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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

A Trace of the Penn State Quarterback Not Named Hackenberg
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A Trace of the Penn State Quarterback Not Named Hackenberg
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Here’s what you don’t know about Christian Hackenberg’s back-up quarterback. But should: His given name is Richard and “his arm strength is his greatest strength,” says receiver Chris Godwin. “He has a great arm.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Roads to the 2015 Captaincy Weren’t Always Easy
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Penn State Football: The Roads to the 2015 Captaincy Weren’t Always Easy
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For the most part, Penn State’s five captains for the 2015 season – announced Thursday – took the road less traveled to their leadership roles. And in that way, they may personify the current Nittany Lion squad. [Read More]
Penn State Football: What is the Future of Beaver Stadium?
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Penn State Football: What is the Future of Beaver Stadium?
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In many ways, Penn State football is at a crossroads – rebuild or build anew. In a big way, that includes Beaver Stadium. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Yes, (In) Virginia, There is a Christian Hackenberg
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Penn State Football: Yes, (In) Virginia, There is a Christian Hackenberg
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The distance between the Penn State quarterback’s home in Palmyra, Virginia, and the site of the Big Ten’s media days Friday in Chicago, Illinois, is 722 miles. The twain shall never meet. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Huff Hopes Road Trip to NFL Teams Pays Special Dividends
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Penn State Football: Huff Hopes Road Trip to NFL Teams Pays Special Dividends
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Pittsburgh and Baltimore and Cleveland and Cincinnati and Detroit. It was a special road trip this summer for Charles Huff and his sidekick, Sam Williams. Special – as in special teams. [Read More]
Who is the Highest-Paid Nittany Lion in the NFL?
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Who is the Highest-Paid Nittany Lion in the NFL?
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Jared Odrick (left) hit the jackpot in the off-season, when he signed with Jacksonville for $42.5 million, with a guarantee of $22.5 million. But it is San Francisco's NaVorro Bowman who has the biggest contract and the highest average paycheck of any former Penn Stater in the NFL. [Read More]
Franklin & Co. Rebuilding Penn State Football With 69 Recruits in 555 Days
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Franklin & Co. Rebuilding Penn State Football With 69 Recruits in 555 Days
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Since the Blue-White Game, James Franklin has gotten 13 new verbal commitments, Tweeted and Retweeted about 468 times, traveled to six satellite camps, hosted seven Penn State football camps and took the names off of 105 jerseys. [Read More]
Penn State Football is Another Step Closer to Being Back
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Penn State Football is Another Step Closer to Being Back
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State’s new jerseys are old again. Penn State’s old jerseys are new again. For James Franklin and Nittany Lion football, it’s another two steps forward by taking one step back in Penn State history. [Read More]
7 Questions with Penn State’s Mike Gesicki: Life’s a Beach, Failing at QB & Being Gronk Jr.
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7 Questions with Penn State’s Mike Gesicki: Life’s a Beach, Failing at QB & Being Gronk Jr.
42 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Mike Gesicki is equal parts beach boy with sun-bleached blonde hair and stud tight end with mad athletic ability and work ethic. If that sounds a bit like the most famous tight end in the NFL, you’re right. [Read More]
DaeSean Hamilton’s 82 Catches More Than Enough for Penn State Record Book
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DaeSean Hamilton’s 82 Catches More Than Enough for Penn State Record Book
42 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Hamilton's 2014 receptions ranked No. 2 in PSU history. More than the combos of father-and-son Richie and Richy Anderson, and brothers Larry and Tony Johnson. More than both Browns, Green and Greene, two Goldens, a Redd and a Redman. And more than King, Dukes and a Christian (Kuntz, not Hackenberg) [Read More]
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