RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill being pitched in the North Carolina General Assembly would mean fans of the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments could watch one day of action without calling in sick to work or school.

WNCN reports that the measure would designate the Fridays in March during the ACC Tournaments as a state holiday.

In recent years, the Friday of the men’s and women’s tournaments have featured the semifinals, meaning two games being played at night.

For many years, the quarterfinals of each tournament featured four games on Fridays, making for long lunch hours and distracted classrooms.

Copyright 2021, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email