Lead staff reporter for @MMAjunkie and MMA writer for @USATODAY, host of @TheMMARoadShow.

Fumbles, penalties hurt Collinsville

times-journal.com — Fumbles and penalties cost Collinsville in their opening game of the season Thursday night. The Panthers had six fumbles and lost three of them in a 33-26 loss to rival and Class 1A No. 6 Cedar Bluff. They also had six penalties for 65 yards.

Cambridge v-c ‘would be concerned about increases in fees’

timeshighereducation.com — The University of Cambridge can fund its undergraduate education under the current £9,000 fee system thanks to the performance of its investments and would be "concerned about increases in fees" as a threat to student access, according to its vice-chancellor, Sir Leszek Borysiewicz.
Sep 22, 2015

RT @JG_THE: @faisalislam Cambridge vice-chancellor told us last week he loathed idea of "Oxbridge" - a "complete mythology"... timeshighereducation.com/news/cambridge…

Vince Cable: Tories admit their overseas student policy ‘damages UK’

timeshighereducation.co.uk — Nearly all Conservative ministers privately concede that their policy on overseas students is "seriously damaging" to universities and the UK economy, according to former business secretary Vince Cable. The claim comes in a book by Dr Cable to be published this week, titled After the Storm: the World Economy and Britain's Economic Future.
Sep 15, 2015

RT @JG_THE: Cameron cannot move Theresa May ‘an inch’ - Vince Cable on 'damaging' overseas student policy timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/vince-cab… via @timeshighered

Jordan Burroughs wins world wrestling championship in impressive fashion

usatoday.com — LAS VEGAS - Jordan Burroughs, the reigning Olympic wrestling champion at 74 kilograms, is now a gold medal winner at the world championships for the third time. The 27-year-old New Jersey native claimed his latest world title in impressive fashion, downing Mongolia's Unurbat Purevjav by technical fall in the final match of the United World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas.
Sep 13, 2015

Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) is one of the best athletes I've ever seen. My recap of his day: usatoday.com/story/sports/o… @USAWrestling

Sep 13, 2015

RT @alliseeisgold: Jordan Burroughs wins world wrestling championship in impressive fashion usat.ly/1F5U404 via @USATODAY

News blog: what the Labour leadership race means for HE

timeshighereducation.co.uk — Is Her Majesty's Official Opposition shortly to be led by a man whose policies are (Breton) capped by a pledge to scrap tuition fees and reintroduce student maintenance grants at a cost of £10 billion a year?

‘Global reputation’ at risk if spending review hits higher education, warns UUK

timeshighereducation.co.uk — Universities UK has warned the government that "misplaced or mistimed" funding cuts could "put at risk the global reputation of our universities", as spending review talks include a focus on the question of whether the seven research councils could be merged.
Sep 10, 2015

Seems we are now in centralise phase of eternal cycle of govt reorg. Expect claims we should decentralise in 10 yrs timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/global-re…

Where will the next generation of Nobel Prize winners come from?

theconversation.com — The US continues to dominate when it comes to Nobel Prizes, according to a new list of the academics and institutions that have won most of the prestigious accolades so far in the 21st century. American institutions and academics topped the list, put together by the magazine Times Higher Education (THE).

Southampton Solent to validate £18K New College of the Humanities degrees

timeshighereducation.co.uk — The New College of the Humanities, the £18,000-a-year private institution set up by the philosopher A. C. Grayling, is to offer degrees validated by Southampton Solent University, while its students will now be able to access publicly funded loans to fund part of their fees.
Jul 30, 2015

RT @JMorganTHE: AC Grayling's £18k a year 'Oxbridge style' private college to offer Southampton Solent validated degrees timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/southampt…

Javid wants overseas students to leave UK after graduation

timeshighereducation.co.uk — Sajid Javid, the business secretary, wants to "break the link" between overseas students coming to study in the UK and staying on to work after graduation. Mr Javid, who is in charge of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which is responsible for higher education, made the comments in an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning.
Jul 10, 2015

U.K. breaks the link between studying in Britain and settling there after graduation timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/javid-wan…

UK universities at risk from 'ill-informed' immigration debate, warns Cambridge v-c

timeshighereducation.co.uk — The Conservatives' goal to cut net migration is driven by a "negative account of immigration" that risks damaging UK higher education, the University of Cambridge vice-chancellor has warned. Sir Leszek Borysiewicz also described the government's continued inclusion of overseas students in the net migration target as "ludicrous" and "crazy".
Jul 02, 2015

RT @JMorganTHE: "Ludicrous" and "crazy" to include overseas students in net migrant count, says Cambridge VC Leszek Borysiewicz timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/uk-univer…

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Oct 04, 2015

RT @buffaloblue: @MMAjunkieJohn not everyone can do it. It's a tribute to your dedication and ability to handle foods at room temperature or below.

Oct 04, 2015

Just as @dc_mma sacrificed in his gutsy win, I am also forced to overcome adversity with no hot meal in first class. pic.twitter.com/nO8EbAQI7i

Oct 04, 2015

@RyanLoco Incredible prelims. Main card stalled a bit, then a classic main event.

Oct 04, 2015

@RyanLoco Sign me up for whatever travel technology you’re using, please.

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