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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football 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

Deciphering Penn State Football’s Non-Conf. & Cross-Division Schedules
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Deciphering Penn State Football’s Non-Conf. & Cross-Division Schedules
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When it comes to non-conference opponents and cross-over out-of-division Big Ten games, for the next few years Penn State football is in a class by itself: The middle-class. [Read More]
Football Still at the Foundation of Adam Taliaferro’s Amazing Life
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Football Still at the Foundation of Adam Taliaferro’s Amazing Life
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In some ways, Adam Taliaferro likens his spinal cord injuries and subsequent recovery to the NCAA sanctions levied against Penn State and the overall shadow cast across the university. In his mind, a bruised spine can equate with a bruised heart. [Read More]
Franklin: ‘Gap’ Between McSorley and Stevens at Penn State Quarterback
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Franklin: ‘Gap’ Between McSorley and Stevens at Penn State Quarterback
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Blue-White Game was 69 days ago. The Sept. 3 season opener against Kent State is 71 days from now. And Penn State’s starting quarterback now is who its starting quarterback was the day of the spring game: Trace McSorley. [Read More]
Penn State Football Camp: All Eyes Are On Future QB Sean Clifford
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Penn State Football Camp: All Eyes Are On Future QB Sean Clifford
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Clifford wasn’t the largest Penn State verbal commitment on hand. But he was the biggest. And the highest-profile. [Read More]
Steve Jones to Hit 200-Game Milestone With Penn State-Kent State Broadcast
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Steve Jones to Hit 200-Game Milestone With Penn State-Kent State Broadcast
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Broadcaster Steve Jones (left) has been calling Nittany Lion football and basketball games for a combined 60 seasons. This will be his 17th season working with football analyst Jack Ham. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 37 Ex-Lions in NFL Mandatory Mini-camps
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Penn State Football: 37 Ex-Lions in NFL Mandatory Mini-camps
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
NFL camps include a mixed bag of Penn Staters: 11 defensive linemen, 9 linebackers, 8 rookies, 2 QBs, 1 former Nittany Lion basketball player (Ross Travis) and a former Penn State lacrosse player (Chris Hogan). [Read More]
Bracken Has the Write Stuff to Help Build the Centre County Sports Hall of Fame
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Bracken Has the Write Stuff to Help Build the Centre County Sports Hall of Fame
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Ron Bracken is a county legend himself, having covered high school and Penn State sports for over four decades for the local newspaper. [Read More]
Penn State Football Dollars & a Hoops Date You May Have Missed
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Penn State Football Dollars & a Hoops Date You May Have Missed
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Take note of these numbers: Big Ten big money, record football recruiting expenses, the Dr. Phil Esten is (still) in and Pat Chambers’ anniversary. [Read More]
Penn State Football: There’s Still an Onus on the Defense
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Penn State Football: There’s Still an Onus on the Defense
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Defensive coordinator Brent Pry’s six biggest challenges despite -- and maybe because of -- the Nittany Lions’ new spread, up-tempo offense. [Read More]
Penn State Football is a Calling For Chief of Staff Jemal Griffin
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Penn State Football is a Calling For Chief of Staff Jemal Griffin
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Jemal Griffin may be the most important person in the Penn State football program you never heard of. Yet he doesn’t call one play or coach a single player. [Read More]
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