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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

Penn State: 4 Januarys, 4 Coaches, 4 Stories - Franklin, O’Brien, Paterno and Munchak
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Penn State: 4 Januarys, 4 Coaches, 4 Stories - Franklin, O’Brien, Paterno and Munchak
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Lately, every January has been different. Three years ago, Joe Paterno passed away. In the subsequent three Januarys, Penn State had two different head coaches. And along the way, a Penn Stater who was never hired had become a January regular. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The 534 Players & 20 Coaches Who Already Won 112 Games
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Penn State Football: The 534 Players & 20 Coaches Who Already Won 112 Games
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Here's the complete list of the 554 football players and full-time coaches who led the Nittany Lions to 112 victories from 1998 to 2011. [Read More]
10 Rounds of Answers About Penn Staters Who’ve Declared Early for NFL Draft
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10 Rounds of Answers About Penn Staters Who’ve Declared Early for NFL Draft
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
ROUND 6 -- A half-dozen Nittany Lions left Penn State with college eligibility remaining and were subsequently selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. They are... [Read More]
A Year Ago, in His Own Words: A Look Back at Franklin’s First Penn State Press Conference
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A Year Ago, in His Own Words: A Look Back at Franklin’s First Penn State Press Conference
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin’s Year 2 at Penn State began on Sunday morning. No doubt he did a back handspring out of bed to get things started. It’s been 12 months since Franklin succeeded Bill O’Brien, and he has stayed remarkably on point. [Read More]
Big Ten Football: Ohio State Has Ruled East Round Robin vs. Penn State, Michigan, MSU
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Big Ten Football: Ohio State Has Ruled East Round Robin vs. Penn State, Michigan, MSU
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Historically – or hysterically, if you live in Ann Arbor -- Ohio State leads the four-team series by a wide margin since Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1993. The Buckeyes are 41-20, while the other three schools are not even above .500. [Read More]
2015 Has All The Makings of a New Year’s Revolution for Penn State Football
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2015 Has All The Makings of a New Year’s Revolution for Penn State Football
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It’s back to the future for the Big Ten, as its football legends are now leaders again. For James Franklin, with 50 new recruits in 13 months, the future is now. And it’s the end of two eras. [Read More]
Penn State Football: No Longer a Kid, Hackenberg Has Earned His Pinstripes
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Penn State Football: No Longer a Kid, Hackenberg Has Earned His Pinstripes
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“What did I learn?" Christian Hackenberg said. "Just being able to deal with a bunch of adversity, being able to come back and focus on the things you can control.” [Read More]
Pinstripe Bowl & December Paid Big Dividends for Franklin, Penn State Football
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Pinstripe Bowl & December Paid Big Dividends for Franklin, Penn State Football
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
From $500,000 in bonuses for James Franklin to nine Penn State bowl game passing records for Christian Hackenberg, it's been a good month for Nittany Lion football. [Read More]
Zettel’s Math: The Difference Between 7-6 and 6-7 for Penn State Football Zettel’s Math: The Difference Between 7-6 and 6-7 for Penn State Football
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
BRONX, N.Y. -- “Going into spring ball with a winning record is huge, especially with an emotional game like this, winning in overtime,” said Anthony Zettel. “...We won’t be looking back at a tough loss. This is a positive we can build off of.” [Read More]
Pinstripe Bowl Preview: Penn State's History vs. Flutie, B.C., and After
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Pinstripe Bowl Preview: Penn State's History vs. Flutie, B.C., and After
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
From Doug Flutie's 1,205 career passing yards against the Nittany Lions to Boston College's 2003 and ’04 wins against two woeful Penn State squads, BC has done more than OK against PSU. [Read More]
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