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posted on Oct 31st
A Thursday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair features a jam-packed show of guests!

First to come 'On Press Row' is Iowa Hawkeyes radio play-by-play voice Gary Dolphin. 'Dolph' gives 'OPR Nation' a full preview of Iowa's game this weekend against Northwestern and reviews the news from a busy bye week for the Hawks.

Second to join the show is UNI men's head basketball coach Ben Jacobson. Coach Jake previews his team's exhibition matchup against the Upper Iowa Peacocks who are coached by UNI alum, and pupil of Jacobson's, Brooks McKowen. Coach Jacobson also gives a report on progress at practice and the status of sophomore center Ted Friedman.

Joining the show in the last segment is Illinois State Redbird football radio play-by-play man Dick Luedke. The Sportsguy and Dick discuss this weekend's matchup at the UNI Dome and give a full preview to the game.

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posted on Oct 30th
A Wednesday edition of 'OPR' is live from Cabo Blue Sports Bar & Grill and Upper Iowa Universityis featured once again!

Former UNI Panther basketball player and now 2nd year UIU head mens basketball coach Brooks McKowen joins the Sportsguy at 5pm to talk Peacock basketball. Upper Iowa played an exhibition game recently against the UIU Alumni and this Thursday will be at Coach McKowen’s alma mater, The University of Northern Iowa to face the Panthers in an exhibition contest at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls.

Around 5:30 Heath Grimm in his 15th year as the Head Wrestling Coach for Upper Iowa will join Gary Rima to talk UIU wrestling. Coach Grimm has done an outstanding job as the head coach for the Peacock wrestling program taking them from Division 3 to the Division 2 level. Coach Grimm will talk about some past successes and preview this years team and schedule.

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posted on Oct 29th
A Tuesday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair previews a busy week of UNI athletics and continues to recap UNI football's 27-13 win over Western Illinois.

To cap the show Associate Athletic Director for External Operations at UNI, Steve Schofield, joins the show to give an inside look at all the sporting events going on at UNI this week/weekend.

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posted on Oct 28th
On a Monday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair we give a full recap and analysis of UNI football's 27-13 win over the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Saturday.

The Sportsguy and Cole do some 'Monday afternoon quarterbacking' along with the help of 'OPR Nation.' The Sportsguy also plays plenty of audio from today's press luncheon with head football coach Mark Farley from Pepper's.

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posted on Oct 27th
An 'Open Line Friday' edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair is 'live' from Macomb, Illinois where the UNI Panther football team will take on the Western Illinois Leathernecks Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hanson Field.

To begin the show the Sportsguy and Cole preview the UNI/WIU matchup with plenty of audio from Panthers head coach Mark Farley. To cap the show Cole talks to UNI volleyball play-by-play voice and OnPressRow.com contributor Chris Kleinhas-Schulz about Bobbi Peterson's squad and their matchup against the Drake Bulldogs on Saturday night at the McLeod Center.

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posted on Oct 24th
A Thursday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair is 'live' from the Other Place on University Avenue in Cedar Falls.

First to join the show is Western Illinois Leatherneck football play-by-play voice Scott Kornberg. Scott and the Sportsguy give a thorough preview of both the Panthers and Leathernecks before Saturday's big game at Hanson Field in Macomb.

Second to join the show from the OPU is special guest Pat Mitchell who spent 47 years as the head football coach at Cedar Falls High School. Coach Pat retired this past summer as the head coach of Tiger football. Coach Mitchell won 344 games at CFHS. He took 25 teams to the state football playoffs and won one state title and four state runner ups. Pat Mitchell has had a huge influence on a lot of students lives not only in his football coaching days but as a teacher.

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posted on Oct 23rd
A Wednesday edition of 'OPR' broadcasts live from Joe’s Knight Hawk in Waverly.

2000 Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee and long time head wrestling coach at Wartburg College, Jim Miller, joins the show at 5. Coach Miller retired from Wartburg in 2013 and he went out on top! Wartburg not only won its 21st consecutive Iowa Conference wrestling title in 2013 but also claimed the Division III National Championship that year. Coach Miller spent 22 years in all as the head wrestling coach at Wartburg College in Waverly and turned it into the national power that it is today.

In the second half hour Wartburg College’s Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Rick Willis joins the Sportsguy at Joe’s Knight Hawk. Coach Willis is preparing his unbeaten and 6th ranked Wartburg football team for a big home game this Saturday against Iowa Conference rival Luther College.

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posted on Oct 22nd
On a Tuesday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair the discussion of UNI football continues with plenty of help from 'OPR Nation.'

The Sportsguy plays more sound from head coach Mark Farley at Monday's press luncheon and 'Panther Nation' continues to call in with their anguish regarding the 3-4 Panthers.

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posted on Oct 21st
A Monday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy and producer Cole Bair recaps the weekend in-state college football action. Iowa, Iowa State, Upper Iowa and UNI all suffered tough defeats on Saturday and 'OPR' recaps it all!

The Sportsguy plays audio from Monday's press luncheon with UNI head coach Mark Farley and takes plenty of calls from 'OPR Nation' who seem to share the opinion that UNI football has begun to enter the doldrums at 3-4 overall.

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posted on Oct 20th
On an 'open line Friday' edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair with the help of 'OPR Nation' gives their two-cents on UNI, Iowa and Iowa State's Saturday matchups, the Royals in the World Series, two Iowa high school football games controversly cancelled, the Kansas City Royals and what's buggin You?

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posted on Oct 17th
A Thursday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair starts off with Hawkeye Radio Network play-by-play voice Gary Dolphin providing preview and analysis of the Hawkeyes game this weekend against Maryland. (due to computer malfunction podcast doesn't begin until Dolphin interview is nearly over)

After speaking with Gary Dolphin the Sportsguy is joined by South Dakota State Jackrabbits play-by-play voice Tyler Merrian. Tyler and the Sportsguy give a full preview of this Saturday's game that kicks off in the UNI Dome at 4 p.m. in Cedar Falls.

To cap the show UNI wrestling coach Doug Schwab joins the Sportsguy to give a preseason glimpse at his 2014-15 team.

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posted on Oct 16th
On Press Row with The Sportsguy is 'on the road' Wednesday.

OPR is live at 5:00pm from The Okoboji Grill at River Ridge Golf Course in Independence with a round table sports discussion with sports experts from both Independence and East Buchanan High Schools.

In the first half hour of the one hour live sports talk show The Sportsguy will talk with Joe Schmitz. Joe is the head volleyball coach at Independence which is currently ranked 3rd in the state in 3A volleyball and was a state participant a year ago.

Also joining the show will be Michael Doyle, the head wrestling coach at Independence. The Mustangs wrestling program has been one of the most successful sports at Independence High School for a number of years.

Independence Athletic Director Brandon Krusey joins the show and talks about the fall sports seasons and the possible new athletic complex for IHS.

In the second half hour East Buchanan AD Pat Schloss will appear on the show and talk EB Buccaneer sports. He will be joined by former East Buchanan AD Phil Steffen who is now the commissioner of the new Tri Rivers Conference.

Also joining the show will be Hall of Fame High School football Coach Mike Stafford who was the long time coach at East Buchanan.

The Okoboji Grill sits right along the Wapsipinicon River and near the first tee box at the River Ridge Golf Course. It provides a beautiful setting and I was excited to bring OPR live to this location. It was also be exciting for me to go back to the Independence area and the show. I started my sports radio broadcasting career in Independence back in 1974 at the old KOUR radio station which now has the call letters KQMG.

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posted on Oct 15th
A Tuesday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair continues to recap UNI, Iowa and Iowa State football's wins from the weekend.

Associate Athletic Director for External Operations at the University of Northern Iowa Steve Schofield joins the program after the last commercial break to discuss the latest going-ons with UNI athletic teams.

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posted on Oct 14th
A Monday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair features plenty of 'Monday Afternoon Quarterbacking' with recaps and analysis of all three wins on Saturday from UNI, Iowa and Iowa State.

Also on the show the Sportsguy goes storytime for 'OPR Nation' revealing his latest run-in with a deer on Interstate 90 that prompts 'OPR Nation' to call-in and share their recent run-ins.

The Sportsguy and Cole also recap local D-II & D-III football results of Wartburg and Upper Iowa football as well as UNI volleyball's 2 victories from the weekend, the second of which was the program's 1,000th win.

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posted on Oct 13th
A 'Open Line Friday' edition of 'OPR' features in-studio producer Cole Bair as host with the Sportsguy en route to Vermillion, South Dakota for Saturday's game against the Coyotes at the DakotaDome. The Sportsguy joins Cole on the 'OnPressRow.com VIP Hotline' for a full preview of Saturday's game. Later in the show UNI volleyball play-by-play voice Chris Kleinhans Schulz joins Cole to discuss Panther volleyball and their Friday and Saturday night matches.

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posted on Oct 10th
A Thursday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair features the sports writers 'live' from 'the Other Place' on University Avenue.

On Press Row with the sports writers Jim Sullivan and Carson Tigges of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier previews UNI football's game this Saturday against the South Dakota Coyotes at the DakotaDome, discuss whether the Panthers should play their backup QB Brion Carnes more, recap the fallout from Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard's post-game rant against Oklahoma State and speculate which in-state basketball program will finish the year with the most wins.  

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posted on Oct 9th
On a special Wednesday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair the show is 'live' from the upstairs bar area at The Pump Haus on Main Street Cedar Falls for their 12th anniversary party week!

Two very special guests join the Sportsguy live on the show. UNI Panthers head men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson and former UNI Panthers and NFL football player Ryan Hannam!

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posted on Oct 8th
A Tuesday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair continues the discussion of Iowa State Athletics Director Jamie Pollard and his rant regarding BIG12 officiating with plenty of comments and opinions from 'OPR Nation.' The Sportsguy and Cole also discuss UNI's heatbreaking 20-19 loss to Indiana State.

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posted on Oct 7th
It's a 'Monday Morning Quarterback' edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair.

They breakdown Iowa State's 37-20 loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys and all the controversy that followed the game with Cyclones athletic director Jamie Pollard crashing the post-game press conference with a rant on BIG 12 officiating toward his teams. 'OPR Nation' keeps the phone lines busy, calling in with their thoughts and opinions on Pollard's rant.

The Sportsguy and Cole also recap UNI football's 20-19 conference opening loss to Indiana State from Saturday and play audio from head coach Mark Farley's Monday press luncheon.

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posted on Oct 2nd
On a Wednesday edition of 'OPR' the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair begin to preview UNI football's game this Saturday against the 25th ranked Indiana State Sycamores. The Sportsguy and Cole also debate an article from UNI men's basketball media day written by the Des Moines Register's Andrew Logue that broaches where head coach Ben Jacobson and the program could stand after a winning or a losing season this year.

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posted on Oct 1st
A Tuesday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair covers many topics from around the state of Iowa. The Sportsguy and Cole discuss the Iowa Hawkeye's decision to "play the hot hand" at the quarterback position going forward. They preview and review UNI football's latest games and read the new FCS coaches poll. The Sportsguy and Cole also give their takes on the latest coaching firings from the NFL and NCAAFB and discuss tonight's Royals/A's wild card playoff game.

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posted on Sep 30th
A Monday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair begins with some quick highlights from UNI men's basketball media day. After the quick recap of media day the Sportsguy and Cole do some 'Monday Afternoon Quarterbacking' and recap this weekend's UNI and Iowa football games where the Panthers defeated Tennessee Tech 50-7 and the Hawkeyes defeated Purdue 24-10.

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posted on Sep 29th
On a 'Open Line Friday' edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair the discussion includes football players with long hair, Hawkeye football's quarterback controversy, UNI's game against Tennessee Tech and as always, 'What's Bugging You?'

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posted on Sep 26th
On a Thursday edition of 'OPR' the Sportsguy is 'live' from 'The Other Place' on University Avenue. Special guests include (in order of appearance); Iowa Hawkeyes football play-by-play man Gary Dolphin, Iowa State Cyclones football play-by-play man John Walters and Tennessee Tech football play-by-play man Roger Ealy.

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posted on Sep 25th
On Press Row with the Sportsguy Gary Rima airs live from Greg’s Place on LaPorte Road in Waterloo Wednesday September 24th. Three interesting guests join the Sportsguy live at Greg’s Place. Steve McGraw, the Hall of Fame boys basketball coach, was the head coach at Waterloo East High School for 30 years. Well, after 5 years away he is back as the Trojans Head Coach. He will open up the show at 5pm and talk East High hoops with us and his return to the Trojans bench!

At about 5:15pm the President and Head Coach of your Waterloo Black Hawks, P. K. O’Handley, joins the show. P.K. is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the USHL. The Black Hawks open up their season at home this Friday night and Coach O’Handley previews this years team.

At about 5:45pm Dan Corbin, the General Manager of the Waterloo Bucks, joins the show. Dan is starting his 10th season as the Bucks GM. Waterloo is coming off another successful season and we will look back at last year and also look ahead to the new season. The Bucks are also now under new ownership and Dan talks about that!

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posted on Sep 24th
A Tuesday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair begins with HawkeyeReport.com's Tom Kakert providing the latest details from Hawkeyes head football coach Kirk Ferentz's press conference today. Tom gives the latest information on the Jake Rudock - CJ Beathard quarterback controversy while the Sportsguy and Cole give their opinions on the controversy. To cap the show UNI head volleyball coach Bobbi Peterson joins the program to discuss her team's fast start to the conference season and their big upcoming match on Wednesday night against in-state rival Iowa State.

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posted on Sep 23rd
On a Monday edition of 'OPR' the Sportsguy Gary Rima and co-host Cole Bair take part in some 'Monday Afternoon Quarterbacking' and give their insights and opinions on the UNI and Iowa football games from the weekend. The Sportsguy plays sound from Mark Farley's Monday press luncheon and Saturday's post-game show with senior linebacker Max Busher.

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posted on Sep 22nd
An 'Open Line Friday' edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and Cole Bair previews the UNI and Iowa football matchups against Northern Colorado and Pittsburgh. The Sportsguy and Cole take calls from listeners during the show and provide their insights into the two in-state Division I college football matchups of the weekend.

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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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