Duke facing hole in hoop schedule with Albany backing out
DURHAM, NC (AP) — Duke has an opening on its men’s basketball schedule because of the state law that impacts LGBT people.
The Blue Devils were supposed to play Albany on Nov. 12 as part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament but there’s no opponent listed on that day in Duke’s schedule that was released Wednesday.
Holly Liapis, spokeswoman for the State University of New York system that includes Albany, says that game won’t be played because of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order banning publicly funded, non-essential travel to North Carolina.
Cuomo’s order is in response to a North Carolina law that opponents say can allow discrimination against LGBT people.
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