Sideline Season 3, Episode 2

In Sideline’s second show of 2024, the FIU swimming and diving team hosts its senior day, the Heat retires long-time captain Udonis Haslem’s jersey, the Heat and Panther’s losing streaks continue, Inter Miami prepares for the 2024 season and the NFL divisional round wraps up. 

The FIU swimming and diving team celebrated senior day during a meet against Florida Gulf Coast at the Biscayne Bay Campus on Saturday. The final score was 194-106 in favor of the Panthers. Sideline was poolside for the action. 

The Heat immortalized three-time NBA Champion Udonis Haslem by placing his jersey in the rafters during the halftime of Friday’s game against the Hawks. Sideline was also there for the festivities. 

The Heat, however, did a poor job of honoring Miami’s OG – losing both games over the weekend. The hockey Panthers were also in a slump last week, losing 6-4 in their third straight close outing against the Minnesota Wild on Friday. 

Inter Miami provided a prelude to its 2024 season in a friendly matchup against El Salvador on Friday. Luis Suarez made his debut as the match ended in a 0-0 tie. 

The NFL conference championship games were set this weekend. In the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs will play their second road playoff game with Patrick Mahomes against the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens. Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions will continue their historic run when they go to the west coast to take on the San Francisco 49ers.

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.

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

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

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.

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.