Sideline season 2, episode 11

Sideline returns for its eleventh show of 2023. This week, FIU men’s soccer got a taste of NCAA tournament action, the U played its final home game of the year, and a historic site for Miami sports had its story shared nationwide. The Dolphins and Panthers returned to their winning ways while the Heat saw its winning streak snapped. 

FIU soccer faced Mercer on Thursday to kick off their third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. The Panthers won 1-0 and would then take Virginia down to the wire in the second round on Sunday in a 2-1 loss. Sideline was on the pitch for the intense run. 

The Canes played their final home game of the season Saturday against ACC juggernaut, Louisville. It was a neck-and-neck contest. Louisville only managed to pull away in the fourth quarter for a 38-31 victory. Sideline was on the field for the high scoring affair.

Traz Powell Stadium has played host to many collegiate and professional level football players throughout its history. “The Mecca” of Miami sports was recently featured in a documentary. Sideline sat down with creator Nicanson Guerrier to discuss the venue’s importance to the city.

The Dolphins beat the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, 20-13, despite an ugly start to the game.

The Heat’s win streak ended at seven after they blew a 21 point lead to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. The final score was 102-97.

The Panthers finished their west coast trip on the right foot on Friday with a 2-1 win against the Oregon Ducks.

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.

Tania Jimenez is a senior majoring in communication with a concentration in digital broadcasting. She is interested in sports. After graduation, she would like to continue her career journey in the world of sports media.

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.

Alfredo Banegas is a junior at Florida International University majoring in digital journalism hoping to combine his passion of sports and writing to become a sports writer. Alfredo looks to make positive changes in the way sports are covered in today’s media landscape.

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.