Sideline Season 3, Episode 14

This week, Florida International University tennis hosted and won the Conference USA championships. Jorge Masvidal returned to his hometown of Miami ahead of his boxing match with Nate Diaz. The Panthers and Heat had opposite results in their playoff openers. Inter Miami won its second straight. And the Marlins split their series against the Cubs.

FIU tennis ran through a gauntlet of Conference USA’s finest to win it all. They bested the Liberty Flames in yesterday’s final. Sideline was on the court for the historic victory.

Masvidal had a brief homecoming for a press conference on Wednesday to hype his upcoming boxing match against Nate Diaz on June 1.

The Panthers dominated the first game of their playoff series yesterday against their in-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning. The raucous home crowd helped them assert early control in the game, and they did not let up. The final score was 3-1.

The Heat’s entry into the dance yesterday did not go nearly as well. The undermanned roster was outmatched by the 64-win Boston Celtics. The final score was 114-94.

The Lionel Messi effect was in full swing during Inter Miami’s match-up against Nashville on Saturday. He scored two goals on the way to a 3-1 victory.

The Marlins did not lose a series for the first time this season over the weekend. Yesterday’s game in the Windy City against the Cubs ended with the Fish winning, 6-3 — which ended the match-up in a 2-2 tie. 

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.