Sideline, Episode 6

Sideline returns for a fascinating week in South Florida sports.

After the Miami Heat lost the first game of the play-in tournament, it all comes down to the Friday game to see if they make the playoffs. 

Udonis Haslem will retire after playing on the Heat for 20 years. Amanda Milian has a special report on his last game. 

The Miami Marlins are having a rough start to the season but that doesn’t mean they still aren’t making history. Marlins Superstar Luis Arráez has become the first to hit for the cycle in Marlins franchise history. That’s a single, a double, a triple, and a home run all in one game. 

The Florida Panthers also clinched a spot as a wild card and to celebrate, Tania Jimenez takes us to the last regular season game against the Toronto Leafs to get fans’ predictions. 

We also have our own spin on the Price is Right with Purrr-Ice is Right, where we get contestants to guess the prices of Panthers’ Merch. Some are crazier than you would think. 

All this and more this week on 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.


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.


Moises Pinell is a student at FIU majoring in communications with a track in Digital Media. He enjoys editing videos related to sports and business. He aspires to work for a television network, the Miami Heat, or in the film industry.

Ethan Toth is a senior, studying Digital Communication and Media at FIU since 2020. As an aspiring writer and producer, he has worked on multiple podcasts, film and video shoots and radio productions. Ethan looks forward to working professionally in whatever creative field he can land in first.

Lauren Wurts is a Latina Junior at FIU majoring in Journalism/ Communications. She hopes to work as a news reporter and work her way up to Producing. She is bilingual and enjoys covering entertainment, sports and activism stories.

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.

Anthony Blanco is a senior majoring in Digital Journalism with hopes of pursuing a career in sports journalism. Anthony is passionate about covering sports and hopes to one day make his passion his profession.

Steven Posada is a senior majoring in Digital Communications and Media. His parents moved to the United States from Colombia and he is looking to chase his dreams and that is to work in sports. He aspires to work in production for sports but is also open to writing or reporting for a team if presented the chance.

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.

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.

Carlton is a Digital Broadcasting student and intends to pursue a career in journalism. Born and raised in Broward County, he hopes to combine his passion for this community and storytelling to deliver news, insights, and perspectives to the people of South Florida.