December 15, 2011

The Quietest Crowd in College Basketball: Once a year on the Friday before finals, Taylor University in Indiana holds a "Silent Night" basketball game in which a packed house of fans don't make a sound until the team scores its 10th point -- and then erupts in absolute bedlam. Fans wear costumes and end the game by singing "Silent Night." Coach Paul Patterson also leads the team in bare feet for charity. "It's like practice, but there's a couple thousand people staring and you and not saying a word," said Taylor's leading scorer Chris Coons, who scored point 10 this year and last.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:15 PM - 4 comments

That is very cool.

posted by NoMich at 02:31 PM on December 15, 2011

Excellent. I love things like this. Thanks for posting.

posted by Rock Steady at 03:13 PM on December 15, 2011

These are the kinds of things that can only work on college campuses, but are brilliant.

posted by Bonkers at 11:51 PM on December 15, 2011

Things like this are what make college athletics awesome.

posted by Adept at 12:02 PM on December 16, 2011

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