat McCrory huh? You don't 🤬 w/ college basketball in NC. 🤬 is like a religion here. These muthafuckas going to get themselves beat next election.
  • Rampage12
    Rampage12 Members Posts: 3,512 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    d.green wrote: »
    Probably wont happen but SEC been wanting UNC and NCSU.

    Okay lol so UNC - Duke wouldn't be played at least two times a year if that happens. Yeah good luck with that. Hell ESPN wouldn't let that happen lol.
  • bull6599
    bull6599 Members Posts: 6,640 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rampage12 wrote: »
    d.green wrote: »
    Probably wont happen but SEC been wanting UNC and NCSU.

    Okay lol so UNC - Duke wouldn't be played at least two times a year if that happens. Yeah good luck with that. Hell ESPN wouldn't let that happen lol.

    Throw in CBS too b/c here in NC they get to broadcast it as well.
  • Rampage12
    Rampage12 Members Posts: 3,512 ✭✭✭✭✭
    bull6599 wrote: »
    Rampage12 wrote: »
    d.green wrote: »
    Probably wont happen but SEC been wanting UNC and NCSU.

    Okay lol so UNC - Duke wouldn't be played at least two times a year if that happens. Yeah good luck with that. Hell ESPN wouldn't let that happen lol.

    Throw in CBS too b/c here in NC they get to broadcast it as well.

    Yeah forgot they air one of them. But yeah the four North Carolina schools ain't leaving the ACC unless some seismic upheaval happens.
  • King_MOEbra
    King_MOEbra Members Posts: 8,323 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rampage12 wrote: »
    bull6599 wrote: »
    Rampage12 wrote: »
    d.green wrote: »
    Probably wont happen but SEC been wanting UNC and NCSU.

    Okay lol so UNC - Duke wouldn't be played at least two times a year if that happens. Yeah good luck with that. Hell ESPN wouldn't let that happen lol.

    Throw in CBS too b/c here in NC they get to broadcast it as well.

    Yeah forgot they air one of them. But yeah the four North Carolina schools ain't leaving the ACC unless some seismic upheaval happens.

    What if a porcupine chases them out of the ACC?
  • Revolver Ocelot
    Revolver Ocelot Members Posts: 3,393 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lol crackers always crying when some 🤬 don't go their way. lol they don't think UNC could go to any conference it pleased? Carolina Blue is a brand

    They can't because they are tied to nc state, like Oklahoma and ok state. UVA and Va tech, all the Texas schools in the big 12.

    It's laws that keep them together sports wise

    🤬 Va Tech just joined the ACC in 2004, while UVA been in since the 1950's

    And Texas A & M plays in the SEC
  • The Lonious Monk
    The Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Members Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭✭
    caddo man wrote: »
    NCAA need to drop that hammer to show them that UNC is a powerhouse at the whim of public opinion. Not one school is immune to falling back to earth when recruits stop going.

    Huh? Why does UNC need to be punished? They aren't the ones fighting this battle.