American Athletic Conference won’t move championship from ECU over HB2

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The American Athletic Conference said in a statement Wednesday they do not intend to move their softball championship scheduled to be played at East Carolina University because of House Bill 2.

This news comes after both the NCAA and the ACC announced they were moving tournaments and championships from the state because of the controversial law.

ACC championship games that were scheduled to be played at state universities will remain in North Carolina. ACC leadership said they will only be moving games scheduled to be played at neutral sites.

The AAC’s 2017 softball championship is scheduled to be held at ECU on May 11-13.

“We do not plan to change the site of our 2017 softball championship,” said Chuck Sullivan with the American. “I believe that is also consistent with the announcement that the ACC made today, in that their neutral-site championships (not on-campus events) are the ones that are being relocated.”

The NCAA’s decision earlier in the week did remove the Women’s Golf Regionals from Greenville.

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