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

Georgetown finally won a Big East game. The Hoyas still need a change.

The most important question now isn’t: Should Patrick Ewing stay or should he go? It’s: Who’s next?

January 25, 2023

Why doesn’t Joe Burrow get more national attention? Your questions, answered.

Barry Svrluga and Jerry Brewer answered your questions about the divisional round and upcoming conference title games.

January 24, 2023

Mikaela Shiffrin wins 83rd World Cup race, breaking Lindsey Vonn’s women’s record

Mikaela Shiffrin won a giant slalom race in Kronplatz, Italy, on Tuesday, setting a women’s record with her 83rd career World Cup victory.

January 24, 2023

In snowy Buffalo, only a long winter remains after the Bills fall short again

The Bills didn't reach their lofty goals for yet another season, and their window could be closing soon.

January 22, 2023

NFL playoffs highlights: Eagles crush Giants; hobbled Patrick Mahomes leads Chiefs to win

Kansas City and Philadelphia are championship game bound after the Chiefs beat the Jaguars in the first game of the day, followed by a convincing win by the Eagles over the Giants.

January 21, 2023

The NFL’s next generation of quarterbacks isn’t on the way. It’s here.

Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and the Mannings are finally moving on. Football fans will like what's next.

January 21, 2023

Tom Wilson is back, and life for Capitals fans is a little bit better

As Tom Wilson returns, take some time to appreciate the player — and the leader — he has become for Washington.

January 19, 2023

How would a Nats sale change the team’s culture? Your questions, answered.

Barry Svrluga and Chelsea Janes answered your questions about the Washington Nationals' potential sale and MLB's eventful offseason.

January 17, 2023

As spring training nears, a partial sale of Nationals seems most likely

No closer to a full sale, the Lerners may take on a minority investor in the MLB team they have owned since it moved to Washington in 2005.

January 12, 2023

The NFL’s diversity record demands skepticism. Prove us wrong, owners.

Five teams have a chance to alter a dispiriting narrative. We're watching.

January 12, 2023