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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 Pre-game: What’s Playing Inside The Players’ Headphones
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Penn State Football Pre-game: What’s Playing Inside The Players’ Headphones
106 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Pearl Jam. Country rockers Florida Georgia. Rick Ross. #OneTeam? Not when it comes music. They may be a band of brothers, but nothing is as personal as what the Nittany Lions listen to before each game. [Read More]
Penn State Football: It's Going to be Like This for Awhile
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Penn State Football: It's Going to be Like This for Awhile
106 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
LINCOLN, Neb. -- One day you’re the only married guy on the team and you dive over the goal line holding the ball, scoring a touchdown, getting a 29-27 lead and maybe even a 7-3 record. The next day you’re Matt Lehman and you didn’t. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nebraska Scores 26 Second-Half Points to Beat Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Nebraska Scores 26 Second-Half Points to Beat Nittany Lions
106 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
LINCOLN, Neb. - In Memorial Stadium, Nebraska outscored Penn State 26-3 in the second half, as the Nittany Lions lost out on a controversial fumble call that cost them a touchdown and, perhaps, the game. Final score: Nebraska 32, Penn State 23. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 7 Things What to Watch For From Lincoln
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Penn State Football: 7 Things What to Watch For From Lincoln
106 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Sure to be in evidence here for today's game: Jordan Hill and Kyle Carter, heavy winds and a hot sun, fast times and timely turnovers...and lots of red. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lions and Cornhuskers’ Offenses Are Alike, But Different Penn State Football: Lions and Cornhuskers’ Offenses Are Alike, But Different
106 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Which offense is better -- Penn State's racy NASCAR? Or Nebraska's scheme that is part-dirt track, part-monster truck, part-Indy? Both teams motor in the end zone in a hurry, but through five games of the Big Ten schedule their offensive engines are not alike. [Read More]
Penn State Football: It’s Fun, Billieve It Or Not
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Penn State Football: It’s Fun, Billieve It Or Not
107 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Fun and Penn State football seemingly have not gone hand-in-hand for going on 364 days now. At least from the outside. At least until the wild comeback against Northwestern and the wildly fun fourth-down calls and the WhiteOut. But look again. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Home Stretch Nothing Nittany Lions Haven’t Faced Before
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Penn State Football: Home Stretch Nothing Nittany Lions Haven’t Faced Before
108 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The 2012 season is finishing fast and furious. Penn State faces four games in 22 days, as well as some unwanted anniversaries. As the WhiteOut showed, many eyes are back on the field -- where the players' hearts have never left. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Buckeyes' Braxton Miller Bruises Lions, 35-23 Penn State Football: Buckeyes' Braxton Miller Bruises Lions, 35-23
108 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Ohio State's Braxton Miller accounted for three touchdowns and 277 yards to lead the Buckeyes over Penn State, 35-23, in Beaver Stadium on Saturday night. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Seniors Captain the Ship for the Nittany Lions
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Penn State Football: Seniors Captain the Ship for the Nittany Lions
108 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Since head coach Bill O’Brien’s first day, the Penn State's 23 seniors -- led by Matt McGloin (pictured), Michael Mauti and Michael Zordich -- have been the team’s over-sized heart and brooding soul. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 10 Things You Must Watch and Know About a Beaver Stadium Whiteout
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Penn State Football: 10 Things You Must Watch and Know About a Beaver Stadium Whiteout
108 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
What a Whiteout means to the quarterback and the president of Nittanyville. Its meaning for the creator and high school recruits. And the best Whiteout video ever. They're all right here. [Read More]
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