Duke Losses Albany Game Due to North Carolina’s HB2 Law

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The Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament is now being impacted by the HB2 law in North Carolina.

The HB2 law requires transgender people to use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates. It also excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide anti-discrimination protections.

Duke Losses Albany Game Due to North Carolina’s HB2 Law

Albany was scheduled to play at Duke on Nov. 12. The game was to be part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament. However, the Duke schedule for that day now shows no opponent.

A spokeswoman for the State University of New York system says the game was cancelled because of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order banning publicly funded, non-essential travel to North Carolina.

Duke will play against Grand Canyon on November 11, and the still-undetermined game the next day.

Vice president of basketball operations for the Hall of Fame said his group is working with the other schools to reschedule the games and it should be completed in the next week.

Cincinnati, Penn State and Rhode Island are the other three host schools for the on-campus rounds.

The law is also affecting the NBA All-Star game in Charlotte next season as well. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has previously stated that the league are thinking of moving the game because of the law.
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Main Photo Caption: ANAHEIM, CA – MARCH 24: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the Oregon Ducks during the West Regional Semifinal of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Honda Center on March 24, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)