The NCAA announced Friday that it's expanded its Confederate flag policy to keep all championship events out of states "where the symbol has a prominent presence."

Mississippi is the only state affected, as its flag features the Confederate battle emblem, which has long been associated with slave ownership and racism.

The policy previously prevented any predetermined championship events, such as March Madness, from being held in Mississippi, but not games where the right to host could be earned by tournament seeding or ranking.