not issue fake degrees.
in North Carolina. Every elementary school in the state is going to be messed up next year because of some draconian line item in the budget. But let's spend time and energy worrying about what happens if the ACC threatens another boycott instead of fixing that. What a bunch of damn idiots. I know, I know...take it to the PBR.
...boycotts NC because of its legislation?
(Not that this has any chance of passing).
that says they'll no longer create bills that offend so many people that the state of North Carolina loses business.
My understanding is that ACC schools each forfeit something like $50MM if they leave the conference. Basically they have already committed to selling their media rights so if they left that would be the buyout.
Not sure if a law requiring them to leave would legally avoid the $50MM/school liability.
The law would require UNC-CHeat and NC State to save up their TV money now until they had enough to pay off the fee. What it doesn't mention is that the ACC owns their media rights for 20-some-odd years regardless of where they would go through the Grant of Rights.
merely portion of the state?
The only sport covered by this that is worth a shit is UNC men's hoops. No one cares about NC State. Both of their football teams are mediocre at best draws. Like the article says, it doesn't cover Duke. So what would that cover that would have any teeth? A couple UNC hoops home games in January and February? The NCAA tournament wouldn't be affected. The ACC tournament wouldn't be affected.
If they pulled them from the ACC, where would they go? Last I checked, the other conferences were part of the NCAA too.
Seems like these legislators were butt-hurt and took a huge backlash from their constituents. So they're double dog daring the NCAA to do it again? Ooooooohhhh...I'm sure that scared them.
of course this doesn't address your NCAA point, but conference-wise I bet the Big10 would be interested in UNC. The question would be whether they would be willing to also take NC State in order to get UNC. Probably doubtful.
If the impetus of a future boycott was another bill writing discrimination into law (a lot of people forget about that part of bill, focusing only on the bathroom language), a doubt the BIG would have the stomach for it. Now the SEC and Big 12 could be another story. However, I still don't think the other conferences would have the hip boots to wade into the river of shit such a move would cause.