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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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