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David Lowder (dmrlowd)

Joined 10 years ago from Concord, NC

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    2023-2024 ACC Basketball Preview

    6 days ago

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    NCAA Basketball Mid-Major Teams to Watch in 2021-2022

    16 months ago

    This is a look at some of the less heralded Division I basketball teams that could prove to be difficult matchups for their major conference counterparts in November, December, or March.

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    2021-2022 NCAA Basketball Preseason Top 25

    16 months ago

    25 of the best teams in college basketball are explored following an offseason that included the most personnel movement in the history of the sport.

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    Quick Basics for Those Learning to Live Poor

    2 months ago

    Over the years, I've learned things (not fun things) to make ends meet. If you find yourself in the same situation, I hope that you can learn from my experience in some way. These items may seem random (because they are), but I've tried to limit myself to advice that can be as close to universal as

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    Why Generic Products Cost Less

    2 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 to do with those products being inferior.

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    The Future of Streaming

    8 days ago

    The world is gradually transitioning from linear television viewed through cable and satellite subscriptions to streaming via the internet. It is a dynamic yet somehow gradually changing landscape. Many of those changes, particularly the pending migration from Netflix, will be explored here.

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    2021-2022 ACC Basketball Preview (Updated)

    17 months ago

    The ACC is coming off one of its worst NCAA Tournament performances in a decade and has entered a pivotal year. While the conference added 18 of the top 100 high school recruits in the country only six ranked among the top 60 prospects, which represents a significant downturn in recruiting overall.

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    2019-2020 ACC Basketball Preview (Updated)

    2 years 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

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    2018-2019 ACC Basketball Preview (Updated)

    3 years 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 country,

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    2017-2018 NCAA Basketball Preseason Top 25

    5 years ago

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    2017-2018 ACC Basketball Preview (Updated)

    5 years ago

  • 2016-2017 NBA Preseason Rankings: Western Conference

    2016-2017 NBA Preseason Rankings: Western Conference

    5 years 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

    2016-2017 NBA Preseason Rankings: Eastern Conference

    5 years 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...

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    2016-2017 NCAA Basketball Preseason Top 20

    6 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...

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    2016-2017 ACC Basketball Preview (Updated)

    5 years 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....

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    24 Popular/Critically Acclaimed Movies With Disturbing Flaws

    18 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,...

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    How CVS Gets Away with What Walmart Can't

    4 years 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)

    2015-2016 ACC Basketball Preview (Updated)

    7 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...

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

    14 months 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 dismissed meaning.

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    21 Abstract Movies for Liberal Students of Film and Literature

    5 months ago

    These predominantly independent and foreign films communicate ideas in unique ways, most often through the use of symbolism. While not all are truly “abstract,” each film offers a unique viewing experience.

  • 2014-2015 ACC Basketball Preview

    2014-2015 ACC Basketball Preview

    8 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; with plenty of returning talent, several impact...

  • Paying College Athletes is a Bad Idea

    Paying College Athletes is a Bad Idea

    5 years 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

    2013-2014 ACC Basketball Preview

    9 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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