Sideline Season 3, Episode 1

Sideline returns with its first show of 2024. This week, Conference play was in full swing in college basketball and South Florida got its first taste of Olympic events. The Heat went down to the wire in Brooklyn, the Panthers had their winning streak snapped, and the Dolphins saw their season end in record-setting weather. 

Conference play began this month and South Florida’s college teams have already had some intense matchups. The U dropped two straight at home last week against unranked teams after beginning the month by upsetting Clemson. Meanwhile, FIU had a strong week with two nail-biting wins at home. Sideline was courtside for the action. 

Olympic trials for Paris 2024 have commenced. South Florida had a front row seat this past weekend to see what the US sailing team has in store. Sideline was on shore for the event on Saturday.

With the return of Jimmy Butler on Monday, the Heat are much closer to being fully healthy for the first time this year. They blew out Charlotte on Sunday and won an overtime thriller against Brooklyn the day after. 

The Panthers’ nine-game winning streak turned into a losing streak this week with losses to New Jersey on Saturday and Anaheim on Monday. They remain one of the hottest teams in the NHL.

The Dolphins season had an anti-climactic end against Kansas City on Saturday. The final score in -30 degree wind chill was 26-7.

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.

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

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.

Kimora Miller is a senior seeking a bachelor’s degree in public relations, advertising, and applied communications at FIU. Her current interests involve sports entertainment, social media, collegiate dance, and on-air interviews.

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.

Stanley Beaubrun is a senior whose interests include traveling, going to the beach, and reading books. After graduation he  hopes to work in television and radio.