Every year since 1995, on the Friday before first-semester final exams, students at Taylor University in Upland, Ind., crowd Odle Arena to renew the observance of the Silent Night men's basketball game. The game has evolved from a charming tradition into a major event on campus. Students don costumes and attire that you wouldn't expect to see anywhere except perhaps on children -- and then only on Halloween night. Students come to see and be seen, although it appears the male students give far more attention to the creativity of their outfits than the female students. From the moment the National Anthem is finished before tip-off, the crowd in the packed arena stays silent ... until the home team Trojans score their 10th point. Until that point registers, fans "cheer" their team's baskets with raised and waving arms and open palms flicking back and forth. Some even mime screams, but not a sound comes out of those mouths. Then, when the 10th point drops, the arena erupts in a deafening din and spontaneous jump-arounds that sustain for 5 to 10 minutes. At halftime, students use the floor for an extemporaneous dance party. At the end of the game, in the final minutes, people in the crowd join hands and/or arms to complete the final ritual. Swaying to and fro, they sin in unison -- and a cappella -- two stanzas of the Christmas carol "Silent Night." On the 2012 observance of Silent Night, Odle Arena set a paid attendance record of 2,717.