State College, PA - Centre County - Central Pennsylvania - Home of Penn State University

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 Practice: Cue The Music, ‘Hey, It’s Franklin’
Column
Penn State Football Practice: Cue The Music, ‘Hey, It’s Franklin’
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Hey, how did you guys like that?” James Franklin grinned after a play as he sidled up to 230 inches and 810 pounds of giggling defensive linemen named Anthony Zettel, Garrett Sickels and Carl Nassib. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Time is The Essence of James Franklin
Column
Penn State Football: Time is The Essence of James Franklin
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Time waits for no man. But it does allow Penn State's head football coach to ride shotgun. Says James Franklin: “That’s one of the things I think we’re doing a better job of now -- protecting my time.” [Read More]
Blue-White Game Countdown / 26 Days: Penn State’s Need For Explosive Plays & Play-makers
Column
Blue-White Game Countdown / 26 Days: Penn State’s Need For Explosive Plays & Play-makers
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
After practice on Saturday, James Franklin was yacking it up about freshman wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins -- who could hold the key to YACs (yards after catches) and chunk plays (over 20 yards). [Read More]
Blue-White Game Countdown: Lasch Symbolizes Big Costs to Revitalize Penn State Football
Column
Blue-White Game Countdown: Lasch Symbolizes Big Costs to Revitalize Penn State Football
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Lasch Building, opened as the gleaming hub of Penn State football in 1998 for about $14 million, has seen better days. An infusion of money will help renovate the complex and possibly the program. [Read More]
James Franklin Has Penn State Football Ready to Spring Forward
Column
James Franklin Has Penn State Football Ready to Spring Forward
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin springs hope eternal. Gushes it, in fact. And why not? It’s largely past Penn State football savings time. But there’s still much to be done, on and off the field. This week marks another big step in the right direction. [Read More]
Christian Hackenberg Can Carry the Ball and the Penn State Offense
Column
Christian Hackenberg Can Carry the Ball and the Penn State Offense
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When you take away the sacks, Christian Hackenberg is an effective runner, going 11-of-12 in short-yardage situations last year. James Franklin is expecting an even better run from his quarterback in 2015. [Read More]
Is Akeel the Lynchpin for Penn State's Ground Game in 2015?
Column
Is Akeel the Lynchpin for Penn State's Ground Game in 2015?
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Akeel Lynch bust out runs of 15, 15, 16, 20, 25, 26, 35, 38, 46 and 47 yards last season. But he can be an occasional bust pass-blocking, running routes and making every carry a success. [Read More]
From Penn State to the Steelers, Jim Bradley is Just What the Doctor Ordered
Column
From Penn State to the Steelers, Jim Bradley is Just What the Doctor Ordered
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Dr. Jim Bradley made his mark on the Penn State football field before becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers' team doctor, a post he has held for 25 years. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Future Non-Conference Schedules Lack Punch of Big Ten Foes
Column
Penn State Football: Future Non-Conference Schedules Lack Punch of Big Ten Foes
4 weeks 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
Column
Franklin Delivers Coast to Coast Clinic on How to Promote Penn State Football
5 weeks 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]
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
order food online
Featured Columnists