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posted on Aug 20th
A Tuesday edition of 'OPR' with The Sportsguy Gary Rima features UNI athletic director Troy Dannen's interview with Eric Braley of Panther Sports Talk. Gary and Cole continue to preview the upcoming football season for UNI.

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posted on Aug 19th
A Monday edition of 'OPR' with The Sportsguy and Cole Bair covers the 11am scrimmage the UNI football program held on Saturday. Mark Farley spoke with the media after the scrimmage so The Sportsguy shares his interview with the Panthers head coach.

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posted on Aug 18th
On an 'Open Line Friday' edition of 'OPR' The Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair continue the discussion of 'Power 5' autonomy and the recent ruling that collegiate players are entitled to earn money off their use of image and likeness. The Sportsguy also recaps the Northwoods League 'Summer Collegiate World Series' and discusses an article about whether or not Little League World Series players should be getting paid.

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posted on Aug 15th
On a Thursday edition of 'OPR' The Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair recap Northwoods League playoff action, continue to discuss Mike Hlas' article ranking Iowa football's schedule from least to most appealing game and cap the show with a 'Where Are They Now?' segment featuring former UNI quarterback Tom Petrie.

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posted on Aug 14th
On a Wednesday edition of 'OPR' The Sportsguy and Cole Bair cover the Northwoods League playoffs. Play sound from Iowa State football media day and discuss the Cyclones prospects for 2014-15. The Sportsguy also plays an interview with UNI football offensive line coach Rick Nelson who discusses the changes that are taking place along the Panthers o-line. To cap the show The Sportsguy and Cole discuss and debate Mike Hlas' article that ranks the Iowa Hawkeyes football games in order of most appealing.

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posted on Aug 13th
On a Tuesday edition of 'OPR' The Sports Guy and Cole Bair discuss the latest developments from the fatal racing incident involving Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward Jr. Gary and Cole discuss and debate an article documenting the SEC comissioners comments on 'Power 5' aunotmony and player likeness rulings. The Sports Guy also pays homage to the life of actor/comedian Robin Williams after his unfortunate passing on Monday. To cap the show Associate Athletic Director for External Operations at UNI, Steve Schofield, joins the show to discuss the latest happenings at the UNI athletic offices, the 'power 5' autonomy ruling and the $5,000 minimum player likeness rulings that have dominated the headlines.

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posted on Aug 12th
On a Monday edition of 'OPR' The Sports Guy and Cole Bair discuss the bizarre sprint car incident between Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward, they recap the Waterloo Bucks tough weekend that kept them from the Northwoods League playoffs and they once again discuss the impact of the 'Power 5' autonomy ruling. To end the show Gary plays some audio from Iowa State football's media day that was held on Sunday.

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posted on Aug 11th
On an 'Open Line Friday' edition of 'OPR' The Sports Guy and Cole Bair recap the Thursday night Waterloo Bucks game and discuss their chances at the Northwoods League playoffs. Later in the show Gary and Cole discuss and debate the NCAA's decision to grant the 'power 5' conferences rule-making autonomy.

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posted on Aug 7th
On a special Wednesday edition of 'OPR' The Sports Guy and Cole Bair provide Mark Farley's interview from UNI football media day in its entirety.

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posted on Aug 6th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair recap the Waterloo Bucks 14-4 win over Thunder Bay and discuss whether the increase of games in the Northwoods League has led to a lack of quality pitching. Gary caps the show by providing an update on the Pleasant Valley girls state track title that was stripped by the IGHSAU.

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posted on Aug 5th
On a Monday edition of 'OPR' The Sports Guy and Cole Bair recap the championship games of the Iowa High School State baseball tournament. Waterloo Bucks manager Travis Kiewet joins Gary and Cole in the first half-hour of the show to discuss what it's going to take for the Bucks to make the playoffs with just 6 games remaining. In the second half-hour Carson Tigges, UNI men's basketball beat writer for the WCF Courier, joins Gary and Cole to discuss his recent articles covering redshirt freshman guard Robert Knar's comeback from a second ACL tear and the latest verbal commitment to Ben Jacobson's 2016 recruiting class, Justin Dahl, a 6'11" center from Minnesota.

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posted on Aug 4th
On an 'open line Friday' edition of 'OPR' The Sports Guy and Cole Bair recap the Iowa High School baseball state tournament and the Waterloo Bucks Thursday night game. UNI men's basketball guard Matt Bohannon joins the program to recap his team's championship game win on Thursday night at the Prime Time League in North Liberty.

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posted on Aug 1st
On today's show The Sports Guy recaps state baseball scores and the Waterloo Bucks home and home double-header against Rochester. College basketball analyst Kevin Lehman joins the program to discuss tonight's Prime Time League championship game and everything else PTL.. In the second half-hour of the show Matt Coss of the Quad City Times joins Gary and Cole to discuss his article documenting the IGHSAU's decision to strip the Pleasant Valley girls varsity track team of their 3A state title.

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posted on Jul 30th
On today's show The Sports Guy gives updates from the Iowa State baseball tournament, recaps the Waterloo Bucks day game win over Thunder Bay and discusses the MVFC Preseason Poll & All-Conference team releases. In the second half-hour of the show University of Northern Iowa Associate Athletic Director of External Operations Steve Schofield joins the program. Gary and Cole ask Steve for updates on UNI's newly created fan advisory committee that met twice over the summer, the new UNI-Dome video board and other pertinent topics relating to UNI athletics.

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posted on Jul 29th
On today's show The Sports Guy returns from his Florida vacation with a bone to pick with all backwards hat wearers. Gary and Cole debate when it is, or isn't -- or if it is at all -- ever appropriate to wear your hat backwards. The Sports Guy also updates state baseball and softball, Waterloo Bucks results from the weekend and covers the IGHSAU decision to strip the Pleasant Valley girl's track team of their state tournament title.

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posted on Jul 28th
On today's show producer Cole Bair fills in for Gary as the host of 'OPR.' Cole gives a recap of the Waterloo Bucks 8-2 win over the Duluth Huskies. Provides the state baseball tournament pairings. Reports on where former Iowa and Iowa State men's basketball stars Melvin Ejim and Roy Devyn Marble will play this season and gives a preview of the Iowa Shrine Bowl. Brett Taylor of the popular Chicago Cubs blog www.BleacherNation.com joins Cole during the second half-hour of the show for an in-depth interview regarding the Iowa Cubs and their top prospects and how well the rebuilding plan is working for Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein.

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posted on Jul 25th
On today's show Cole Bair fills in once again as host for The Sports Guy who's enjoying vacation in Florida. Cole previews the Waterloo Bucks game against Duluth, recaps the scores from state softball and substate baseball, and breaks down Waverly-Shell Rock's 2-0 win over West Delaware to punch their ticket to the Iowa State Baseball tournament in Des Moines at Principal Park. Cole is joined in-studio with Jim Sullivan, sports writer from the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. Cole and Jim preview the schedule and position battles of the 2014-15 UNI football team.

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posted on Jul 24th
On today's show Cole Bair once again fills in for The Sports Guy who is on vacation in Florida. Cole recaps the Northwood's League All-Star Game, provides Tuesday's results from the Iowa High School State Softball tournament, recaps the high school baseball substate semifinal games and discusses a potential trade that could send Doug McDermott from the Bulls to the Timberwolves. Cole is joined in-studio with Carson Tigges, sports writer from the WCF Courier. Cole and Carson discuss everything they've seen and heard from the Prime Time League and give their insights into the upcoming season for UNI men's basketball.

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posted on Jul 23rd
On today's show Cole Bair hosts for Gary who's on vacation in Florida. Cole covers former Bettendorf and Iowa Hawkeye Pat Angerer's signing with the Atlanta Falcons. How former Ames star Harrison Barnes could possibly be on the move to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Gives a preview of the Northwoods League All-Star Game. Previews and recaps the matchups from the Iowa State High School Softball tournament and recaps the Cedar Falls Tigers and Waverly-Shell Rock substate semifinal games. In the last half-hour Cole is joined by Des Moines Register sports writer Andrew Logue who gives his insights on Iowa football, Drake basketball and UNI men's basketball.

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posted on Jul 21st
On an 'Open Line Friday' edition of 'OPR' The Sports Guy and Cole Bair announce that OnPressRow.com, a website covering local, college and national sports will launch in mid-August. They also discuss the Waterloo Bucks chances of a second half Northwoods League title and touch on UNI football.

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posted on Jul 18th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair discuss the Missouri Valley Conference's announcement to move the women's conference basketball tournament to the iWireless Center in the Quad Cities, a Northwoods league pitcher who took a loss despite throwing a no-hitter, Iowa football's potential number 1 overall pick for the 2015 NFL draft and whether Matt Bohannon's big numbers in the Prime Time League will translate to the regular season. 

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posted on Jul 17th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair cover a myriad of topics including; the Waterloo Bucks, the Bachelorette, UNI football pre-season rankings, state softball pairings, Peter Jok's suspension, 4-year anniversary of the UNI basketball ESPY and the MLB All-Star game.

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posted on Jul 16th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair compare the game of basketball from the 60's & 70's to today's game with the help of 'OPR Nation.' Gary reveals his Pre-Season Missouri Valley Football Conference picks and opens the e-mail bag -- broaching the topic of the Cedar Valley Sportsplex being next door to Flirt's Gentleman's Club. To cap the show sports writer Jim Sullivan of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier joins Gary and Cole with a live report from Target Field and the MLB All-Star game.

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posted on Jul 14th
On an 'Open Line Friday' edition of On Press Row the Sports Guy and Cole Bair discuss Lebron James' decision to return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Waterloo Bucks baserunning mishaps and give a recap of Thursday night's Prime Time League action with audio from UNI players.

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posted on Jul 10th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair talk with college basketball color commentator Kevin Lehman about the Missouri Valley Conference's "historic" announcement to keep the men's basketball conference tournament in St. Louis through 2018. Coach Lehman also gives updates on his Prime Time League team and which UNI players are standing out. In the second half-hour of the show Bryce Miller, columnist for the Des Moines Register, joins Gary and Cole to discuss Manny Ramirez's influence on the Iowa Cubs, Drake basketball and his recent trip to Parkersburg, Iowa -- where he wrote a story on the 5-year anniversary of the Ed Thomas shooting.

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posted on Jul 9th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair discuss the Waterloo Bucks comeback win over Mankato, ask 'OPR' nation whether or not they are still interested in the World Cup. Gary and Cole cap the show by asking 'OPR' nation what they thought the "historic" announcement the Missouri Valley Conference will make on Wednesday afternoon would be.

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posted on Jul 8th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair discussed last Thursday's Prime Time League results with TV color commentator Mac McCausland. Gary also plays audio from UNI players Jeremy Morgan, Wyatt Lohaus and Bennett Koch courtesy of The Sports Bair.

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posted on Jul 3rd
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair are joined by the 'Golf Experts' -- Greg Mason, PGA professional at Waverly Municipal Golf Course and Mike Schuchmann, of Waterloo's Golf Headquarters. Greg and Mike join 'On Press Row' in studio giving the latest Cedar Valley golf updates and provide golf advice to 'OPR Nation.'

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posted on Jul 2nd
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair discuss the result of the USA vs Belgium World Cup elimination game. Recap Manny Ramirez's memorable home debut with the Iowa Cubs. Interview new Cedar Valley Charge minor-league football head coach Rob Weiss -- and preview Dan Evans article at BeyondSportsNetwork.com that predicts 13 potential FCS over FBS upsets for the 2014-15 season.

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posted on Jul 1st
On today's show Gary and Cole discuss the controversial end to the first half of the Waterloo Bucks season, preview the Tuesday afternoon World Cup matchup between USA & Belgium and size-up the Iowa State men's basketball non-conference schedule.

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posted on Jun 30th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair broke down the NBA draft with help from OPR Nation. Also, former in-studio producer Jake "The Sports Junkie" Bemis calls in to give his thoughts on the Chicago Bulls selection of Ames, Iowa native Doug McDermott which sparks a healthy debate.

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posted on Jun 27th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair debate the group stage format of The World Cup. The Sports Guy is fed up with all the ties while Cole makes his case for why pool play in the group stage is just fine. Multiple OPR Nation callers also weigh in on the debate.

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posted on Jun 26th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair talk with OPR golf expert and Golf Headquarters owner Mike Schuchmann about his latest charitable effort -- playing 100 holes of golf in one day to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.  

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posted on Jun 25th
On today's show former UNI Panthers placekicker Matt Waller joins The Sports Guy and Cole Bair in studio to discuss his non-profit organization 'Diamonds and Fields' that recently announced the construction of a new all-inclusive sports complex that will feature a 'Miracle Field' in Parkersburg, Iowa. 

According to their website www.DiamondsandFields.com the Miracle Field; "will provide children, young adults, and adults with disabilities throughout the Cedar Valley with a place to participate in America’s greatest sport at a complex alongside all other athletes."

To cap the show Gary and Cole recapped game one of the College World Series where Vanderbilt defeated Virginia 9-8.

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posted on Jun 24th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair chat with Waterloo Bucks manager Travis Kiewet who has his Bucks squad on an 8-game winning streak. College World Series media coordinator and Creighton University SID Rob Anderson also joins the blowtorch to discuss the Virginia-Vanderbilt CWS final and provides the latest NBA draft updates regarding former Bluejay Doug McDermott.

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posted on Jun 23rd
On an 'Open Line Friday' edition of On Press Row the Sports Guy and Cole Bair gather the opinions of OPR Nation on whether or not the NFL's Washington Redskins should be forced to change their name.

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