The Mirror Lake Jump

The Thursday night before the Michigan game — rain or shine, cold or warm — Ohio State students leap into Mirror Lake, which is really a small, shallow pond.  The Lantern tells the story of how the tradition purportedly came to be.  I think it is of much more recent vintage — but who am I to dispute The Lantern?  Let’s just say I don’t remember students jumping into Mirror Lake in the 1970s, even after a long night at Papa Joe’s.

So, tonight campus will be jumping — literally.  The weather’s not too cold, so it will be a good night for a swim.  A video of last year’s jump is below.

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