Loyola Chicago Ramblers to face Ohio State in 1st round of NCAA tournament; Sister Jean cheers team on – What We Know!

CHICAGO (WLS) — Loyola Chicago is again within the NCAA event, and so is Sister Jean.

Loyola is about to face off in opposition to the Ohio State males’s basketball crew within the first spherical.

There was loads of pleasure Sunday evening as Loyola hosted a watch occasion to search out out their first opponent.

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The crew’s largest fan, Sister Jean, was available to witness all of the motion.

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the lovable crew chaplain and superfan, was launched to America throughout the Ramblers’ unbelievable run to the 2018 Ultimate 4. She was maybe essentially the most recognizable face of that yr’s event.

Final yr, she was with the Ramblers within the Indianapolis bubble and appropriately predicted their upset of Illinois to go to the Candy 16.

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Now 102, Sister Jean attended Loyola’s Missouri Valley Convention Match opener in St. Louis and acquired a shout-out from first-year coach Drew Valentine because the Ramblers minimize down the nets after profitable the championship March 6. Loyola is making back-to-back event appearances for the primary time since 1963-64.

“Hey, for Sister Jean!” Valentine declared as he stood on the ladder holding up a strand of the online.

Valentine was an assistant to former coach Porter Moser in 2018 and has embraced the spirit she brings to the crew.

“She’s such a constructive position mannequin for the neighborhood,” Valentine stated. “Truthfully, an icon. We love Sister. She’s an important supporter an important buddy of this system, and it’s been superior to look at her blossom into the worldwide celebrity that she is.”

The Related Press contributed to this publish.

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