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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: Nittany Lions Eligible for AP Poll Despite NCAA Sanctions Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Eligible for AP Poll Despite NCAA Sanctions
109 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
A spokesman for the Associated Press confirmed Monday that Penn State is eligible for the wire service’s preseason, weekly and postseason college football polls. The AP poll does not factor into the determination of the BCS national championship. [Read More]
Whiteout Has New Meaning for Penn State Football
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Whiteout Has New Meaning for Penn State Football
110 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For Penn State football, Whiteout will forever have a new meaning. Nittany Lion football from 1998 to 2011 is gone. Fourteen seasons of Penn State football have been erased by the NCAA. [Read More]
Mike Poorman: Penn State Athletics’ Leadership Needs to be Coached
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Mike Poorman: Penn State Athletics’ Leadership Needs to be Coached
111 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In addition to Bill O’Brien, an articulate and forthright speaker with strong on-the-field credentials, Penn State athletics has a host of marketable and top-caliber head coaches who can – and should – be the new face, voice, body and soul of Penn State sports. [Read More]
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
112 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
112 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
113 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
114 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
115 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
116 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
117 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]
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