A controversial law in North Carolina is extending its impact to New York...

It was announced on Wednesday at the UAlbany men's basketball team will not be able to open its season at Duke as originally scheduled.

The reason? Because North Carolina now has a law that says transgender individuals must use bathrooms that coincide with the sex on their birth certificate, and not the sex they identify with. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has said non-essential to NC is banned and this game falls under the category of "non-essential."

For the program, it's a tough loss because the players miss out on a chance to travel to Duke. Will it impact recruiting? Probably not, as the players will understand the reasoning and players will be more impressed by the opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament, as Albany has five times under Will Brown.

UAlbany will play at Penn State instead.