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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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