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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979 -- the past seven seasons for StateCollege.com. His column appears on Mondays and Fridays. 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

Maryland Teams Dominate Penn State, Rutgers First Year in the Big Ten Conference
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Maryland Teams Dominate Penn State, Rutgers First Year in the Big Ten Conference
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Terrapins were 28-9 overall against their closest Big Ten Conference rivals, including a 5-1 record in the Big Two revenue-producing sports -- football and men’s basketball -- while both PSU and Rutgers were 2-4. [Read More]
As McGloin Starts Year 3 in the NFL, He's Still the Constant Amidst Change
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As McGloin Starts Year 3 in the NFL, He's Still the Constant Amidst Change
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The former Penn State quarterback enters his third season in the NFL. And in that time he has seen Oakland Raider quarterbacks like Terrelle Pryor, Matt Flynn, Matt Schaub, Tyler Wilson and Trent Edwards come. And go. [Read More]
Football Camps Show Off Arms of Former QBs on Penn State Coaching Staff
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Football Camps Show Off Arms of Former QBs on Penn State Coaching Staff
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Nittany Lion coaching staff features six former quarterbacks and four head coaches, past and present. Ex-QBs include head coach James Franklin and offensive coordinator John Donovan (left). [Read More]
For James Franklin and Penn State, Why Hiring Jim Haslett is a Low-Cost Win-Win
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For James Franklin and Penn State, Why Hiring Jim Haslett is a Low-Cost Win-Win
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Hiring Jim Haslett as a consultant for the Penn State football team makes a lot of sense for coach James Franklin – as it does for Haslett himself. And, likely, doesn’t cost many dollars. At least not for Penn State. [Read More]
Camping With James Franklin and Penn State Football on Father’s Day
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Camping With James Franklin and Penn State Football on Father’s Day
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State’s head coach was High Octane James, funny and engaging. But he was also frank. He gave great advice to the dads – and moms, grandparents and coaches – of the 93.5% of the campers who aren’t going to play college football. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Working Hard for His Money
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Penn State Football: Franklin Working Hard for His Money
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For $4.4 million a year, James Franklin not only has to rebuild Penn State football and bring the university together, he has to win big -- and eventually better. A rebuild victory-wise won’t be enough. Over the past 15 years, Penn State’s average record in Big Ten play has been 4.5 wins and 3.5 [Read More]
Penn State 3rd in Big Ten With 31 Players on NFL Camp Rosters
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Penn State 3rd in Big Ten With 31 Players on NFL Camp Rosters
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State is tied with Wisconsin for third among the 14 Big Ten schools, with Wisconsin. Ohio State ranks first, with 42 former players on NFL rosters. Iowa is a close second, with 40. Almost a third of the Nittany Lions are linebackers, while seven are offensive linemen. [Read More]
Penn State Football Players Score Big in the Community; Kids' Lift For Life Next Up
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Penn State Football Players Score Big in the Community; Kids' Lift For Life Next Up
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Saturday’s “A Field Day Inspired By Lift For Life” at State College’s Circleville Park is part of a massive community service effort by Penn State football that has delivered over 2,300 hours across 71 events since last July. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Big Ten East is Even More Lopsided Than You Think
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Penn State Football: The Big Ten East is Even More Lopsided Than You Think
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Utilizing almost every measurable there is, the Big Ten’s East division is far superior to the West – in conference titles, short- and long-term records, Top 3 league finishes, quality of head coaches, quality of recruits and overall home attendance. [Read More]
Why Penn State Has 5 Consecutive Home Football Games in ’15
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Why Penn State Has 5 Consecutive Home Football Games in ’15
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Blame it on the Big Ten. And the need for seven games in Beaver Stadium so the sanction-strapped Penn State athletic department could pay its bills, as well the recent revolving door of head football coaches and athletic directors. [Read More]
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