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Loyola celebrity nun Sister Jean celebrating 99th birthday

Sister Jean is celebrating her 99th birthday months after gaining national attention as chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team that reached the NCAA Final Four. The university was holding a campus party with students and school staffers on Tuesday for Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. The Catholic nun says her health is better some days as others as she’s been recovering since last year from a broken hip.

What. Just. Happened?! NCAAs amp up the March Madness

One word succinctly describes what’s transpired so far in the NCAA Tournament: Madness. But even that’s probably underselling it. A memorable, zany first two rounds – even by March Madness standards – set up what could be another wild two weekends in a tournament where anything can become reality.