Sister Jean Has A New Rival: Meet Jalen Rose’s Grandma Mary Belle Hicks

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It’s been about two weeks since Sister Jean first took March Madness by storm. She’s been an unrivaled protagonist and may be the only reason Loyola Chicago is still in the tournament.

But today, Sister Jean’s monopoly over March Madness may have come to a close.

Sure, Sister Jean may be the 98-year-old acting chaplain for Loyola University in Chicago, and she might have heart and hustle. But former NBA star and University Of Michigan alum Jalen Rose’s grandmother has two years on Sister Jean and potentially way more hype.

“Sister Jean,” Grammie Rose said. “It’s been a good ride. But it’s over Saturday. Go Blue!”

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She’s clearly one of Michigan’s biggest — if not the biggest — fan on the face of the earth. She’s 100 years old, which is impressive in and of itself. And she’s ready to take on Sister Jean on Saturday.

Sister Jean may have enjoyed her reign for two weeks but come Saturday, we’ll know who the real winner is. It’s competitions like these that guarantee America will reign supreme for a very long time.

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