Dear SMU students and readers,
November marks six months since the idea of The Stable was born over one too many frozen margaritas at Fuzzy’s Tacos. The idea itself stemmed from the recent founding of our affiliate, The Sawmill, at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, TX. It was at that time that we decided to found a similar version of The Sawmill at SMU with the name The Stable, and under the umbrella of Upper Reserve Media. While we lacked vision and a mission statement, we did not lack energy and enthusiasm as we set off to pursue the combination of things we love most: journalism and sports.
Since our inception we have published 42 articles ranging from breaking news concerning men’s basketball, profiles of former SMU athletes and coaches, to previews and analysis for football, basketball, and volleyball.
Since we first founded The Stable it has been our goal to maintain a unique perspective of writing, while providing SMU students and fans with something that our beloved university has been lacking: a sports blog similar in style to SB Nation, Fansided, 247Sports, etc… While there are such sites as Rivals and paid subscription sites like Scout that breakdown recruiting, SMU has not had a sports blog that focuses on the most important perspective – yours.
It has been our goal to maintain an independent and comprehensive approach to cover SMU athletics, however, due to our staffing, we have been limited in our coverage of EVERY sport. It is because of this that we are looking to you.
The time has come for us to grow our team. If you are interested in sports, writing, social media, web design, radio, podcasts, photography, or have any other talent to lend to us, we would like to hear from you. Whether you have done anything like this before or you just deeply bleed red and blue.
It is our goal through The Stable to showcase our varying perspectives and opinions of things happening on campus. Through our writing we will provide readers with mainstream and controversial coverage of SMU athletics, that stems from various perspectives throughout the university and student organizations.
If you are interested in being part of something special, please let us know: send an email to email@example.com and tell us how you would like to be involved.
Thank you for your support, and above all #PonyUp.
Editor – The Stable