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David Teel
Columnist, Sr
My Role

Best gig imaginable for an arrested-development sports fan, commenting on our games and the people who play them.
My Biography

The Daily Press has been my newspaper home since 1984 after previous stops in Fayetteville, N.C., Lynchburg, Va., and Ocean City, Md. I grew up in Baltimore, graduated from James Madison University in 1981 and still type with two fingers. My wife, Jill, is the family's most accomplished athlete and astute sports observer.

My Interests

Family, movies, books, music, sports, politics.
My Recent Articles

Offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler high on Virginia Tech's tight ends 4/23/2014
BLACKSBURG — A pop quiz likely to stump the most ardent Hokie: Name the only tight end in Virginia Tech history to make first-team all-conference.

Buzz Williams generates hope for Virginia Tech in first month 4/21/2014
From New Year’s Day to season’s end, Virginia Tech’s basketball team went 1-17. During one particularly grim stretch, the Hokies lost four consecutive games by at least 20 points, each to an unranked opponent. A third straight last-place ACC finish was a given and cost coach James Johnson his job.

Duke's Andre Dawkins among locals who played well Thursday at PIT 4/18/2014
PORTSMOUTH — Given our region’s long history of producing college basketball talent, the NBA’s Portsmouth Invitational Tournament is virtually guaranteed local flavor. Thursday evening at Churchland High, the three Hampton Roads players competing at this year’s event acquitted themselves well.

Former U.Va. forward Akil Mitchell plays true to form at PIT 4/19/2014
Defense, rebounding, unselfishness are his specialties PORTSMOUTH -- Like raw oysters and Quentin Tarantino films, Akil Mitchell’s game is an acquired taste. There’s plenty to like, if you appreciate nuance and are willing to overlook some obvious liabilities.

On Kentucky's seed, ACC's decline, UConn breaking champions' mold 4/10/2014
College basketball season is over, but some of us are loath to let go. So before gazing ahead to next season and diving into summer recruiting, some numbers and observations from yet another compelling NCAA tournament.