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The Drive with Lon Tay and Derek Piper airs weekdays 4-6pm on ESPN 93.5 in Champaign-Urbana!

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    • Jun 30, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 52m AVG DURATION
    • 575 EPISODES

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    Latest episodes from The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper

    06/30/22 Hour 2: Tyler Underwood joins the show!; on Illini basketball, transfer portal, NIL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 53:21

    06/30/22 Hour 1: Justin Spring joins the show, explains why he's leaving Illinois

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 52:16

    06/28/22 Hour 2: Who are the best Illini NBA Draft prospects for next year?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 40:53

    06/28/22 Hour 1: Whitman's annual media roundtable; Jeremy Werner joins to recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 52:55

    06/29/22 Hour 2: St. Rita basketball coach Roshawn Russell on Morez Johnson, James Brown & Nojus Indrusaitis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 54:01

    Lon and Derek are joined by St. Rita boys basketball coach Roshawn Russell discuss what he's seen from Illini commit Morez Johnson and he also breaks down Illini targets James Brown and Nojus Indrusaitis. 

    06/29/22 Hour 1: Illini basketball's rotation for the 2022-23 season; Ty Rodgers talks Team USA experience & summer workouts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 54:00

    Lon and Derek open up talking Illini basketball and discuss what the rotation will look like this season. Later, hear from freshman Ty Rodgers on his Team USA experience and how summer workouts are going for Illinois basketball.

    06/27/22 Hour 2: More on Illinois basketball recruiting, Illinois football's newest commits

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 44:16

    06/27/22 Hour 1: Cubs win series against Cardinals; Zacharie Perrin commits to Illinois

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 54:01

    06/15/22 Hour 2: Barry Lunney Jr. Joins the Show!; talking Illini football and summer workouts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 45:23

    Lon and Derek are joined by Illinois offensive coordinator Barry Lunney Jr, who details how the summer is progressing in preparation for their first game two months from now against Wyoming.

    06/15/22 Hour 1: Mikolas's Near No-No; Brad Underwood Audio from 1st Summer Practice

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 52:28

    Lon and Derek discuss Illinois basketball starting summer workouts, and Miles Mikolas's near no-hitter, before hearing new audio from Brad Underwood after today's practice.

    06/14/22 Hour 2: Mike Claiborne Joins the Show!; Previewing Cards-Pirates Game 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 37:02

    06/14/22 Hour 1: Cards, Cubs NL Central Talk; Calamity McEntire (Illini WBB Associate Coach)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 55:02

    Lon, Derek and Trevor discuss the state of the Cardinals, Cubs and the NL Central. Later, they catch up with new Illini women's associate coach Calamity McEntire, who details how the first month has been under Shauna Green.

    06/13/22 Hour 1: Ryan Lieber on the Cubs' Struggles; Position Players Pitching

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 51:04

    06/09/22 Hour 2: Josh Whitman Tailgate Tour Audio; Lons Goes on Mozeliak, Cardinals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 50:22

    Lon and Derek hear Tailgate Tour audio from Josh Whitman, who hits on a variety of Illini topics. Later, Lon goes on an angry rant about John Mozeliak and the Cardinals.

    06/09/22 Hour 1: NFL Over/Under Win Totals; Geoff Alexander Audio from Tailgate Tour

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 52:48

    Lon, Derek and Trevor break down some NFL over/under win totals, including a very sad Bears outlook. Later, the guys hear Tailgate Tour audio from Illini basketball assistant coach Geoff Alexander.

    06/07/22 Full Show: Joe Maddon Fired by Angels; What's his Legacy?; NFL Offseason Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 52:18

    Lon and Trevor discuss Joe Maddon's legacy, specifically with the Cubs, following his dismissal as Angels manager after their 12-game losing streak. Later, the guys discuss Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' offseason.

    06/08/22 Full Show: Chester Frazier Audio from Tailgate Tour; James Haring Joins the Show!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 52:48

    Lon and Derek hear audio from Chester Frazier at the Illini Tailgate Tour in Rockford, and are joined by Radford assistant coach and former Illinois DOBO James Haring!

    05/27/22 Full Show: Hans's Last Ever Show, Interrupted by: Matthew Mayer Commits to Illinois

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 103:39

    Lon, Derek, Trevor and Hans attempt to run through one final edition of the award-winning Who Ya Got before Hans leaves, but are rudely and wonderfully interrupted by breaking news of Matthew Mayer committing to Illinois.

    06/02/22 Hour 2: Bret Bielema Audio; Are Big 10 Divisions Going Away?; Top Gun Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 52:12

    06/02/22 Hour 1: We're Back!; Whitman updates from golf facility; More Big10 Hoops Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 51:26

    5/20/22 Full Show: Illinois Athletics; Cardinals Baseball; Goodbye Urbana

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 39:50

    The guys talk about Josh Whitman's extension as Illinois Athletic Director, as well as how Kofi is doing in the NBA Combine, and Cardinals baseball talk. Later, they say their goodbyes to the Urbana radio station, as they will move to Philo.

    05/19/22 Hour 2: Cardinals call up Gorman & Liberatore; Can Illinois add Matthew Mayer AND Pete Nance?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 55:00

    Derek and guest co-host Joey Wagner discuss the Cardinals' decision to call up Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore following Thursday's loss in New York. Later, the guys chat about the Illini basketball roster and whether Brad Underwood should try to add both Matthew Mayer and Pete Nance.

    05/19/22 Hour 1: Kofi plays 5-on-5 at the NBA Draft Combine; Jason Patt (Blog a Bull) on Ayo Dosunmu's All-Rookie Team selection

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 54:59

    Derek and guest co-host Joey Wagner discuss Kofi Cockburn's showing at the NBA Draft Combine on Thursday. Later, the guys are joined by Jason Patt of BlogABull.com to talk about Ayo Dosunmu being named to the NBA's All-Rookie second team.

    05/16/22 Hour 2: Matt Silich Joins the Show (Previewing Conf Finals); More Chester Frazier Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 53:40

    Lon and Derek are joined by Matt Silich to preview Mavericks-Warriors and Celtics-Heat, and who he thinks is winning the NBA Title. Later, more audio from Illini assistant coach Chester Frazier.

    05/16/22 Hour 1: Recapping the NBA/NHL Weekend (Suns, Flames, Celtics); Chester Frazier Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 52:25

    Lon and Derek recap a crazy weekend of both NBA and NHL Game 7s, including the Suns' shocking loss to the Mavs. Later, hear audio from Illini assistant coach Chester Frazier.

    05/13/22 Full Show: Blues beat the Wild; Sixers get bounced; This or That: MLB Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 49:34

    Lon and Derek discuss the Blues winning their opening round series against the Wild, the Sixers losing their second round series to the Heat, and some MLB topics during This Or That with Trevor.

    05/12/22 Hour 2: Recapping NBA/NHL Playoffs Thus Far; When is it Nolan Gorman Time?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 50:03

    Lon and Derek talk about the Sixers' chances of coming back against the Heat, as well as the Suns-Mavs series, before discussing when it's time for Nolan Gorman to be called up.

    05/12/22 Hour 1: Cardinals lose 2 of 3 to the Orioles; Kris Detmers (Reid's Dad) on the No-No

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 48:15

    Lon and Derek discuss the Cardinals' struggles against the Orioles and Pujols' playing time. Later, the guys are joined by Kris Detmers, former major leaguer and father of Reid Detmers, who threw a no-hitter for the Angels this week.

    05/11/22 Hour 2: Rich Strike's Massive Upset, Lance Speaker (Farmer City Raceway)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 36:39

    Lon and Derek discuss Rich Strike's massive upset win in the Kentucky Derby. Later, the guys chat with Lance Speaker from Farmer City Raceway.

    05/11/22 Hour 1: We're Back! Recapping with Arizona Tay and Papa Piper; Illinois Basketball Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 53:07

    Lon and Derek make their triumphant return, discussing both Derek's new baby and Lon's trip to Arizona, plus catching up on all the latest Illinois basketball news.

    05/06/22 Hour 2: Kentucky Derby Talk w/ Chris Block; Who Ya Got w/ Hans Dee

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 52:53

    Chris Block joins the guys to discuss the Kentucky Derby this weekend. Later, Hans hosts 'Who Ya Got' where the guys give their predictions for this weekend's games, including NBA, MLB, and Illini athletics.

    05/06/22 Hour 1: Paul DeJong's Struggles; Graduation Memories; Oli Marmol Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 52:25

    It's Friday! The guys discuss what they're doing during graduation week, like  wearing sandals at the grad ceremony and crashing parties. Later, they go in depth on the St. Louis Cardinals.

    05/05/22 Hour 2: Jeff Jones on Cardinals, Paul DeJong; Lon wants to visit Snake Island

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 52:06

    05/05/22 Hour 1: Nolan Gorman coming soon?, Jack Keffer (Memphis Redbirds PBP Voice)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 52:20

    Lon and Trevor discuss when the Cardinals should pull the trigger on calling up Nolan Gorman, and then chat more Cardinals with the play-by-play voice of their Triple-A affiliate, Jack Keffer.

    05/04/22 Hour 2: Clint Howard & Sam Knox (Continued); Next Question: MLB Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 54:44

    Lon continues to discuss the state of officiating/umpiring with Clint Howard and Sam Knox, and then plays another round of Next Question: MLB Edition with Trevor to close out the show.

    05/04/22 Hour 1: Nolan Gorman continues to rake in Memphis; Clint Howard & Sam Knox (Umpires)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 53:19

    Lon and Trevor discuss when it will be time for the Cardinals to call up Nolan Gorman, who leads all of baseball in home runs at Memphis. Later, Lon is joined in-studio by Clint Howard and Sam Knox, two IHSA officials who detail what it takes to be an umpire/referee.

    05/03/22 Hour 2: Tommy Kuhl Joins the Show!; Previewing Men's and Women's Golf Postseasons

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 47:47

    It's a golf power hour chatting with Illini golfer Tommy Kuhl and then previewing the men's and women's golf NCAA tournaments.

    05/03/22 Hour 1: Blues Win; Lon Continues to be Weird; Brad Underwood on Terrence Shannon Jr

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 49:37

    Lon and Trevor talk about a variety of different topics in the opening segment, and then play Brad Underwood audio on Terrence Shannon Jr.

    05/02/22 Hour 2: DeAndre Hopkins Suspended (Lon Rants); Dain Dainja & Luke Goode Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 54:17

    Lon and Trevor discuss the NFL news of the day-- DeAndre Hopkins being suspended 6 games for PED use. Later, the guys talk about expectations for Dain Dainja, and hear from Dainja along with Luke Goode.

    05/02/22 Hour 1: Illini NFL Draft Recap; Derek Piper Joins the Show! (Fatherhood, Terrence Shannon and more)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 51:57

    Lon and Trevor recap which Illini players were drafted in the NFL Draft, and then are joined by the new dad on the block, Derek Piper, who talks about his new baby, Terrence Shannon Jr's commitment and the transfer portal.

    4/29/22 Hour 1: Terrence Shannon Jr. Commits; Deon Thomas Joins

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 51:22

    The guys start off the show talking about Terrence Shannon joining the Illini Basketball team, and are later joined by Illini legend, Deon Thomas to talk more about the commitment and Illinois basketball.

    04/28/22 Full Show: Previewing the NFL Draft; Dave Wischnowsky; Brad Underwood Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 80:57

    Lon and Trevor preview tonight's NFL Draft, talk Illini and Cubs with Dave Wischnowsky and hear audio from yesterday's Brad Underwood presser.

    04/27/22 Full Show: BBV Enters the Transfer Portal; Recapping Cards-Mets Brawl

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 22:00

    Lon and Trevor discuss Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk entering the transfer portal, and Nolan Arenado taking exception to a high-and-in Mets pitch.

    04/26/22 Hour 2: Matt Silich on the NBA Playoffs, Bulls Offseason; Previewing Cardinals-Mets

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 35:59

    Lon and Trevor talk NBA playoffs with Matt Silich, who details what went wrong with the Nets, if the Pelicans have what it takes to upset Phoenix, and what the Bulls should do this offseason. Later, the guys preview tonight's baseball probables.

    04/26/22 Hour 1: Cardinals collapse against the Mets; Chad Gordon (Friendly Confines) on the Cubs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 51:30

    It's a baseball power hour as Lon and Trevor talk about the Cardinals' ninth inning collapse against the Mets, and then chat Cubs with Chad Gordon from The Friendly Confines podcast.

    04/25/22 Full Show: Can Illinois Football Win Six Games?; Joey Wagner In-Studio

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 90:09

    Lon and Trevor discuss Illinois' path to a bowl game this football season, and break down more of their takeaways from the spring scrimmage last week with Illini Inquirer's Joey Wagner, who joins the guys in-studio.

    04/22/22 Full Show: Recapping the Illini Spring Game; Bret Bielema Postgame Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 35:36

    Lon and Derek recap last night's spring football scrimmage and give their thoughts on Tommy DeVito. Later, hear Bret Bielema's postgame thoughts on the scrimmage.

    04/21/22 Full Show: More on Kofi's Departure; Underwood Audio on What (Who?) Is Next

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 31:18

    Lon and Derek continue to discuss the fallout of Kofi Cockburn declaring for the NBA Draft, and hear from Brad Underwood on where he goes from here.

    04/20/22 Full Show: Kofi Officially Declares for the Draft; Dan Hartleb on Illini Baseball's Hot Streak

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 39:00

    Lon and Derek react to Kofi officially entering the NBA draft, and appreciating just how good of a player he was for the Illini. Later, baseball coach Dan Hartleb joins the show!

    04/19/22 Full Show: Decision Day for Kofi is Tomorrow: What to Expect, What it Will Mean

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 35:21

    Lon and Derek talk about the news of the day: Kofi Cockburn will make his announcement tomorrow regarding whether or not he will return to Illinois for another season. On what might happen, what Derek is hearing, and what it all means.

    04/18/22 Hour 2: More on ZZ Clark, Illinois Hoops Recruiting; Recapping the MLB Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 50:40

    Lon and Derek talk more about the addition of ZZ Clark, and what it means for the Class of 2024 for Illinois. Later, the guys talk about the Cubs and Cardinals' weekends.

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