League to move most state championships from Liberty U.

Published: May. 6, 2016 at 3:04 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia High School League has moved 14 state tournament events away from Liberty University, including two football championship games, after remarks the college's president made about Muslims.

News outlets report that the league's Executive Committee -- composed largely of superintendents, principals and athletic directors from across the state -- voted 27-0 during its annual meeting in Charlottesville on Thursday to move the games away from the Lynchburg school and to various locations across the state.

All moves are for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.

The move comes after students boycotted a debate tournament last month in response to Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. saying in December that students should arm themselves to "end those Muslims." Falwell later said he was referring to Islamic terrorists, not all Muslims.