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The Daily Nole — Sept. 15, 2016: ACC Moving Championships From North Carolina

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Only two days stand in between the first top-10 match-up of the college football season as No. 2 Florida State heads to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to take on 10th-ranked Louisville. That isn’t all that is going on around Nole Nation however. Here’s a look at what you need to know about FSU athletics. This post will be updated throughout the day.

Lead Story

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday that it is moving all neutral-site conference championships and tournament out of the state of North Carolina. The move comes in response to HB2 — a bill that essentially bars transgender people from using public bathrooms based on identity.

With the removal of championships from the state of North Carolina, reports are that Orlando’s Camping World Stadium has emerged as the frontrunner to host the conference’s football championship on Dec. 3. The ACC Baseball Tournament in March was again set to be in Durham.

FSU President John Thrasher released this statement: “After two days of thoughtful discussion of this serious issue, the ACC presidents made the right decision to move neutral site championships out of North Carolina for the 2016-17 academic year. As long as House Bill 2 is in force, we cannot in good conscience ignore that it conflicts with the core values of diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination Florida State University shares with all ACC institutions.”

Between the Lines

No. 13 Florida State fell at home to seventh-ranked and rival Florida on Wednesday night, 25-27, 25-19, 22-25, 19-25. Katie Horton led the Seminoles with 17 digs. Milica Kubura led the team in kills with 19. FSU fell to 6-2 with the loss and will visit LSU on Sunday.

On the Agenda

FSU soccer will host Mercer on Thursday. The match begins at 7 p.m. and can be seen on ACC Network Extra.

News and Notes

FSU volleyball middle blocker Mara Green tells why she has knelt during the National Anthem the last two matches.

Former FSU defensive back LeRoy Butler is among 94 nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Butler played for FSU from 1986-89 and was a Consensus All-American in 1989.

Former FSU quarterback Jameis Winston was named the NFL’s FedEx Player of the Week after throwing for 281 yards and four touchdowns in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 31-24 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

The ACC released its women’s basketball schedule on Thursday. FSU opens conference play at Miami on Dec. 29 and concludes the regular season at Notre Dame on Feb. 26.

Louisville will honor boxing legend Muhammad Ali during Saturday’s football game against No. 2 Florida State. Ali, a native of Louisville, was an Olympic champion and a world heavyweight champion. Ali died on June 3.

FSU men’s basketball’s annual “Jam with Ham” will take place on Oct. 7 at Tully Gymnasium.

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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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