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NCAA names championship venues in California, other states after denying North Carolina

Greensboro Coliseum, seen here during last year's ACC tournament, won't be hosting early rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament — the games will be played in South Carolina, instead.
Greensboro Coliseum, seen here during last year's ACC tournament, won't be hosting early rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament — the games will be played in South Carolina, instead.
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South Carolina, California, and Virginia are among the states that snapped up high-profile sporting events after the NCAA decided to relocate seven championship events from North Carolina over the state's transgender law.

The events include early rounds of March Madness; North Carolina had already lost the NBA's All-Star Game because of its controversial HB2 law that limits civil rights protections for LGBT individuals.

On the heels of the NCAA's move last month, the Atlantic Coast Conference — which was founded in North Carolina in the 1950s — said it's also moving all upcoming major championships outside the state.

Here the list published by the NCAA Friday:

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