New Head Coach Eddie Jordan Graudated From Rutgers, Except That He Didn’t
Here is a portion of Eddie Jordan’s bio on the Rutgers website.
RU’s all-time leader in both assists (585) and steals (220), “Fast Eddie” scored 1,632 career points and earned honorable mention All-American honors as a senior in 1977 before earning a degree in health and physical education.
Here is what Deadspin found out.
Despite all the accolades he’s received from the university and despite the school’s many claims to the contrary, Jordan hasn’t actually finished his degree, according to the Rutgers registrar’s office. The office sent me a verification document, found below, that indicates that Jordan attended classes at Rutgers from 1973 to 1977. He went on to take more classes in 1978, 1981, and 1985. There was no degree listed in the document. I called up the registrar’s office on Thursday and asked for clarification.
“He did not receive a degree from us,” an official there told me.
In grand scheme probably not a big deal, but considering Rutgers just went through a scandal where they were less than honest, this isn’t a good look for them or Jordan.