C-USA following the SEC's lead, bans championship events from Mississippi
The Southeastern Conference and the NCAA aren’t the only ones banning the state of Mississippi from holding championship events in the state until further notice.
On Monday, Conference USA, which includes member institution Southern Miss, announced that the league has barred the state of Mississippi from hosting any of its league championship events until the state flag is changed.
Here is the statement issued by C-USA:
“The C-USA Board of Directors approved the prohibition of all conference championship events in the state of Mississippi until the confederate emblem is removed from the state flag.”
This statement comes after SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey issued his strong stance against the Mississippi flag last week:
“It is past time for change to be made for the flag for the state of Mississippi. Our students deserve an opportunity to learn and compete in environments that are inclusive and welcoming to all.”
“In the event there is no change, there will be consideration to precluding Southeastern Conference championship events from being conducted in the State of Mississippi until the state flag is changed.”
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