Minnesota State Colleges and Universities have cancelled athletic travel to North Carolina following an order by Gov. Mark Dayton in April that bans nonessential travel to the state, the Pioneer Press reports.
“The presidents have concluded that athletics-related travel is nonessential for purposes of this directive,” communications director Doug Anderson told the Pioneer Press.
“While we understand that some players may be disappointed,” Andersonsaid, “no sports team from any of our colleges or universities will participate in tournaments in North Carolina this spring.”
According to the Pioneer Press, that means several teams will miss championship games.
Dayton issued the travel ban after North Carolina passed a law that prohibits local governments from enacting LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws, and bars transgender people from using bathrooms.