The "Silent Night" game at Taylor University -- an NAIA school in Upland, Indiana -- is not a new thing. It has been happening for 19 seasons, and Trojans fans are quick to point out they have never lost the annual game, played the Friday before finals week.
But it appears the rest of the country is taking notice. SportsCenter featured Taylor on Friday afternoon, and Snapchat had a live feed of the best stuff from Odle Arena.
For those unfamiliar with how it works, it's pretty simple: The Taylor students dress up in, well, whatever they feel like and pack the gym. The crowd stays silent until the Trojans score their 10th point. Then ... pandemonium. The game finishes with fans joining together to sing "Silent Night."
See for yourself.
First, a smattering of the best costumes. The aliens from "Toy Story," Olaf from "Frozen" and ESPN's "Scott Van Pelt" all made appearances.
Taylor university wins man 😂😂 so clever pic.twitter.com/VJ8bNTxRE5
— Nicholas (@Nick13Loden) December 12, 2015
— Cody Tait ⚾ (@c_nasty88) December 11, 2015
The 10th point was scored on a 3-pointer by freshman guard Evan Crowe. Taylor beat Ohio Chillicothe 100-50.
Oh the difference that 10th point makes on Taylor University's "Silent Night". https://t.co/JUX2ZWv17m
— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) December 12, 2015
— Taylor Trojans (@taylortrojans) December 12, 2015