Sideline Episode 12

Sideline returns for its twelfth and final show of the year.

This week, Canes basketball got a much-needed win at home against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday. And FIU saw head hoops coach Jeremy Ballard become the winningest coach in the program’s history. Sideline was on the baseline for all the actions and emotions of the day. 

The Miami Sharks rugby team inched closer to its debut.

The Dolphins dominated the Washington Commanders on Sunday. They scored 17 unanswered in the first quarter and did not look back. The final score was 45-15. 

The Panthers could not pull off a comeback against the New York Islanders on Sunday. They looked to erase a 4-2 lead in the third period, but New York’s defense proved to be too much. The final score was 4-3. 

The Heat split its home series against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. Th second game loss was disappointing, particularly when considering the absence of Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton. The final score was 144-129.

The Miami Sharks host an end-of-the-year cocktail party and Sideline gets an invitation. All of this and more on this episode of Sideline.

Esteban Rodriguez is a sophomore majoring in TV/Broadcast media. He is a producer for Caplin News and FIU's Sports show, Sideline. He hopes to pursue this path of producing for Sports Networks and/or Hollywood in the Film Industry.


Alfredo Banegas is a junior at Florida International University majoring in digital journalism hoping to combine his passion of sports and writing to become a sports writer. Alfredo looks to make positive changes in the way sports are covered in today’s media landscape.

Tania Jimenez is a senior majoring in communication with a concentration in digital broadcasting. She is interested in sports. After graduation, she would like to continue her career journey in the world of sports media.

Kenneth Bueno is a junior majoring in the Digital Broadcasting field. He is a sim racing commentator for Podium eSports and aims to apply his love for sports into the sports broadcasting industry after graduating.

Anthony Cruz is a freshmen majoring in Digital Media and Communications. He hopes to pursue a career in sports broadcasting.

Pablo Hernandez was born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Florida. He has a huge love for sports and aspires to be a sports analyst on television in the future.

Zeth Leon is of Cuban descent. He is currently a Junior at FIU majoring in Digital Communications and Media with a concentration in digital broadcasting. After graduation, he plans to incorporate his love for sports into his work by becoming a play-by-play commentator or talk show host for a sports network.