Feb 10, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of a Nike basketball swooshing through the rim and net during a NCAA basketball game between the Washington Huskies and the Southern California Trojans at the Galen Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

‘Silent Night’ tradition by Taylor University basketball fans (Video)


Traditions are what we love about college athletics. Seeing a particular event occur year after year gives us something that we look forward to. It could be an annual rivalry game, a pregame ritual, a postgame ritual, an in-game ritual–a number of things.

Of all, none maybe more awesome than what the kids from Taylor University do.

Every year, on the Friday night before final exams take place, the students pack into the gym to watch the basketball team.

While this might not seem like something out of the ordinary, what they do for the first few minutes of the game are, and it’s tremendous.

Everyone in attendance sits quietly as the game gets underway, and they don’t say a single word until the 10th point is scored in the contest.

You can literally hear a pin drop. But, once that 10th point is scored, the students absolutely erupt as if they have just won the NCAA Tournament.

The tradition took place on Friday night and it was amazing: