Some featured comments from Sister Jean-Dolores Schmidt, the 98-year-old team chaplain for Loyola Chicago, at a news conference featuring her on Friday at the Final Four in San Antonio.
Yes, I’m going against Sister Jean during Easter weekend, but I’m not completely on my own. Remember this bit of history: Villanova was named after St. Thomas of Villanova.
To get you ready, we’ve got a rundown of the teams, the top players, the coaches and other tidbits about this year’s Final Four.
Austin “Chumlee” Russell is not a college-basketball handicapper. He’s better versed in the Fantastic Four than the Final Four. But Chumlee stands to win $5,000 in an NCAA Tournament bracket challenge.
Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens posted a poll Sunday on Twitter asking if he should hedge his bet or let it roll, and as of Monday afternoon, more than 3,400 votes were evenly split.
Move over Bill Self and Jay Wright and the turtle rat and the girl who throws her boyfriend’s stuff out the window in that NCAA Tournament commercial. The real stars of March Madness are Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt and her bobblehead doll.
When Kansas defeated Duke 85-81 in overtime Sunday as a 3½-point underdog, it capped a 16-4 ATS streak for ‘dogs — including 11 outright wins — in the past 20 NCAA Tournament games.