Sister Jean: 'Here Come The Ramblers'

Steve Miller
March 15, 2018 - 6:36 pm
Sister Jean Loyola

Sister Jean, the 98 year old chaplain of the Loyola Ramblers, watches the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at American Airlines Center. (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Loyola Ramblers' chaplain -- 98-year-old Sister Jean Schmidt -- is in Dallas and predicts the men’s basketball will make the Sweet 16.

Schmidt prayed all through Thursday’s game, as Loyola took on the Miami Hurricanes in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. WBBM Newsradio's Steve Miller reports.

"The game was tight all the way through, and so my heart was pumping very fast,” she said.

Then, Donte Ingram scored a three-pointer with less than a second to go to win the game, narrowly, 64-62.

"These young men were just like little boys, hugging each other and just being so happy and almost smothering Donte because they were so happy he did it,” she said.

"But they knew he could. And so he took the shot. And it just went right in."

Sister Jean is optimistic.

"Tennessee, here we come. Here come the Ramblers. Be careful. I actually have them going to the Sweet 16."