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posted on Dec 19th
A Thursday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima features a full lineup of guests. To begin the show Gary Dolphin, the Hawkeye Radio Network play-by-play voice joins the Sportsguy to recap the Hawkeye's loss to Iowa State and preview the Big Four Classic matchup between Iowa and UNI. Joining the show at 5:20 is Cyclone Radio Network play-by-play voice John Walters. John recaps the Cyclones win over the Hawkeyes and previews their matchup with Drake at the Big Four Classic. To cap the show Ben Hupke of HupkeWrestlingProductions.com previews the 'Battle of Waterloo' that pits 32 high school wrestling teams against each other at Young Arena.

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posted on Dec 18th
A Wednesday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair asks 'OPR Nation' their opinions on three questions. How excited are You for the Iowa vs Tennessee Tax Slayer Bowl? What teams would You like to see in the FCS Championship game? And, what are Your feelings about the Big Four Classic being extended two more years?

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posted on Dec 17th
A Tuesday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima features college basketball color analyst Kevin Lehman. The Sportsguy and Kevin Lehman discuss the upcoming Big 4 Classic, Iowa State's 90-75 win over Iowa, UNI hoops 9-1 start and Missouri Valley Football Conference coaching changes.

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posted on Dec 16th
A Monday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair recaps #UNIhoops 93-87 double overtime loss to VCU on Saturday. The Sportsguy plays audio from Monday's press luncheon with head coach Ben Jacobson.

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posted on Dec 15th
A Friday edition of 'On Press Row' is hosted by Cole Bair with the Sportsguy in Richmond, Virginia for UNI men's hoops matchup against VCU. Cole opens the show with notable tweets of the day that includes bracketology news from ESPN's Joe Lunardi. After the show's first commerical break UNI women's basketball play-by-play announcer Chris Kleinhans-Schulz joins the show to recap UNI's 56-41 win over North Dakota State. In the show's last segment the Sportsguy Gary Rima joins in for a quick talk about the Iowa-ISU game and a full preview of UNI-VCU.

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posted on Dec 12th
A Thursday edition of 'On Press Row' features the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Sportswriters 'live' at the OP on University Avenue in Cedar Falls! Doug Newhoff (sports editor), Jim Sullivan (asst. sports editor) and Carson Tigges (sports writer) join the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair for a hours worth of roundtable discussion covering all the latest local and national sports news!

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posted on Dec 11th
A Wednesday edition of 'On Press Row' features producer Cole Bair as host for the Sportsguy Gary Rima. Coie discusses some of the latest local and national news from the 'Twitterverse,' gives the latest update on UNI swimming & diving and reveals the 2015 UNI football schedule. Also, Des Moines Register sportswriter Andrew Logue joins 'OPR' to talk Drake and UNI men's hoops and all the latest from the Iowa Hawkeye football program.

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posted on Dec 10th
A Tuesday edition of 'On Press Row' is hosted by producer Cole Bair with the Sportsguy on a travel day to Denver, Colorado for UNI men's basketball Wednesday night game against the Denver Pioneers.

In the first half-hour of the show Cole gives the latest national and local updates from twitter and talks with WCF Courier sports writer Carson Tigges. In the second half-hour of the show Cole talks to UNI women's basketball play-by-play broadcaster Chris Kleinhans-Schulz who recaps the Panthers 58-56 loss to Creighton on Monday night.

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posted on Dec 9th
On a Monday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair the topics of discussion center on UNI football's 41-21 loss on Saturday to Illinois State in the second round of the FCS Playoffs. The Sportsguy plays audio from head coach Mark Farley's recent press conference's and reminisces with Cole on the season that was for UNI football. In the second half-hour of the show Gary and Cole recap #UNIhoops 71-65 overtime win against George Mason from Saturday night. The Sportsguy plays sound from head coach Ben Jacobson's Monday press luncheon and discusses with Cole the importance of cracking the top-25 polls.

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posted on Dec 8th
A Friday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair features a 'live' on-the-road report from the Sportsguy who's calls into the show for the first half-hour while en route to Normal, Illinois to preview UNI football's second round playoff matchup against the Illinois State Redbirds. In the second half-hour of the show UNI women's basketball play-by-play broadcaster Chris Kleinhans-Schulz joins Cole to discuss the Panthers return to the McLeod Center after a 6-game road trip.

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posted on Dec 5th
A Thursday edition of 'OPR' features a great lineup of guests! After the first commercial break Redbirds football play-by-play broadcaster Dick Luedke discusses this weekend's big FCS Playoff matchup between MVFC foe's UNI and Illinois State. In the show's second segment Iowa State Cyclone radio network play-by-play broadcaster John Walters joins the show to preview the Cyclones matchup against 18th ranked Arkansas at Hilton Coliseum and the Cyclone football team's regular season finale against the TCU Horned Frogs. 

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posted on Dec 4th
A Wednesday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair features a full preview of UNI football's FCS playoff game this Saturday against the Illinois State Redbirds in Normal, Ill. Gary and Cole also discuss UNI men's hoops and a rumor regarding the possibility of North Carolina playing UNI next year in a 'homecoming' game for Tar Heels point guard Marcus Paige, a Cedar Rapids native, at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls. 'OPR Nation' weighs in with their phone calls throughout the program.

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posted on Dec 3rd
On a Tuesday edition of 'On Press Row' the Sportsguy Gary Rima flies solo and plays more audio from UNI football head coach Mark Farley previewing this Saturday's matchup against the Illinois State Redbirds. The Sportsguy also discusses UNI basketball's 7-0 start and their near miss in the top-25 polls.

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posted on Dec 2nd
Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair recap and breakdown UNI football and UNI men's basketball wins from the weekend on a Monday edition of 'On Press Row.' The UNI football team defeated Stephen F. Austin 44-10 Saturday at the UNI-Dome while the UNI men's basketball team earned a tough 55-50 victory over Richmond from the Atlantic-10 Conference. Audio is played from Monday's press luncheon featuring coaches Mark Farley and Ben Jacobson.

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posted on Dec 1st
An 'Open Line Friday' edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair recaps all the action from the 'Cancun Challenge' where the UNI men's basketball team took home the title. The Sportsguy and Cole also preview UNI football's big playoff game set for Saturday at the UNI Dome against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks with plenty of help from 'OPR Nation' callers!

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posted on Nov 28th
A Wednesday edition of 'OPR' features producer Cole Bair filling in for the Sportsguy who is in Cancun, Mexico for the 'Cancun Challenge' holiday tournament with the UNI men's basketball team. Cole provides all the latest updates on UNI athletics, talks with UNI men's basketball beat writer Carson Tigges of the WCF Courier and caps the show with UNI football discussion and some trivia.

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posted on Nov 26th
A half-hour Tuesday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair features a 'pregame to the pregame' of UNI men's basketball against Virginia Tech in Cancun, Mexico as part of the Cancun Challenge. Producer Cole Bair closes the half-hour show with a recap of UNI men's basketball win over North Florida and information regarding this Saturday's playoff football game between UNI and Stephen F. Austin.

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posted on Nov 24th
A Friday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair features a recap of UNI men's basketball win over Morgan State and a preview of UNI football's big game on Saturday against the Missouri State Bears. Gary and Cole also provide some trivia for 'OPR Nation' to win tickets to the UNI football game.

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posted on Nov 21st
A Thursday edition of 'OPR' is live from press row at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls. Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair preview UNI men's hoops matchup against Morgan State and our joined by special guest Kevin Launderville who is the Director of Concessions/Retail Manager at UNI. Kevin gives 'OPR Nation' an insiders look behind the scenes of UNI athletics concessions.

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posted on Nov 20th
A Wednesday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair features a full lineup of guests. To begin the show ESPN/MVC TV color analyst Kevin Lehman joins the show to recap UNI's big win over Stephen F. Austin and preview the Paradise Jam where he will be calling games. Second to join the show is Missouri State Bears Radio Network color analyst Rob Bolks who previews this Saturday's matchup with #11 UNI. To cap the show UNI head men's basketball coach Ben Jacobson joins the program to recap his team's big win over SFA and preview Thursday night's matchup against Morgan State at the McLeod Center.

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posted on Nov 19th
On a Tuesday edition of 'On Press Row' the Sportsguy is fresh off the plane and running on adrenaline after announcing UNI men's basketball 79-77 overtime win over Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas at 8:00 in the morning. The Sportsguy and producer Cole Bair recap and analyze UNI's win that snapped a 34-game home winning streak for SFA. Gary and Cole also discuss UNI football's win against SIU from Saturday and look at the new rankings and polls.

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posted on Nov 18th
A special Monday edition of 'OPR' features the Sportsguy Gary Rima 'live' from Nacogdoches, Texas in advance of Tuesday's 8:00 a.m. UNI basketball game against Stephen F. Austin.

The Sportsguy and producer Cole Bair recap Saturday's UNI football game, a 40-21 win by the Panthers over Southern Illinois.

Panther Sports Network color analyst Kevin Boyle joins the show to recap UNI basketball's 64-52 win over North Dakota and preview the matchup against SFA.

To cap the show producer Cole Bair takes the reigns and talks with UNI volleyball and women's basketball play-by-play broadcaster Chris Kleinhans-Schulz. Chris recaps UNI volleyball's Friday and Saturday matches and gives a report on the UNI women's basketball team who won their home opener last Friday night against Tulsa.

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posted on Nov 17th
On a Friday edition of 'On Press Row' producer Cole Bair fills-in for the Sportsguy who's en route to the UNI-SIU football game. Cole gives updates on all the latest surrounding UNI Athletics, plays audio from SIU head coach Dale Lennon and give's a 'What's Buggin You' take on the run-to-pass ratio of the UNI Panthers offense.

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posted on Nov 14th
'On Press Row with the Sportswriters' of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier is 'live' from 'the Other Place' on University Avenue in Cedar Falls. Sports editor Doug Newhoff, UNI football beat writer Jim Sullivan and UNI men's basketball beat writer Carson Tigges join the Sportsguy Gary Rima for a full hour of 'heavy emphasis' Iowa sports talk.

Southern Illinois football hall of fame play-by-play voice Mike Reis also joins the show at the top to preview this Saturday's game between the #11 UNI Panthers and SIU at Saluki Stadium in Carbondale.

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posted on Nov 13th
A Wednesday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair takes one last show to recap UNI football's big win over #1 ranked and previously unbeaten NDSU.

The Sportsguy and Cole also debate whether or not to "leave the points on the board" if a football team has made a field goal and has the opportunity to, via a penalty, receive a fresh set of downs and continue their drive.

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posted on Nov 12th
A Tuesday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair continues to recap and analyze UNI football's 23-3 win over #1 ranked and previously unbeaten North Dakota State. 'OPR Nation' continues to call in throughout the show to give their take on the Panthers big win and their chances going forward of making the FCS playoffs.

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posted on Nov 11th
A Monday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair recaps UNI football's big win over #1 ranked and previously undfeated North Dakota State. 'OPR Nation' calls in throughout the program to give their thoughts on the Panthers win over the Bison and the Sportsguy provides updates on rankings and FCS playoffs bracketology.

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posted on Nov 10th
A special 'Open Line Friday' edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair features a special ticket giveaway contest to Saturday's football game between #19 UNI and #1 NDSU. The Sportsguy and Cole give their final preview of Saturday's big game and take plenty of calls from 'OPR Nation.'

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posted on Nov 7th
A Thursday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair features a full lineup of guests! At the top of the show Iowa Hawkeyes Radio Network play-by-play voice Gary Dolphin joins 'OPR' to discuss this Saturday's matchup between the Hawks and Minnesota. Following Gary Dolphin at 5:25 is Cyclones Radio Network play-by-play voice John Walters who previews Iowa State's matchup this weekend at Kansas. To cap the show the Sportsguy talks to Scott Miller, play-by-play voice of the NDSU Bison, and they provide all their insights and analysis in advance of Saturday's big game.

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posted on Nov 6th
On a Wednesday edition of 'OPR' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair the conversation continues to be dominated by this weekend's matchup of #1 North Dakota State and the #19 UNI Panthers facing off at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the UNI Dome. Besides football talk the Sportsguy gives provides some trivia for 'OPR Nation' to win some outstanding prize packages compliments of our sponsors ($5 Pizza, Great Relief Massage & Chandler's Locker).

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posted on Nov 5th
A Tuesday edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair continues to recap UNI football's win over #6 ranked and previously unbeaten Illinois State on Saturday. The Sportsguy and Cole also begin to preview this Saturday's big matchup of #1 North Dakota State against the #19 UNI Panthers. To cap the show the Sportsguy plays an exclusive interview with NDSU head coach Chris Klieman.

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posted on Nov 4th
The Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair take part in 'Monday Afternoon Quaterbacking' and recap all the in-state college football action from the weekend. The Sportsguy and Cole put a 'heavy emphasis' on recapping and analyzing UNI football's 42-28 win over 6th ranked and previously unbeaten Illinois State.

'OPR Nation' calls in throughout the show to give their perspective of the Panthers big win and the Sportsguy plays some audio from Monday's press luncheon with head coach Mark Farley.

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posted on Nov 3rd
A very special 'Open Line Friday' edition of 'On Press Row' with the Sportsguy Gary Rima and producer Cole Bair features 'OPR Nation' calling in to wish the Sportsguy happy birthday! Besides birthday wishes the Sportsguy and Cole give a full preview of UNI football's matchup against #6 ranked and unbeaten Illinois State Redbirds. Gary and Cole also discuss the UNI men's basketball exhibition from Thursday evening where the Panthers took on Brooks McKowen's Upper Iowa Peacocks.

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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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