Mirror Lake to be Drained Ahead of "The Game"

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Ohio State University is in the process of draining Mirror Lake, ahead of the match-up on the football field with "that team up north".

The university recently spent millions of dollars renovating the area, saying it was to return the lake to a more natural state. Those renovations were completed this past summer.

The improvements also allow the lake to be drained within a matter of hours.

It's also to prevent the infamous "Mirror Lake Jump" from being revived. The unsanctioned event brought students to jump into the lake ahead of the OSU-Michigan football game, but the death of a student in 2015 during the event prompted changes.

The university says even entering the empty basin of the lake constitutes Criminal Trespassing.

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