Sideline Season 3, Episode 13

This week, Florida International University football brought the community together at its spring showcase. Baseball standout Ryne Guida discussed his season and bright future on the diamond. The Panthers’ and Heat’s playoff futures remain in the air. Inter Miami returned to its winning ways, while the Marlins are still in search of a series victory. 

FIU’s football’s spring showcase on Saturday combined team practice with fan festivities. The players’ families and the extended FIU community ran drills and called plays for their squad. The day closed out with a highly competitive 11-on-11 scrimmage. Sideline was on the field to call all the action.

Guida, FIU baseball’s senior designated hitter, spoke on his final season as a Panther as his team nears the postseason. He also touched on the potential of going pro after he graduates. 

The Panthers clinched home ice for the first round of the NHL playoffs. They took cardiac cat form in their 3-2 victory on Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres. With this win, the Panthers still have a shot at reaching the top of the Atlantic Division.

The Heat had a chance to clinch a playoff berth yesterday in an unpredictable final day of the NBA season. The team did its part by taking care of the Toronto Raptors, 118-103, but key victories from other teams kept them at the eighth seed. The Heat will face the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday in the first round of the play-in tournament with the seventh seed in the playoffs on the line. 

Inter Miami defeated Sporting KC on Saturday in a 3-2 nailbiter. Luis Suarez sunk in a game-sealing goal in the 71st minute. 

The Marlins lost their weekend series against the Atlanta Braves, 2-1, in disappointing fashion. The Fish entered the ninth inning of yesterday’s game with a 7-6 lead, but allowed the Braves to score three unanswered runs. The final score was 9-7.

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.

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 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

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.

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.