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College Sports, Division I, Division II, Division III

NCAA Relocating Championship Events Due to New Jersey State Gambling Law

On October 15, 2012, the NCAA announced it was relocating several championships from New Jersey due to a new state law which would allow sports wagering on professional and collegiate games.

The 2013 championship events include the following:

  • Division I Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, Diving Regionals (Piscataway, March 14-17);
  • Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, Trenton Regional (Trenton, March 30-April 2);
  • Division III Men’s Volleyball Championship (Hoboken, April 26-28);
  • Division II Women’s Lacrosse Championships (Montclair, May 18-19); and
  • Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championships (Montclair, May 18-19).

The reason for the relocation is the NCAA’s policy which strictly prohibits conducting a NCAA championship session in a state with legal wagering that is based on single-game betting. According to the NCAA, the policy is designed to ensure the integrity of the game, provide consistency in awarding championships and to address concerns for student-athletes’ well-being. Additionally, a suit by the NCAA, NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA filed to prevent the state from allowing sports wagering is ongoing.

The full article can be found here.

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About Justin P. Sievert, Esquire

Bar Admissions (North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee) Practice Area (College Sports Law)

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