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    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers says it made a mistake identifying new men's basketball coach Eddie Jordan as a graduate of the university.

    Jordan's biography on the athletic department's website says he earned a degree in health and physical education in 1977.

    But the university registrar's office says the former NBA player and coach never received a degree from Rutgers, though he earned 103 credit hours from 1973 to 1985.

    A statement released by the athletic communications office says, "While Rutgers was in error when it reported that Eddie Jordan had earned a degree from Rutgers University, neither Rutgers nor the NCAA requires a head coach to hold a baccalaureate degree."

    The degree discrepancy was first reported Friday by the sports website Deadspin.

    Jordan was hired last month to replace Mike Rice.

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