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September 26, 2004 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The sun set on this bustling state capital shortly before 7 o'clock. Long before that, though, darkness had fallen on Penn State's hopes of taking a step back toward respectability in the Big Ten Conference. The shadow was cast by Erasmus James, the swift, fierce Wisconsin defensive end who devastated the Nittany Lions' offense by knocking out quarterbacks Zack Mills and Michael Robinson before the first quarter ended. For Penn State, that meant getting into the Wisconsin end zone would be darn near impossible, and the Nittany Lions didn't as the 20th-ranked Badgers scored a 16-3 victory at raucous Camp Randall Stadium last night.
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March 7, 1994 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He shoots 10 halfcourt shots every day, but that's practice and this was the last seconds of a Public League championship game in which his team was two points behind. After rebounding the missed front end of a one-and-one with 12.6 seconds left, Michael Robinson of Franklin Learning Center got the ball back but found himself caught in Simon Gratz's halfcourt trap. Gratz, the defending champion, was ahead by 55-53, and time was almost gone. "(Hasaan) Ravenell got me the ball somehow, and I spun around," Robinson said.
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December 13, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SEATTLE - Undrafted rookie Doug Baldwin blocked a first-quarter punt that was returned by Michael Robinson 17 yards for a touchdown, then caught a 29-yard TD pass from Tarvaris Jackson in the third quarter as the Seahawks pulled away for a 30-13 win over the St. Louis Rams (2-11) last night. Seattle (6-7) won for the fourth time in five games. Marshawn Lynch had 115 yards on 23 carries and scored a touchdown for the Seahawks.
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November 19, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
It's no secret Penn State coach Joe Paterno is high on Michael Robinson. Last year, Robinson was Penn State's secret weapon as a "multiback," playing quarterback, tailback and wide receiver. He has started the last two games at tailback, and Paterno even says Robinson could play that position in the NFL. It's a scenario that would elate most college football players. But not Robinson. "I wouldn't say it's my biggest nightmare, because my biggest nightmare is not playing," he said.
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July 28, 1986 | By KURT HEINE, Daily News Staff Writer
A spurned boyfriend stabbed his ex-lover to death in her Nicetown home over the weekend, then fought off her shovel-wielding stepfather before stabbing himself to death, police said. Michael Robinson, 28, of 26th Street near Nevada, and his ex-girlfriend, Donna Carr, 27, of Dennie Street near Wayne Avenue, were pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital Saturday afternoon. According to police, about a week earlier, Carr told Robinson she didn't want to see him again.
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January 3, 2006 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eighty-five yards separated Penn State from victory. The distance between the Nittany Lions' reality and their dreams for 2005 was much longer. The Ryan Stadium scoreboard spelled out their desperation that afternoon of Sept. 24: Northwestern led, 29-27. One minute, 39 seconds remained. Penn State faced a fourth and 15. On its own 15. A mixture of doubt and anxiety hung over the Nittany Lions' huddle like a dark cloud. These players had lost 13 of their last 16 Big Ten games.
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September 22, 2003 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the Penn State coaching staff, Michael Robinson came to pose a dilemma. The wonderful all-around athleticism of the redshirt sophomore quarterback from Richmond, Va., demanded that he be on the field. But where? Though he has yet to regain the form that made him so effective two years ago and through the first half of last season, Zack Mills earned the starting quarterback job. So Robinson was used at tailback, slotback, flanker, and wide receiver, making cameos at quarterback.
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October 8, 2003 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Penn State coach Joe Paterno talked yesterday about the changed world of college football, in which the anybody-can-beat-anybody-on-a-given-day cliche has played out somewhere each Saturday during this unpredictable season. He spoke of the parity that scholarship cuts have helped create, about how difficult it is to negotiate through the Big Ten Conference, which has seven teams ranked among the top 25. Good points all. The problem for Paterno is his team has as many scholarship players as everyone else, his team is not among those representing the Big Ten in the polls, and an increasing number of Penn State followers don't like the way the college football world has changed for the Nittany Lions.
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February 22, 1993 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
If Michael Robinson were a beekeeper, he would work without wearing protective clothing. The bees wouldn't dare try to sting me, he'd think, so why sweat bullets under all that bulky stuff for nothing? Michael Robinson, a 6-7 junior forward at Franklin Learning Center, defines the word unflappable. When he's playing basketball, he comes darn close to defining the word unconscious. "People say I don't have any spunk," Robinson said. "You know what I tell them? There's a lot worse things than not having any spunk.
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December 14, 2005 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Some observers have long suspected that if the shroud of secrecy were removed from Penn State football, we might all be surprised at what lies beneath. That's certainly the case in the January issue of the glossy fashion magazine W, where a full-page photo of bare-chested quarterback Michael Robinson reveals a liberally tattooed torso that contrasts strikingly with the Nittany Lions' squeaky-clean image. On the left side of Robinson's chest are the words "Mike Rob" above the words "In God I Trust.
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January 29, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - You're getting interviewed at the Super Bowl, people expect sweetness and light. It's a given that you're the luckiest guy in the world, so fortunate to be playing for the best gosh-darned organization in sports. Just about every question is about how this or that wonderful aspect of your team has helped bring you to the brink of winning the NFL championship. Sometimes the story is a little more complicated. Michael Robinson, the Seattle Seahawks fullback who led Penn State to the 2005 Big Ten title as a quarterback, definitely feels lucky to be here.
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January 29, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Michael Robinson gave himself a deadline. The Seattle Seahawks cut the former Penn State quarterback in August after a protracted illness caused him to lose more than 30 pounds. He was out of football, and made the determination that he would retire if he did not sign a new contract by Week 10 or 11. Robinson re-signed with Seattle on Oct. 22. After the Seahawks won the NFC Championship on Jan. 19, the 30-year-old fullback cried until he said no tears remained.
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January 27, 2012 | By Jake Kaplan, For The Inquirer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Joe Paterno once told Michael Robinson, who quarterbacked Penn State to a Big Ten championship in 2005, that he would be a Pro Bowl running back or fullback some day. "And as God is my witness," said Robinson, one of the speakers at Thursday's public memorial for Joe Paterno, "three hours ago I got off a plane from Hawaii - because I've been voted to my first Pro Bowl. " Now a fullback for the Seattle Seahawks, Robinson finished a Pro Bowl practice in Hawaii on Wednesday and traveled all the way to State College to speak at the memorial for his former coach, 85, who died Sunday.
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December 13, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SEATTLE - Undrafted rookie Doug Baldwin blocked a first-quarter punt that was returned by Michael Robinson 17 yards for a touchdown, then caught a 29-yard TD pass from Tarvaris Jackson in the third quarter as the Seahawks pulled away for a 30-13 win over the St. Louis Rams (2-11) last night. Seattle (6-7) won for the fourth time in five games. Marshawn Lynch had 115 yards on 23 carries and scored a touchdown for the Seahawks.
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October 17, 2008 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Daryll Clark was a freshman, Michael Robinson, the consummate leader, had four words of advice: "Watch everything I do. " Three years later, it's: "Listen to everything I say. " But although the effect is the same, there is one significant difference. Robinson is no longer Penn State's quarterback. Clark is. And Clark is no longer the follower. He is the leader. Clark, trained at the knee of one of the Nittany Lions' best, has Penn State 7-0, ranked third in the country, and poised to scale heights not even his predecessor, once removed, reached.
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September 8, 2008 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the last decade of Penn State football, one player stands out as the program's beacon of light. Michael Robinson was a quarterback, running back, and unquestioned leader all rolled into one. So when the comparison is made to the man who guided the 2005 Nittany Lions to an 11-1 record and an Orange Bowl victory, it may seem hyperbolic. But after Darryl Clark put on a Robinson-like display, guiding No. 17 Penn State to a 45-14 cakewalk over Oregon State on Saturday, it was hard not to see the similarities.
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December 16, 2006 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Anthony Morelli has learned to hide behind the protective facade that widely criticized athletes often construct for themselves. The Penn State quarterback peers out from behind it during interviews. His body language doesn't just suggest caution, it shouts it. His rote answers come in rapid-fire bursts. He seldom smiles. He rarely jokes. He doesn't engage with reporters the way his media-savvy predecessor, Michael Robinson, did. That's what happens when you're the quarterback of a Penn State team that lost four games, when you get blamed for the defeats, when you've been called dumb and disappointing, when your performances haven't matched your physical gifts.
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April 25, 2006 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Michael Robinson changes positions more easily than minds. All he's ever wanted to do in football is play quarterback. But because of his speed and because of his versatility and maybe because of his skin color, coaches always want to stick him elsewhere. "The same situation has presented itself at every single level I've played," Robinson, the ex-Penn State quarterback, said last week. "I'm talking all the way back to Little League. "In high school [in Richmond, Va.]
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January 28, 2006 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
By all accounts, Michael Robinson had one of the greatest seasons ever by a Penn State quarterback. And while that was more than enough to get him invited to the Senior Bowl, it most likely will not be enough to get him drafted at that position in the NFL. Robinson is one of three seniors from the Lions' 12-1 team - defensive end Tamba Hali and cornerback Anwar Phillips are the others - who will suit up for the North team when 100 collegians partake...
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January 5, 2006 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The hundreds of fans draped over a Dolphins Stadium tunnel after Penn State's triple-overtime Orange Bowl triumph early yesterday morning screamed Joe Paterno's name as he exited the field. The Nittany Lions coach, appearing smaller, older and wearier at the end of his 40th season then he had at its beginning, was looking down at his watch. "Geez," he said to no one in particular, "it's after 1 a.m. I've usually been in bed for a couple of hours by now. " But Paterno's recuperative powers, even at 79, are remarkable.
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