Eddie Jordan Goes Back to School

AP Photo

Quietly, amid all of the noise about the controversial hiring of his new boss, athletic director Julie Hermann, men's basketball coach Eddie Jordan was focused on his own tasks.


Individual workouts.


Donor meetings.


Yes, he is hard at work trying to finish his Rutgers degree, which had been the subject of confusion as to when and if he had earned it.

Jordan spent Thursday night studying, with the sound off on Game 1 of the NBA Finals. A few months ago, he was in the midst of prepping for NBA games against those same teams as an assistant coach with the Lakers. Now he's juggling his first head coaching job in Division I and being a student at the same time.

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Rutgers Should Go Back to the Future

Staff Report, New York Daily News - May 30, 2013

Maybe Rutgers University is just setting up a new reality show - the Real Athletic Directors of New Jersey. Amid a statewide furor over Julie Hermann's appointment as AD in New Brunswick, some critics of the school's selection... more »

Critics Unfairly Stampeding Rutgers AD

John Farmer Jr., Newark Star-Ledger - June 3, 2013

Two decades ago, American voters faced a difficult choice for commander in chief. Many were captured by the vision, competence and charisma of Bill Clinton, who had served for more than a decade as attorney general and governor... more »

Hermann Up for Struggle at Rutgers

Craig Wolff, Newark Star-Ledger - June 6, 2013

Julie Hermann, trying to push past the turmoil that has dogged her arrival at Rutgers University, stood on campus Wednesday afternoon and said she feels "uniquely qualified" to handle her role as new athletic director. Before... more »

Rutgers Just Can't Get It Right

Dana O'Neil, ESPN - May 29, 2013

The real problem here, as it has been since March when the news first broke about Rice, is Rutgers and, more specifically, the people in charge at the State University of New Jersey. After the firestorm surrounding Rice's exodus... more »

Big Ten Must Prepare for Dysfunctional Members

Roger Groves, Forbes - May 28, 2013

Yes, I know as a general rule it is unwise to rush to judgment and fire someone prematurely. And it is equally unwise to micromanage. But Rutgers is establishing itself as an unprecedented administrative mistake machine that may... more »