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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: Future Non-Conference Schedules Lack Punch of Big Ten Foes
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Penn State Football: Future Non-Conference Schedules Lack Punch of Big Ten Foes
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“The fans want a winning product, but they also want a challenge and they want some excitement around it,” says athletic director Sandy Barbour, adding they also want to see “...in their home venue a really high-profile team and a high-profile nationally interesting game...” [Read More]
Franklin Delivers Coast to Coast Clinic on How to Promote Penn State Football
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Franklin Delivers Coast to Coast Clinic on How to Promote Penn State Football
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State's head football coach has fired up his calculator, fine-tuned his PowerPoints and put his best Nike forward to recruit fans, players and high school coaches. [Read More]
Penn State Football: How Its Few Veterans Will Lead a Young Squad
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Penn State Football: How Its Few Veterans Will Lead a Young Squad
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For Penn State, leadership takes different forms. End around? More like an errand run, like the other day when veteran wide receiver Matt Zanellato drove brand-new quarterback Tommy Stephens to Walmart. [Read More]
Top 10 All-time Penn State Rankings For All Six NFL Combine Tests
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Top 10 All-time Penn State Rankings For All Six NFL Combine Tests
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Allen Robinson, Tim Shaw and Omar Easy are the only Nittany Lions in Penn State’s Top 10 list for NFL Combine scores in four separate events. But the all-time best Penn Stater’s at the NFL proving grounds? Cameron Wake and Justin King. [Read More]
Only 5 Paterno Recruits & 1 Supa Six Remain on Penn State’s 2015 Roster
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Only 5 Paterno Recruits & 1 Supa Six Remain on Penn State’s 2015 Roster
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Only five scholarship athletes from Penn State's Class of 2011 – Joe Paterno’s last group of recruits -- remain on the Nittany Lions' roster as they head into spring drills next month. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Media Show Lots of Early 2015 Love for Christian Hackenberg
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Penn State Football: Media Show Lots of Early 2015 Love for Christian Hackenberg
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It seems like any day these days is the right day for college football writers to sing the Protential of Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg. With his power and the range of a B-52, the media loveS hack, baby. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Reihner is Latest in Long Lion of Legacies
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Penn State Football: Reihner is Latest in Long Lion of Legacies
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Kevin Reihner, the former coal region offensive tackle transferring from Stanford to Penn State, certainly isn’t the first Nittany Lions’ football legacy. Relatively speaking, he's closer to the 40th. And counting. [Read More]
Penn State Football Continues to Struggle With a Quarterback Shortage
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Penn State Football Continues to Struggle With a Quarterback Shortage
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Over the past 30 months, eight quarterbacks have left the Penn State program while still owning eligibility -- five were on scholarships. And heading into the 2015 season, PSU has only three scholarship QBs. [Read More]
Penn State Football: #happybirthday to James Franklin
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Penn State Football: #happybirthday to James Franklin
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Like nearly everything else in his life, James Franklin is ecstatic about where his birthday falls on the calendar, just 33 days into the new year. Some years, signing day coincides with his birthday. [Read More]
Penn State Football’s 2015 Out-of-Division Schedule Ranks Third-Easiest in Big Ten
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Penn State Football’s 2015 Out-of-Division Schedule Ranks Third-Easiest in Big Ten
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Nittany Lions' non-conference schedule and out-of-division Big Ten games in 2015 rank a combined No. 3 among all Big Ten Conference teams for lowest opponents' winning percentage. [Read More]
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