Candace Buckner

Washington, D.C.

Sports columnist focusing on how sports shape and illuminate our understanding of culture and society.

Education: University of Missouri

Since 2002, Candace Buckner has covered sports at various newspapers, including stops in Macon, Ga.; Kansas City, Mo.; Gary, Ind.; and Vancouver, Wash. Before joining The Post, Buckner was a sports reporter at the Indianapolis Star, where she earned Associated Press Sports Editors top 10 honors for feature writing and breaking news. Buckner is originally from St. Louis and attended the University of Missouri.
Latest from Candace Buckner

Live updates: Rams face the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI

The Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in Super Bowl LVI. Follow along for news, live updates and highlights before, during and after the game.

February 13, 2022

In Bengals’ starless defense, the sum is greater than the mostly anonymous parts

Some on the unit have likened it to a sitcom -- everyone has a role to play, a tight-knit bunch, defensive in all the best ways.

February 12, 2022

The Rams might be winners, but two communities know what has been lost

The Rams’ former home and their new one were both changed by the team’s relocation — not necessarily for the better.

February 11, 2022

Protecting women, a partisan divider. Ain’t that America?

The victims of the Washington NFL franchise's toxic workplace went to Capitol Hill for help. They expected too much.

February 3, 2022

Joe Burrow, Bengals interrupt Chiefs’ dynasty and now take aim at history

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow said it would've been "crazy" to predict a Cincinnati Super Bowl appearance before the season. Now, anything is possible.

January 30, 2022

The Bengals’ kicker — yes, the kicker — belongs at the cool kids’ table

Think NFL kickers can't have swag? Meet Evan McPherson.

January 28, 2022

The road to Cooperstown is paved in nostalgia. Barry Bonds never stood a chance.

While his stats should have rocketed him on the first ballot into Cooperstown, some writers couldn’t look at Bonds simply as numbers on the back of a baseball card.

January 26, 2022

Patrick Ewing hasn’t thrown in the towel, but Georgetown looks like it has bottomed out

The Hoyas, 0-5 for the first time in the Big East, are not just bad — they are at risk of becoming irrelevant.

January 22, 2022

Howard sees its basketball fantasy come to life slowly in showcase game against Notre Dame

The Bison and their fans, just learning the beats of big-time college basketball, put on a show in a tight loss.

January 17, 2022

Behind-the-scenes sports docuseries are everywhere, and the messiness is the best part

Sports leagues are showing their good and their bad on Netflix, HBO and other networks. More bad, please.

January 15, 2022