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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

Virginia Tech seeks to defy history versus preseason No. 1 Ohio State 8/31/2015
College football's preseason No. 1 rarely wins the national title. The Associated Press began its preseason poll in 1950, and only 10 of those 65 teams were the AP's champion.

Fining athletes a non-starter, and Hokies' AD Babcock reacted accordingly 8/27/2015
Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock ducked into football practice Wednesday afternoon and left early for an off-campus appointment. Strolling to his car, he encountered a fan who had noticed a schedule of players fines posted on a TV monitor in the football complex.

Cost-of-attendance allowances for ACC athletes vary widely 8/24/2015
With eight public schools, six private and one hybrid, the ACC is college sports' most diverse power conference. Those 15 members have taken similarly varied approaches to cost-of-attendance scholarships, a benefit available to athletes for the first time this year.

U.Va. signs 10-year extension with Nike, more than doubles cash, apparel 8/13/2015
Virginia and Nike have quietly extended their partnership for 10 years, more than doubling the cash and apparel the university receives.

Whit Babcock interview Part II: Hokies AD on Nike deal, ACC channel, his priorities 8/11/2015
BLACKSBURG - ACC television rights fees account for nearly 20 percent of Virginia Tech's annual athletics revenue, so rest assured that Whit Babcock has monitored recent reporting about ESPN, the league's sole TV partner.