Last night was the jump into Mirror Lake by Ohio State students, the tradition that takes place the Thursday night before the Michigan game.
But what exactly were students jumping into?
Students from the College of Earth Sciences tested the water last year before, during and after thousands had taken the plunge.
What they found was a lake-wide temperature increase of approximately 3 degrees during the course of the night. They also found a spike in ammonia. That means urine.
"It went from a background of 5.2 parts per million to a peak of about 42 parts per million," Steve Goldsmith, a postdoctoral research associate, told the Columbus Dispatch. "So it was an eightfold increase."
Goldsmith's advice: "Have fun, but don't open your mouth."
Mike Hlas is an award-winning columnist with the Cedar Rapids Gazette and force behind The Hlog. Each week, he will break down the worst matchup in college football. Considering the increasing number of uncompetitive and uninteresting games, Mike's task is harder than managing an Afghan election while knitting an afghan.
Halloween always brings its horrors, but this is going too far.
New Mexico State at Ohio State is all trick, no treat.
How in the name of Jack O'Lantern did this game get onto the Buckeyes' schedule this deep into the season?
For that matter, what's it doing on the schedule at all?
With two losses already before the arrival of November, Ohio State is happy to have a pumpkin to carve before it finishes the regular season at Penn State, at home against Iowa, and at Michigan.
New Mexico State brings a 3-5 record to OSU's Horseshoe, and is fresh off losses of 45-7 to Louisiana Tech and 34-3 to Fresno State. First-year Aggies coach DeWayne Walker has to be feeling bewitched.
If Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor and OSU coach Jim Tressel hear any booing today, it will probably just be kids warming up their scary voices before going door to door to pursue free sweets that will ruin their teeth and put them on the road to bad dietary habits for a lifetime. Their obesity will lead to increased health care costs for all of us and ...
Sorry, I briefly thought this was Blame the Weak, not Game of the Weak.
Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor was in a talkative mood after the Buckeyes' 31-27 victory over Navy. He was asked about the eye-black patch he wore under his left eye during the game that said "Vick." He made it clear he was talking about Michael Vick:
"I just feel that, uh, I mean he made his mistake, and, uh, I think he just needs more support. I mean, uh, not everybody's the perfect person in the world. I mean everyone does kills people, murder people, and all types, steals from you, steals from me, whatever. I mean, I just feel that people need to give him a chance. I mean I always looked to Mike Vick and I always will, 'cause I still think he's one the best quarterbacks to me and I just love, I love Mike Vick and I look up to him a lot."
Former Ohio State offensive tackle Alex Boone, who once acknowledged routinely downing 30 to 40 beers a day before seeking help after a DUI arrest, is in trouble again.
Boone, who is in Southern California training for the NFL combine, was arrested in Aliso Viejo for resisting arrest and obstruction of a law enforcement officer after an apparent drunken tirade following the Super Bowl. Officers had to use a Taser in order to subdue Boone.
Police said Boone, who is 6 foot 8 and 312 pounds, was yelling and jumping on cars outside an apartment building when they arrived. He also tried to break the driver side window of a tow truck and wanted to fight the driver.