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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: The Surprising Calm Before the Sandusky Trial Storm
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Penn State: The Surprising Calm Before the Sandusky Trial Storm
113 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
114 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
115 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]
Bill O’Brien is the CEO of Penn State Football
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Bill O’Brien is the CEO of Penn State Football
116 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Bill O'Brien has been the Nittany Lions’ boss for all of 18 weeks. But his management style as CEO of Penn State football -- which netted $53 million in 2010-2011 -- is already clear, says quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher: "He lets you know what he wants and how he wants it.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: O’Brien Eyes Alabama, Southern Cal and Stanford Penn State Football: O’Brien Eyes Alabama, Southern Cal and Stanford
116 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
HAZLETON, Pa. — Bill O’Brien has his sights set on making his thumbprint on Penn State’s future football schedules. He said Tuesday he would like to add some non-conference powers such as Alabama, Southern Cal and Stanford. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Bill O’Brien’s Ten Commandments for His Starting Quarterback Penn State Football: Bill O’Brien’s Ten Commandments for His Starting Quarterback
117 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien thinks he knows who will be his starting quarterback this fall. And he knows exactly what that QB needs to do to be No. 1. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 14 Quarterbacks Later, McGloin May Be No. 1 Again
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Penn State Football: 14 Quarterbacks Later, McGloin May Be No. 1 Again
118 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Since 2008, Penn State has had a total of 15 quarterbacks -- starters, backups, mop-up guys, Wildcats, summer workout drillers, walk-ons and scout team heroes. Wildcats aside, Matt McGloin has filled every one of those roles. Now, he wants to be No. 1 ... again. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Past and Paterno Not Part and Parcel of Blue-White Game
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Penn State Football: Past and Paterno Not Part and Parcel of Blue-White Game
119 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It was more like watching O’Brien – and his team and the game and the quarterback derby – than truly missing Paterno. Still, even the memory of the longtime Penn State icon seemed to be missing during Saturday’s scrimmage and accompanying festivities. That wasn’t by accident. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Playbook New But Not Yet New England
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Penn State Football: Playbook New But Not Yet New England
119 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Fans saw about 10 percent of Penn State's playbook, said head coach Bill O’Brien. In other words, don’t take offense by the Penn State offense that was on display in Saturday’s Blue-White Game in Beaver Stadium. In the words of Gertrude Stein, there’s no there. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Making the Case for Matt McGloin Penn State Football: Making the Case for Matt McGloin
120 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Seven reasons why No. 11 could be No. 1 when the 2012 season begins. Penn State coach Bill O’Brien’s decision will most likely be Matt McGloin, a former walk-on. He’s not a lock, but he is the clubhouse leader. [Read More]
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