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FILE - In this March 20, 2015 file photo, Duke's Jahlil Okafor, left, shoots over Robert Morris's Rodney Pryor, right, during the second half of an NCAA tournament college basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. NCAA President Mark Emmert says it's up to the Atlantic Coast Conference and its members whether to follow the association's lead and pull events out of North Carolina because of a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. In an interview Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, with The Associated Press, Emmert said the association expects to take a financial hit for moving seven championship events and tournament games out of the state on short notice, but how much is unknown. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

“College sports is part of the fabric of North Carolina. It’s part of the culture. I can say with confidence that there’s no other state in the country that loves its college sports more than North Carolina. That’s why it hits so hard and feels so personal,” said Scott Dupree, executive director of the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, which was coordinating four of the events being moved.