ACC to relocate athletic championships from North Carolina

FILE - In this March 8, 2015, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw celebrates after an NCAA college basketball game against Florida State in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C. NCAA President Mark Emmert says it's up to the Atlantic Coast Conference and its members whether to follow the association's lead and pull events out of North Carolina because of a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. In an interview Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, with The Associated Press, Emmert said the association expects to take a financial hit for moving seven championship events and tournament games out of the state on short notice, but how much is unknown. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) The Atlantic Coast Conference has followed the NCAA's lead and is removing all its athletic championships from North Carolina over a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people.

The ACC Council of Presidents voted Wednesday to relocate the league's championships until North Carolina repeals the law. The decision includes all championship this academic school year, which means relocating the ACC football title game that was scheduled to be played in Charlotte in December.

On Monday, the NCAA said it was relocating seven of its championships scheduled to be played in the state, including the men's basketball first- and second-round matchups scheduled for next March in Greensboro, North Carolina.

ACC Commissioner John Swofford said after the NCAA's decision that his league would review its next steps.