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posted on Sep 19th
A Thursday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima is 'live' from 'The Other Place' on University Avenue. Special guests include Iowa Hawkeyes football play-by-play voice Gary Dolphin, Iowa State Cyclones football play-by-play voice John Walters, UNI Panthers football color analyst Scott Peterson and Northern Colorado Bears football play-by-play voice Troy Coverdale.

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posted on Sep 18th
On a Wednesday edition of 'OPR' the Sportsguy Gary Rima is live from 'The Pub on the Cedar' in Charles City, Iowa.  First, the Sportsguy is joined by Charles City High School Athletic Director and head boys basketball coach Todd Forsyth, Following Todd Forsyth is Brian Parrott and Mark Kuhn who are trying to start up and bring the American Tennis Hall of Fame to Charles City, Iowa! To cap the show the Sportsguy talks with 3-time high school state wrestling champ from Charles City Mark Sindlinger. Mark was a 2-sport star at the University of Iowa in both football and wrestling, lettering in both sports and playing for Coaches Hayden Fry, Kirk Ferentz and Dan Gable.

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posted on Sep 17th
A Tuesday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair recaps last weekend's in-state college football games. The Sportsguy and Cole discuss their OnPressRow.com articles recapping the UNI-Hawai'i game and play audio from head coach Mark Farley's Monday press luncheon. The Sportsguy and Cole also recap Iowa State's upset win over the Iowa Hawkeyes by discussing Jon Miller's Hawkeye Nation blog 'Criticisms of Iowa Football at Fever Pitch.' To cap the show Gary talks with UNI head volleyball coach Bobbi Peterson about her team's big win at the Shamrock Invitational this past weekend.

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posted on Sep 16th
A Monday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair covers Iowa State's upset win over Iowa and the UNI Panthers 27-24 loss to the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors.

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posted on Sep 15th
A 'open line Friday' edition of 'OPR' features the Sportsguy 'live' from Wakiki Beach in Hawaii. The Sportsguy and Cole Bair begin the show by chatting with Iowa State football play-by-play man John Walters who gives a preview of the Cy-Hawk rivalry game. The rest of the show the Sportsguy, Cole and Panthers football color analyst Scott Peterson preview the UNI-Hawaii game.

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posted on Sep 12th
On a Thursday edition of 'On Press Row' the Sportsguy and Cole Bair continue to preview the UNI-Hawaii football game. The Sportsguy gives 'live' updates on the Panther football team and coaches from Hawaii. To cap the show Panther Sports Network color analyst Scott Peterson joins the Sportsguy to discuss their travel experience to the island and how the team seems to be handling their trip to Hawaii.

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posted on Sep 11th
In-studio producer Cole Bair fills in for the Sportsguy on a Wednesday edition of 'OPR.' Cole recaps UNI volleyball's 3-0 loss to Northern Illinois, UNI men's and women's golf results from the Golfweek Challenge in Myrtle Beach and lets listeners know how they can stream the UNI/Hawaii game online. Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier sportswriter Jim Sullivan joins the show and discuss all things Panther football. To cap the show Cole discusses Iowa Hawkeye football defensive lineman Drew Ott's scooter accident and the subsequent conversation of if student-athletes that use scooters should be required to wear a helmet.

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posted on Sep 10th
A Tuesday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair features a preview of tonight's UNI volleyball home-opener against NIU, a report on Iowa left-tackle Brandon Scherff who had knee surgery today, audio from UNI head football Mark Farley and discussion about the Panthers game at Hawai'i this Saturday. To cap the show Gary talks with UNI Athletics Associate Athletic Director for External Operations Steve Schofield. Steve gives details on the logistics of the Panthers trip to Hawaii and discusses the success' of fall sports teams.

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posted on Sep 8th
On an 'Open Line Friday' edition of 'OPR' the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair take calls from listeners and discuss last weekend's UNI/Iowa game, the upcoming game against Hawaii and what's bugging you. Bryan from Charles City also calls-in and gives an update on the potential American Tennis Hall of Fame that will be built in Charles City.

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posted on Sep 5th
A Thursday edition of 'OPR' features the Sportsguy live once again from Las Vegas. Cole and the Sportsguy discuss Cyclones right-tackle Jacob Gannon quitting the team for "personal reasons," the release of UNI men's basketball schedule and a USA Today article previewing the UNI men's basketball team predicting them to reach the NCAA tournament.

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posted on Sep 4th
On a Wednesday edition of 'OPR' the Sportsguy Gary Rima is once again live from Las Vegas at Bally's Hotel & Casino. During the show the Sportsguy and Cole Bair discuss their UNI/Iowa postgame articles from onpressrow.com, some listener/reader emails and take calls from listeners.

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posted on Sep 3rd
A Tuesday edition of 'OPR' features the Sportsguy Gary Rima and co-host Cole Bair discussing, recapping and taking calls on this past weekend's UNI/Iowa game.

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posted on Sep 2nd
On an 'Open Line Friday' edition of 'OPR' the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair take calls and discuss Saturday's UNI vs Iowa game.

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posted on Aug 29th
A Thursday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair features a jam-packed episode of football. First, play-by-play voice of Iowa Hawkeyes football Gary Dolphin joins the show to preview this Saturday's big game. Second, John Walters, the Iowa State Cyclone football play-by-play voice joins the show to discuss their matchup against FCS stalwart North Dakota State. To cap the show Joe Stasi of the Iowa Barnstormers TV broadcasts and radio coaches show talks about the decision to drop down from the Areana Football League (AFL) to the Indoor Football League (IFL).

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posted on Aug 28th
'Rima on the Road' continues on a special Wednesday edition of 'OPR.' The Sportsguy is at The Other Place on University Avenue for the first 'Coaches Call-In Show' of the fall. In the first hour of the show Gary talks with UNI volleyball head coach Bobbi Peterson, UNI women's soccer head coach James Price and University of Northern Iowa President Bill Ruud.

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posted on Aug 27th
On a special Tuesday edition of 'OPR' The Sportsguy Gary Rima is live from Cabo Blue Sportsbar in Fayette, Iowa. The Sportsguy sits down with administrators and coaches from Upper Iowa University for an all Peacocks broadcast on the blowtorch.

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posted on Aug 26th
On a Monday edition of 'OPR' The Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair discuss UNI football and play sound from the first UNI athletics press luncheon of the fall. Head football coach Mark Farley, head volleyball coach Bobbi Peterson and head women's soccer coach James Price all have their sound played on the program.

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posted on Aug 25th
On an 'Open Line Friday' edition of 'OPR' The Sportsguy and Cole Bair cover many topics. Brian Parrot of Charles City announced on the show that a United States Tennis Hall of Fame is on its way to being built in Charles City, Iowa. The Sportsguy and Cole discuss Danny Sheridan's article that places Iowa State among the 10 worst FBS teams, Johnny Manziel's fine for flipping off the Washington Redskins sideline and the University of Hawaii's denial that a lack of ticket sales could mean the end of football for the Rainbow Warriors.

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posted on Aug 22nd
A Thursday edition of 'OPR' with The Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair covers UNI football, UNI volleyball and other local sports topics.

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posted on Aug 21st
A 'hump day' edition of 'OPR' with The Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair features audio from UNI women's soccer and volleyball media days. Soccer head coach James Price discusses how despite being picked to finish last in the conference his team received one first place vote in the pre-season poll. Volleyball coach Bobbi Peterson's opening statements and Q&A session is played in its entirety on the show.

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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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