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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

Fran Fisher is 91 Today. We're the Ones Getting Presence
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Fran Fisher is 91 Today. We're the Ones Getting Presence
13 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Fran Fisher is Penn State. Loyal and true blue, high ideals. Fran Fisher was all things Penn State as a broadcaster -- TV Quarterbacks, football, wrestling, basketball, radio call-in shows. Fran Fisher? He's a legend. [Read More]
AP Voters in Tennessee, Ohio & With FOX, ESPN, CBS Keep Penn State Off Their Ballots
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AP Voters in Tennessee, Ohio & With FOX, ESPN, CBS Keep Penn State Off Their Ballots
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Is it just a coincidence that voters from Ohio (home of the Ohio State Buckeyes) and Tennessee (home of Vanderbilt, James Franklin’s “previous institution”) didn’t cast a vote for Penn State in this week’s Associated Press poll? [Read More]
Penn State Football: It Was 4:29 p.m. -- Time for the Running Game to Wake Up Penn State Football: It Was 4:29 p.m. -- Time for the Running Game to Wake Up
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State's ground game needed a boost, so the timing of Saturday’s outburst against UMass couldn’t have been better. The rush last 98 minutes on the clock, 27:05 on the field and five TDs on the scoreboard. [Read More]
The Trouble With Penn State Football Players? Nothing
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The Trouble With Penn State Football Players? Nothing
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
At Penn State, for the players, all news has been good news. That runs counter to the national narrative, not only in the NFL but with the past two Heisman Trophy winners. That's why Christian Hackenberg is the anti-Jameis. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lion Players’ Hearts Trump All Else
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Penn State Football: Nittany Lion Players’ Hearts Trump All Else
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Victories of two points and three points – the latter in Penn State’s 13-10 win over Rutgers on Saturday night – that came on the Nittany Lions’ final drive of the game are proof positive of the team’s collective resolve. [Read More]
What Christian Hackenberg Looked Like From Every Angle on Saturday Night
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What Christian Hackenberg Looked Like From Every Angle on Saturday Night
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- No matter what your vantage point, by the end of Penn State's 13-10 victory over Rutgers, the view of the Nittany Lions' quarterback was the same. [Read More]
Rutgers vs. Penn State: A Dozen Key Matchups On and Off The Field Tonight Rutgers vs. Penn State: A Dozen Key Matchups On and Off The Field Tonight
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Dueling women AD's. The first college football game ever vs. Rutgers' first Big Ten game. James, John and Ralph. A week with good news for Penn State and bad news for Rutgers. The storylines never stop... [Read More]
Penn State Still Must Give Big Ten $11 Million For Bowl Shares in ’14 & ’15
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Penn State Still Must Give Big Ten $11 Million For Bowl Shares in ’14 & ’15
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Over the past three years, Penn State has already forfeited over $6.5 million in bowl money. Overall, the Sandusky scandal will have cost Penn State about $18 million in total lost bowl revenues over a five-year period. [Read More]
Rutgers, Ex-Boss Friedgen Part of Homecoming for Penn State's Jersey Guy John Donovan
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Rutgers, Ex-Boss Friedgen Part of Homecoming for Penn State's Jersey Guy John Donovan
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State offensive coordinator and New Jersey native John Donovan's counterpart at Rutgers -- who the Nittany Lions play on Saturday -- is the Scarlet Knights' Ralph Friedgen, who was Donovan's boss at Georgia Tech and Maryland for 13 seasons. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Deciphering the Offense in 10 Not-So-Easy Steps Penn State Football: Deciphering the Offense in 10 Not-So-Easy Steps
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Just how much and why did offensive coordinator John Donovan have to throw out against Akron in hopes of getting something – a run over three yards, for instance – to consistently stick? Let us count the ways... [Read More]
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