Husband. Father. Coach.

Jeremy Fishbein has worn a lot of hats in lifetime. And while he will likely continue doing so, the cherry Lobo lid that he wore so prominently on game day and media day as the University of New Mexico men's soccer coach probably won't be one of them.

His tenure came to an end without much fanfare. No apparent press release from the university or its athletic department thanking him or recognizing the program for its accomplishments on the way out.


New Mexico United continued to struggle in regular season play as the team dropped another tight contest on Saturday evening.

United is now winless in its last five matches when it hasn't competed in the 2019 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup — the most recent defeat, a 1-0 loss to Real Monarchs.

Saturday's match saw both squads encounter early scoring chances in the first half, though neither were able to convert. New Mexico missed a good opportunity in the opening minutes, but goalkeeper Cody Mizell was able to patrol the net and keep things scoreless after 45 minutes of play.

Two fighters with New Mexico ties entered the octagon at UFC 239 with aspirations of emerging with a championship belt around their waist.

Jon "Bones" Jones successfully defended his Light Heavyweight Championship by earning a split decision over Thiago Santos, but Holly Holm fell short and was knocked out by defending champ Amanda Nunes in the Women's Bantamweight Championship bout.

The main card was an historic one.

The proposed cuts that were voted on by the University of New Mexico Board of Regents last year may have been the biggest sports story of the year in Albuquerque in 2018.

Some members of the community were outraged by the decision to eliminate the four sports, questioning the fairness involved in forcing current student-athletes to make a sacrifice for problems they played no part in creating.


NM upset highlight of fight

Fans who are looking forward to UFC 239 were able to satisfy their palate with a touch of UFC Fight Night on Saturday while they continue to wait for next weekend's action.

Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler were supposed to face one another, but a hand injury to Woodley caused that matchup to be cancelled. It opened the door for a co-main event — though many probably felt the final card between Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos failed to live up to expectations.

Soccer: NM United loses soundly, drops out of first place

New Mexico United notched a huge win in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup over a Major League Soccer opponent on Wednesday, but was unable to carry that momentum onto the pitch against Las Vegas Lights FC.

United bested the Colorado Rapids after scoring in extra time to tie the match and eventually winning on penalty kicks, but had no such luck on Saturday evening .

Las Vegas won in a one-sided affair, as New Mexico was unable to keep pace with the Lights after the scoring began.

Track and Field: Women's team competes at NCAA Champions

University of New Mexico runners have accomplished a lot over the past several years — two NCAA Championships over a three year stretch in cross country and multiple individual championships in track and field over that time frame as well.

But a quartet of women raised the bar even higher for UNM as most competed in multiple events at the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Soccer: NM United shut out 3-0 in first home loss

Isotopes Park, also known as "The Lab", had been kind to the New Mexico United club — so kind, in fact, that the squad entered Saturday's match undefeated on its home pitch.

But perfection isn't usually a sustainable model, and that unbeaten streak finally came to an end.

United suffered its first home loss ever, which was also its first shutout loss of the season — falling 3-0 to Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday evening.

Men's Basketball: Mathis heading west to play for Oregon Ducks

Former University of New Mexico men's basketball player Anthony Mathis recently announced he had entered the NCAA transfer portal. He didn't stay there for very long.

Multiple reports have confirmed that Mathis has given a verbal commitment and apparently found a new basketball home — his old one.

Soccer: NM United and OKC Energy FC play to a 1-1 draw in Pride on the Pitch match

New Mexico United remained undefeated at home, running its record on the season to 6-1-7 overall after playing OKC Energy FC to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening in its "Pride on the Pitch" match at Isotopes Park.

The team announced an attendance of 13,574 for the mid-week fixture as fans filed into the stadium to venue to celebrate . Prior to the match, it was announced that the first 5,000 fans would receive a limited-edition New Mexico United rainbow flag.

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