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Southern Conference could move championships from NC over HB2

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CHARLOTTE, NC (Steve Harrison/The Charlotte Observer) -

The Southern Conference is debating whether to move three championships scheduled for the 2016-2017 school year from North Carolina due to House Bill 2.

The 10-member conference has scheduled its men’s soccer championship for Greensboro Nov. 11-12; women’s basketball in Asheville March 2-6; and men’s golf in Pinehurst April 23-25.

Phil Perry, the conference’s assistant director for media relations, said the conference’s chancellors and presidents are scheduled to meet this week to discuss moving the games.

Member schools are in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. UNC Greensboro is N.C.’s member school.

The conference, headquartered in Spartanburg, could follow the lead of the NCAA, which moved scheduled championships from the state, including first round games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament that were scheduled for Greensboro in March.

The Atlantic Coast Conference has also announced that it’s moving all pre-determined championship games from North Carolina, including the Dec. 3 football championship scheduled for Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The ACC hasn’t announced a new home for the game, though Orlando is considered the favorite.

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