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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 Got Defensive Just in Time; Now, Can It Badger Wisconsin? Penn State Football Got Defensive Just in Time; Now, Can It Badger Wisconsin?
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“We found ourselves kind of late,” said PSU defensive tackle DaQuan Jones. “But we found ourselves.” Since halftime of the Minnesota game, Penn State's defense has given up just 10.8 points and 306 yards per game. Wisconsin will put that streak to the test at 3:30 p.m. today in Madison. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Zach Zwinak Has November’s Number
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Penn State Football: Zach Zwinak Has November’s Number
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Zwinak has had 450 rushing yards over the past three games and 874 in 2013. If he runs for 126 vs. Wisconsin, he'll hit 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season and will be the first PSU back to twice finish out a regular season with four consecutive 100-yard games. [Read More]
Bill O’Brien’s Penn State Football On-the-Field Thanksgiving List Bill O’Brien’s Penn State Football On-the-Field Thanksgiving List
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
From a talented rookie quarterback to a stout freshman class to the promise of strong recruiting classes to come, Penn State's head football coach sees a lot about which to be thankful. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Bill O’Brien’s Thanksgiving Day Message of Family, Team and Gratitude Penn State Football: Bill O’Brien’s Thanksgiving Day Message of Family, Team and Gratitude
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Penn State head football coach's messages of good works, a good heart and appreciation were at the core of his upbringing as well as the centerpiece of his speech at his niece's commencement earlier this year. [Read More]
Penn State Football is 6-5, But Could Easily Be 7-4…Or 3-8
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Penn State Football is 6-5, But Could Easily Be 7-4…Or 3-8
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
As we near the end of Penn State’s 2013 season, objects – especially victories – appear larger in the rear view mirror. Looking back to the Nittany Lions' 23-20 OT loss to Nebraska on Saturday, we know Penn State could be 7-4 right now. Or, just as easily, 3-8. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nebraska Works Overtime to Beat Nittany Lions, 23-20 Penn State Football: Nebraska Works Overtime to Beat Nittany Lions, 23-20
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For Penn State, it was déjà vu all over again. Four of Penn State’s last five Big Ten home games had been decided after regulation play. Saturday in Beaver Stadium was no different. Check that: It was different. Penn State lost. In overtime. [Read More]
Penn State Football Senior Day:  Ty Has the Longest Commitment ...    and Howle
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Penn State Football Senior Day: Ty Has the Longest Commitment ... and Howle
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Since March 24, 2008, Ty Howle has been a part of Penn State football. He was the first player among 27 recruits in the Class of 2009 to verbally commit to become a Nittany Lion. And over the past 2,070 days, it has been a promise he's reaffirmed again and again. [Read More]
Penn State Football: McGloin Still Feeling It a Day After His NFL Starting Debut
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Penn State Football: McGloin Still Feeling It a Day After His NFL Starting Debut
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Monday was the first day after Matt McGloin’s first day as a starting – and victorious – NFL quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. Between the aches and pains, the lifts and film, and the calls and texts, McGloin took some time to detail the past week and hectic post-game. [Read More]
Penn State Football Senior Week: Baublitz Will Forego Final Season to Teach at State High Penn State Football Senior Week: Baublitz Will Forego Final Season to Teach at State High
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Defensive tackle Kyle Baublitz will forego his final year of eligibility – meaning Saturday’s game will be his last in Beaver Stadium. Instead, he will embark on a career of teaching high school history early, starting his career as a student teacher at State High. [Read More]
Penn State Football: They Are … Fighters Part Deux
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Penn State Football: They Are … Fighters Part Deux
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Nittany Lions are sometimes overshadowed by the larger-than-life 2012 squad, in this the more challenging Year Too of the NCAA sanctions. Their spark is head coach Bill O'Brien, who senior Ty Howle says is "always fired up. That’s what we love about him." [Read More]
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