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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979 -- the past seven seasons for StateCollege.com. His column appears on Mondays and Fridays. 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

Blue-White Game Countdown: Lasch Symbolizes Big Costs to Revitalize Penn State Football
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Blue-White Game Countdown: Lasch Symbolizes Big Costs to Revitalize Penn State Football
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Lasch Building, opened as the gleaming hub of Penn State football in 1998 for about $14 million, has seen better days. An infusion of money will help renovate the complex and possibly the program. [Read More]
James Franklin Has Penn State Football Ready to Spring Forward
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James Franklin Has Penn State Football Ready to Spring Forward
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin springs hope eternal. Gushes it, in fact. And why not? It’s largely past Penn State football savings time. But there’s still much to be done, on and off the field. This week marks another big step in the right direction. [Read More]
Christian Hackenberg Can Carry the Ball and the Penn State Offense
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Christian Hackenberg Can Carry the Ball and the Penn State Offense
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When you take away the sacks, Christian Hackenberg is an effective runner, going 11-of-12 in short-yardage situations last year. James Franklin is expecting an even better run from his quarterback in 2015. [Read More]
Is Akeel the Lynchpin for Penn State's Ground Game in 2015?
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Is Akeel the Lynchpin for Penn State's Ground Game in 2015?
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Akeel Lynch bust out runs of 15, 15, 16, 20, 25, 26, 35, 38, 46 and 47 yards last season. But he can be an occasional bust pass-blocking, running routes and making every carry a success. [Read More]
From Penn State to the Steelers, Jim Bradley is Just What the Doctor Ordered
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From Penn State to the Steelers, Jim Bradley is Just What the Doctor Ordered
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Dr. Jim Bradley made his mark on the Penn State football field before becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers' team doctor, a post he has held for 25 years. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Future Non-Conference Schedules Lack Punch of Big Ten Foes
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Penn State Football: Future Non-Conference Schedules Lack Punch of Big Ten Foes
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“The fans want a winning product, but they also want a challenge and they want some excitement around it,” says athletic director Sandy Barbour, adding they also want to see “...in their home venue a really high-profile team and a high-profile nationally interesting game...” [Read More]
Franklin Delivers Coast to Coast Clinic on How to Promote Penn State Football
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Franklin Delivers Coast to Coast Clinic on How to Promote Penn State Football
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State's head football coach has fired up his calculator, fine-tuned his PowerPoints and put his best Nike forward to recruit fans, players and high school coaches. [Read More]
Penn State Football: How Its Few Veterans Will Lead a Young Squad
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Penn State Football: How Its Few Veterans Will Lead a Young Squad
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For Penn State, leadership takes different forms. End around? More like an errand run, like the other day when veteran wide receiver Matt Zanellato drove brand-new quarterback Tommy Stephens to Walmart. [Read More]
Top 10 All-time Penn State Rankings For All Six NFL Combine Tests
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Top 10 All-time Penn State Rankings For All Six NFL Combine Tests
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Allen Robinson, Tim Shaw and Omar Easy are the only Nittany Lions in Penn State’s Top 10 list for NFL Combine scores in four separate events. But the all-time best Penn Stater’s at the NFL proving grounds? Cameron Wake and Justin King. [Read More]
Only 5 Paterno Recruits & 1 Supa Six Remain on Penn State’s 2015 Roster
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Only 5 Paterno Recruits & 1 Supa Six Remain on Penn State’s 2015 Roster
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Only five scholarship athletes from Penn State's Class of 2011 – Joe Paterno’s last group of recruits -- remain on the Nittany Lions' roster as they head into spring drills next month. [Read More]
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