Sideline S3 Ep.6

Sideline returned for its sixth show of 2024. This week, the Daytona 500 racers were slowed down by the Florida rain, while the FIU women’s basketball team continued revving up in sight of the Conference USA tournament. 

FIU Baseball kicked off its season red hot – a start that Inter Miami is hoping to have to its own season after a disappointing run of friendly matchups. Meanwhile, the Florida Panthers maintained their status as the best hockey team in the Sunshine State

The Daytona 500 had to be postponed to today due to weather delays. However, the rain did not stop the Sideline from providing updates from the track.

The FIU women’s basketball team hosted Louisiana Tech on Saturday in an anticipated rematch. Unlike the previous outing between these two teams, FIU ran away with the game off the back of a 24-9 run in the third. The final score was 68-51 in favor of the Panthers.

An outdoor event that was not deterred by the rain was the opening day of FIU Baseball. The Panthers swept their weekend series against LIU, 3-0, in dominant fashion.

Inter Miami is set to begin its season against Real Salt Lake on Wednesday. The star-studded team will look to move past its preseason turmoil. 

The Florida Panthers made light work of their in-state duel against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. The final score was 9-2 in favor of the best team in the Eastern Conference.

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.


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.

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.

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

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

Dylan Pezet is a student at Florida International University studying Digital Communications and Broadcast Media. He joined Caplin News in the Spring of 2024 in hopes of improving his TV-production craft so that after graduation he may be able to get a job with the NHRA as a track reporter/announcer.

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.