Sideline, Season 3, Episode 10

Sideline returns for its tenth show of 2024. This week, the Miami Sharks, the city’s new rugby team, won their first game in franchise history at home. Florida International University’s swimming and diving program was represented on the national stage. Both the Heat and Panthers were able to put rough starts to their weekends behind with wins yesterday. But Inter Miami only had one game, and it was a loss.

The Sharks made history Saturday by securing a win against Anthem RC. Sideline was in the scrum for the 50-21 outing.

FIU swimmer Christie Chue and diver Paige Burrell shined under the bright lights of the NCAA championship this week. Chue discussed her three consecutive years making the national tournament, and what is ahead. 

The Heat took out its frustration from being blown out by the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 121-84 yesterday. Haywood Highsmith was the leading scorer off the bench with 18 points.

The Panthers lost in a potential preview of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday to the New York Rangers in a game that was decided by a shootout. Like the Heat, they brushed off the disappointing finish by making light work of the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday in a 4-1 outing. Sam Reinhart had a bounce-back game, scoring two goals and finishing with three points.

Playing without Lionel Messi, Inter Miami had many problems on the road Saturday. Their conference foes, the New York Red Bulls, shut them out 4-0 behind three goals from Lewis Morgan.

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.

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.

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.

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