NCAA distributes questionnaire to evaluate anti-discrimination plans

The NCAA is sending out a questionnaire to cities interested in hosting college championship events that asks the prospective hosts to detail how they will protect athletes and fans from discrimination.

The questionnaire follows the NBA's decision Thursday to move the All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, over the state's House Bill 2, which limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Prospective host cities must identify local anti-discrimination laws in the questionnaire.

"We are committed to providing a championship experience within an inclusive environment for student-athletes, coaches, administrators and fans," Mark Lewis, NCAA executive vice president for championships and alliances, said in a statement. "With the Board of Governors' direction, we are taking steps to assure that anyone associated with an NCAA championship event will be treated with fairness and respect."

For championships that are already booked through 2018 -- including men's basketball tournaments in 2017 in Greensboro, North Carolina, and 2018 in Charlotte -- the hosts must fill out the same questionnaire. The NCAA board of governors will review the information for these events and determine if they will stay in those cities.

The questionnaire also applies to facilities to ensure there are no anti-discrimination policies within the buildings.

The completed forms for future events, which are due by Aug. 12, will be sent to the specific sport committees for evaluation.

Information from ESPN senior writer Andy Katz contributed to this report.