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College Crosse New Year’s Eve Prospectus - December 31, 2017: The 2017 College Crossecast Compendium.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for December 31, 2017.

New Year’s Eve

From everyone at College Crosse, we want to wish you all a fun and safe New Year’s Eve tonight. Shout out to our friends/readers in Pacific Islands & New Zealand, who already rang in 2018 a little while ago. It’s obviously going to be a cold one tonight, so make sure you bundle up and stay hydrated. Hydration is key on New Year’s Eve.

2017 College Crossecast Compendium.

If you didn’t get a chance to read it yet, The Kid Chris wrote a beautiful note in yesterday’s Prospectus about some of his College Crosse & personal highlights from this past year. His part about College Crosse being the first site to do a Game Day type show on Saturday mornings was my favorite part.

Inspired by Chris’ post, I thought compiling a list of all my favorite Crossecast episodes from this past year would be a fun way to get you all through your day before your New Year’s Eve plans. So without further delay here are the top Crossecast episodes of 2017. Enjoy!

5. Coach Shows - Shout out to Brian Holman of Utah, Randy Mearns of St. Bonaventure, Keegan Wilkinson of Marist, and Dylan Sheridan of Cleveland St (Episode 1 & Episode 2). Each of these coaches were beyond gracious with their time and we really enjoyed learning about all the aspects that go into being a D1 head coach in men’s lacrosse.

4. Talking Lacrosse With Jac Coyne - Our episode with Jac was a fantastic show. He has such a wealth of knowledge about the sport and getting a chance to listen to him talk about stories from his many years in the lacrosse media experience was a special treat.

3. Season Review With Luke Zimmerman - Shout out to Uncle Luke! Fresh off of Ohio State’s national championship game run, we got Luke to come on the show to discuss Buckeyes lacrosse. Luke used to be a League Manager over here at SB Nation, so we also got to pick his mind about how we could improve the site. We changed our Twitter handle from SexyTimeLax to @College_Crosse 48 hours after our this pod dropped ... that’s how POWERFUL the #BrandTalk with Luke was.

2. The Black & Blue Jay Podfidential Ep. 1. - Adam & I dropped the first episode of the Black & Blue Jay Podfidential last week and the response was great. Look for more of these shows throughout 2018. Shout out to Blue Jay nation. WE DID IT, FAM! We FINALLY have a Johns Hopkins-focused podcast on College Crosse/SB Nation.

1. 2017 Selection Sunday Live Episode - All our live shows are fun, but this one was hands down the best and honestly, if I had to choose, this might be my favorite Crossecast ever. Ryan, Jake, Adam, & I broke down the NCAA bracket as it came in from ESPN’s Selection Sunday show and then Chris joined the conversation midway through the episode. We also had LIVE REACTIONS from Syracuse players as they left their on-campus Selection Sunday watch event. This was definitely a special show.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Philly Mag went hard on this one: 2017’s biggest Philly losers.

Making a list of Philly’s biggest losers of 2017 was no easy task because, frankly, there were just so many damn losers in this town over the last 12 months. But this is not a list of murderers and people who do horrible things to children. That would be something like the 10 Most Evil Philadelphians of 2017 list. This list features the eight people, groups, and institutions that screwed up, flamed out, or just royally disappointed us in the most epic manner possible, in no particular order.

Philly cops are using security drones during the Mummers Parade tomorrow.

That’s every large event now. Every intersection will have blocking vehicles off of Broad Street. The main viewing area will have larger blocking vehicles, and more of them,” said Wilson.

Wilson says police will also be using a drone. “We are using a drone this year. As far as I know, it’s the first time,” said Wilson. The department has received clearance from the FAA to experiment with a drone.You get an overhead view of the event. If something happens, you can zoom in on exactly what the problem is, maybe before an officer can get there,” said Wilson.

World/National News.

They finally got him!: “‘Nigerian prince’ email scammer arrested in Slidell.”

A 67-year-old Slidell man who served as a go-between for an international team of scammers running a “Nigerian prince” email scheme has been arrested after an 18-month investigation.

Michael Neu, who is neither Nigerian nor a prince, has been charged with 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering.

Neu helped shuttle fraudulently obtained money to his co-conspirators, some of whom actually do live in Nigeria, according to the Slidell Police Department.

The ubiquitous scheme, which begins when an email is sent to an unsuspecting recipient the scammers claim has been named as the beneficiary in a will, is designed to collect personal information that is then used to steal money and identities online.

The scheme nets millions of dollars each year, according to the SPD, and is difficult to track since many of the participants operate outside of the United States.

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal said. “Never give out personal information over the phone, through e-mail, cash checks for other individuals, or wire large amounts of money to someone you don’t know. 99.9 percent of the time, it’s a scam.”

Your Tweet for December 31, 2017.

Talk about serendipity!

That’s it for today!! I’ll see you out there!! Make sure you follow us on social media! Be safe out there today!!!

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