John Swofford: ACC will revisit HB2, championship game location in fall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- ACC commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the NBA's decision to pull the All-Star Game from Charlotte won't have any bearing on the ACC championship game's future at Bank of America Stadium.

In May, the league decided to keep the ACC championship game in Charlotte despite North Carolina House Bill 2, a law some consider discriminatory toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

But at the time, Swofford said the league would continue to monitor the situation and would require "commitments to provide safe and inclusive environments from sites for which there are current commitments for ACC championships."

Swofford said Thursday the league would revisit the discussion at their fall meetings in October.

"We had a long discussion about this issue in May at our spring meetings, and at that time made the determination as to where our championships would be held for the '16-17 year," Swofford said. "Whatever we do won't be because of what the NBA does. And I don't mean that disrespectfully. We'll do what we think is right and best for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

"Right now what our schools want to do is to see how this plays out and where it ends up, because it's still in process to one degree or another and the courts may well ultimately decide that."