Senator Lou D’Allesandro Calls on NCAA to Move Final Four from Indiana

CONCORD — Today, Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, former head college basketball coach at New Hampshire College, now Southern NH University and a member of the NCAA, called on the NCAA to move the Men’s College Basketball Final Four Championship to a location outside of Indiana in light of the newly enacted law that allows businesses to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

“College athletics is about more than playing basketball—its also about educating our youth and teaching them how to be responsible members of society,” said Sen. D’Allesandro. “The so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows businesses to discriminate against our fellow citizens. We should be doing everything we can to condemn discrimination and to oppose this law. I call on the NCAA to send the strongest possible message that this law is unacceptable by moving the NCAA men’s Final Four Championship to a site outside of Indiana until this law is repealed.”