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???

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on him and that is because there is rising alarm that our state is losing economic dollars and if the HB2 bill is not repealed, we will hit a hole that we can not climb out of, due to lost revenue and tax dollars from outside entertainment and sporting events that come to our state…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and say the money our state is losing is not worth it and you have to go against our governor and make sure the bill is repealed whether you believe in it or not and in the end it is more than just a situation involving sexual sensitivity, it is an issue and matter of money that our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.