A pay-walled article in the Columbus Dispatch this morning described a stand-off between students and the Ohio State University Police who had expressed a desire to exclude non-OSU students from taking part in the annual plunge on the eve of the Ohio State v. Michigan rivalry football game.
Fortunately, The Lantern, OSU’s newspaper also offers a detailed account.
Credit: The Lantern, Kristen Mitchell / Editor-in-chief
Reddit users offered a summary of events, along with commentary:
Some random dude gave the Braveheart speech to approximately 50 students and then we all pretty much walked/ran in. (and then someone pushed down the fence too) The cops didn’t do anything. – /u/ffball/
Rather than subject themselves to arbitrary authority, students moved the Tuesday jump to Monday. It’s unclear if there will be a second jump tonight for people who missed the first jump and would like to do so cattle-style with tacit, wrist-banded, fenced-in approval of the police.