CAA to move women’s golf event from NC if law not repealed

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Colonial Athletic Association says it will pull its women’s golf championship from North Carolina unless a state law that limits protections for LGBT people is repealed or voided by Jan. 10.

The league issued a statement Friday announcing the plan to possibly move the neutral-site tournament, scheduled for April 14-16 in Southport, North Carolina.

It says its volleyball championship will be held on UNC Wilmington’s campus in November because the Seahawks earned the right to host by winning last year’s title, and UNC Wilmington and Elon will be allowed to host games in the soccer tournaments.

The CAA says it will not yet take action on its other spring championships scheduled for the state in men’s and women’s tennis (Elon) or baseball (UNC Wilmington).

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