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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979 -- the past seven seasons for StateCollege.com. 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: 20 Questions if There Had Been a Coaches Caravan This Year
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Penn State Football: 20 Questions if There Had Been a Coaches Caravan This Year
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
What if James Franklin had caravanned again this spring? Here's what we would have liked to ask him. [Read More]
For Penn State Football, Night & Road Noon Games Not a Real Kick
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For Penn State Football, Night & Road Noon Games Not a Real Kick
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The early and late (start) timing may not be the best for some of the Nittany Lions’ football games in 2016. [Read More]
With a New Contract in Hand, McGloin Not in a Stew Over Raiders Drafting Cook
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With a New Contract in Hand, McGloin Not in a Stew Over Raiders Drafting Cook
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Since 2008, Matt McGloin’s place on a football roster has been challenged by over two dozen quarterbacks. And counting. Besides, he now has 2.553 million reasons to think the Oakland Raiders like him. [Read More]
Penn State’s Tour of Holland is a Field (Hockey) of Dreams
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Penn State’s Tour of Holland is a Field (Hockey) of Dreams
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
UTRECHT, Holland – This is a natural destination for the team’s longest road-trip. (It’s 6,085 kilometers from State College to The Hague, site of Friday’s game.) In the Netherlands, field hockey is king. And queen – Holland’s women have won a record seven World Cups. [Read More]
Life as a QB: Penn State Coaches Have Experience in Their Pockets
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Life as a QB: Penn State Coaches Have Experience in Their Pockets
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
As college quarterbacks, Penn State’s James Franklin, Joe Moorhead and Ricky Rahne combined for over 1,500 completions, 18,000 passing yards and 120 TD tosses, in addition to more than 1,000 yards rushing. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ryan Keiser’s Tryout With the Ravens is Reason to Smile
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Penn State Football: Ryan Keiser’s Tryout With the Ravens is Reason to Smile
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Since he walked onto Penn State in 2010, you could say Ryan Keiser has been through hell and back. But he certainly wouldn’t. It’s been heaven on earth, despite an injury that almost cost him much more than his football career. [Read More]
2017 NFL Draft May Include a Mixed Bag of Penn Staters: Past, Present and Early Pros
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2017 NFL Draft May Include a Mixed Bag of Penn Staters: Past, Present and Early Pros
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State's senior linebackers and a pair of junior wide receivers, as well as transfers named Lewis and Lynch are all intriguing pro prospects for next spring. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hackenberg Shut Out of NFL Draft’s Round One
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Penn State Football: Hackenberg Shut Out of NFL Draft’s Round One
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
On Sept. 14, 2013, in Beaver Stadium, Christian Hackenberg and Central Florida’s Blake Bortles -- the No. 3 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft -- were on near-even footing. Maybe they can be again. Just not on Thursday night. [Read More]
Penn State Football: NFL Agent Jim Ivler is Nittany Lion-Hearted
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Penn State Football: NFL Agent Jim Ivler is Nittany Lion-Hearted
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State grad Jim Ivler of Sportstars has over 30 clients currently in the NFL whom he personally keeps tabs on. And while “his guys” aren’t all Penn Staters, about 30% are — including Tamba Hali (pictured, with Ivler and Hali’s son). [Read More]
Penn State Football: Which Players Will Be Leaders This Summer?
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Penn State Football: Which Players Will Be Leaders This Summer?
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Like I told them,” James Franklin said after the Blue-White Game, “they have to take ownership of this team from this point moving forward throughout the summer. They will be as good as they decide to be.” [Read More]
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