News brief: NCAA moves events from North Carolina over LGBT law


The NCAA announced Monday that several championships would be moved out of North Carolina over LGBT rights.

The Kansas City Star reported that seven national and regional championships would be moved, including the first and second rounds of the 2017 men’s basketball tournament.

New locations have not been announced.

The NCAA said its events “must promote an inclusive atmosphere for all college athletes, coaches, administrators and fans.”

North Carolina’s House Bill 2 has been called by critics the nation’s most anti-LGBTQ bill, the Star reported.

Under the law, local municipalities are banned from prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in public places.

Jason Tidd graduated from Kansas State University's Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2017. He was the spring 2017 editor-in-chief, fall 2016 news editor and spring 2016 assistant news editor. While at K-State, Jason played baritone in the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band.