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Eddie Jordan taking classes toward Rutgers degree

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10:35 AM ET 06.08 | Eddie Jordan is going back to college in more ways than one. The new Rutgers basketball coach is taking classes in an effort to get his degree after it was reported that he had never graduated, despite the school's previous claim that he had. "I'm in school taking classes,'' Jordan told ESPN.com "It's fun and exciting. I'm doing my work, trying to squeeze it in and get done by December or by this time next year. Rutgers is my school, and I always wanted to finish. I showed that every summer while I was playing and came back and took a class. "When I was volunteering coaching here, the registration got screwed up. I take the blame for that. I showed there was an intent on finishing, but once you get into coaching and you have a young family and you're in the NBA, it's hard. The NBA isn't a resume league.'' The embarrassing revelation, via Deadspin, came last month in the midst of a series of PR gaffes by the school starting with the December decision not to fire then basketball coach Mike Rice.

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June 8, 2013  12:14 PM ET

Like some athletes now a degree doesn't amount to much since some don't go to class to earn one anyway.. they're looking at a pro career and if they do come back to get one they'll just give a 'donation' just to get a degree without having to go to class.. I don't think you'll see Eddie Jordan in any classes

June 8, 2013  04:01 PM ET

Still amazed how sports people on T.V. tore into George O'Leary when he lied on his resume and Eddie get's a pass. Especially right after the A.D. and basketball coaches lost their jobs. Little confusing. Personally I didn't think O'Leary should have lost his job. Doesn't everyone cheat a little on a resume?

June 8, 2013  04:21 PM ET
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Still amazed how sports people on T.V. tore into George O'Leary when he lied on his resume and Eddie get's a pass. Especially right after the A.D. and basketball coaches lost their jobs. Little confusing. Personally I didn't think O'Leary should have lost his job. Doesn't everyone cheat a little on a resume?

Double standard for sure, but I think the double standard has more to do with one being the head coach of ND football and the other being the coach of Rutgers basketball. Frankly, no one cars about the state of Rutgers athletics unless there is a viral video accompaniment.

June 8, 2013  04:49 PM ET

George O'Leary would have been a good HC at ND, would have saved us the eight embarrassing years that followed him.
BUT, anyone who falsifies a resume in today's Internet search world is asking for exposure.

June 9, 2013  11:17 AM ET

What if he fails his classes?

June 9, 2013  12:06 PM ET
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What if he fails his classes?

ROFLMAO...that good Rattler.

 
June 9, 2013  01:12 PM ET

"...The registration got screwed up." Epic fail on this explanation.

C'mon, Eddie, you either previously earned a sheepskin or not. Dissemble no more!

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