NCAA to relocate championships from North Carolina for 2016-17:Has Mark Emerick lost his mind or has our governor lost the support of the people???

Posted by Andy Durham on September 13, 2016 at 11:51 am under College | 40 Comments to Read

The Game of the Week, the Game of the Month and the Game of the Year all rolled into one, or do we have two games here today???
This might just be a Doubleheader or maybe a Double-Team event….
Game One:Governor Pat McCrory vs. NCAA President Mark Emerick
Game Two:Governor Pat McCrory vs. North Carolina Attorney General and gubernatorial hopeful Roy Cooper

The NCAA president is crazy, our governor has lost the faith of his people or have we all have lost our minds, on this issue?

What is the correct answer??? Do we not support our leader, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory???

Pat McCrory is the boss and the buck stops at his front door at the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh….Mark Emerick, the NCAA president can’t come in here and start telling us what to do, right??? This is has become a mess, but this is and always will be Pat McCrory Country or at least I know this is Pat McCrory’s county…The man is a Ragsdale High School grad and he is one of us right? We stick by our governor and go down with the ship right?

Even those who share the same beliefs as Governor McCrory are turning on him and that is because there is rising alarm that our state is losing economic dollars and if the HB2 bill is not repealed, we will hit a hole that we can not climb out of, due to lost revenue and tax dollars from outside entertainment and sporting events that come to our state…

In the end it all just a game and you either play the game and stick with the governor and see if you can hold out and do the right thing by those that have entrusted their family values to our state’s highest elected official, or is it a game you play and say the money our state is losing is not worth it and you have to go against our governor and make sure the bill is repealed whether you believe in it or not and in the end it is more than just a situation involving sexual sensitivity, it is an issue and matter of money that our state is seeing going elsewhere, unless we end HB2 and we end it now…

Do you give the governor a chance, or do you give him his walking papers???

This is a very critical time in the history of the state of North Carolina and a key chapter in defining the future of our nation….Time to stand and there really is no room to take a knee, or take a step backwards on this issue…If the governor is right we get behind him and move forward and if the governor is wrong, then it is time to make your voice and let your vote be heard in November….There is now Middle Ground on this issue….Pat McCrory or Roy Cooper and it is much like Jimmy Chitwood said in Hoosiers, “Coach stays, I stay/play, Coach goes, I go”….It always comes back to Hoosiers and is this really about Pat McCrory vs. Roy Cooper, or is it now more about Pat McCrory vs. Mark Emerick, the NCAA president???

Maybe we have hit on something here today or maybe not, but we gave it a shot and how many in the Triad are standing behind and standing with Governor Pat McCrory today???

*****We are at Crossroads, which way will we go?*****

See more on the NCAA and more on Governor McCrory below……This has been quite the detailed study of the day….

from www.ncaa.org:

NCAA to relocate championships from North Carolina for 2016-17
These seven championship events will be relocated from North Carolina for 2016-17:

2016 Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, College Cup (Cary), Dec. 2 and 4.
2016 Division III Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships (Greensboro), Dec. 2 and 3.
2017 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, first/second rounds (Greensboro), March 17 and 19.
2017 Division I Women’s Golf Championships, regional (Greenville), May 8-10.
2017 Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships (Cary), May 22-27.
2017 Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship (Cary), May 26 and 28.
2017 Division II Baseball Championship (Cary), May 27-June 3.
NCAA president Mark Emmert said the NCAA will determine the new locations for these championships soon.

Based on the NCAA’s commitment to fairness and inclusion, the Association will relocate all seven previously awarded championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year. The NCAA Board of Governors made this decision because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections.

In its decision Monday, the Board of Governors emphasized that NCAA championships and events must promote an inclusive atmosphere for all college athletes, coaches, administrators and fans. Current North Carolina state laws make it challenging to guarantee that host communities can help deliver on that commitment if NCAA events remained in the state, the board said.

“Fairness is about more than the opportunity to participate in college sports, or even compete for championships,” said Mark Emmert, NCAA president. “We believe in providing a safe and respectful environment at our events and are committed to providing the best experience possible for college athletes, fans and everyone taking part in our championships.”

The board stressed that the dynamic in North Carolina is different from that of other states because of at least four specific factors:

North Carolina laws invalidate any local law that treats sexual orientation as a protected class or has a purpose to prevent discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals.

North Carolina has the only statewide law that makes it unlawful to use a restroom different from the gender on one’s birth certificate, regardless of gender identity.

North Carolina law provides legal protections for government officials to refuse services to the LGBT community.

Five states plus numerous cities prohibit travel to North Carolina for public employees and representatives of public institutions, which could include student-athletes and campus athletics staff. These states are New York, Minnesota, Washington, Vermont and Connecticut.

“As representatives of all three divisions, the Board of Governors must advance college sports through policies that resolve core issues affecting student-athletes and administrators,” said G.P. “Bud” Peterson, Board of Governors chair and Georgia Institute of Technology president. “This decision is consistent with the NCAA’s long-standing core values of inclusion, student-athlete well-being and creating a culture of fairness.”

These seven championship events will be relocated from North Carolina for 2016-17:

2016 Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, College Cup (Cary), Dec. 2 and 4.
2016 Division III Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships (Greensboro), Dec. 2 and 3.
2017 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, first/second rounds (Greensboro), March 17 and 19.
2017 Division I Women’s Golf Championships, regional (Greenville), May 8-10.
2017 Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships (Cary), May 22-27.
2017 Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship (Cary), May 26 and 28.
2017 Division II Baseball Championship (Cary), May 27-June 3.
Emmert said the NCAA will determine the new locations for these championships soon.

“The NCAA Constitution clearly states our values of inclusion and gender equity, along with the membership’s expectation that we as the Board of Governors protect those values for all,” said Susquehanna University President Jay Lemons, vice chair of the Board of Governors and chair of the ad hoc committee on diversity and inclusion. “Our membership comprises many different types of schools – public, private, secular, faith-based – and we believe this action appropriately reflects the collective will of that diverse group.”

Historically, the Association has taken steps to ensure its championship environment is consistent with its values. The NCAA bans championships in states where governments display the Confederate battle flag or authorize sports wagering and at schools that use hostile and abusive Native American imagery.

The only championship events that can be hosted in North Carolina this academic year are those that are decided when student-athletes earn the opportunity to play a championship on their own campus. The Board of Governors said this decision to allow these championships – called nonpredetermined sites – to be played in North Carolina is consistent with the NCAA’s commitment to student-athletes.

Based on an April directive from the Board of Governors, which represents all three divisions, cities interested in hosting future NCAA championships completed a questionnaire this summer that required sites to provide information about any local anti-discrimination laws; provisions for refusal of services; and other facility-specific information.

A group of representatives from NCAA schools will continue to evaluate these responses to determine which locations can host future championships. These decisions, typically announced in early December, will be delayed until next year, Emmert said.

Governor Pat McCrory from www.governor.nc.gov
Since entering office, Governor Pat McCrory has worked to improve North Carolina in three key areas: the economy, education and efficiency.

He signed historic tax reform into law that put more money into the paychecks of hard working families by reducing personal and corporate tax rates. This reform is expected to save North Carolinians $4.4 billion over the next five years.

The governor also reformed North Carolina’s outdated unemployment insurance system and streamlined the state’s workforce development programs, paying off a $2.6 billion debt owed to the federal government, saving employers hundreds of millions of dollars that can be invested in employees, modernization and expansion.

These, and other decisions, have fueled the Carolina Comeback.

When Governor McCrory took office, North Carolina had the fifth-highest unemployment rate in the nation. Today, reforms initiated by Governor McCrory have helped North Carolina’s innovative private sector to create more than 300,000 new jobs.

Thanks to the governor’s leadership, North Carolina’s economy is strong and getting stronger which has allowed the McCrory Administration to make important investments in our state.

Teacher pay in North Carolina is growing faster than in any other state in the country under Governor McCrory’s leadership. Since taking office, more than $1 billion has been invested in raising teacher salaries.

Governor McCrory is investing in our military and veterans, initiating in-state tuition for veterans at our universities and community colleges as well as streamlining license requirements for those who have received military training in designated fields, such as law enforcement.

Governor McCrory took politics out of highway funding and created a funding formula that prioritizes congestion relief, improved safety and job creation. Budget reforms championed by the governor eliminated annual withdrawals from the Highway Trust Fund to the General Fund, which will allow for more investment in transportation projects throughout the state, including North Carolina’s ports.

To build on this progress, Governor McCrory championed the $2 billion Connect NC bond proposal. Approved overwhelmingly by the people of North Carolina, Connect NC will invest in our state’s education, public safety, agriculture, state parks and other needed infrastructure to prepare our state for future growth and invest in the next generation of North Carolinians.

Governor McCrory’s focus on service reflects his lifelong dedication to improving the lives of others, a fact that was evident to the people of Charlotte who elected him mayor for a record seven terms. Governor McCrory has been married to his wife Ann for 28 years and the couple has a Labrador retriever mix named Moe.


  • UselessNCAA said,

    For the NCAA to say they support “gender equality” and still maintain men’s and women’s sports separately is hypocritical. How do they determine who can play men’s sports versus who can play women’s sports? The NCAA says you have to proof of hormone treatment. Without proof trans-males can play either trans-females can only play men’s (that sounds fair). I say NC should adopt a similar policy…birth certificate or official proof.

  • Get a life said,

    The groups,states,athletic programs ect that think you should b allowed to wake up everyday and indentifie thereselfs to what ever and whenever! Get a life. I’ve tried to find one news article that someone in our great state has been either arrested or stopped from going to a public restroom for this argument. Stop letting other states pick our elected officials with this reterick. And if Duke,UNC or any other university in our state needs a team to play they don’t need to leave NC to play a great college

  • Tim said,

    We are talking about the ncaa that never let South Carolina host one over a flag!!!!!!! What a joke the ncaa

  • He gone said,

    Ol Governor Pat is toast. He can’t be run out of town fast enough. His ill advised support of an ill advised law that had to be passed in the wee hours of the morning in secret when no one was paying attention has cost this state hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of jobs and the hits just keep on coming. Not to mention made North Carolina the laughing stock of people around the world.

  • Tim said,

    He gone your WRONG. Charlotte passed the first law and our great govener had to protect the people like he promised. No what your talking about before you post no evidence that a person has been stopped from using a public restroom. Il be waiting for that news article
    I can’t your for protecting our kids

  • Is it worth it said,

    He gone: I can’t believe you would put a price on the safety of the people of NC. Especially the kids. You should be ashamed

  • Andy Durham said,

    What do you say???

    McCrory vs. Cooper who wins?
    McCrory vs. Emerick who wins, or has Emerick and the NCAA already won??

    Can you imagine the amount of money that is going to spent on the race for Governor of North Carolina as we head toward November???

    Pat McCrory has always seemed like Coach McCrory to many of the citizens, but do you see them sticking with him now, or will they be jumping ship????

    Bottom line on much of this is, Will Pat McCrory be re-elected Governor of North Carolina in November?????
    (He is a Guilford County man(Ragsdale HS and you have to feel like the majority of Guilford County is still in the Coach/Pat McCrory camp/corner.)

  • Tim said,

    Don’t let people like George Soros,Michael Moore,NCAA,Vermont,Washington,Connecticut,New York Minnesota pick our next governor. All this is political for Cooper because he has nothing to run on He’s been missing from his job ,has not fought for the laws of our great state like he promised

  • ? said,

    Here is question for you. A student at UNC today said a football player raped her. If Charlottes law was in effect and she changed her identity tomorrow would it still be rape?
    I bet now you saying McCory is a smart man

  • Think about what's going on said,

    And if it is still rape. Who got raped Bobby or Bettty?

  • Johnny C. said,

    Roy Cooper will use all of this NCAA talk to his advantage you can bet on that and Cooper will win by using the bathroom law negativity to take the election.

    Word was David Glenn was going crazy over this in Raleigh today on his radio show.

  • Sad said,

    The sad thing is this law protects kids and all family members of people like he gone. And they don’t realize it

  • Ted Roe said,

    This bathroom law situation has illustrated some dangerous precedents in society. Seeing an NCAA basketball game in the Greensboro Coliseum is a great experience. For the NCAA, National Communists Against Athletes, to inject itself into politics shows that it is a mafia of sorts.

  • Andy Durham said,

    I did hear some of what Dave Glenn was saying today and was really fired up on this topic and he said he got so mad one time that he told his girls soccer team to go ahead and use the boys restroom if necessary and they did go on into the men’s restroom and he said they had to go and he said GO…..

  • Andy Durham said,

    On the other side of the political coin and just outside the box a bit, what happens if the Democrats use Hillary Clinton’s illness/sickness as a means to bring in Joe Biden as a way to get her out of the race and bring Biden in and Joe Biden would smash Donald Trump in November don’t you think and that would trickle down to North Carolina and Pat McCrory would be out for sure and Roy Cooper would be moving into the Governor’s Mansion….

    Makes for some interesting races and how long do you think the HB2/NCAA discussion will last???

    Probably dead in a about three days you thinks???

  • vote them all out said,

    The bottom line is that the republican party tried to tie a lot of miscalculated bills into one (which included the HB2 bill). If they had just suck with the bathroom portion within the bill, it would have passed originally without much push back. But they choose to take the “usual” route and put a ton of other clauses into the bill trying to take rights away from those that have been wronged and making it hard to fight against injustice. This governor and those that voted for this bill did not realize that the world has changed. Most of the law makers in Raleigh are 60+ yr old white men still living in the 1950s and 1960s thinking that the laws should favor specific groups first. This joke of a governor also is dividing the urban and rural populations with every passing day. We are losing jobs, money, people, built up good karma and the general respect for our government. Pulin has nothing on this republican government. The same republicans have basically sold their souls running behind and with Donald Trump. I hope the voters of this state will completely do away with every congressman, senator, governor, councilman, mayor or whatever that has voted for or sided with these crazy laws.

  • Tim said,

    What koolaid have you been drinking? The state has gained jobs. And if you would read between the lines from your great mayors statements these are only part time jobs. Forgot that has been the design from people like you, keep them needing the government. No one that I have read has lost a regular job because of anything related to the ncaa decisions. And you must have quit reading the article that shows our states unemployment has went down with McCory governor. Andy just stated in the article we gained jobs. Obama is the big divider in this country. And by the way thanks for showing us how you really think by bringing race into the issue. McCory couldn’t get your vote if he mailed you a check and told you to stay at home. You would still complain about the color of envelope it was in. Wake up before you destroy a great state and country for everyone

  • Tim said,

    And if all the other miscalculated bills you say say are the problem.
    Why only the bathroom keeps coming up? Good question will wait for the answer and a list of all the other problems that u did not mention

  • Trump 2016 said,

    I’m still amazed the party that always says there for women and kids is the party that is putting a price tag on the safety of women and kids
    You have wonder if they have the same sickness like Hilliary
    LIAR

  • Tom said,

    This bill is trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. How is this even an issue? The bathroom portion just hides the other items in the bill. Eliminating legal recourse for the LGBT community, not allowing local municipalities from raising the minimum wage, etc… Don’t be fooled to think that this is an attempt to protect our children. It is an attempt to promote the conservative agenda.

  • ? said,

    Tom can you make up your mind? Is it about the bathroom or the liberal agenda?

  • Time for change said,

    If this bill was only about protecting women and girls, why not just put a bill across the table that dealt with this specific issue only. No this governor and “his” party decided they would put a bunch of other misleading agenda items into this bill hoping that the bathroom issue would override (or hide) all other pieces of the bill. This bill was put together and on the floor within a 48 hr period and given less than 24 hrs to review before a vote. The Democrats demanded more time but it was refused by the Republician leaders. The entire Democratic party of leaders walked out on the vote and refused to vote on the bill. This governor has stood for one side of the state. He sounds good and talks good but his behind the scenes agenda is for one side only. He is a local guy in many ways but all nutz and clowns must come from some where. Both parties clearly put out some crap from time to time but this group in Raleigh has set our State back 40 years.

  • ? said,

    40 years. Lol
    So no cell phones
    No internet
    No wifi
    No black president
    No women in the house
    No women senators
    Should go on
    LOl. Your liberal agenda is what your after you just lie and don’t tell what you really want. Look in the mirror and see if you believe your crap. Tell the people the truth and what you really want.
    40 years WOW

  • reality check said,

    Someone brought race into the discussion and another questioned why. I have often thought while holding the door open for an elderly white man or woman what did this person think of someone like me (a black man) back in the 1960s or 1970s when they were my age. Where were all of the good “white” people when others were being kicked and killed over basic demands for human rights. I wondered if we were reading from the same bible or even the same newspapers or TV stories. Why did these people sit in silent or was this one of the people that did stand up for others when they did not have a seat at the table. It’s easy to say I did not believe in those ways of doing things 20 or 40 years later but what if we went back in time and saw just what or how individuals actually saw the world and lived their lives. I have learned via my experience (good and bad) that there are a lot of things in this world that I simply will never agree with or be able to change. Some people will be who they are regardless of what I want or believe. Regardless of how I believe things should be personally, everyone desires the right to speak and the freedom to exist. I totally disagree with a lot of what I have heard from the LGBT community as well as others but I also feel an attachment to their cause due to the language and senseless actions that I have heard from the Republician party over the past 7-10 years. It makes me reflect on what the leadership in this country must have been putting out into the world 40+ years ago. This mindset must be stopped in our country. Sports has been the only common ground during my life that we all seem to get along. Unfortunately even this avenue is starting to get poisoned. Maybe the reality is that nothing ever changed. The very people that I am seeing at these sporting events, the elderly people that I may be holding the door for and the people in my everyday life may be the exact same people that once openly called my parents and grand parents names not worth calling out here. I hope things actually are different today than in the past. I hope that the people that I see on the street, at games and at work actually believe in their hearts and minds what they say in public places. This bill has brought to the surface some unfortunate beliefs by people that are apart of our community. Hopefully sports will continue to help us all heal and give us some common ground to believe in each other.

  • Sad! said,

    Reading many of these replies it is very apparent our educational system has failed many.

    Thanks Obama!

  • Good luck said,

    If you want sports to help you better stay with high school level and down. All levels above are political in many ways. NFL really showing it this year. Dallas can’t honor its fallen officers but others can disrespect the flag and national anthem. And it’s not freedom of speech so don’t go there. Go to your job tomorrow and say something and tell your boss or company “its freedom of speech “. Them players work for the coach,owners and NFL They can stop that nonsense if they want to
    They tell the players everyday what to do

  • Sad ! said ignorance? said,

    Sad! said you are showing your true colors. You have what they call a learned behavior now go home and ask your parents why?????

  • NCAA said,

    Since the NCAA is punishing NC for our laws, what will they do when men want to compete on the women’s teams?

  • Tim said,

    Give them what they want. Everybody equal
    One team for each sport
    One field, one set of coaches, recruiting for one team
    One set of uniforms
    Wow ncaa can save us a lot of money
    EQUALLiTY

  • Tim said,

    Forgot most important thing
    ONE LOCKER ROOM

  • how about this? said,

    Donald Trump is very healthy he has a bunch of kids and 3 or 4 different wives from divorces, why not call him white chocolate.

  • Tim said,

    Wrong
    You can only have one wife. Against the law to have more
    Now if he wants to be like Bill Clinton he can have multiple girlfriends
    No that’s right Bill just takes advantage of women
    What the heck lets just call Trump
    PRESIDENT

  • TIM WRONG SAID!! said,

    Call him President??? LMAO. PRESIDENT OF MAIL ORDER BRIDES. We need a first lady that can speak I mean for herself. Get it Ted? But sometimes you got to sleep your way to the top. Why buy American when you can go overseas and get it for cheap?????

  • Tim said,

    Sounds like you jealous. Understandable. You might be leaving the country soon if your on that ban wagon. Now that’s a LMAO
    I have to say the dumbest comment today is getting wives from a divorce. The last time I checked you get a wife from marriage not a divorce

  • ted ted ted? said,

    Just like a truuuuummmmp surrogate ALWAYS try to change the subject and not talk about the truth. LMAO DUDE. I THINK PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THE POSTER WAS SAYING. To make it where you understand Ted since Trump people have to be spoon fed he has 3 ex wives and a bunch of kids by different women and they are all from another country but yet he is talking about deporting people. Guess he better line up his CURRENT WIFE and ex wives in the same line. TEDDY JAM FOR ME.

  • Tim said,

    You only wish Ted was running. So you have something run against the grand poohbah liar Hilliary. Sorry crooked hilliary

  • grand pooohbah!!! said,

    That’s the pot calling the kettle black. Crooked Hillary??? Trump is the biggest crook of them all. A thief , a racist, AND A BIGOT as well as an all- American liar . Can you smell what the Donald is cooking. Yep crap.10’S OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO CHARITY IN HIS POCKETS. SHOW US YOUR TAXES BIG BALLER. LET US SEE WHAT YOU WORKING WITH OR BETTER YET WHO YOU WORKING FOR.

  • FBI said,

    Don’t get mad at me the FBI called her a liar
    Get over it or leave

  • Shut it down said,

    Andy – you need to shut this posting down. It has gotten too far away from sports. The comments currently have nothing to do with the sports angle. Unfortunately there are some extremely hateful people in our community.

  • Andy Durham said,

    I was trying to figure out who Ted was I guess we are talking Ted Cruz on that one…

    This has gotten a bit crazy and is heading toward the getting out of hand department/destination station…

    I went home to catch a snooze and I came back hunting for Ted Cruz…Thought we might be trying to relocate Rip Van Winkle…

    Just about time for this train to be leaving the station, all aboard and we will be pulling out of here at 6:15pm and that should give enough time and we will be at the closure gate….