THE NCAA has lifted a recent ban against New Jersey schools being allowed to host tournament games or championships sanctioned by college sports' governing body.
The NCAA informed its member schools of the decision in a memo after U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp in Trenton issued a permanent injunction barring New Jersey from offering sports betting in the state.
Gov. Chris Christie signed a sports-wagering law last year, but the NCAA and four major sports leagues challenged it.
Carol Blazejowski, the associate vice president for university advancement at Montclair State University, said she had received the NCAA memo.
The NCAA did not return calls or respond to an email seeking comment. The memorandum written by Mark Lewis, the NCAA executive vice president of championships and alliances, said the ban would be reinstated if the state successfully appeals Shipp's ruling.