Latest from Molly Hensley-Clancy

With the courts (and Kavanaugh) on their side, advocates plot future challenges to the NCAA

In Congress, state legislatures and courthouses across the country, Monday's ruling opens doors for advocates trying to upend amateurism, experts said.
  • Jun 21, 2021

Supreme Court rules against NCAA restrictions on colleges offering educational perks to compensate student-athletes

Justices reject NCAA argument that its rules limiting such benefits are needed to preserve the image of amateurism in college sports.
  • Jun 21, 2021

Bo Schembechler’s son says ex-Michigan doctor abused him and the legendary coach failed to act

Michigan’s former team doctor, Robert E. Anderson, molested hundreds of athletes before he died in 2008. Matt Schembechler said Thursday he was one of those victims.
  • Jun 10, 2021

Senators chide NCAA for not solving athlete-pay issue as fast federal help looks unlikely

With only weeks before some state NIL laws take effect, Senators appeared divided over how quickly to act and what federal legislation should look like — leaving the NCAA potentially on its own as schools and athletes try to navigate a confusing new landscape.
  • Jun 9, 2021

The NCAA threatened states over anti-transgender bills. But the games went on.

By awarding championships to states that have passed transgender sports bans, advocates say, the NCAA blunted one of opponents’ best weapons to fight the legislation.
  • Jun 3, 2021

Senate Democrats introduce bill to allow college athletes to unionize

Sponsored by Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the bill is unlikely to pass in a divided Senate but represents another shift in the push for expanded rights for student-athletes.
  • May 27, 2021

Stanford says it won’t cut sports after lawsuits and pressure from athletes

The decision to cut 11 varsity sports amid the pandemic sparked a backlash from athletes and prominent alumni.
  • May 18, 2021

College softball coaches decry treatment by NCAA: ‘What’s lower than an afterthought?’

As outside investigators and Congress probe gender disparities at NCAA championships, softball coaches say their College World Series has struggled to achieve equity with the men's.
  • Apr 23, 2021

Women’s sports can do at least one thing men’s can’t, experts say: Get bigger

Industry analysts see investment value in developing professional leagues and growing college events.
  • Apr 1, 2021

Colleges cut sports to save money amid the pandemic. Then came the Title IX lawsuits.

The lawsuits have exposed the ways colleges across the country have for years gamed gender equity laws.
  • Mar 25, 2021