Sports columnist with beat writing experience on baseball, golf, the NFL, college basketball and college football 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.
The school’s handling of the tragedy, from the time 19-year-old Jordan McNair suffered heatstroke at a practice in May to Tuesday’s news conference by university leaders to apologize for his death, has diminished the entire institution in College Park.