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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979, and for StateCollege.com since the 2009 season. 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

The Penn State Defense That Might Have Beaten Ohio State
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The Penn State Defense That Might Have Beaten Ohio State
50 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A few years ago, it wouldn’t have been a stretch to envision a Penn State defense vs. Ohio State last week that included Torrence Brown and Ryan Buchholz at ends and a starting linebacking trio of Troy Reeder, Manny Bowen and Jake Cooper. [Read More]
Penn State Football is Elite; Its Finishes in Big Games Are Not Penn State Football is Elite; Its Finishes in Big Games Are Not
51 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“Keep ’em close boys, and I’ll think of something,” Brooklyn Dodgers manager Charlie Dressen used to tell Boys of Summer Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Duke Snider. It was good advice. [Read More]
Penn State Football: McSorley Had 1,341 Runs & Passes; Why Not One More?
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Penn State Football: McSorley Had 1,341 Runs & Passes; Why Not One More?
51 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Trace McSorley is Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. Montana and Gretzky. DiMaggio. LeBron and MJ. [Read More]
From the Start, Franklin & McSorley Shared a Vision for Penn State Football
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From the Start, Franklin & McSorley Shared a Vision for Penn State Football
51 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It’s not mentioned much, and at first it’s hard to conceive. But Penn State’s quarterback and its head coach are kindred spirits. Fellow QBs....dual threat ones, at that. Both with a chip and brimming with confidence. Always driven. [Read More]
Points Will Be a Major Point of Penn State vs. Ohio State
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Points Will Be a Major Point of Penn State vs. Ohio State
51 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
There are going to be a lot of points scored in Beaver Stadium on Saturday. Bet on it. Penn State enters the night-time Whiteout averaging a nation-leading 55.5 points. Ohio State is No. 2 at 54.5 points. [Read More]
Ohio State, Penn State Rank 2-3 in Current Win Streaks; Nittany Lions’ 16-0 Home Win Streak is No. 3
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Ohio State, Penn State Rank 2-3 in Current Win Streaks; Nittany Lions’ 16-0 Home Win Streak is No. 3
52 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When Ohio State visits Beaver Stadium for a Saturday night Whiteout, they’ll be bringing the nation’s second-longest winning streak, with nine W’s in a row. Penn State is No. 3, with eight consecutive victories. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Miles to Go Before Sanders Sleeps
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Penn State Football: Miles to Go Before Sanders Sleeps
52 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — For Miles Sanders, it was a night he had been waiting on for a long time. Almost too long. “It took patience,” he says. “I went from being a top recruit to sitting behind another great back. But I came here for a reason.” [Read More]
Penn State’s Tommy Stevens: Is it Finally Time to Show Urban The Lion Legend?
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Penn State’s Tommy Stevens: Is it Finally Time to Show Urban The Lion Legend?
52 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Tommy Stevens has played in just nine of Penn State’s last 18 games, with more than a touch or a yard in only five. Will he play vs. Illinois on Friday and give Urban Meyer something to think about in advance of next week’s Whiteout? [Read More]
Penn State’s Beaver Stadium Advantage: 16-Win Home Streak Ranks No. 3
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Penn State’s Beaver Stadium Advantage: 16-Win Home Streak Ranks No. 3
53 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When Ohio State’s Urban Renewal Project hits campus for the WhiteOut on Sept. 29, it will be 1,043 days since PSU last lost in Beaver Stadium. Only Alabama (20) and USC (17) have longer active home winning streaks. [Read More]
Penn State’s Odd Couple: KJ May be a PIA, but Thompkins Likes Him Anyway
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Penn State’s Odd Couple: KJ May be a PIA, but Thompkins Likes Him Anyway
53 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State’s thrilling kick-returning, TD-pass catching duo of DeAndre Thompkins and KJ Hamler couldn’t be more different. They’re separated by 45 months, half a continent and about a million syllables. [Read More]
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