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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

Freeh Report: Summary of Key Points Raised by Former FBI Director
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Freeh Report: Summary of Key Points Raised by Former FBI Director
110 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Freeh Special Investigations Task Force released on Thursday covered 267 pages and is a summary of the investigation into the facts and circumstances of The Pennsylvania State University surrounding the child abuse committed by a former employee, Jerry Sandusky. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 7 Summertime New Looks and Old Friends
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Penn State Football: 7 Summertime New Looks and Old Friends
111 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Not all the news about Penn State is about courts, emails and former administrators. Some of it is actually about football. And much of that continues to focus on the ongoing changes as the Bill O’Brien Era officially hits the half-year mark on Friday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Numbers on Being the Newest Head Coach in the Big Ten
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Penn State Football: The Numbers on Being the Newest Head Coach in the Big Ten
112 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Being the new guy in the Big Ten Conference isn’t always easy. In large part, that’s because you’re new for a reason: The head coach before you has most likely failed, in one way or another. (Unless his name is Barry Alvarez.) [Read More]
Penn State: In Sandusky’s Wake, What a Difference a Year Makes
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Penn State: In Sandusky’s Wake, What a Difference a Year Makes
113 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
On June 19 last year, I postulated that the majority of the Penn State hierarchy would be gone – as in retired – by the time the Penn State-Pitt football series resumed five years hence. As it turned out, most of them didn’t even last five months. [Read More]
Penn State Football: A Dozen Items for Bill O’Brien’s Summer To-Do List
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Penn State Football: A Dozen Items for Bill O’Brien’s Summer To-Do List
114 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It’s still 78 days until Bill O’Brien coaches his first game as Penn State’s new head coach. In that mix is a few weeks of vacation – at least for his assistants, who will taking off for many as three weeks in July. Not for Bill. He still has a lot to do. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Bill O’Brien’s Hidden Summer Advantage Prepping for His Opening Games
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Penn State Football: Bill O’Brien’s Hidden Summer Advantage Prepping for His Opening Games
115 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
With the 2012 season opener a dozen weeks away, Bill O’Brien and his staff are admittedly already at work for the initial slate of Penn State’s games. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 11 Starting Points About Bill O’Brien’s New Depth Chart Penn State Football: 11 Starting Points About Bill O’Brien’s New Depth Chart
115 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State first-year coach Bill O'Brien released an updated depth chart on Tuesday. And while Matt McGloin is set as the No. 1 quarterback, lots of question marks remain. [Read More]
Penn State: The Surprising Calm Before the Sandusky Trial Storm
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Penn State: The Surprising Calm Before the Sandusky Trial Storm
116 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In State College and on the Penn State campus, it’s the calm before the Sandusky trial storm. Or, maybe it’s just the calm. [Read More]
Penn State Football: A New Wave of Sandusky Scandal Documentaries, Books and Articles
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Penn State Football: A New Wave of Sandusky Scandal Documentaries, Books and Articles
117 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
As the Jerry Sandusky trial nears, the number of books, documentaries and magazine articles about the scandal and Joe Paterno is growing. [Read More]
Penn State Football: O’Brien Epitomizes the New Face of Penn State Athletics
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Penn State Football: O’Brien Epitomizes the New Face of Penn State Athletics
118 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Bill O’Brien represents the new face of Penn State athletics, not just Penn State football. That’s especially true after 18 stops in seven states over 1,968 miles and 17 days on his recent Coaches Caravan. [Read More]
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