B/R - The NCAA Board of Governors voted to "reluctantly" consider bids by North Carolina to hold collegiate championship events after the state repealed HB2 and replaced it with HB142, which the governing body of college sports called "far from perfect."
An announcement posted on the NCAA's official website Tuesday stated championships scheduled to be held in North Carolina during the 2017-18 season will remain in place. Committees will ask for "additional documentation" about fair treatment on future bids from within the state:
"We are actively determining site selections, and this new law has minimally achieved a situation where we believe NCAA championships may be conducted in a nondiscriminatory environment. If we find that our expectations of a discrimination-free environment are not met, we will not hesitate to take necessary action at any time."
The NCAA has never been the golden standard for ethical behavior, but even this is a bit questionable for them.
The news that the NCAA would 'reluctantly' consider bids from North Carolina now that ideally the same bill with different verbiage has been passed was CERTAINLY going to get killed in the media if it was unveiled at the wrong time.
So they dumped it immediately after their National Championship game.
Do with this what you want. I like my job too much to dive into it.