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