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.