NCAA: It does not happen too often but in this case, inter-state politics in the United States could affect college hoops. The state of California has recently passed a law banning state-funded travel to eight other states: Texas, Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee. This comes as a response to laws passed by those states which have been perceived as discriminatory to the LGBT community.
This law could be an obstacle for state-run, or public universities to send their respective sports teams to compete in events in the affected states. It is still uncertain whether this law will prevent teams from playing in the NCAA tournament. In 2017-18 the Final Four, for example, is set to take place in San Antonio, Texas.
Further clarification on the impact of the law will likely be on the horizon.