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.