Sideline, Episode 8 (season finale)

Sideline is in playoff mode during this week’s season finale. 

The NFL Draft is set to begin on Thursday, and the Miami Dolphins are eyeing the future as they look forward to next season.

After a Marlins hot streak, the fish ultimately fell short against the Atlanta Braves in a tough matchup.

Sideline’s Kenneth Bueno had a chance to visit Kaseya Center and got a taste of the fan atmosphere ahead of the Heat’s historic game-four playoff win against the Milwaukee Bucks. 

The Florida Panthers find themselves down 3-1 in their playoff series against the Boston Bruins. Tania Jimenez, Sideline’s NHL analyst, dives into what went wrong on the ice and what can be done to win the series.

For a final send-off before summer break, Sideline brought analysts together for a heated debate on the greatest South Florida teams ever. Jimenez, MLB analyst Kevin Barrios, NFL analyst Zeth Leon and NBA analyst Alfredo Banegas go back and forth on which legacies stand the test of time. 

All this and more on Sideline. 

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.