Scott Allen

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering D.C. pro and local college sports

Education: Stanford University, BA in Psychology

Scott Allen has written about the Capitals, Commanders, Nationals, Wizards and more for The Washington Post's D.C. Sports Bog since 2014. Before joining The Post, he wrote about high school sports for USA Today, developed courses for a Web-based training company, and worked as a reporter and page designer for the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune.
Latest from Scott Allen

Baseball’s oddest arms race featured balls thrown from the Washington Monument

Washington Senators catcher Gabby Street was the first to catch a baseball from the Washington Monument in 1908. His feat sparked even more daring attempts.

May 31, 2023

The best features of the Orioles’ City Connect uniform are hidden

The exterior of the jersey is black and white, while the interior lining features a multicolored representation of Baltimore's neighborhoods.

May 22, 2023

Minor league baseball team to bid Dan Snyder good riddance with Josh Harris promotion

The Bowie Baysox will hold a forward-looking celebration of the Washington Commanders’ impending ownership change during Thursday’s game.

May 16, 2023

Rating every game on the Commanders’ 2023 schedule

Seriously, who asked for a Thursday night rematch with the Chicago Bears?

May 11, 2023

Remembering the 1998 Knicks-Heat brawl: Jeff Van Gundy vs. Alonzo Mourning’s leg

Knicks Coach Jeff Van Gundy ran onto the court to break up a Game 4 fight. He ended up on the ground, looking “like a jockey who fell off a horse.”

May 2, 2023

The complete guide to Nationals Park

A guide to the bag policy, outside food rules, closest Metro station and more rules of Nationals Park.

May 2, 2023

The 1904 Senators set the bar for D.C. baseball futility

The 1904 Washington Senators, who opened the season 0-13-1, were the butt of jokes. The team’s .252 winning percentage remains MLB’s fourth worst since 1900.

May 1, 2023

Nick Nurse, who led Raptors to first NBA title, dismissed as coach

The Toronto Raptors were 227-163 in five seasons under Nick Nurse, but missed the playoffs this year.

April 21, 2023

Maryland football ditches state-flag uniforms for classic script ‘Terps’ look

Maryland enjoyed success in the script "Terps" uniforms under coaches Bobby Ross and Ralph Friedgen.

April 18, 2023

Like the 13-0 Rays, the 1987 Brewers were a ‘storybook tale.’ Here’s how it ended.

Led by first-year manager Tom Trebelhorn, the Milwaukee Brewers were the surprise of MLB in April 1987 but ultimately missed the playoffs.

April 14, 2023