On April 8, 2021, The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism held a virtual discussion about the Povich Center's first sports and politics poll with UMD’s Center for Democracy and Civic Engagement and The Washington Post.

The panelists were Michael Hanmer (Research Director, CDCE), Rick Maese (Reporter, The Washington Post) and Stella Rouse (Director, CDCE). The event was moderated by Povich Center Director Mark Hyman, the inaugural George Solomon Chair in Sports Journalism at Merrill College.