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Spirit Night Competition

Spirit Night is a friendly competition among the six undergraduate Colleges centered around a UCSD women's and men's basketball doubleheader early in Winter Quarter.  The Colleges and Athletics team up to create a series of competitions in which the colleges compete and receive points according to their performance.  The College with the most overall points will win the Spirit Night Trophy, known as the Cup of Cheer, which is presented following the men’s basketball game and resides in the winning College for the year. The focus of Spirit Night is on bringing all of the colleges together as Tritons.

Join Warren College and UCSD Athletics for this year's Spirit Night centered around the January 31, 2018 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.

Earl Warren's 4th Annual HORSE Tournament

Tuesday January 29th
4:30-6:30 pm
Basketball Courts by Harlan Hall in Warren Res Life

Compete at Warren's fourth annual HORSE tournament for an Amazon gift card and chance to represent Warren at Spirit Night in RIMAC!  

For more information, visit our Facebook event.


There are 2 main competitions between the colleges:

  1. Game Attendance: A computerized (card swipe) attendance count for each college will be set up in the RIMAC Arena lobby as well as the entrance of the tailgate on RIMAC Field. 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. Scoring: 12-10-8-6-4-2
  2. Halftime “Musical Chairs”:
    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. One participant needs to be chosen for the women’s game and one for the men’s game. PLEASE NOTE: we need to get the names of each of the individuals you have selected to compete BEFORE HAND. Ideally if we could get those at the absolute latest the day before that is necessary. Scoring: 6-5-4-3-2-1 (each game)

Updated 1/2019

For more information on Spirit Night, visit the UCSD Athletics Spirit Night Website.