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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

Penn State Football: Gaia Accustomed to Playing with One Hand Behind his Back
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Penn State Football: Gaia Accustomed to Playing with One Hand Behind his Back
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
After switching from defense to offense midway through his career, Brian Gaia is now making another big transition for the Nittany Lions. So far, it’s been a snap. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Veteran Players Take Coaching Into Their Own Hands
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Penn State Football: Veteran Players Take Coaching Into Their Own Hands
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Not satisfied with recent off-seasons that have produced back-to-back 7-6 records, the Nittany Lions’ veterans have had a much more prominent leadership role this June and July than in summers past. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 10 Uplifting Questions with Lift For Life Founder Scott Shirley
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Penn State Football: 10 Uplifting Questions with Lift For Life Founder Scott Shirley
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I’ve always said that I didn’t think Uplifting Athletes would have happened if I had gone to play football at any other school,” says LFL founder and former Nittany Lion Scott Shirley. [Read More]
Beaver Stadium Time-lapse Camera Captures Rainbows, Fireworks & Uptempo Clouds
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Beaver Stadium Time-lapse Camera Captures Rainbows, Fireworks & Uptempo Clouds
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
These time-lapse one-minute YouTube videos that encapsulate 24 hours of the skies over Beaver Stadium are like eating potato chips. You can’t watch just one. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Tim Bream Has Been Training for This His Entire Life
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Penn State Football: Tim Bream Has Been Training for This His Entire Life
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Tim Bream is Penn State's director of athletic training services and head football athletic trainer, completing a circle of life in which he takes particular delight. [Read More]
Franklin & O'Brien Roots of 2016 Penn State Squad Highlight Start of New Era
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Franklin & O'Brien Roots of 2016 Penn State Squad Highlight Start of New Era
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“It’s always a challenge when you’re a head coach and come in and take over a program,” said James Franklin. “There’s always that issue of your recruits vs. the previous staff...But I think it was magnified here because those same recruits were almost all thrown into the fire right away. [Read More]
Deciphering Penn State Football’s Non-Conf. & Cross-Division Schedules
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Deciphering Penn State Football’s Non-Conf. & Cross-Division Schedules
3 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
5 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]
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