David Teel

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David Teel is an award-winning sports columnist for the Daily Press. Inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in April 2014, he joined the newspaper in 1984 and has chronicled the Atlantic Coast Conference, dozens of college bowl games, 25 NCAA Final Fours, Super Bowl XLIII, U.S. Open golf, the 1996 Summer Olympics and more. Teel grew up in Baltimore, graduated from James Madison University in 1981 and still types with two fingers. His wife, Jill, is the family's most accomplished athlete and astute sports observer. The couple welcomed a daughter in 2011.

Recent Articles

  • NCAA East Region capsules

    No. 1 OKLAHOMA (24-6) NCAA HISTORY: 22nd appearance, ninth straight. Four Final Fours. Lost to Indiana last year in Final Four semi. COACH: Kelvin Sampson (7-9 in NCAA). STARTERS: F Johnnie Gilbert, F Kevin Bookout, G Quannas White, G De'Angelo Alexander, G Hollis Price. OUTLOOK: Sooners capable...

  • NCAA Midwest Region capsules

    No. 1 KENTUCKY (29-3) NCAA HISTORY: Record 45th appearance, 13th straight. Thirteen Final Fours, seven titles, most recent in 1998. Lost to Maryland last year in East semis. COACH: Tubby Smith (20-8 in NCAA). STARTERS: F Erik Daniels, F Chuck Hayes, F Marquis Estill, G Keith Bogans, G Gerald Fitch....

  • NCAA South Region capsules

    No. 1 TEXAS (22-6) NCAA HISTORY: 21st appearance, fifth straight. Final Four in 1947. Lost to Oregon last in year in regional semis. COACH: Rick Barnes (5-10 in NCAA). STARTERS: F Brad Buckman, C James Thomas, G T.J. Ford, G Royal Ivey, G Brandon Mouton. OUTLOOK: Still another Big 12 team with...

  • NCAA West Region capsules

    No. 1 ARIZONA (25-3) NCAA HISTORY: 22nd appearance, 19th straight. Four Final Fours, champ in 1997, runner-up in 2001. Lost to Oklahoma in last year's West semis. COACH: Lute Olson (39-23 in NCAA). STARTERS: F Luke Walton, F Rick Anderson, C Channing Frye, G Jason Gardner, G Salim Stoudamire. OUTLOOK:...

  • East Region capsules

    A look at teams in the East Region: 1. MARYLAND (26-4) COACH: Gary Williams (17-11 in NCAA). TOP PLAYERS: G Juan Dixon, C Lonny Baxter, G Steve Blake. OUTLOOK: Deeper and more talented than last season's Final Four edition. Dixon is a cold-blooded shooter and tenacious defender. Effective in transition...

  • West region capsules

    A look at teams in the West Region: 1. CINCINNATI (30-3) COACH: Bob Huggins (17-8 in NCAA). TOP PLAYERS: G Steve Logan, G Leonard Stokes, G Immanuel McElroy. OUTLOOK: Logan's offense and stingy team defense make the Bearcats Final Four threats. Cincinnati won 20 straight after season-opening loss...

  • South region capsules

    A look at teams in the South Region: 1. DUKE (29-3) COACH: Mike Krzyzewski (56-14 in NCAA). TOP PLAYERS: G Jason Williams, F Mike Dunleavy, C Carlos Boozer. OUTLOOK: Best player (Williams), best coach, best pedigree. The defending champs are virtually unbeatable when Boozer dodges foul trouble...

  • Midwest Region capsules

    A look at teams in the Midwest Region: 1. KANSAS (29-3) COACH: Roy Williams (25-12 in NCAA). TOP PLAYERS: F Drew Gooden, G Kirk Hinrich, C Nick Collison. OUTLOOK: The heat is on. The high-scoring Jayhawks earned their top billing with a perfect Big 12 regular season before losing in the tourney...

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