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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

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.

McAdoo draft decision conjures thoughts of Boo Williams pick-up game 4/7/2014
James Michael McAdoo’s decision last week to forgo his senior basketball season at North Carolina makes him the fourth Tar Heel from Boo Williams’ summer program to declare early for the NBA draft. Which led to an exercise that again illuminates the stunning array of talent that Williams has nurtured during the last three-plus decades.

Virginia Tech-WVU football game in 2017 could work 'in theory' 4/3/2014
Whit Babcock was Cincinnati’s athletic director in 2012 when the Bearcats’ football team defeated Virginia Tech at FedEx Field in suburban Washington, D.C. Now the Hokies’ AD, Babcock is considering an opportunity for Tech to play West Virginia at FedEx in 2017.