Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

NCAA Regional Now in S.C

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

NCAA Regional Now in S.C

Article excerpt

The NCAA relocated its men's basketball regional tournament to Greenville, S.C., on Friday after withdrawing the event from Greensboro, N.C., because of that state's law restricting the rights of LGBT people. The first and second rounds of the men's tournament will be played at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

The men's basketball games, set for March 17 and 19, will be the first time the venue in Greenville has hosted the NCAA men's tournament since 2002. That was the final NCAA event in South Carolina after the organization banned the awarding of neutral-site tournaments to the state for flying the Confederate flag on statehouse grounds.

The NCAA pulled the events from North Carolina in September in response to the law known as HB2, which excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from local and statewide anti-discrimination protections. …

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