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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

Penn State Football: Saquon Barkley is Built for 1,000 Yards Penn State Football: Saquon Barkley is Built for 1,000 Yards
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Saquon Barkley ran for 103 yards in a 55-16 loss to Michigan State here in Spartan Stadium on Saturday. That gives him 1,007 yards for 2015, breaking D.J. Dozier’s record of 1,002 for a PSU freshman. [Read More]
Will Penn State Learn to Dance in the Footsteps of Michigan State?
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Will Penn State Learn to Dance in the Footsteps of Michigan State?
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Thanksgiving week had a different look and feel for the Nittany Lions, who've gone a month without a win but still had a spring in their practice step as they prepared to face No. 6 Michigan State. [Read More]
In Praise of Saturday’s Whiteout: How Penn State’s Sanction Error is Better Than The Dark Years
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In Praise of Saturday’s Whiteout: How Penn State’s Sanction Error is Better Than The Dark Years
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Compared to 2000-2004, Penn State has performed much better over the past four seasons, when the NCAA’s limitations on scholarships and bowl appearances deliberately hindered PSU’s ability to compete and recruit. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Senior Day Not Filled with Many Senior Moments Penn State Football: Senior Day Not Filled with Many Senior Moments
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State, with its seniors and surrogate seniors playing battered and beaten and depleted, succumbed to not just Michigan, but a variety of other factors on Saturday. [Read More]
Penn State’s Red Zone Woes Lead to Field Goals, Not TD’s Penn State’s Red Zone Woes Lead to Field Goals, Not TD’s
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State settled for three field goals on three trips to the red zone against Michigan on Saturday, gaining just 19 yards on 10 plays inside its own 20. That continued a season-long problem for the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Christian Hackenberg’s Penn State Football Career? Here’s Some Context
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Christian Hackenberg’s Penn State Football Career? Here’s Some Context
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The next time Hackenberg is sacked it will be his 100th. In the past 11 games, he has a 17-3 TD-to-interception ratio. He's No. 2 on the all-time list of PSU starters at QB. He’s the best in the NCAA for fourth-quarter and OT comebacks. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Jordan Lucas is What This Year's Senior Day is All About
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Penn State Football: Jordan Lucas is What This Year's Senior Day is All About
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Senior captain Jordan Lucas will be in the sideline this Saturday vs. Michigan, but his legacy is already set: Excellent player, exemplary leader, even better Penn Stater. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 12 Reasons Why Beating Michigan is a Signature Win
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Penn State Football: 12 Reasons Why Beating Michigan is a Signature Win
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Over the next 16 days, Penn State will have two opportunities to garner what fans and media – but not James Franklin, the coach himself says – call a signature victory, when it hosts Michigan and then plays at Michigan State. [Read More]
Penn State, Hackenberg Enter Bye Week Facing Forks in the Road
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Penn State, Hackenberg Enter Bye Week Facing Forks in the Road
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Quarterback Christian Hackenberg was philosophical after losing to Northwestern, as he looked ahead to what may be his final bye week at Penn State: “You have two options: You can build on it or you can dwell on it.” [Read More]
No Offense, But Penn State Goes All-in On Barkley and Godwin No Offense, But Penn State Goes All-in On Barkley and Godwin
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
EVANSTON, ILL. -- Penn State’s offense these days is The Saquon and Chris Show, ft. Christian Hackenberg. That was made no clearer than here on Saturday, when in tandem they accounted for 78% of Penn State's designed runs and completions. [Read More]
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