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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979, and for StateCollege.com since the 2009 season. 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

Indiana, Indiana, Indiana: 10 Ways Penn State Football Can Win This Week
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Indiana, Indiana, Indiana: 10 Ways Penn State Football Can Win This Week
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
With its 2020 football season-opener finally almost upon us, here are 10 ways the Nittany Lions and Penn State can win on and off the field. [Read More]
Penn State Football & Being Positive: The Sounds of Silence
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Penn State Football & Being Positive: The Sounds of Silence
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Be you in Piscataway or Columbus or East Lansing, being positive in The Year of the Coronavirus is a negative for Penn State. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Dollars & Sense of Playing in 2020
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Penn State Football: The Dollars & Sense of Playing in 2020
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Will there be Penn State football in 2020? The answer is starting to come into focus: It’s unlikely. Neigh, nearly impossible. The sense of playing does not add up. (And, as we’ll show, increasingly neither do the dollars.) [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Where Can Sandy Barbour Cut?
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Penn State Athletics: Where Can Sandy Barbour Cut?
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In advance of Sandy Barbour’s press conference on Wednesday, here's a detailed breakdown of where Penn State intercollegiate athletics gets — and spends — its money. [Read More]
Penn State Football: ‘Professor’ Trace McSorley Zooms into Class; Here are His 10 Lessons
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Penn State Football: ‘Professor’ Trace McSorley Zooms into Class; Here are His 10 Lessons
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Trace McSorley came to class the other day. He’s what he had to say. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Addresses the Financial Impact of the Coronavirus
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Penn State Football: James Franklin Addresses the Financial Impact of the Coronavirus
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“This is a major challenge,” James Franklin says. “No. 1 is health and safety. No. 2 is making sure that we can do things from a financial responsibility, from an economic perspective, for our community, for our state and then specifically for our university as well.” [Read More]
The Longest (and Last) Bus Trip of Grant Ament’s Extraordinary Penn State Lacrosse Career
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The Longest (and Last) Bus Trip of Grant Ament’s Extraordinary Penn State Lacrosse Career
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Is this it?” Grant Ament said to Jeff Tambroni, the coach he says “is like a father figure to me.” “Yeah,” answered Tambroni. “I need to get more details. But yeah. This is it.” [Read More]
2020 Early Line Released: Penn State Favored at Michigan, Underdog vs. Ohio State, No. 5 to Win Title
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2020 Early Line Released: Penn State Favored at Michigan, Underdog vs. Ohio State, No. 5 to Win Title
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Though the game is still 222 days away, odds for Penn State’s 2020 showdown with Ohio State were just released by FOX Bet and Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Poconos. And the Buckeyes are a 1.5-point favorite over the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Penn State Football is “Very Close” to Contending for a National Title, James Franklin Says
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Penn State Football is “Very Close” to Contending for a National Title, James Franklin Says
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“...it’s even more challenging getting into that Top 4,” James Franklin said, “because (after) the top four to five programs in the country, the drop-off to the Top 10 is significant — probably much more significant than anywhere else.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: What Stars Do in a Weighty Situation
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Penn State Football: What Stars Do in a Weighty Situation
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
At this week’s Penn State football winter workout bonanza, three Nittany Lion leaders — Tariq Castro-Fields, Sean Clifford and Journey Brown — stood out by standing off to to the side. But they never stood still. [Read More]
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