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Sister Jean, Loyola Chicago’s 101-year-old chaplain, cleared to attend NCAA tourney

Sister Jean, Loyola Chicago’s 101-year-old chaplain, cleared to attend NCAA tourney

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March 16 (UPI) -- Loyola Chicago announced Tuesday that Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the 101-year-old chaplain for the school's men's basketball team, will attend the start of the NCAA tournament this weekend. The university confirmed that Sister Jean will be at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday when the Ramblers open the NCAA men's tournament against Georgia Tech in Indianapolis. Loyola Chicago won the Missouri Valley Conference title and was seeded eighth in the Midwest region. Advertisement Sister Jean, who became an international celebrity during Loyola Chicago's improbable run to the Final Four in 2018, hasn't attended games since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. She made pregame prayers virtually throughout the 2020-21 season, but she remained in a senior independent living apartment i...