Silent Night




"It may not be Duke-North Carolina or Kentucky-Louisville, but college basketball traditions don't get much better than that."
--Closing paragraph of story by Jeff Eisenberg


2015 MEDIA COVERAGE Great Costumes, 50-Point Win Highlight Silent Night TU Wins Annual Silent Night Game One of the Coolest Traditions in Sports Fans Go Nuts After 10th Point Ranking the Best Costumes of Silent Night Silent Night Was Awesome
Silent Night Photos: Gallery
Silent Night Coverage: Gallery 
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Silent Night Time Lapse: Video

2014 MEDIA COVERAGE Silent Night Gives Us Another Memorable Moment One of College Basketball's Best Traditions As Always Silent Night is Unforgettable Silent Night Has Loud Message
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Silent Night Photos: Gallery
Silent Night Coverage: Gallery


SportsCenter Tweet: Must Watch Silent Night as Loony as Ever Tonight Was Taylor Univeristy's Silent Night Taylor's Silent Night is Still Mesmerizing There's Something Missing in this Basketball Game
The Telegraph: Taylor's Silent Night Leads to Court Invasion Taylor's Silent Night Continues to be Fascinating SN Remains one of the Coolest Traditions TU Continues Awesome Silent Night Tradition Silent Night at Taylor University Still Awesome Silent Night Still Mesmerizing Silent Night is Back and It's Spectacular
CBS Detroit: What a Strange But Quiet Tradition
Sporting News: Silent Night Game is Still Coolest Tradition in CBB Watch CBB Fans Go Crazy on 10th Point


Wall Street Journal: The Quietest Tradition in Sports Taylor Silent Night Tops Itself Yet Again One of the Best Traditions in College Basketball Drive-by Santa and Gangnum Style
ESPN Facebook Page: The crowd stays silent...
ESPN's Darren Rovell: "Must See Video" Taylor's Silent Night Goes Viral Silent Night Served Up with Gangnum Style Tenth Point is Just the Start of the Pandemonium College Tradition Awesomeness! Spectacularly Creepy Silence The Silent College Basketball Game Silent Night is one of the best traditions in sports The Most Unusual Chrsitmas Basketball Tradition Is... Silent Night is a Very Good Tradition

2011 MEDIA COVERAGE Taylor's Silent Night Tradition Remains Awesome
Fox News Channel: Fox and Friends (Video) (Dec. 17)
ESPN: The Scott Van Pelt Show (Video)
ESPN Facebook Page: Who knew the 10th point meant SO much?
ESPN Around the Horn: Showdown Segment (Video) (Dec. 14)
ESPN Around the Horn: "...Silent Night, the best tradition in CBB"
ESPN Page 2: "Taylor University Celebrates Silent Night on Court"
ESPN Grantland: This Week in College Basketball by Mark Titus
Yahoo! Sports: Taylor's Silent Night is Still as Wild and Fun as Ever
CNBC reporter Darren Rovell: "MUST SEE VIDEO"
CNBC reporter Darren Rovell: "Taylor's Silent Night is marketing gold"
Justin Bieber on halftime flash mob: Twitter | Facebook Seth Davis > Inside College Basketball Jimmy Traina's Hot Clicks
Sporting News: Silent Night Tradition Still Big at NAIA School


- Sports Illustrated Feature by Phil Taylor
- Prepare to love Taylor University
- Never heard of Taylor University's Silent Night?               
- Los Angeles Times
- Duke Men's Basketball Official Twitter


- 10th-point celebration started in 1997, with students attending game in pajamas dating back to the late 1980's
-Taylor is 19-0 all-time in Silent Night games
- Taylor fans remain silent until the 10th point is scored
- Standing room only crowds
- Students sing Silent Night in unison to end the game
- Always played the Friday before finals week
- Students go to the dining commons after the game for a university-sponsored Christmas party
-Taylor University is an interdenominational liberal arts university of evangelical faith located in Upland, Indiana that competes in the NAIA as a member of the Crossroads League