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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 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
34 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
34 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
35 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
35 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
35 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
35 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]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Take a 45-21 Run at Purdue Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Take a 45-21 Run at Purdue
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Nittany Lions never punted in their 45-21 win over Purdue Saturday in Beaver Stadium. Not once. But they did pound the football. Once times 58 for 289 yards, to be exact. Some Zwinak here, a bit of Belton there, a little Lynch after that. And then they Zwakked 'em again. [Read More]
Penn State Football’s Depth Chart is Missing One Thing
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Penn State Football’s Depth Chart is Missing One Thing
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien comes clean on The Dirty Show: “We’ve played well when during the week in practice we’ve gone up against each other quite a bit. And that means 1’s vs. 1’s.... We’ve done that more and a little less Dirty Show this year.” [Read More]
Penn State Football (Still) a Program in Transition
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Penn State Football (Still) a Program in Transition
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Changes with Penn State football have happened so often, so fast and with such regularity, it’s sometimes hard this season to see the W’s for all the L’s. Or to see that not all W’s happen on the field. [Read More]
Penn State Football:    At A Loss for Both Compliments and Complements
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Penn State Football: At A Loss for Both Compliments and Complements
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
MINNEAPOLIS -- Nothing ever really fit together for Penn State in its unmemorable visit here to TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, as Minnesota won 24-10. For the Nittany Lions, there was a little of everything but not enough of the right things. [Read More]
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