From the neighboring state of South Carolina, which is now back in the NCAA’s good graces after ditching the Confederate flag:
Without legislative action, then, North Carolina — a regular stop for the N.C.A.A. tournament — could be without games in the event for a minimum of six years.
“That’s up to the Legislature of North Carolina,” Emmert said. “They make their decision and other entities can respond to it. Whatever decision they want to make is between them and the citizens of North Carolina. I personally respect that enormously.
“The N.C.A.A. represents 1,100 universities and colleges; we reflect their views and their values. They happen to be different constituencies.”
Six years? Look at the bright side, North Carolina. At least you don’t have to rush into anything.