Carl Kirschner, AD
for the Ages
the framed plaque given to Dean Carl Kirschner by the Rutgers
Athletics Department in recognition of services provided to the
athletics program. Kirschner, well known as a Rutgers athletics
supporter, was for many years permitted to travel to away games
on the same airplane as the football team.
Rutgers Dean Carl Kirschner (right), seen here in intimate colloquy
with former Athletic Director "Bob" Mulcahy.
many other services to the Athletics Department, Kirschner won
signal recognition for admitting to Rutgers one Damaso Munoz,
a football recruit whose credentials included a substantial number
of credits purchased for $399 at "University High School," a storefront
operation specializing in preparing candidates for admission
to universities with Div IA athletics programs.
first served as interim athletic director when AD "Bob"
Mulcahy was fired in connection with questionable financial manipulations.More
recently, serving as interim AD after "Tim" Pernetti
was fired in connection with a national scandal involving basketball
coach Mike Rice, Kirschner played a major role in the hiring
of basketball coach Eddie Jordan, a proud Rutgers alumnus who,
as it happens, never graduated from the university, a fact that
somehow eluded Carl
Kirshner's amazing "due diligence" committee:
| "I have come to know Eddie Jordan
as an open, honest and terrific person to lead our men's basketball
program," said interim athletic director Carl Kirschner
in the press release announcing Jordan's appointment. "Rutgers
is very fortunate to have Eddie return to his alma mater to restore
pride in the program."
Rutgers alumnus described Jordan's 5-year contract, amounting
to $6.25 million, as "obscenely expensive." Another Rutgers alumnus remarked, "with
people like Kirschner on board, we don't have to worry anymore
about Rutgers going into a death spiral. It's guaranteed."
Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni