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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

For Penn State Football, Citrus Bowl is the End of Era
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For Penn State Football, Citrus Bowl is the End of Era
75 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
ORLANDO, FLA. — The Nittany Lions have been on a run that began on January 1, 2016, in Jacksonville and will end here on January 1, 2019. Appropriately enough, Penn State has spent the week practicing at Celebration High. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Last Call at the Citrus Bowl; Which Lions are Leaving?
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Penn State Football: Last Call at the Citrus Bowl; Which Lions are Leaving?
75 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When the final whistle blows in Orlando on Tuesday afternoon, a total of 19 Penn State players on the three-deep chart will begin the 2019 calendar year with a single year of college eligibility remaining. Who will go and who will stay? [Read More]
Tracing McSorley’s Path to His 100th Start in the Citrus Bowl with Gesicki, JoeMo & Prato
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Tracing McSorley’s Path to His 100th Start in the Citrus Bowl with Gesicki, JoeMo & Prato
76 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Richard Thomas McSorley III will start his 100th game as a quarterback in the Citrus Bowl on January 1. He was 55-5 as starter at Briar Woods High School, with three state titles. He is 31-8 as a starter at Penn State. That’s 86-13. And counting. [Read More]
Penn State Signing Day Notebook: Franklin’s New Man Crush, Low Line Numbers, Less Selling & My New Jersey Number
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Penn State Signing Day Notebook: Franklin’s New Man Crush, Low Line Numbers, Less Selling & My New Jersey Number
76 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Signing Day storylines: Ja’Juan Seider was the man of the hour, the Lion lines are a quart low, Penn State’s recruiting numbers speak for themselves and No. 26 has my name on it. [Read More]
Penn State Football: As Signing Date Looms, a Closer Look at Early Enrollment
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Penn State Football: As Signing Date Looms, a Closer Look at Early Enrollment
77 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I think our mid-semester numbers are going to grow and I think that’s a trend that’s going to continue to get bigger and bigger,” James Franklin said earlier this year. “I see a lot of programs across the country are around the 10 number.” [Read More]
How ‘Special’ Were Penn State’s Special Teams in 2018? How ‘Special’ Were Penn State’s Special Teams in 2018?
77 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In six of the nine major special teams categories where the NCAA tracks and compares statistics nationally, the Nittany Lions got worse from 2017 to 2018. [Read More]
18 Nuggets That Define Penn State Football in 2018
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18 Nuggets That Define Penn State Football in 2018
78 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A sampling: Former assistants shine (no Joshing), Penn State’s passing game drops and drop-off, Trace McSorley’s run of success, Terry Killens’ return, James Franklin’s records both good and bad, and Penn State vs. the Diamondbacks back-to-back. [Read More]
Penn State Football Jumps to No. 2 in NCAA Home Attendance in 2018; Ohio State Down 5,548
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Penn State Football Jumps to No. 2 in NCAA Home Attendance in 2018; Ohio State Down 5,548
78 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Michigan ranked first in home attendance in 2018, averaging 110,737 fans, according to the NCAA. Penn State was second, at 105,485. Ohio State ranked third, but saw a big drop-off in attendance at The Horseshoe. [Read More]
With Citrus Bowl Set, Here is Penn State’s To-Do List for the Weeks Ahead
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With Citrus Bowl Set, Here is Penn State’s To-Do List for the Weeks Ahead
79 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Personnel changes — both players and coaches — may be in the offing, as a couple of Penn State players must decide by Jan. 14 if they want to declare for the NFL Draft (hello, Miles Sanders). Not to mention an early signing date, early enrollees, a convention and an anniversary. [Read More]
The Dollars & Sense of Assistant Coaches at Penn State & in the Big Ten
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The Dollars & Sense of Assistant Coaches at Penn State & in the Big Ten
79 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Assistant coaches may come and they may go, but in the end it’s usually about the money. In the Big Ten, Ohio State leads the pack by paying its 10 assistants a total of $7.6 million in 2018. [Read More]
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