Some reassurance to those across the Hoosier State that were concerned Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act would preclude the state from hosting future NCAA events came down this morning.
Mark Emmert released this statement from his White River State Park-based offices on the proposal this morning:
The NCAA joins a group of other business leaders to endorse the new language. It's been reasoned previously that Indianapolis would be a strong candidate to host the next available Final Four in 2021. This year will make for the fourth Final Four the city has hosted since 2000.
The city has also discussed a run at making an attempt to host the CFP Playoff Final in Lucas Oil Stadium, though no formal plans have been announced. That event is not hosted directly by the NCAA, but rather by the College Football Playoff committee. CFP committee member Pat Haden yesterday said he would not attend the Final Four in Indianapolis as a result of the law's passing.