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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

High-scoring ACC teams await U.Va.'s historically good defense 1/27/2015
Here’s how exceptional Virginia’s defense is: Yielding 47 points Sunday to Virginia Tech ranked among the team’s worst performances this season.

Virginia Tech commits to enhancing benefits for athletes 1/22/2015
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech has rapidly embraced the enhanced benefits for athletes approved at last week’s NCAA Convention.

Handling Virginia's post traps critical for Georgia Tech 1/21/2015
Few if any college basketball teams trap the low post as effectively as Virginia. The Cavaliers swarm from different angles and test the instincts, passing and ballhandling of opposing big men.

Are ACC's home courts more imposing than old Big East's? 1/20/2015
Virginia has won 20 consecutive home basketball games. Moreover, the Cavaliers have won 20 straight at John Paul Jones Arena versus ACC opponents.

Comparing Virginia's 16-0 start to other memorable ACC streaks 1/15/2015
The ACC was a toddler when Lennie Rosenbluth led North Carolina to an undefeated national basketball championship. ‘Twas the 1956-57 season, and the Tar Heels conquered Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas in a triple-overtime NCAA final.