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Taylor University has kept the "Silent Night" game tradition alive for more than 20 years. (YouTube) Taylor University has kept the "Silent Night" game tradition alive for more than 20 years. (YouTube)

Just when you thought you've seen it all in sports, along comes this. Taylor University has got to have the most original basketball traditions in collegiate athletics. Really.

Every year on the Friday before fall semester finals week begins, this small NAIA school in Indiana holds what they call the "Silent Night" game. The crowd stays silent until their team scores its tenth point. After that, open up the floodgates.

After the game, the students and faculty attend a Christmas party, with Christmas cookies, the Christmas story and, yes, even Santa Claus.

I just had to share this one. Merry Christmas!

 


*Mobile users can see video of Taylor University's Silent Night game here: http://youtu.be/LNo9x7KQ4ZI

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