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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

Football Dollars & Sense: Penn State Adds to its Growing Support Staff
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Football Dollars & Sense: Penn State Adds to its Growing Support Staff
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Since December James Franklin has added, at last count, eight new football support staffers -- counting four new grad assistants (replacing four GAs who left for new fulltime jobs), quality control assistants, consultants and recruiting assistants. [Read More]
Complacent? Hardly. 13 Ways Penn State Can Get Better in 2017
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Complacent? Hardly. 13 Ways Penn State Can Get Better in 2017
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“We’ve got to find a way to replace their production,” said James Franklin this week. ”And not only replace it, but how are we going to take it to the next level?” So, how? Let us count the ways. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Does a Deep Dive on Anticipation vs. Expectations
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Penn State Football: Franklin Does a Deep Dive on Anticipation vs. Expectations
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The great expectations for football success at Penn State vs. the great anticipation for the 2017 season. Which is bigger? [Read More]
Beaver Stadium: From Farmer’s College to Cash Cow
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Beaver Stadium: From Farmer’s College to Cash Cow
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
After 12,000 seats were added to Beaver Stadium, attendance and revenues rose jumped mightily. In 2010, PSU football took in $72 million and made a $53 million profit. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Text of James Franklin’s Spring Practice Message
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Penn State Football: The Text of James Franklin’s Spring Practice Message
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State’s 11-3 2016 season is now a memory, and with spring drills slated to start March 22, there are new questions. James Franklin, in his fourth year as Penn State's head coach, literally has the answers in hand. [Read More]
In 2017, Just How Fast Can Penn State’s Offense Go?
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In 2017, Just How Fast Can Penn State’s Offense Go?
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Over its final 10-game flurry of 2016, Penn State’s average scoring drive lasted all of 2 minutes and 8 seconds, a hair (hare?) better than the 2:14 pace of the legendary 1994 Nittany Lions. [Read More]
The Dollars and Sense of Renovating Beaver Stadium: A National Roadmap
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The Dollars and Sense of Renovating Beaver Stadium: A National Roadmap
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The going rate for college football stadium renovations ranges from $42 million at The Horseshoe to a 90% re-do at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field that cost $485 million. [Read More]
Franklin Adds a Trio of Penn State Football Vets to His Staff
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Franklin Adds a Trio of Penn State Football Vets to His Staff
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State prodigal sons Andrew Goodman and Matt Fleischacker have returned to campus, where they will be joined on the Nittany Lion staff by former O-lineman Derek Dowrey. [Read More]
Penn State Football: JVP, OB, CJF and the BOT
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Penn State Football: JVP, OB, CJF and the BOT
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When James Franklin spoke at the Penn State Board of Trustees’ meeting on Friday, it was only the third time in the 162-year history of the university that a PSU football coach formally addressed the board. And the first time an invited coach didn’t admonish it. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Is #107k Possible for the Blue-White Game?
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Penn State Football: Is #107k Possible for the Blue-White Game?
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Hey, maybe James Franklin is right. Maybe Penn State really can draw 107,000 fans to the 2017 Blue-White Game. The Nittany Lions went 11-3 last season, didn’t they? [Read More]
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