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Mirror Lake jump draws 14K Ohio State fans

November 26, 2014
With GoPro cameras strapped to foreheads and shoes duct-taped to feet, approximately 14,000 Ohio State fans crowded into the Mirror Lake area for the annual Mirror Lake jump between Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. About 14,000 people attended throughout the night, though “a maximum of 100 students were in the water at any given time,” Administration and Planning spokesman Dan Hedman said in an email. Preliminary numbers indicated there were four medical transports and five arrests for disorderly conduct at Tuesday’s jump. Jumping in Mirror Lake the week before the OSU football game against Michigan is a fan tradition. This year was the second year of increased regulation at… Read more

Students tear fences down, jump in Mirror Lake early

November 25, 2014
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  For a while, it seemed as though the ducks might make more of a splash than any students. Last year, students jumped in the lake a night early in response to a university policy change that required them to get wristbands to enter the Mirror Lake area for the traditional jump before the Michigan game. There were also fences erected around the area prohibiting entry. This year, students also jumped a night early, on Monday, to protest the fences and wristbands. As of Monday evening, more than 380 people had responded to a Facebook event for “Mirror Lake Monday” saying they were going. The event was slated to occur… Read more

‘It’s gonna be a war’ as Ohio State and Michigan meet for the 111th time

November 25, 2014
One team has already booked a ticket to the Big Ten Championship Game, and the other is a loss away from missing postseason play completely. But when Ohio State and Michigan go head-to-head, records are irrelevant. “It’s gonna be a war, no matter what the records are,” senior tight end Jeff Heuerman said Monday. The Buckeyes (10-1, 7-0) and Michigan (5-6, 3-4) are scheduled to play for the 111th time on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. OSU coach Urban Meyer said there’s simply more significance when Michigan comes calling than other teams. “This is not another game,” Meyer said Monday. “This is The Game.” Meyer was long-winded when explaining the importance… Read more

Lantern TV’s “Michigan Special”

November 25, 2014
Hayden Grove, along with Aaron Yerian and Andrew Todd-Smith of Chalk Talk, combine their talents in this Lantern TV “Michigan Special.” With Ohio State and Michigan preparing for another chapter in the lore of “The Game”, the guys headed to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center to talk with a former Buckeye great, Urban Meyer and the current Buckeyes to gauge the intensity of the team prior to the matchup. With the perspective of the coaches and players behind, Andrew breaks down the OSU offense against the Michigan defense, while Aaron offers his thoughts on the OSU defense against the Wolverine offense. To wrap things up, Hayden, Andrew and Aaron give… Read more

Opinion: Freshman, fences among 6 people you’ll meet at Mirror Lake jump

November 25, 2014
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The Mirror Lake jump is upon us, so you might as well jump, jump on it, jump! jump! jump! and whatever other ’80s or ’90s dance anthem you want to use.  Here are some people you will see at the … err … university tradition that became sanctioned but is denied as being sanctioned but acknowledged as sanctioned through imposed rules? Or, you know, the Mirror Lake jump.  Person angry about the wristbands He was mad last year, and he’s sure as hell still mad this year. These two years of being forced to wear a wristband are the worst of this person’s life.  This person feels he is the… Read more