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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: Time to Pry Some Credit for the Defense Penn State Football: Time to Pry Some Credit for the Defense
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Nittany Lions’ D leads the nation in red zone defense and tackles for a loss, is No. 2 in least points allowed and No. 7 in turnovers gaind. It’s been an epic turnaround from a year ago. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Saquon as Dog, Goat & Unicorn
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Penn State Football: Saquon as Dog, Goat & Unicorn
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
IOWA CITY, IOWA — For all-purpose purposes, and a few others as well, Saquon Barkley was the greatest of all-time in a 21-19 walk-off win over the Hawkeyes on Saturday night. [Read More]
Penn State Football's Identity Crisis is Over
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Penn State Football's Identity Crisis is Over
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin made it clear about being comfortable in Penn State’s new skin: ”If that’s how you think and how you feel, then you won’t ever understand me and you won't ever understand us.” Then he said, “That’s our identity” and “that’s who we are.” [Read More]
Penn State Hopes to Pass (Pink) Road Test at Iowa With Flying Colors
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Penn State Hopes to Pass (Pink) Road Test at Iowa With Flying Colors
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“It’s going to be prime time,” says quarterback Trace McSorley, “it’s been announced that it’s a night game, it will be the first time in 2017 that we’re going on the road and we're playing in the Big Ten, at Iowa.” [Read More]
Penn State Defeats Georgia State 56-0 for a Buy Week Victory
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Penn State Defeats Georgia State 56-0 for a Buy Week Victory
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The victory was a payback of sorts, for Georgia State hosting James Franklin & Co. for a satellite camp a number of years back. The pay-out was payback, I mean. Not the score. Check, please. [Read More]
Penn State Football is on a Roll, Bar None
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Penn State Football is on a Roll, Bar None
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
PRIMANTI BROS., State College — The third week of September 2017 is miles from where Penn State was this time of the year in 2016. Primanti's is 4,224 steps from Lettermans. And since Sept. 24, 2016, Penn State has won 11 consecutive regular-season football games. [Read More]
Penn State Football Has 'The Most Lit Locker Room In the Country'
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Penn State Football Has 'The Most Lit Locker Room In the Country'
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“As much as football is about X’s and O’s and execution and stuff like that,” offensive tackle Andrew Nelson said on Saturday, “team chemistry can really define your team.” If that's the case, then Marcus Allen is Dr. Feelgood. [Read More]
It’s Always Big When Penn State Beats Pitt
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It’s Always Big When Penn State Beats Pitt
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“No one is naive,” said PSU senior safety Marcus Allen, who came up big with a dozen tackles in Penn State’s 33-14 victory over Pitt on Saturday. "Guys had grudges, chips on shoulders coming into this game. I definitely did...” [Read More]
Penn State's Offensive Line is the Biggest One in PA
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Penn State's Offensive Line is the Biggest One in PA
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State's starting offensive line is the biggest one in the Commonwealth. Heck, it's bigger than the O-line at No. 1 Alabama. And larger than perennial Big Ten big boys Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Michigan State. [Read More]
Barkley No. 1 in NCAA All-Purpose Yards as Penn State Launches #HappyValleyHeisman Campaign
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Barkley No. 1 in NCAA All-Purpose Yards as Penn State Launches #HappyValleyHeisman Campaign
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
One game into the season, Saquon Barkley's 2017 Heisman Trophy campaign is in full swing. [Read More]
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