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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

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
10 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]
Penn State Football: Media Show Lots of Early 2015 Love for Christian Hackenberg
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Penn State Football: Media Show Lots of Early 2015 Love for Christian Hackenberg
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It seems like any day these days is the right day for college football writers to sing the Protential of Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg. With his power and the range of a B-52, the media loveS hack, baby. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Reihner is Latest in Long Lion of Legacies
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Penn State Football: Reihner is Latest in Long Lion of Legacies
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Kevin Reihner, the former coal region offensive tackle transferring from Stanford to Penn State, certainly isn’t the first Nittany Lions’ football legacy. Relatively speaking, he's closer to the 40th. And counting. [Read More]
Penn State Football Continues to Struggle With a Quarterback Shortage
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Penn State Football Continues to Struggle With a Quarterback Shortage
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Over the past 30 months, eight quarterbacks have left the Penn State program while still owning eligibility -- five were on scholarships. And heading into the 2015 season, PSU has only three scholarship QBs. [Read More]
Penn State Football: #happybirthday to James Franklin
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Penn State Football: #happybirthday to James Franklin
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Like nearly everything else in his life, James Franklin is ecstatic about where his birthday falls on the calendar, just 33 days into the new year. Some years, signing day coincides with his birthday. [Read More]
Penn State Football’s 2015 Out-of-Division Schedule Ranks Third-Easiest in Big Ten
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Penn State Football’s 2015 Out-of-Division Schedule Ranks Third-Easiest in Big Ten
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Nittany Lions' non-conference schedule and out-of-division Big Ten games in 2015 rank a combined No. 3 among all Big Ten Conference teams for lowest opponents' winning percentage. [Read More]
Smith & Amos Wow Woo from Penn State at Senior Bowl
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Smith & Amos Wow Woo from Penn State at Senior Bowl
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Senior Bowl scouting assistant and PSU graduate Patrick Woo has spent the past half-year traveling the country to watch college football's top seniors. Here's what he sees in a quarter of Nittany Lions who were in Mobile, Ala., last week for the game. [Read More]
Penn State: 4 Januarys, 4 Coaches, 4 Stories - Franklin, O’Brien, Paterno and Munchak Penn State: 4 Januarys, 4 Coaches, 4 Stories - Franklin, O’Brien, Paterno and Munchak
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Lately, every January has been different. Three years ago, Joe Paterno passed away. In the subsequent three Januarys, Penn State had two different head coaches. And along the way, a Penn Stater who was never hired had become a January regular. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The 534 Players & 20 Coaches Who Already Won 112 Games
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Penn State Football: The 534 Players & 20 Coaches Who Already Won 112 Games
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Here's the complete list of the 554 football players and full-time coaches who led the Nittany Lions to 112 victories from 1998 to 2011. [Read More]
10 Rounds of Answers About Penn Staters Who’ve Declared Early for NFL Draft
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10 Rounds of Answers About Penn Staters Who’ve Declared Early for NFL Draft
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
ROUND 6 -- A half-dozen Nittany Lions left Penn State with college eligibility remaining and were subsequently selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. They are... [Read More]
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