Sideline season 3, episode 3

In Sideline’s third show of 2024, the Marlins welcome in fans to LoanDepot Park before the start of the 2024-25 season and Heat fans comment on the team’s recent skid. 

The Panthers start to build momentum with some nail-biting wins and the matchup for SuperBowl LVIII is set. 

The FIU women’s basketball team had its toughest challenge of the season last week. It matched up against third-seeded Western Kentucky on Thursday in a win. The victory gave the Panthers a shot at the first seed when they faced the only other undefeated team in the conference – Middle Tennessee, on Saturday. However, they suffered a soul-crushing 92-62 loss. The silver lining is that the Panthers still sit firmly in the second seed. Sideline was courtside for the raucous week inside of the Ocean Bank. 

The Marlins looked to hype up their fans before commencing what they hope will be another playoff campaign with their yearly FanFest. Games, food and player interactions with the fans were enough to get the Fish ready before they kick off spring training next month. Sideline was at the festivities.

The Heat dropped its sixth straight game on Saturday to its longtime foe, the New York Knicks. Sideline was the 5 Reasons Sports watch party to ask fans what they think the team needs to do to turn its season around.

The Panthers played two back-to-back thrillers in the northeast this weekend. Their 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday came in a shootout where Sam Reinhart iced the game. The hero in their 3-2 win over the New York Islanders was Oliver Eckman-Larsson. 

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.

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.

Writing allows me to express myself through stories and scripts. I have a deep passion for sports and the community.

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.

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.

Anthony Milian is a junior at Florida International University majoring in Digital Broadcasting. He enjoys watching and analyzing sports, reading and learning more about sports history, and spending time with his family and friends