Barry Svrluga

Washington, D.C.

Sports columnist

Education: Duke University, BA in history

Barry Svrluga came to The Washington Post in 2003 after working at newspapers in Corning, N.Y.; Portland, Maine; and Raleigh, N.C. At those stops, he covered topics including NASCAR, high school lacrosse and the Final Four. At The Post, he has covered college basketball and football, the Washington Nationals, and the Redskins. He is a regular member of The Post's Olympics team, dating to the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, and he became a columnist for the Sports section in 2016.
Latest from Barry Svrluga

At halftime and beyond, Lamar Jackson proved the Ravens are his team

The Ravens are Lamar Jackson’s team. It may just be his time.

January 21, 2024

As their biggest rivals sputter, the Commanders embrace competence

Dallas takes a dive, Philly takes a fall and Washington looks respectable. Maybe hogs can fly after all.

January 17, 2024

Eagles’ collapse concludes with listless playoff loss to Buccaneers

The Buccaneers rolled to a 32-9 win over the Eagles to wrap wild-card weekend. The Bills topped the Steelers, 31-17, in the first half of Monday’s doubleheader.

January 15, 2024

Jessie Diggins and U.S. cross-country skiers are reaching new heights

The American team has established unprecedented momentum heading into next month’s World Cup races in Minneapolis.

January 15, 2024

In a sport always in flux, Nick Saban’s standard never wavered

Amid a quaking landscape, college football loses its rock, as longtime Alabama coach retires.

January 10, 2024

Who should the Commanders hire as head coach? Your questions, answered.

Barry Svrluga, Nicki Jhabvala and Sam Fortier answered your questions about the Commanders after a 4-13 season and the firing of coach Ron Rivera.

January 9, 2024

College Football Playoff highlights: Michigan beats Washington to claim national title

The top-ranked Wolverines claimed their first national title since 1997 with Monday night’s win over the No. 2 Huskies in Houston.

January 8, 2024

Josh Harris just took a smart step away from the Commanders’ sorry past

Josh Harris has taken an NFL job that was truly attractive only to desperados and retreads and made it something that could be downright desirable.

January 8, 2024

The Ron Rivera era was a mess. It’s time to clean things up.

The last remnants of Daniel Snyder-era rot are gone. A world of possibility awaits.

January 8, 2024

For two months, Sam Howell showed what he isn’t: The QB of the future

Sam Howell isn’t the answer. Now the Commanders know — and can move on.

January 7, 2024