Confederate Flag Issues Move Basketball Tournament From S.C.

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Concerns about the Confederate flag have led the Atlantic Coast Conference to move three future baseball tournaments out of South Carolina.

The league said Monday that it instead will hold its championship in Durham, N.C., in 2011 and ‘13 and in Greensboro in 2012.

The ACC previously awarded the tournament to Myrtle Beach, S.C., from 2011-13. That decision drew criticism from the NAACP, which has boycotted South Carolina for flying the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds.

Commissioner John Swofford says the tournament was awarded to Myrtle Beach with the understanding that discussions were held with groups that had sensitivities regarding the flag, but that “it has become clear this was not the case.”

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