Virginia high schools move state championships from Liberty

May 6, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) The Virginia High School League has moved 14 state tournament events away from Liberty University, including two football championship games, after remarks the college's president made about Muslims.

The move comes after students boycotted a debate tournament last month in response to Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. saying in December that students should arm themselves to ''end those Muslims.'' Falwell later said he was referring to Islamic terrorists, not all Muslims.

News outlets report that the high school league's executive committee voted 27-0 during its annual meeting in Charlottesville on Thursday to move the games away from the school in Lynchburg.

The committee is composed largely of superintendents, principals and athletic directors from across the state.