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Thousands of Michigan State fans celebrate Rose Bowl berth with large bonfire near campus

  • Unruly MSU football fans celebrate MSU's win over Ohio State early Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013,  in East Lansing's Cedar Village.  Thousands of Michigan State students celebrated the football team's Big Ten title with large, rowdy bonfires. East Lansing police arrested multiple people Saturday night near River and Cedar streets, which is a traditional spot for MSU students to party after major sports victories. No. 10 MSU defeated No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 late Saturday, earning its first Rose Bowl appearance in a quarter-century. (AP Photo/The State Journal, Matthew Dae Smith)  NO SALES

    Unruly MSU football fans celebrate MSU's win over Ohio State early Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Lansing's Cedar Village. Thousands of Michigan State students celebrated the football team's Big Ten title with large, rowdy bonfires. East Lansing police arrested multiple people Saturday night near River and Cedar streets, which is a traditional spot for MSU students to party after major sports victories. No. 10 MSU defeated No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 late Saturday, earning its first Rose Bowl appearance in a quarter-century. (AP Photo/The State Journal, Matthew Dae Smith) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of the Michigan State Police Department arrest unruly celebrants, early Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013,  in East Lansing's Cedar Village.  Thousands of Michigan State students celebrated the football team's Big Ten title with large, rowdy bonfires. East Lansing police arrested multiple people Saturday night near River and Cedar streets, which is a traditional spot for MSU students to party after major sports victories. No. 10 MSU defeated No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 late Saturday, earning its first Rose Bowl appearance in a quarter-century. (AP Photo/The State Journal, Matthew Dae Smith)  NO SALES

    Members of the Michigan State Police Department arrest unruly celebrants, early Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Lansing's Cedar Village. Thousands of Michigan State students celebrated the football team's Big Ten title with large, rowdy bonfires. East Lansing police arrested multiple people Saturday night near River and Cedar streets, which is a traditional spot for MSU students to party after major sports victories. No. 10 MSU defeated No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 late Saturday, earning its first Rose Bowl appearance in a quarter-century. (AP Photo/The State Journal, Matthew Dae Smith) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • Unruly MSU football fans celebrate MSU's win over Ohio State early Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013,  in East Lansing's Cedar Village.  Thousands of Michigan State students celebrated the football team's Big Ten title with large, rowdy bonfires. East Lansing police arrested multiple people Saturday night near River and Cedar streets, which is a traditional spot for MSU students to party after major sports victories. No. 10 MSU defeated No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 late Saturday, earning its first Rose Bowl appearance in a quarter-century. (AP Photo/The State Journal, Matthew Dae Smith)  NO SALES

    Unruly MSU football fans celebrate MSU's win over Ohio State early Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Lansing's Cedar Village. Thousands of Michigan State students celebrated the football team's Big Ten title with large, rowdy bonfires. East Lansing police arrested multiple people Saturday night near River and Cedar streets, which is a traditional spot for MSU students to party after major sports victories. No. 10 MSU defeated No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 late Saturday, earning its first Rose Bowl appearance in a quarter-century. (AP Photo/The State Journal, Matthew Dae Smith) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

Thousands of Michigan State students and fans have celebrated the football team's Big Ten title with large, rowdy bonfires and overturning at least one car.

East Lansing police say they arrested "multiple people" Saturday night near River and Cedar streets, a traditional spot for sports celebrations. The No. 10 Spartans defeated No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 late Saturday, earning its first Rose Bowl appearance in a quarter-century.

Police Capt. Jeff Murphy declined to release arrest figures Sunday, calling it "a large civil disturbance."

The Detroit News says celebrants threw landscaping trees, a bicycle and fire extinguishers into a bonfire near the Cedar Village apartments and overturned a car outside other apartment.

Officers surrounded another large fire about 2:30 a.m. Sunday and marched slowly down River Street to disperse the crowd.