Liz Clarke

Washington, D.C.

Sports reporter focusing on enterprise stories, Olympics, tennis

Education: Barnard College, Columbia University, BA in history; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduate studies in journalism

During her 22 years as a sportswriter for The Washington Post, Liz Clarke spent eight seasons covering the Washington's NFL team, as well as nine Olympic Games. She also covered three World Cups and has written extensively about college sports, tennis and auto racing. She is also a frequent contributor to “The Tony Kornheiser Show” podcast.
Latest from Liz Clarke

NCAA targets boosters with new NIL guidelines

The NCAA board underscored Monday that collectives may not dangle the promise of NIL deals as inducements to persuade recruits to sign with a school.

May 9, 2022

Formula One, fueled by Netflix and ESPN, revs up courtship of U.S. fans

Inaugural Miami Grand Prix represents Formula One's next step in cultivating an American audience; a third U.S. F1 race, in Las Vegas, joins the calendar in 2023.

May 7, 2022

Commanders deny withholding revenue. Lawyer claims evidence presented.

Dueling statements issued Monday provide some clarity on allegations made to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

April 4, 2022

Congress investigating allegations of financial impropriety by Commanders

Allegations were made during the House oversight committee's inquiry of the team’s workplace and the NFL’s handling of harassment claims, people familiar with the proceedings said.

April 1, 2022

How the NCAA women’s Final Four was born

The final showdown over the future of women's sports was the 1982 women’s basketball postseason, when both the NCAA and AIAW staged national championship games on the same day, 300 miles apart.

March 31, 2022

For South Carolina’s Dawn Staley, true equity is about more than swag bags

The NCAA's "bundled" TV contract has cost women's basketball the chance to realize its worth and capitalize on its growing popularity, Staley and other coaches argue.

March 31, 2022

South Carolina flaunts depth in routing Creighton for Final Four spot

The victory, which clinched the Gamecocks' fourth trip to the Final Four in the last eight seasons, was more a medley than a solo performance.

March 27, 2022

Congressional leaders call NCAA’s gender-equity efforts ‘inadequate’ on eve of March Madness

The representatives scolded NCAA President Mark Emmert for a "lackluster" response to last year's outcry.

March 15, 2022

After social media shaming, NCAA tries to get gender equity right for 2022 March Madness

For decades, the NCAA has dropped the ball on gender equity in its basketball championships. Following scathing criticism, the organization will try treating the women’s game right.

March 11, 2022

Lawmakers seek to end lucrative tax breaks for pro stadium construction

Citing allegations against Commanders and NFL’s response among their reasons, congressional lawmakers introduced the new bill Tuesday.

February 22, 2022