Sister Jean is getting a lot of attention at the Final Four.
Loyola Chicago is the Cinderella story of the NCAA Tournament this year, and oddly enough, it isn't one of the players on the team who has turned into a major star. The team's 98-year-old Team Chaplain, Sister Jean, has been thrust into the spotlight instead.
Friday, Sister Jean had her own press conference ahead of her team's Final Four game against Michigan on Saturday. Predictably, it was a media frenzy.
Photos from the event have been going viral - showing media members spilled out into the hallways. But there's one photo that some people are a bit upset about.
Chicago Tribune photographer Brian Cassella tweeted side-by-side photos of Sister Jean's presser and Marques Townes' presser. Townes is a player on the team, and he only had a few media members stop by to hear what he had to say.
Obviously, it's a tricky situation. Sister Jean has been the feel-good story of the tournament thus far. But her stardom might be coming a bit at the expense of the players on Loyola Chicago.
Update: Cassella clarified the exact timing of the photo. David Worlock, the NCAA Director of Media Coordination isn't thrilled with the situation.
We doubt that Townes - or any of the other players on Loyola Chicago - care too much here. But it's an interesting visual, to say the least.