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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979. He is a senior lecturer in Penn State's College of Communications and teaches a pair of classes in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism: “Sports Writing” and “Introduction to the Sports Industry.” He created and taught for several years the Center’s course on “Joe Paterno, Communications and The Media.” Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PSUPoorman. His views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Penn State University.

Articles by Mike Poorman

Penn State Football: Part 2, Q&A with QB Christian Hackenberg
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Penn State Football: Part 2, Q&A with QB Christian Hackenberg
13 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In the second half of our exclusive conversation with Penn State's elite signal-caller, Christian Hackenberg talks extensively about the legacy of and large footsteps left by many great Nittany Lion quarterbacks. [Read More]
Penn State Athletic Director Barbour to Learn Relationships are No. 1 for Franklin Penn State Athletic Director Barbour to Learn Relationships are No. 1 for Franklin
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Inside Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Sandy Barbour and Eric Barron paid heed to James Franklin, dutifully hoisting their index fingers -- proof positive the gridiron is truly Franklin’s domain, while once again showing off the football coach's powers of persuasion. [Read More]
Penn State Names Ex-Cal AD Sandy Barbour as New Athletic Director Penn State Names Ex-Cal AD Sandy Barbour as New Athletic Director
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State has named former Cal Berkey athletic director Sandy Barbour to succeed Dave Joyner as Penn State’s next AD. Barbour, who resigned on June 27, was athletic director at Cal since September 2004. She will be Penn State’s first woman athletic director. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Part I, Q&A with Quarterback Christian Hackenberg
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Penn State Football: Part I, Q&A with Quarterback Christian Hackenberg
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In an exclusive interview, Penn State's elite quarterback reveals the unique and characteristic fear that drives him, life as the most famous student on campus and what happened when the NCAA sanctions hit. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Utilizes His Own Brand of David vs. Goliath
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Penn State Football: James Franklin Utilizes His Own Brand of David vs. Goliath
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Playing the underdog may be the perfect role for James Franklin, following the logic of author Malcolm Gladwell. The Penn State coach's tactics are often David-like in his fight against the Goliaths of a monolithic conference in a sport of colossals. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Olaniyan & Zwinak Bring Law & Order to Offseason
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Penn State Football: Olaniyan & Zwinak Bring Law & Order to Offseason
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Too often we hear about athletes who end up in the back seat of a police car. Here’s a story of two good ones from Penn State who sit in the front seat, riding shotgun. For all the right reasons. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Mondays are for Meeting of the Minds of LB Hull, D-Coordinator Shoop
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Penn State Football: Mondays are for Meeting of the Minds of LB Hull, D-Coordinator Shoop
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Under James Franklin, Mondays this fall will be an off-day for Penn State’s football players. But not for Mike Hull. That’s the day the fifth-year senior middle linebacker has a standing appointment with defensive coordinator Bob Shoop. [Read More]
James Franklin's Top 22 Tweets of His First 6 Months as Penn State Football Coach
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James Franklin's Top 22 Tweets of His First 6 Months as Penn State Football Coach
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It's been exactly six months and 267 original Tweets since the Nittany Nation was all-Twitter over James Franklin being named Penn State's 16th head football coach. Here's a look at the social media savant's best work since then. [Read More]
Penn State AD Search: What a Big Ten Conference Athletic Director Looks Like
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Penn State AD Search: What a Big Ten Conference Athletic Director Looks Like
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The four highest-paid athletic directors in the Big Ten Conference took distinctly different paths to their current position -- Domino's CEO, career AD (Ohio State's Gene Smith, left), former head football coach and attorney. [Read More]
After Christian Hackenberg & James Franklin, Who is Penn State’s No. 3 Star?
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After Christian Hackenberg & James Franklin, Who is Penn State’s No. 3 Star?
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
After the charismatic head coach and the BMOC quarterback, when it comes to the upcoming stars of the 2014 Nittany Lions there’s a big drop-off. The Penn State Precipice, if you were. [Read More]
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