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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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    • Dec 3, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    12/02/21 Hour 2: Doug Kramer joins the show!; Final takeaways from ACC/B1G Challenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 54:18

    Lon and Derek are joined by All-Big Ten center Doug Kramer to discuss his Illini career. Later, the guys give their thoughts on the ACC/B1G Challenge results from Wednesday night.

    12/02/21 Hour 1: Aaron Breitman (On The Banks) Previews Rutgers; Vederian Lowe Joins the Show!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 51:02

    Lon and Derek chat with Aaron Breitman to preview tomorrow night's Illinois-Rutgers matchup from the Scarlet Knights' perspective, and are then honored to be joined by Illini OL Vederian Lowe, who recaps his season and what Coach Bielema has meant to him.

    12/01/21 Hour 2: Mike LaTulip talks Illini basketball; How scary is Purdue?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 54:53

    Lon and Derek are joined by Mike LaTulip to discuss Illinois' recent win over Notre Dame and where the team is at heading into Big Ten play. Later, the guys talk about Purdue's scary-good start and other ACC/B1G Challenge takeaways.

    12/01/21 Hour 1: All-B1G running back Chase Brown joins the show!; Can the Cardinals sign Trevor Story?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 55:00

    Lon and Derek are joined by Illini running back and All-B1G selection Chase Brown to discuss his 1,000-yard season. Later, the guys take a look at MLB free agency and talk about whether the Cardinals can land Trevor Story.

    11/30/21 Hour 2: Kerby Joseph & other Illini selected All-B1G; Tuesday‘s ACC/B1G Challenge slate

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 53:55

    Lon and Derek discuss the All-Big Ten selections for Illinois football. Later, the guys talk Andre Curbelo and take a look at Tuesday's ACC/B1G Challenge slate.

    11/30/21 Hour 1: Trent Frazier returns in gutsy win vs. Notre Dame; Underwood audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 54:52

    Lon and Derek discuss Illinois' 82-72 win over Notre Dame in the ACC/B1G Challenge. Later, the guys hear what Brad Underwood had to say after the game.

    11/29/21 Hour 1: How worried should we be about Illini basketball?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 55:01

    Lon and Derek discuss a concerning start for Illini basketball, along with their injuries. The guys also break down the matchup against Notre Dame.

    11-29-21 Hour 1: J LEMAN HOUR! Reacting to Illinois football‘s blowout win vs. Northwestern

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 55:01

    Lon and Derek are joined by J Leman to break down Illinois' blowout win vs. Northwestern on Senior Day and their overall thoughts on the season.

    11/23/21 Hour 2: Matt Nagy To Be Fired?; NFL Whip-Around; Ryan Walters/Tony Petersen Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 52:19

    Lon and Trevor discuss the reports that Matt Nagy might be fired after this week's game against the Lions, and recap another crazy NFL weekend, before hearing from Ryan Walters and Tony Petersen.

    11/23/21 Hour 1: Breaking Down Illinois‘ 71-51 Loss to Cincinnati; Is It Time to Panic?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 53:42

    Lon and Trevor discuss Illinois' concerning blowout loss to Cincinnati last night, and where they go from here, including tonight's matchup against Bruce Weber and Kansas State.

    11/22/21 Hour 2: Previewing Illinois-Cincinnati, Brad Underwood/Bret Bielema Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 54:24

    Lon and Trevor preview tonight's Illinois vs. Cincinnati matchup in Kansas City, and then hear audio from both Brad Underwood and Bret Bielema to close out the show.

    11/22/21 Hour 1: The J Leman Hour! Recapping a 33-23 Loss to Iowa; Previewing Northwestern

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 54:52

    Lon and Trevor welcome in J Leman for his weekly hour, breaking down Illinois' loss in Iowa City, where they go from here, and how the 2022 schedule shapes up.

    11/19/21 Hour 2: Joe Henricksen (City/Suburban Hoops Report); Hans Dee‘s ‘Who Ya Got?‘

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 54:52

    The guys are joined by Joe Henricksen (@joehoopsreport) to talk all about Illinois basketball, recruiting, and high school basketball. Later, the guys are joined by Hans Dee for 'Who Ya Got?' where they give their predictions on this weekend's matchups.

    11/19/21 Hour 1: Sean Bock (HawkeyesInsider.com); Hall of Fame Classic preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 53:23

    The guys are joined by 247Sports reporter Sean Bock (@SBock247) to talk about the Iowa football team prior to the Illini vs Iowa game tomorrow. Later, the guys preview the Hall of Fame Classic basketball tournament where Illinois will play Cincinnati on Monday, and Arkansas will play Kansas State.

    11/18/21 Hour 2: Big Ten Basketball Early Struggles; Trev‘s Ticket

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 52:54

    The guys talk about the current state of Big Ten basketball and the success of Underwood's recruiting. Later on the guys give their locks for the weekend in Trev's Ticket. 

    11/18/21 Hour 1: Illinois vs Iowa Thoughts; Bielema Press Conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 54:52

    The guys discuss what they expect to see this Saturday when Illinois takes on Iowa and we hear audio from the Bielema press conference today. 

    11/17/21 Hour 2: Paul Biancardi (ESPN recruiting director) on Ty Rodgers & Illinois‘ 2022 class; Underwood on Rodgers signing

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 54:53

    Lon and Derek hear from Brad Underwood's media Zoom to get his thoughts on Ty Rodgers. Later, the guys are joined by ESPN national recruiting director Paul Biancardi to discuss Rodgers and Illinois' 2022 recruiting class.

    11/17/21 Hour 1: TY RODGERS!!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 53:52

    Lon and Derek react to the news that 4-star 2022 forward Ty Rodgers has signed with Illini basketball. Derek breaks down what he will bring to program and how he fits with Jayden Epps & Sencire Harris.

    11/16/21 Hour 2: Continuing to React to Illinois-Marquette, Bret Bielema Tests Positive for COVID

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 51:38

    Derek and Trevor continue to react to Illinois' 67-66 loss to Marquette, and hear from Bret Bielema, who announced today that he tested positive for COVID.

    11/16/21 Hour 1: Illinois Loses to Marquette 67-66; Breaking Down All Angles of the Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 53:33

    Derek and Trevor talk about and break down Illinois' extremely disappointing loss to Marquette, breaking down Curbelo's poor performance and where he can try to improve moving forward.

    11/15/21 Hour 2: Brad Underwood, Jacob Grandison Audio; Previewing Marquette

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 51:15

    Trevor flies solo and helps break down Marquette's strengths and weaknesses, and whether or not Illinois has any chance of being upset. Later, hear from Brad Underwood and Jacob Grandison pre-game.

    11/15/21 Hour 1: The J Leman Hour! Ryan Walters Extension, Previewing Illinois-Iowa, Big 10 Title Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 53:09

    Trevor and J Leman talk about Ryan Walters' big extension, and what it means for the program going forward. Later, J breaks down all of this past weekend's Big 10 action, and argues that Illinois has a chance to upset Iowa.

    11/12/21 Hour 2: Illini Basketball Preview; Who Ya Got w/ Hans Dee

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 49:25

    The guys go more in depth on previewing tonight's basketball game, and later, Hans Dee hosts "Who Ya Got" where they give their predictions for tonight's game and all the other big matchups this weekend.

    11/12/21 Hour 1: Illini Basketball Preview; Jeff Reed (Publisher of A-State Nation 24/7)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 52:36

    Derek and Trevor preview tonight's basketball game where the Illini face Arkansas State. Later, Jeff Reed (@ASUJeffReed) joins the show to talk all about the Red Wolves basketball team.

    11/11/21 Hour 2: Underwood Talks Epps, Harris; NFL Week 9 Recap; Trev‘s Ticket

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 52:17

    Derek and Trevor hear from Brad Underwood, who talks about what it means to sign Jayden Epps and Sincere Harris. Later, the guys recap some crazy NFL games from last weekend, and give out their best bets for this weekend during Trev's Ticket.

    11/11/21 Hour 1: Brad Underwood Press Conference; Previewing Arkansas State; Michigan-Buffalo Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 53:07

    Derek and Trevor hear new presser audio from Brad Underwood, who gives injury updates for Trent and Curbelo. Later, the guys talk about what challenges Arkansas State could pose if those guys are still hurt.

    11/10/21 Hour 2: More Illini-Jackson State Reaction; Recapping Other Big 10 Basketball Action

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 48:04

    Derek and Trevor talk more about the performances of Jacob Grandison and Coleman Hawkins in Illinois' win over Jackson State, and then talk about some upsets and interesting box scores around the Big 10 on night one of the college hoops season.

    11/10/21 Hour 1: Illinois Beats Jackson State 71-47; Takeaways from Game One!; Underwood Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 51:17

    Derek and Trevor break down Illinois opening the 2021-22 basketball season with a win over Jackson State 71-47, and hear post-game audio from Coach Underwood.

    11/09/21 Hour 2: Illinois Basketball Roundtable; Brad Underwood Previews Jackson State

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 44:47

    Lon, Derek and Trevor continue their basketball roundtable, discussing Illinois' x-factors, newcomers, ceiling and floor. Later, Brad Underwood previews tonight's season opener versus Jackson State.

    11/09/21 Hour 1: Big Ten Basketball Roundtable; New Bret Bielema Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 47:51

    Lon, Derek and Trevor discuss the Big Ten conference this basketball season; who is Illinois' biggest challenger, who's underrated/overrated, and what we aren't talking about enough. Later, hear new audio from today's Bret Bielema presser.

    11/08/21 Hour 2: Morez Johnson Commits to Illinois; Jackie Szymoniak (Assistant Golf AD) Talks Atkins Golf Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 52:21

    Lon and Derek preview tomorrow night's Illinois basketball opener and talk about the latest commit, Class of 2024 forward Morez Johnson Jr. Later, the guys talk with Assistant Golf AD Jackie Szymoniak about Atkins Golf Club and their new restaurant Homegrown.

    11/08/21 Hour 1: The J Leman Hour! Breaking Down Illinois‘ Upset Win Over Minnesota 14-6

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 53:48

    Lon and Derek welcome J Leman in-studio to recap another Illini top 20 road upset! Breaking down the offense and defense in Illinois' win over Minnesota, and where they go from here.

    11/05/21 Hour 2: Another Award-Winning Who Ya Got w/ Hans Dee

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 27:44

    Hans Dee joins Lon and Derek for another edition of Who Ya Got, hitting on the NFL, the NBA and college football, including Illini-Minnesota predictions.

    11/05/21 Hour 1: Nico Haeflinger Previews IHSA Football Playoffs; Chris Block Previews Breeder‘s Cup

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 45:12

    Lon and Derek chat with Fox Illinois/NewsChannel 20's Nico Haeflinger about this weekend's high school football matchups, including some local flavor with Centennial. Later, Chris Block joins the guys to talk Breeders Cup and Arlington Race Track being sold.

    11/04/21 Hour 2: Bret Bielema Presser Audio (In-State Recruiting); Trev‘s Ticket: Week 10 Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 47:16

    Lon and Derek hear audio from today's Bret Bielema press conference, where he dives into in-state recruiting and PJ Fleck. Later, Trevor joins the guys for another edition of Trev's Ticket to get you ready for the betting weekend.

    11/04/21 Hour 1: Previewing Big Ten Basketball: Ranking Illini Opponents 1 to 13

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 49:17

    Lon and Derek spend the full hour breaking down Big Ten basketball, and how the Illini may fare against each team in the conference. Hear about additions and subtractions that each other team in the Big Ten have made.

    11/03/21 Hour 2: Matt Silich (NBA Expert); Illini Basketball; Christmas Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 50:55

    The guys are joined by NBA expert Matt Silich (@msilich2) to talk all about the NBA. Later, they talk about Illini basketball and Christmas music!

    11/03/21 Hour 1: World Series Talk; News Around the Nation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 53:23

    The guys talk about the Braves winning the World Series, and then review all the latest sports stories around the nation.

    11/02/21 Hour 2: Recapping NFL Week 8 - Justin Fields, Packers Beat Cardinals, and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 48:22

    Lon, Derek and Trevor recap another crazy week of NFL action, including a Packers upset over the undefeated Cardinals, Justin Fields looking good against the Niners and several national headlines.

    11/02/21 Hour 1: Cody Westerlund (670 The Score) on Ayo‘s Big Night; Bret Bielema Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 51:51

    Lon and Derek talk with Cody Westerlund about Ayo's career night in a big Bulls comeback win over the Celtics, and where the NBA rookie can go from here. Later, hear new presser audio from Bret Bielema.

    11/01/21 Hour 2: Kofi Suspended for 3 Games; Recapping Illinois‘ Second Exhibition Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 52:59

    Lon and Derek talk about Kofi Cockburn being suspended 3 games for selling player gear, and then recap Illinois' exhibition win over Indiana (PA).

    11/01/21 Hour 1: The J Leman Hour! Breaking Down Illinois‘ 20-14 Loss to Rutgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 53:13

    Lon and Derek chat with J Leman, who breaks down what went wrong offensively for Illinois after a disappointing home loss to Rutgers. He also discusses MSU's big win, another Nebraska loss, and if Minnesota could win the West.

    10/28/21 Hour 2: Trev‘s Ticket; Jake Hasan (BetQL Daily) gives TNF & World Series plays

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 46:29

    Lon and Derek give their plays for NFL and college football this week in Trev's Ticket. Later, the guys are joined by Jake Hasan from BetQL Daily to get his World Series and Thursday Night Football picks.

    10/28/21 Hour 1: Underwood on Kofi‘s status & exhibition game preview; Sports Illustrated disrespects Illini hoops

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 54:54

    The guys begin the show hearing from Brad Underwood on Kofi Cockburn's status and what he's looking for in Friday's exhibition game vs. Indiana (PA). Later, Lon explains how Sports Illustrated slighted Illinois basketball.

    10/27/21 Hour 2: Kevin Wheeler (KMOX) on Cardinals managerial change & FA options; Illini football audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 54:51

    Lon and Derek are joined by Kevin Wheeler from KMOX to discuss the Cardinals' managerial change and who the team should target in free agency. Later, the guys hear from Illini football coordinators Ryan Walters & Tony Petersen.

    10/27/21 Hour 1: Kofi facing possible discipline from NCAA; NFL Whip-Around

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 53:58

    Lon and Derek discuss Kofi Cockburn's situation and what they expect from the NCAA regarding a possible suspension after selling gear this summer. Later, the guys give their takeaways from NFL Week 7.

    10/26/21 Hour 2: Joey Wagner (Illini Inquirer) Recaps His PSU Experience; Confidence in Peters?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 54:56

    Lon and Derek chat with Illini Inquirer's Joey Wagner, who recaps his wild trip to Penn State, and his first-hand view of the 9 OT upset. Later, the guys hear more from Bret Bielema and discuss the QB position moving forward.

    10/26/21 Hour 1: MLB Talk; Bret Bielema Presser Sound; Injury Updates on Art, Chase

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 52:36

    Lon and Derek preview tonight's World Series matchup between the Braves and Astros, before hearing new press conference audio from Bret Bielema, who recaps the crazy PSU upset and updates the injury report.

    10/25/21 Hour 2: Illini basketball exhibition game takeaways; More reaction to Illini football‘s epic upset at PSU

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 54:49

    Lon, Derek and Trevor give their thoughts on Illinois football's wild upset at No. 7 Penn State and what's possible the rest of the way. Later, Derek breaks down his takeaways from Illini basketball's exhibition game vs. St. Francis.

    10/25/21 Hour 1: The Greatest J Leman Hour Ever; Breaking Down Illinois‘ Stunning 20-18 Win over PSU

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 54:41

    Lon and Derek are joined by J Leman for the most exciting, high-energy hour in show history. The guys break down every angle of Illinois' stunning 20-18 win over No. 7 Penn State, and where the team can go from here.

    10/22/21 Hour 2: Ranking Big 10 Basketball Arenas; Who Ya Got... without Hans Dee

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 54:46

    Lon and Derek discuss their favorite and least favorite Big Ten basketball stadiums. Later, it's another award-winning edition of Who Ya Got!

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