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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

Dear John Urschel: Here's a CFP Selection Primer for You...and Penn State
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Dear John Urschel: Here's a CFP Selection Primer for You...and Penn State
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A memo to the newest member of the College Football Playoff Committee, former Nittany Lion John Urschel, including some stats on the historical — and occasional hysterical — info the CFP has used when picking teams since 2014. [Read More]
Penn State Football No. 2 in Home Attendance in 2019, But Ticket Revenue Still Lags
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Penn State Football No. 2 in Home Attendance in 2019, But Ticket Revenue Still Lags
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For the second year in a row Michigan and Penn State ranked 1-2 in home game ticket sales. PSU’s challenge? A better ROI, which explains recent hikes in ticket prices and corresponding donations. [Read More]
Penn State Football 2020 Ranking Round-up: National Media Eyes PSU at No. 8
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Penn State Football 2020 Ranking Round-up: National Media Eyes PSU at No. 8
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Optimism and expectations are high for 2020, beginning with a run of early preseason predictions that has Penn State in the Top 10, as more than 1,200 new season tickets are already booked for a campaign that kicks off vs. Kent State in Beaver Stadium on Sept. 5. [Read More]
Is it Time for James Franklin to Hire Another Penn Stater as an Assistant Coach?
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Is it Time for James Franklin to Hire Another Penn Stater as an Assistant Coach?
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Here are 11 names to consider, including a possible double-switch involving CB coach Terry Smith. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Gifts and Numbers of James Franklin’s Six-Year Anniversary
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Penn State Football: The Gifts and Numbers of James Franklin’s Six-Year Anniversary
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Saturday will be James Franklin’s 2,191th day and the end of his sixth year at Penn State. Traditional gifts are candy, like a sweet Big Ten title and 56 victories. And iron, like bouncing back from an onerous set of sanctions to draw 4,336,837 fans to Beaver Stadium. [Read More]
Penn State Football’s Comings and Goings: Who’s Next?
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Penn State Football’s Comings and Goings: Who’s Next?
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The parade of new faces into the Penn State football program isn't over. Coming up: Early enrollees, graduate assistants, an analyst, a social media director and....maybe...a transfer or two. [Read More]
Penn State’s Offensive Line Options: 10 Things...and People...to Know After the Departure of Matt Limegrover
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Penn State’s Offensive Line Options: 10 Things...and People...to Know After the Departure of Matt Limegrover
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
With Matt Limegrover gone, a few questions come to mind: Will Kirk Ciarrocca bring his own offensive line coach, what role did/does Pat Flaherty have and where does this leave Tyler Bowen (again)? [Read More]
Penn State Football: How and Why the 2019 Season Exceeded Expectations
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Penn State Football: How and Why the 2019 Season Exceeded Expectations
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
DALLAS — “When you go all the way back to before the season started, nobody was really talking about Penn State...,” James Franklin said after Penn State beat Memphis in the Cotton Bowl here. As low as those expectations were, wait ’til he sees how high how they are in 2020. [Read More]
Penn State Football: KJ Hamler’s NFL Decision Is Pending; Seider Expects All 4 Running Backs 'to Be Back'
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Penn State Football: KJ Hamler’s NFL Decision Is Pending; Seider Expects All 4 Running Backs 'to Be Back'
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
ARLINGTON, Texas — In the locker room after Penn State’s 53-39 victory over Memphis in the Cotton Bowl, KJ Hamler said, “I still have to talk with Coach (James Franklin), think some things over and will let you all know. Give it a few days. Today is not about me.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: What If KJ Hamler Turns Pro?
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Penn State Football: What If KJ Hamler Turns Pro?
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
With 163 or more yards in the Cotton Bowl, KJ Hamler would vault to No. 4 on the Penn State list of all-purpose yards gained in consecutive seasons — trailing only Saquon, LJ and O.J., and just ahead of Cappy. It would be quite the swan song. [Read More]
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