OBJECTIVE: To have a friendly competition among the six colleges centered around the Feb. 3 UCSD basketball doubleheader vs. Cal State Monterey Bay at RIMAC Arena. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 PM followed by the men at 7:30 PM.
There will be five events/competitions in which the colleges will be awarded points according to their performance. The college with the most overall points will win the Spirit Night Trophy (Cup of Cheer) which will be presented following the men’s basketball game. The focus is on bringing all of the colleges together as one—in support of UC San Diego.
SPIRIT NIGHT GAME ATTENDANCE – A computerized (card swipe) attendance count for each college will be set up in the RIMAC Arena lobby. At 6:00 PM, a preliminary count will be made and those in attendance at that time will be multiplied by 1.5. A second count will take place at 7:30 PM and those arriving between those two times will count as one.
TRITON SIDEKICK – Each college will identify a student who will represent it as “King Triton’s Sidekick.” This individual will be developed as a character and costumed on Spirit Night. Between games, the six “sidekicks” will be introduced on court and ranked by a panel of judges. The only judging criteria are that the primary colors of the sidekick’s costume should be navy and gold and, while the designs are encouraged to be creative, they should have a look that would logically partner with King Triton. During the “introduction,” each college will be required to provide a script (140 characters or less) to be read by the public address announcer.
HALFTIME CONTEST – The traditional halftime competition of “basketball musical chairs” will feature one contestant from each college (college designates). There will be contests at the half of both women’s and men’s games. Point breakdowns will be awarded for both contests with the final order of finish determined by the combined point totals. One participant needs to be chosen for the women’s game and one for the men’s game.
For Game Attendance, points will be awarded as follows:
1st place 12 points 4th place 6 points
2nd place 10 points 5th place 4 points
3rd place 8 points 6th place 2 points
For the other four contests, points awarded as follows:
1st place 6 points 4th place 3 points
2nd place 5 points 5th place 2 points
3rd place 4 points 6th place 1 point
Updated November 17, 2016
Past Order of Finish