SAN ANTONIO (AP) On the night before Easter, a night when Sister Jean could reasonably be contemplating more consequential affairs, she will instead be festooned in her maroon and yellow letter jacket, sitting in her wheelchair on the floor of one of Americas greatest sports cathedrals, praying for an entirely different sort of miracle.
Shell be trying to will the underdog, 11th-seeded Ramblers from the Jesuit school of Loyola-Chicago another step along the road to a national championship. Its a road even the most pious fan wouldnt have dreamed of a mere three weeks ago.
More than any single player or coach, it is the 98-year-old nun, Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, who has left an indelible mark on this years NCAA Tournament, with her scouting reports and T-shirt-ready advice Worship, work and wisdom lending an almost otherworldly credence to the idea that, in sports, anything is possible.
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