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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

Penn State Football: Is Blake Bortles’ NFL Draft Success a Bellwether for Christian Hackenberg?
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Penn State Football: Is Blake Bortles’ NFL Draft Success a Bellwether for Christian Hackenberg?
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
On NFL Draft Night 2016 or 2017, Christian Hackenberg will likely be standing where Blakes Bortles was Thursday night: Hugging Roger Goodell on stage of Radio City Music Hall as the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft. Or higher. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Commences First Caravan Week With Baseball and Buses
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Penn State Football: Franklin Commences First Caravan Week With Baseball and Buses
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
From Opening Day of State College Little League to a twinbill of commencement speeches at his alma mater, James Franklin's first Coaches Caravan is in overdrive. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin's Dinner of Champions Gives Him Food for Thought
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Penn State Football: James Franklin's Dinner of Champions Gives Him Food for Thought
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State’s football coach broke bread last week with a trio of Nittany Lion college coaching legends - Cael Sanderson, Russ Rose and Bob Warming, who have 1,658 wins and 10 NCAA titles to their credit. The meal gave James Franklin food for thought, and filled his belly with desire. [Read More]
Penn State & The NFL: McGloin’s Future is On Field & MRob’s is Off It
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Penn State & The NFL: McGloin’s Future is On Field & MRob’s is Off It
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
After a memorable 2013 NFL season, a pair of former Penn State quarterbacks are nearing the next stages of their careers; Matt McGloin's on the field as a veteran and Michael Robinson's most likely off the field, probably in television. [Read More]
The Odd Couple of Penn State Football: James Franklin & John Donovan
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The Odd Couple of Penn State Football: James Franklin & John Donovan
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The two Penn State coaches have been together for 11 years. And counting. If anyone is Franklin’s work spouse, it’s Donovan, who says: “We find a happy medium in there somewhere.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin's First 100 Days
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Penn State Football: James Franklin's First 100 Days
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In his first semester at Penn State, Franklin has dominated everything from the national recruiting landscape to the selfies in Pegula. He's been everywhere, man. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lack of Depth Can Have Its Advantages
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Penn State Football: Lack of Depth Can Have Its Advantages
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Fewer scholarships, thinner depth charts, shiftier positioning, mounting injuries – they all may mean more PT for certain PSU football players. And that’s A-OK with them. [Read More]
Penn State Football: No Longer a Stand-up, Zettel is Still Funny
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Penn State Football: No Longer a Stand-up, Zettel is Still Funny
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
As much as Penn State's newest defensive tackle loves the sport, he is quietly delighted when someone’s being played. He’s one of those people who literally is his name – definitely more Zettel than Anthony. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Wins The Day in a Shutout
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Penn State Football: James Franklin Wins The Day in a Shutout
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For James Franklin, the game is never over. And that’s even after every single one of the 72,000 or so fans who showed up for Saturday's annual Blue-White Game had left Beaver Stadium. [Read More]
Penn Staters in National Media, on College Football Beats Weigh in on James Franklin
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Penn Staters in National Media, on College Football Beats Weigh in on James Franklin
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
We polled five Penn State grads who cover sports for a living for their take on PSU football. They're from national platforms like USA Today, 247Sports and ESPN.com, and on college football beats covering Indiana, Syracuse and Notre Dame. [Read More]
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