State College, PA - Centre County - Central Pennsylvania - Home of Penn State University

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, Big Ten Fight a Flood of Instability
Column
Penn State, Big Ten Fight a Flood of Instability
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The shelf-life of a Big Ten head coach is uncertain these days. So is figuring out which Penn State team is going to show up. [Read More]
Penn State Football’s Next Big Star? Saquon Barkley May Have What It Takes
Column
Penn State Football’s Next Big Star? Saquon Barkley May Have What It Takes
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The freshman running back has shown that he’s different. He not only gains yards, but like the biggest stars of Penn State football's past he has the potential to be a singularly sensation who can excite his teammates. [Read More]
Saquon Barkley's Quantum Leap Sparks Penn State's 27-14 Win Over Buffalo Saquon Barkley's Quantum Leap Sparks Penn State's 27-14 Win Over Buffalo
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Freshman running back Saquon Barkley ran for 115 yards and a touchdown on just a dozen carries, all in the second half, to lead Penn State past Buffalo in Beaver Stadium. "I thought he gave us a spark," said James Franklin, "and did some exciting things." [Read More]
No Offense, But Franklin-Donovan History Doesn’t Show Big Numbers
Column
No Offense, But Franklin-Donovan History Doesn’t Show Big Numbers
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
This is Year No. 8 and School No. 3 for James Franklin and John Donovan working side by side on the offensive side of the ball. On average, their offenses have rarely been as good as average – at least not statistically. [Read More]
The 20 Worst Losses in Penn State Football History & What Happened Next
Column
The 20 Worst Losses in Penn State Football History & What Happened Next
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
We're talking about terrible thumpings, bad beat-downs and embarrassing endings. Plus, a few stinky squeakers like The 6 to 4 Game, the 1979 Sugar Bowl, the blasphemy of losing to Beckman in 2014. [Read More]
Why Temple Got Better Since its November Loss to Penn State Why Temple Got Better Since its November Loss to Penn State
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State has played Temple twice in its past five games, with wildly different results - a victory in November, a loss on Saturday. What happened? [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin is Back at The Linc, But It Took Awhile
Column
Penn State Football: James Franklin is Back at The Linc, But It Took Awhile
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin's journey back to The Linc after the Eagles beat Green Bay, where he was an assistant in ’05, lasted 3,569 days. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Why is Temple So Much Trouble Lately?
Column
Penn State Football: Why is Temple So Much Trouble Lately?
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Temple won't likely upset Penn State on Saturday. But, if recent history is any guide, the potential exists for Nittany Lion head coach James Franklin to be a bit upset by how close the final score is. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Judge James Franklin By The Company He Keeps
Column
Penn State Football: Judge James Franklin By The Company He Keeps
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
All you need to know about James Franklin came during a key minutes of practice Wednesday as his vision, his management and interpersonal styles, how he recruits and hires, were personified by several players and assistants. [Read More]
Q&A with BTN's Gerry DiNardo & Penn State's (Good) 'Culture of Recruiting'
Column
Q&A with BTN's Gerry DiNardo & Penn State's (Good) 'Culture of Recruiting'
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Gerry DiNardo's likes: Sandy Barbour, James Franklin's “culture of recruiting” and Penn State’s emphasis on academics. His dislikes: The Nittany Lion offensive line. [Read More]
Page: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
order food online
Featured Columnists