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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: Bradley’s 451-Game Odyssey May End in Dallas
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Penn State Football: Bradley’s 451-Game Odyssey May End in Dallas
120 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The TicketCity Bowl on Jan. 2 will be Tom Bradley's 451st game as a Penn Stater player and coach. From beginning to end, the story on Bradley has always been about doing all he can for his alma mater -- through good times and now, the very bad. [Read More]
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Penn State Football Coach Search: More Munch, The Packer is Back and a Guess That May Be Richt
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Penn State Football Coach Search: More Munch, The Packer is Back and a Guess That May Be Richt
120 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Munch was chewing on the Penn State job, Tom Clements of The Pack is back on the list and the (Kirby) smart guess about the next Nittany Lions head coach may be Georgia's Mark Richt (above). [Read More]
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Penn State Football Coach Search is Dave Joyner’s Show
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Penn State Football Coach Search is Dave Joyner’s Show
120 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
While speaking with reporters at a TicketCity Bowl function in Dallas Thursday night, Penn State acting athletic director Dave Joyner made it clear: He is the one calling the shots. [Read More]
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Penn State Football Coach Search: Munchak Denies Interest in Coaching Vacancy
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Penn State Football Coach Search: Munchak Denies Interest in Coaching Vacancy
121 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Mike Munchak denied interest in the job despite a growing cadre of supporters, former teammates and longtime friends sharing the word off the record that the Tennessee Titans' head coach is coming home to Happy Valley. [Read More]
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Penn State Football Coach Search: Many Reasons to Court Clements as Candidate Field Narrows
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Penn State Football Coach Search: Many Reasons to Court Clements as Candidate Field Narrows
121 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Among the known and remaining candidates to be Penn State’s next head football coach, Green Bay's Tom Clements (left) may be best qualified to make his own case. The man who's coached both Brett Favre (right) and Aaron Rodgers is also an attorney. [Read More]
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Penn State Football Head Coach Search: 15 Questions 45 Days After Paterno Was Fired
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Penn State Football Head Coach Search: 15 Questions 45 Days After Paterno Was Fired
121 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Twenty-four of the 25 head coaching vacancies in college football in 2011 have been filled, according to coachingsearch.com. Penn State is the odd school out. Here are a few questions about the thus-far ill-fated search. [Read More]
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Penn State Football Coaching Search: Hawaii Says Chow to Norwood; Dissecting Bo Pelini’s No
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Penn State Football Coaching Search: Hawaii Says Chow to Norwood; Dissecting Bo Pelini’s No
122 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Norm Chow, the new Hawaii coach, provides one degree of separation for possible Penn State football head coach candidates Mike Munchak and Brian Norwood. [Read More]
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Penn State Football Coaching Search: Norwood’s Aloha May Be Latest Snub as the List of No’s Grows
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Penn State Football Coaching Search: Norwood’s Aloha May Be Latest Snub as the List of No’s Grows
122 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Most fans thought replacing Joe Paterno would be difficult when he retired. No coach wanted to follow a legend. But no one knew replacing the Hall of Fame coach after a scandal would be even tougher. [Read More]
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Penn State Football: It’s Not About Football
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Penn State Football: It’s Not About Football
122 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State football is not about football. We learned that again on Saturday with what happened in the Lasch Building locker room. [Read More]
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Penn State Football: Seven Coaches Likely to be on the Search Committee’s Short List
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Penn State Football: Seven Coaches Likely to be on the Search Committee’s Short List
122 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Who is on Penn State's short list to be the next head football coach? [Read More]
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