Police deployed three canisters of tear gas in front of the Ohio Union at about 1:15 a.m. local time and emptied the area, The Columbus Dispatch reported. It said officers also used pepper spray shortly after midnight, with some people leaving the area "with stinging eyes and runny noses."
Oh, the civil unrest! Will society ever be the same?
Isn't it time to retire the sports riot? The our-team-wins-so-let's-set-fire-to-sofas mentality seems about as hip and relevant in 2015 as male cheerleaders with megaphones and piling into phone booths.
We'll make a deal with you, college towns. We'll begin paying college athletes so that they have enough money for food and essential items, if you agree to stop running around your community drinking and breaking windows like idiots of your team wins a national title. At a time in which communities were rioting over perceived police brutality, and in Paris they had more than a million people demonstrating against terrorism and for freedom of expression, your little Ohio State "riot" just seemed juvenile and pathetic.
We're not likely to see unrest after the Super Bowl -- Seattle? Green Bay? Indianapolis? Nope. But whichever college wins the Div. I basketball title in April is on double-secret probation. You will not take to the streets like morons to celebrate. Got it?