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The ACC announced Wednesday that it is moving all neutral-site conference championship games out of North Carolina as a result of the states controversial House Bill 2 law that limits the legal protection of the LGBT community. Yasiel Puig Jersey .The conference council of presidents issued a statement saying its decision reaffirmed our collective commitment to uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination.Every one of our 15 universities is strongly committed to these values and therefore, we will continue to host ACC championships at campus sites, the statement said. We believe North Carolina House Bill 2 is inconsistent with these values, and as a result, we will relocate all neutral-site championships for the 2016-17 academic year.This means the ACC football championship game scheduled for Dec. 3 will no longer be played in Charlotte. Conference commissioner John Swofford said in a statement that a new location will be announced at a later date.Sources told ESPNs Brett McMurphy that Orlando, Florida, is the prohibitive favorite to host the game. The ACC will meet with officials there Thursday about the possibility of moving it to Camping World Stadium.The biggest hurdle is that Floridas high school state football championships (Class 4A-1A) are scheduled for Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 at Camping World Stadium. The Florida High School Athletic Association has not been notified that there could be changes to the schedule, a spokeswoman told ESPN on Wednesday.To move the game, there would have to be a written agreement by both parties, Jamie Rohrer of the FHSAA told ESPN.Nashville, Tennessee, has also been contacted by the ACC about the citys interest in hosting the football title game, a source told McMurphy.As far as possibly holding the ACC title game on campus -- like other conferences have done -- a source said that was very unlikely.The NFLs Carolina Panthers said they were disappointed by the ACCs decision to move the conference title game away from Bank of America Stadium, but they remain steadfast in providing an inclusive environment.Other ACC sports affected by the North Carolina neutral-site ban are baseball, womens basketball, womens soccer, mens and womens swimming and diving, mens and womens tennis, and mens and womens golf.The Central Florida Sports Commission confirmed Wednesday it is interested in hosting all the neutral-site events that would need to be relocated.Miami athletic director Blake James told the Miami Herald on Wednesday that he wants to evaluate whether Miami or the South Florida area could serve as a host.We will evaluate what opportunities are out there and see what makes sense for us to try to be part of the conversation going forward, James told the Herald. If there are events we can bring to South Florida, I think it would be great for our institution, our students and our fans.The ACCs move comes on the heels of the NCAA announcing Monday that it would?move seven championship events?-- including the first- and second-round games of the NCAA mens basketball tournament -- out of North Carolina.The ACC council of presidents made it clear that the core values of this league are of the utmost importance, and the opposition to any form of discrimination is paramount, Swofford said in a statement. Todays decision is one of principle, and while this decision is the right one, we recognize there will be individuals and communities that are supportive of our values as well as our championship sites that will be negatively affected.Hopefully, there will be opportunities beyond 2016-17 for North Carolina neutral sites to be awarded championships.In February, the NBA decided to move its All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans.The ACC and SEC must also decide what to do with the Belk Bowl, which is scheduled for Dec. 29 in Charlotte. Teams from both conferences participate in the ESPN-televised game.The SEC has a contractual relationship with the Belk Bowl, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement. The current circumstances merit further dialogue with our Conference membership.An ACC spokesperson said the leagues presidents have not discussed the Belk Bowl.At this point, there isnt a change [in the ACC playing] in the Belk Bowl, a spokesperson said.The NCAA could decertify the Belk Bowl, meaning any student-athletes that participated in the game would be ruled ineligible. However, an industry source told McMurphy its unlikely to because the NCAA doesnt want to make the Power 5 leagues mad.The NCAA declined comment about the Belk Bowl and the NCAAs stance on having a bowl game in North Carolina. Chase Utley Jersey . There are surprises among the Vezina candidates, but most of the others are standard top-tier performers, even if the two Hart Trophy runners-ups have never been quite as good as they have been through the first half of the season. Mike Piazza Jersey . LOUIS -- Rookie Tavon Austin has missed another day of practice, lessening the odds hell be ready for the St. . In the lead up - which seemed to begin the moment Mike Geiger blew the whistle in Houston last Thursday night - the Impact rumour mill went into overdrive. The speculation went into meltdown mode, of the golden nugget variety. MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill is optimistic the Blue Raiders will have their starting quarterback cleared to return from a broken collarbone when they play Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl.Brent Stockstill broke his right collarbone in the second quarter Nov. 5 in a 45-25 loss to UTSA, knocking the lefthander out of the final three games of the season. His backup, John Urzua, suffered a concussion in the Blue Raiders 77-56 win over Florida Atlantic in the regular season finale on Nov. 25 and has yet to be cleared as well.Rick Stockstill said his quarterback and son has been practicing for a while and is throwing the ball well.Each week we get an X-ray to see how the healing is coming along, and its coming along good, Stockstill said Tuesday. We dont know yet. We are preparing like its going to be OK, but we wont know that for another few days. Im optimistic with what Ive seen and what he has done so far. With John, (he) hasnt been cleared yet. ... I think by the time we leave for Hawaii he will be cleared, but today he is not.After losing their starting quarterback, the Blue Raiders won two of their final three games to finish 8-4 and be bowl eligible for the seventh time in the last eight seasons and eight of 11 in coach Stockstills tenure. They beat FAU after Urzua left after having throown only six passes by tapping wide receivers Richie James and Dennis Andrews and running back ITavius Mathers to throw at least one pass apiece in winning the game. Joc Pederson Jersey. tockstill tried to talk his way back onto the field in that game, but his coach and father stood firm.Having Stockstill back for the bowl game Dec. 24 against Hawaii (6-7) will be a big boost for Middle Tennessee. The 6-foot, 206-pound redshirt sophomore already has school records for 57 career touchdown passes and 13 300-yard passing games along with averaging 297.7 yards passing per game.Hes a big reason why Middle Tennessee ranked ninth in total offense with 515.7 yards per game and 12th in passing offense with 317 yards passing per game. Stockstill has completed 63.9 percent of his passes for 2,801 yards with 27 touchdowns and five interceptions this season.Stockstill said Tuesday he feels healthy.I feel like if it was up to me, Id say Im ready to go, but its not up to me, Stockstill said. Well just keep checking in with the doctors. Im very optimistic about it, but Im not going to get my hopes up. Well see what happens.---More AP college football: and Jerseys Free Shipping NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Jerseys NFL China Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Discount NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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