Student Media Poll announces rebranded visual identity, refreshed website

The Student Media Poll released new brand elements Monday as a part of its effort to push the organization into the future. The Poll, led by its Leadership Board and assisted through its sponsorship with Indiana University Student Media, developed the new logos and brand elements over the last three months. Indiana Daily Student Special Publications Editor Abby Carmichael used the Board’s stated goals and … Continue reading Student Media Poll announces rebranded visual identity, refreshed website

SMP launches “The Press Pass” in collaboration with IUSTV

The Student Media Poll is making its television debut in “The Press Pass,” a new show on Indiana University Student Television. The show will feature two teams of two, three new SMP voters each week and SMP Founder and Director Patrick Felts, competing in sports debates about various topics to claim the highest number of points, decided by a to-be-determined host. The show will begin … Continue reading SMP launches “The Press Pass” in collaboration with IUSTV

Recapping the SMP’s inaugural football season

With Georgia’s 33-18 win over Alabama yesterday in the National Championship game, the 2021-2022 college football season and the inaugural season of the Student Media Poll has officially come to a close.  It was a year that will go down in history: The University of Georgia won its first national championship since 1980.  An Unranked Texas A&M led by backup quarterback Zack Calzada stunned then … Continue reading Recapping the SMP’s inaugural football season

Introducing the SMP Podcast Network

Since the Student Media Poll launched in 2021, audio content has been a focus. With three podcasts in the Poll’s inaugural year (SMP Podcast, Student SECtion, Back 2 MACtion), podcasting has been a successful venture. In 2022, we launch the SMP Podcast Network, which aims to create new podcasts hosted by our members across a variety of topics in college sports, in addition to more … Continue reading Introducing the SMP Podcast Network

SMP Announces Leadership Team

After an application and selection process, several new additions have been made to the Student Media Poll’s leadership team. All previously named members will continue to serve in their roles. Official titles for members in new positions will be announced at a later date. “This was a difficult selection process with so many incredible candidates,” Founder and Director Patrick Felts said. “Our team members are … Continue reading SMP Announces Leadership Team

Celebrating One Year of Student Media Poll

On Jan. 5, 2021, the Student Media Poll was founded. Today, we celebrate our first birthday! Here are a few ways we’re celebrating the one-year anniversary: The SMP announced its new leadership team members today, bringing in voting members to help the Poll in new roles as the organization continues to grow in 2022 and beyond. Also announced today is the creation of the SMP … Continue reading Celebrating One Year of Student Media Poll

SMP announces 2021 football award winners

The Student Media Poll has revealed its award winners for the 2021 college football season. The six award winners were selected by the voters of the SMP, and were revealed on the SMP’s YouTube channel Saturday night. Student Media Player of the Year – Bryce Young, QB, Alabama Offensive Player of the Year – Kenny Pickett, QB, Pitt Defensive Player of the Year – Will … Continue reading SMP announces 2021 football award winners

SMP Newsletter – Now on Substack

The Student Media Poll Newsletter has officially launched on Substack. The weekly newsletter will be sent to subscribers Tuesdays during the football and men’s and women’s basketball seasons. The newsletter includes: -Links and information about our football, women’s basketball and men’s basketball polls, including a look at some individual voter ballots. -News about the latest endeavors of and newest information about the Student Media Poll. … Continue reading SMP Newsletter – Now on Substack

Student Media Poll announces men’s and women’s basketball polls

The Student Media Poll will release weekly polls for men’s and women’s college basketball, beginning in the 2021 preseason. Following the success of the College Football Student Media Poll, the basketball polls will have many of the same voters from the football poll who cover men’s and women’s basketball. The Student Media Poll will be expanding the voting roster, including an emphasis on representing mid-major … Continue reading Student Media Poll announces men’s and women’s basketball polls

Aaron Heisen – Daily Emerald

Aaron Heisen is from Los Angeles, California, and he is a junior at the University of Oregon majoring in journalism. Heisen has worked on the Daily Emerald sports desk for the past year and enjoys writing about college football, basketball and many other sports. Outside of writing, he enjoys watching sports, reading and hanging out with his friends and family. Fun facts: Heisen loves everything … Continue reading Aaron Heisen – Daily Emerald