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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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posted on Jul 18th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair discuss the Missouri Valley Conference's announcement to move the women's conference basketball tournament to the iWireless Center in the Quad Cities, a Northwoods league pitcher who took a loss despite throwing a no-hitter, Iowa football's potential number 1 overall pick for the 2015 NFL draft and whether Matt Bohannon's big numbers in the Prime Time League will translate to the regular season. 

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posted on Jul 17th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair cover a myriad of topics including; the Waterloo Bucks, the Bachelorette, UNI football pre-season rankings, state softball pairings, Peter Jok's suspension, 4-year anniversary of the UNI basketball ESPY and the MLB All-Star game.

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posted on Jul 16th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair compare the game of basketball from the 60's & 70's to today's game with the help of 'OPR Nation.' Gary reveals his Pre-Season Missouri Valley Football Conference picks and opens the e-mail bag -- broaching the topic of the Cedar Valley Sportsplex being next door to Flirt's Gentleman's Club. To cap the show sports writer Jim Sullivan of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier joins Gary and Cole with a live report from Target Field and the MLB All-Star game.

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posted on Jul 14th
On an 'Open Line Friday' edition of On Press Row the Sports Guy and Cole Bair discuss Lebron James' decision to return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Waterloo Bucks baserunning mishaps and give a recap of Thursday night's Prime Time League action with audio from UNI players.

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posted on Jul 10th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair talk with college basketball color commentator Kevin Lehman about the Missouri Valley Conference's "historic" announcement to keep the men's basketball conference tournament in St. Louis through 2018. Coach Lehman also gives updates on his Prime Time League team and which UNI players are standing out. In the second half-hour of the show Bryce Miller, columnist for the Des Moines Register, joins Gary and Cole to discuss Manny Ramirez's influence on the Iowa Cubs, Drake basketball and his recent trip to Parkersburg, Iowa -- where he wrote a story on the 5-year anniversary of the Ed Thomas shooting.

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posted on Jul 9th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair discuss the Waterloo Bucks comeback win over Mankato, ask 'OPR' nation whether or not they are still interested in the World Cup. Gary and Cole cap the show by asking 'OPR' nation what they thought the "historic" announcement the Missouri Valley Conference will make on Wednesday afternoon would be.

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posted on Jul 8th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair discussed last Thursday's Prime Time League results with TV color commentator Mac McCausland. Gary also plays audio from UNI players Jeremy Morgan, Wyatt Lohaus and Bennett Koch courtesy of The Sports Bair.

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posted on Jul 3rd
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair are joined by the 'Golf Experts' -- Greg Mason, PGA professional at Waverly Municipal Golf Course and Mike Schuchmann, of Waterloo's Golf Headquarters. Greg and Mike join 'On Press Row' in studio giving the latest Cedar Valley golf updates and provide golf advice to 'OPR Nation.'

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posted on Jul 2nd
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair discuss the result of the USA vs Belgium World Cup elimination game. Recap Manny Ramirez's memorable home debut with the Iowa Cubs. Interview new Cedar Valley Charge minor-league football head coach Rob Weiss -- and preview Dan Evans article at BeyondSportsNetwork.com that predicts 13 potential FCS over FBS upsets for the 2014-15 season.

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posted on Jul 1st
On today's show Gary and Cole discuss the controversial end to the first half of the Waterloo Bucks season, preview the Tuesday afternoon World Cup matchup between USA & Belgium and size-up the Iowa State men's basketball non-conference schedule.

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posted on Jun 30th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair broke down the NBA draft with help from OPR Nation. Also, former in-studio producer Jake "The Sports Junkie" Bemis calls in to give his thoughts on the Chicago Bulls selection of Ames, Iowa native Doug McDermott which sparks a healthy debate.

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posted on Jun 27th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair debate the group stage format of The World Cup. The Sports Guy is fed up with all the ties while Cole makes his case for why pool play in the group stage is just fine. Multiple OPR Nation callers also weigh in on the debate.

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posted on Jun 26th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair talk with OPR golf expert and Golf Headquarters owner Mike Schuchmann about his latest charitable effort -- playing 100 holes of golf in one day to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.  

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posted on Jun 25th
On today's show former UNI Panthers placekicker Matt Waller joins The Sports Guy and Cole Bair in studio to discuss his non-profit organization 'Diamonds and Fields' that recently announced the construction of a new all-inclusive sports complex that will feature a 'Miracle Field' in Parkersburg, Iowa. 

According to their website www.DiamondsandFields.com the Miracle Field; "will provide children, young adults, and adults with disabilities throughout the Cedar Valley with a place to participate in America’s greatest sport at a complex alongside all other athletes."

To cap the show Gary and Cole recapped game one of the College World Series where Vanderbilt defeated Virginia 9-8.

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posted on Jun 24th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair chat with Waterloo Bucks manager Travis Kiewet who has his Bucks squad on an 8-game winning streak. College World Series media coordinator and Creighton University SID Rob Anderson also joins the blowtorch to discuss the Virginia-Vanderbilt CWS final and provides the latest NBA draft updates regarding former Bluejay Doug McDermott.

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posted on Jun 23rd
On an 'Open Line Friday' edition of On Press Row the Sports Guy and Cole Bair gather the opinions of OPR Nation on whether or not the NFL's Washington Redskins should be forced to change their name.

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posted on Jun 20th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair discuss the non-conference basketball schedules of Iowa, UNI and Iowa State with plenty of heated debate from OPR Nation. To cap the show Gary and Cole discussed the Over/Under win totals set by Vegas (for conversational purposes only) for Iowa and Iowa State football.

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posted on Jun 19th
On today's show The Sports Guy and Cole Bair are joined by college basketball analyst Kevin Lehman to discuss the Prime Time League and the upcoming basketball seasons for UNI and Iowa men's basketball. Lehman provides his insights on many Panthers men's basketball players and discusses the rules of the summer Prime Time League. To cap the show Gary and Cole discuss CollegeCourtReport.com's Missouri Valley Conference basketball predictions for 2014-15.

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posted on Jun 18th
On today's show, Gary and Cole discussed the U.S.A. men's soccer team thrilling 2-1 victory over Ghana, the passing of baseball legend Tony Gwynn and gave a quick preview of the 'Prime Time League' that will feature UNI men's basketball players this summer.

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posted on Jun 17th
On this show we talked NBA finals, 25th anniversay weekend of The Field of Dreams and the Prime Time Basketball league....also Cole Bair made his official debut as The Sportsguys sidekick and instudio producer officially replacing Jake "The Sports Junkie" who resigned his position.

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posted on Jun 16th
It's Jake's last show on OPR, so Gary and Jake take your calls about your favorite moments of the show over the past 2 years.

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posted on Jun 13th
On today's show, Gary and Jake discuss the top 50 coaches in the nation.

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posted on Jun 12th
On today's show, Gary returns and shares stories from his weekend in North Carolina.

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posted on Jun 11th
Jake and Cole host the show once again and talk about UNI basketball jerseys for the upcoming season and the ranking of the top 50 basketball coaches in the nation.

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posted on Jun 10th
On today's show, Jake and Cole Bair talk about California Chrome's owner's comments and the best jerseys in sports.

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posted on Jun 9th
On today's show, Jake and Cole Bair guest host for Gary and talk about which playoffs are more entertaining - the NBA or NHL.

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posted on Jun 5th
The golf experts join the show today to answer your biggest golf questions.

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posted on Jun 3rd
On today's show, Gary and Jake talk about fans' dedications to their teams.

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posted on Jun 2nd
On today's show, Brad Eilers guest hosts as the winner of the NCAA Tournament Challenge

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