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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

College Football Playoff mock selection fun, grueling, enlightening 10/8/2015
GRAPEVINE, Tex. – In 2011, the Bowl Championship Series unexpectedly awarded Virginia Tech a major postseason destination: the Sugar Bowl against Michigan. Revisiting that year using College Football Playoff parameters, not to mention its cutting-edge technology and myriad metrics, 14 reporters...

Clemson's victory over Notre Dame critical to ACC's playoff hopes 10/8/2015
The narrative began before a pass was thrown, a touchdown scored, a call butchered: Among the five power conferences, the ACC was most likely to be excluded from this season’s College Football Playoff. Such forecasts played to stereotype and virtually ignored the league’s quality performances of...

Reviewing Virginia Tech's rash of penalties against East Carolina 9/28/2015
The most-penalized team in ACC football history, Florida State 2000, reached the national championship game. Oregon last season advanced to the College Football Playoff final, despite ranking 115th nationally in penalty yards. But those squads boasted abundant talent, including Heisman Trophy winners...

U.Va. inept start-to-finish in loss to Boise State 9/25/2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Undisciplined penalties, ghastly turnovers and fed-up fans exiting Scott Stadium early: Friday night was Virginia football under Mike London encapsulated. Boise State embarrassed the Cavaliers 56-14, and the difference, in personnel, preparation and coaching, was as glaring as...

No ACC team has faced as many ranked non-league opponents as U.Va. in last four years 9/22/2015
Absent Brigham Young’s fourth-down Hail Mary earlier this month, Boise State would enter Friday’s game at Virginia nationally ranked. But even with the Broncos outside the top 25, the Cavaliers are concluding one of the most formidable non-conference schedules in their history. Moreover, judged...