According to several confirmed reports, the SEC along with the NCAA Board of Governors took a stand against bigotry and made the decision to ban all of its championship events from being in the state as long as the Confederate emblem is included on the Mississippi state flag.
“There is no place in college athletics or the world for symbols or acts of discrimination and oppression,” board chair Michael V. Drake said in a statement. “We must continually evaluate ways to protect and enhance the championship experience for college athletes. Expanding the Confederate flag policy to all championships is an important step by the NCAA to further provide a quality experience for all participants and fans.”
This means that the Ole Miss, Mississippi State and the Southern Miss Baseball teams would be unable to host regionals or super regionals. All three baseball teams are regular contenders for conference championships and are always in the running as regional hosts.
Mississippi’s public universities put out a joint statement Friday in support of the NCAA’s decision, but added that the state could miss out on millions of dollars with the postseason ban.