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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 Football: Nittany Lion Players’ Hearts Trump All Else
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Penn State Football: Nittany Lion Players’ Hearts Trump All Else
6 hours 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
19 hours 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 days 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
3 days 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
1 week 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
1 week 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]
Penn State Football: Defense Zaps Zips in One Fell (Bob) Shoop Swoop Penn State Football: Defense Zaps Zips in One Fell (Bob) Shoop Swoop
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“With Coach Shoop, it’s always about being more aggressive,” says linebacker Brandon Bell. "That’s what he tells us. It’s definitely more fun. Shoop pretty much decides what the weakness is on a play and we have blitzes from every angle...” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Collins, McGloin, Hack are Passed, Present & Future NFL QBs
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Penn State Football: Collins, McGloin, Hack are Passed, Present & Future NFL QBs
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
There were 10 degrees of Penn State starting quarterback separation between Kerry Collins (left) and Matt McGloin. There are likely to be zero between McGloin and his successor, Christian Hackenberg. [Read More]
Back Home on PSU Soil, James Franklin Lauds the Nittany Lions’ “It Factor”
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Back Home on PSU Soil, James Franklin Lauds the Nittany Lions’ “It Factor”
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“The most important thing is that we have that ingredient, which is that we know how to win,” says Franklin (left, with Christian Hackenberg). “When I talk about the ingredient, ‘it’ is what I’m talking about.” [Read More]
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