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Mike Poorman

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979, and for StateCollege.com since the 2009 season. 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

Penn State Football: What to Make of Beaver Stadium’s Future — and When?
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Penn State Football: What to Make of Beaver Stadium’s Future — and When?
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It could be until the 2024 season until we see a completed and new and improved Beaver Stadium. Maybe even 2025, if you want to be Hokie about it. And the price tag could begin at $100 million — or two. [Read More]
Penn State’s Quarterback Battle: What Will Levis Has to Say
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Penn State’s Quarterback Battle: What Will Levis Has to Say
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Witness this little nugget from Will Levis about Tommy Stevens’ departure: “...it came down to how excited I was for this year, knowing that my approach will stay the same — but, in reality, my opportunities will be a lot more vast than if he had stayed.” [Read More]
Will Penn State’s Defense Have to Carry Its Offense In 2019?
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Will Penn State’s Defense Have to Carry Its Offense In 2019?
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin is bringing John Reid (left), Cam Brown and Blake Gillikin to the Big Ten Media Days for good reason: Defense will be the core of the Nittany Lions in 2019. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Garrett Taylor is Latest in Long Lion of Stalwart Safeties
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Penn State Football: Garrett Taylor is Latest in Long Lion of Stalwart Safeties
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State is turning into The Safety School. Of the nine safeties who have started since 2014, six have had stints in the NFL, and two still play for PSU — including anticipated 2019 star Garrett Taylor. [Read More]
3-12: How Does Penn State Really Stack up vs. The Big Ten East?
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3-12: How Does Penn State Really Stack up vs. The Big Ten East?
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin’s five-year record vs. Ohio State, Michigan State and Michigan may be the biggest thorn in CJF’s side since he arrived at Penn State 2,007 days ago. [Read More]
2016 Proves Penn State’s Fall Fortunes are in Players’ Summer Hands
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2016 Proves Penn State’s Fall Fortunes are in Players’ Summer Hands
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
College football games are played in the fall. But they are often won in the summer. Like in The Summer of 2016, when the Nittany Lions’ leaders knew they had something special. Because they made it so. [Read More]
The Odd Rhythm of Penn State’s 2019 Football Schedule
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The Odd Rhythm of Penn State’s 2019 Football Schedule
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
How weird is Penn State’s football schedule in 2019? Weird enough, unconventional enough and widely variable enough that it may very well be a challenge for a very young Nittany squad to get into a rhythm. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Good-bye to the Year of the Portal
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Penn State Football: Good-bye to the Year of the Portal
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State football has seen a lot of changes over the past fiscal year — which, for The Pennsylvania State University overall, ends on Sunday. They range from Jeff Nelson’s retirement to more commits and de-commit than an episode of The Bachelorette. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Levis Says Quarterbacks Will Still Make a Run for It
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Penn State Football: Levis Says Quarterbacks Will Still Make a Run for It
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I don’t see the offense changing one bit,” says Levis, the backup to presumptive starting quarterback Sean Clifford. “...whoever is running the ball at quarterback this year will turn some heads.” [Read More]
Penn State Football’s Defense Rocks Under Pry and Spence
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Penn State Football’s Defense Rocks Under Pry and Spence
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The 2019 Penn State defense has been tabbed as high as No. 2 in some preseason assessments, testament to a roster full of talent, a strong 2018 campaign, a sack-happy D-line, and two talented and loyal assistant coaches. [Read More]
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