The NBA moved its All-Star Game out of Charlotte earlier this week out of backlash to controversial law House Bill 2, but ACC commissioner John Swofford said at his conference’s media days there is no immediate plan to follow suit with the league’s football championship game. “Whatever we do won’t be because of what the NBA does. The ACC said in May it would monitor the situation and require “commitments to provide safe and inclusive environments from sites for which there are current commitments for ACC championships.” Swofford said Thursday the conference would revisit the topic at its meetings in October.
The idea of eliminating kickoffs entirely in college football is on the table. The NCAA has announced that the Ivy League will move its kickoffs up to the 40-yard line for the 2016 season and the touchback line will be moved back to the 20. The Ivy League has long volunteered to serve as a test tube for player safety experiments. The Ivy League will collect data and report its findings to the NCAA Football Rules Oversight Committee in February.