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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

Pitino compares historically good U.Va., Kentucky defenses 3/5/2015
Rick Pitino is to college basketball defense what Gerard Basset is to wine, a man with highly refined taste and a nose for fraud. This marks the seventh time in the last eight seasons that Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals have ranked among the nation’s top 10 in defensive...

Hokies face their highest hurdle Saturday at No. 2 U.Va. 2/27/2015
Little about Virginia Tech’s season suggests the Hokies can upset Virginia on Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena. They are 0-10 on the road – Texas Tech is the only other power conference team yet to prevail on an opponent’s floor – and the last three have been by at...

Duke escapes Virginia Tech in OT, continues ACC chase of U.Va. 2/25/2015
BLACKSBURG – Gradually the contenders have faded. First North Carolina, then Louisville. Most recently, Notre Dame. But one rival stubbornly and relentlessly chases front-running Virginia as the Cavaliers aim for a second consecutive outright regular-season ACC basketball title.

Virginia Athletics Foundation embarks on ambitious, aggressive fundraising campaign 2/23/2015
Fundraising is usually a subtle science. You identify targets quietly, massage them in small groups and close the deal in private. Gourmet eats, vintage grape juice and designer attire often are involved.

State teams in thick of college basketball's tightest conference races 2/20/2015
Portending a wild March in Virginia, college basketball’s three most-clustered league races involve teams from the commonwealth.