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David Lowder (dmrlowd)

Joined 7 years ago from Concord, NC Last activity 2 days ago

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  • 2019-2020 ACC Basketball Preview
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    2019-2020 ACC Basketball Preview

    9 hours ago

    Last season saw the ACC clearly divided into two divisions, with NC State and Clemson occupying the space between. The league sent that seven team first division to the NCAA Tournament, where Virginia bounced back from the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history to win the first NCAA Championship i

  • 2018-2019 ACC Basketball Preview (Updated)
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    2018-2019 ACC Basketball Preview (Updated)

    6 months ago

    The ACC sent 9 teams to last season’s NCAA Tournament, and the 17 win conference champion became part of the biggest upset in the history of college basketball. Since then, the conference lost 12 players that were early entrants to the NBA Draft and landed 19 of the top 100 recruits in the...

  • 2017-2018 NCAA Basketball Preseason Top 25
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    2017-2018 NCAA Basketball Preseason Top 25

    23 months ago

  • 2017-2018 ACC Basketball Preview (Updated)
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    2017-2018 ACC Basketball Preview (Updated)

    18 months ago

  • 2016-2017 NBA Preseason Rankings: Western Conference
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    2016-2017 NBA Preseason Rankings: Western Conference

    20 months ago

    While there shouldn't be an embarrassingly bad team in the West this year, age and offseason personnel movement may have left the East as the stronger conference, which would result in an even more dominating showing by a now ridiculously talented...

  • 2016-2017 NBA Preseason Rankings: Eastern Conference
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    2016-2017 NBA Preseason Rankings: Eastern Conference

    20 months ago

    The Eastern Conference will include the NBA's two worst teams in 2016-2017, but there is a very real possibility that, even with the clear favorite to win the title on the West coast, the balance of power has shifted to the East. There were 10...

  • 2016-2017 NCAA Basketball Preseason Top 20
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    2016-2017 NCAA Basketball Preseason Top 20

    2 years ago

    While last season's NCAA Tournament provided plenty of reminders that anything can happen in a single game, the Sweet 16 was composed entirely of power conference teams. Parity isn't currently a strength of Division I basketball relative to its...

  • 2016-2017 ACC Basketball Preview (Updated)
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    2016-2017 ACC Basketball Preview (Updated)

    20 months ago

    The Atlantic Coast Conference enters the 2016-2017 season having dominated the NCAA Tournament overall for a second consecutive year- and that was without a Louisville team that, in a questionable move, took itself out of the postseason picture....

  • 22 Popular/Critically Acclaimed Movies With Disturbing Flaws
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    22 Popular/Critically Acclaimed Movies With Disturbing Flaws

    15 months ago

    There are some movies that aren't very good, but it's acceptable because they are what you expect them to be (Adam Sandler movies, for example); they may not suit your personal taste, but you understand why they exist. Then there are movies that,...

  • Why Generic Products Are Cheaper
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    Why Generic Products Are Cheaper

    22 months ago

    It's fairly common for consumers to avoid generic products like the plague, believing them to be cheaply produced knockoffs of the original. However, there are multiple reasons why generic products are less expensive, and most of them have nothing...

  • Quick Basics for Those Learning to Live Poor
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    Quick Basics for Those Learning to Live Poor

    8 months ago

    Things aren't going well. There have been- economic difficulties (I'm poor. I'm a poor person.). Over the years, you learn things (not fun things) to make ends meet. If you find yourself in the same situation, I hope that you can learn from my...

  • Evaluating the Bernie Sanders Plan to Socialize Medicine
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    Evaluating the Bernie Sanders Plan to Socialize Medicine

    3 years ago

    Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is currently promoting a plan that would dramatically increase taxes in order to socialize medicine. The reasons for moving to socialized medicine are fairly straightforward,...

  • How CVS Gets Away with What Walmart Can't
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    How CVS Gets Away with What Walmart Can't

    8 months ago

    Walmart has been at the forefront of labor disputes, and the focus of well deserved righteous consumer indignation, for years now. However, it is hardly the only company failing to take care of its employees. Another enormously successful retail...

  • 2015-2016 ACC Basketball Preview (Updated)
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    2015-2016 ACC Basketball Preview (Updated)

    3 years ago

    After an underwhelming pre-conference performance, the ACC dominated last year's NCAA Tournament. The aftermath has left Duke, Louisville, Notre Dame, and North Carolina St. as very different teams- but for the conference as a whole, change can be...

  • Existential Fitz: Existential Thought in the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald
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    Existential Fitz: Existential Thought in the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald

    3 years ago

    As is the case with most self-expression, F. Scott Fitzgerald used his writing in an attempt to make sense of the world and to share that understanding with his audience. However, most of the conclusions that Fitzgerald reached dismiss meaning...

  • 20 Abstract Movies for Liberal Students of Film and Literature
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    20 Abstract Movies for Liberal Students of Film and Literature

    5 weeks ago

    This is simply a list of predominantly independent and foreign films that communicate ideas in unique ways, most often through the heavy use of symbolism. Not all of these can technically be referred to as “abstract,” but there should be...

  • 2014-2015 ACC Basketball Preview
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    2014-2015 ACC Basketball Preview

    4 years ago

    Last season’s version of the ACC suffered greatly following huge losses to graduation and the NBA. This year the conference as a whole landed 19 of the top 100 recruits overall (per ESPN.com); with plenty of returning talent, several impact...

  • One and Done is in the Best Interest of Basketball Players
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    One and Done is in the Best Interest of Basketball Players

    15 months ago

    NCAA president Mark Emmert and Kentucky coach John Calipari recently expressed their opposition to the NBA’s one and done rule, claiming that it is not in the best interest of aspiring basketball players. Their opinions can hardly be considered...

  • Paying College Athletes is a Bad Idea
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    Paying College Athletes is a Bad Idea

    15 months ago

    The Ed O'Bannon class action lawsuit against the NCAA has brought the issue of potentially paying student athletes beyond the cost of tuition, room, board, and books to the forefront of collegiate sports arguments. Current and former NCAA student...

  • 2013-2014 ACC Basketball Preview
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    2013-2014 ACC Basketball Preview

    5 years ago

    This should be an exciting year in the ACC, thanks in no small part to the demise of the sixteen team version of the Big East (which, unfortunately, the ACC had a lot to do with). The conference welcomes Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse, and...

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