Thousands make traditional plunge at Ohio State's Mirror Lake ahead of Michigan football game

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police estimate about 10,000 people gathered at an Ohio State University lake for the semi-official version of a traditional jump into the water ahead of the rivalry football game against Michigan.

A university spokesman tells WBNS-TV that police arrested five students for disorderly conduct on Tuesday.

Like last year, the school had put up a temporary fence at Mirror Lake and handed out wristbands for those wanting to participate in the tradition. The Columbus Dispatch reports a smaller group of students defied those measures and jumped in early on Monday, but most waited for the traditional Tuesday night splash.

That was a reversal from last year, when the larger crowd stormed the fence to jump in early and only several hundred people showed up for the wristband-regulated version.

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