The NCAA is lifting the ban on championship games in South Carolina after Gov. Haley signed a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds.
SC may now bid to host those games.
The NCAA Board of Governors issued this statement.
“We commend South Carolina lawmakers for taking this action to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds. For nearly 15 years we have specifically protested the flag by not allowing states like South Carolina to host pre-selected NCAA championships. With this impending change, and consistent with our policy, South Carolina may bid to host future NCAA championships once the flag no longer flies at the State House grounds.”
The NCAA Board of Governors released another statement after the flag was taken down.
“The NCAA strongly supports today’s removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds.”