Lon and Derek give their early predictions on the new Illini basketball schedule in Drive Time. After that, the guys discuss the latest in the NL Central race. Later, they make their picks for the weekend in 'Who Ya Got?', including the Cardinals, Cubs, Brewers and the college football opener between Miami (FL) and Florida.
Lon and Derek are joined in studio by Illini basketball Assistant to Head Coach Geoff Alexander to discuss the new 2019-20 schedule, the Italy trip and newcomers to the team. After that, the guys go game by game with the schedule and give their thoughts.
Lon and Derek take differing sides during Drive Time on whether Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter should be in the lineup. After that, the guys give you their over/under win total picks for Big Ten football this season.
Lon and Derek discuss a wild 12-11 win for the Cubs on Wednesday night, as well as a rain-shortened loss for the Cardinals against Milwaukee. Later, the guys do Part 2 of Buy or Sell: Fantasy Football Draft Position discussing Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, Josh Gordon and Kyler Murray. To end the hour, PT Matthew Gordon joins the show for the Mettler Mix-Up.
Lon and Derek recap the Cubs and Cardinals games during Drive Time, and then play a round of Buy or Sell: Fantasy Football draft position, and discuss players like Le'Veon Bell, Andrew Luck and others.
Lon and Derek run through the games that have already been announced for Illinois' men's basketball non-conference schedule and which might be the toughest. Later, the guys play a game of Next Question: Illinois Football edition, and discuss whether a bowl game is within reach.
Lon and Derek talk Cubs, Cards and NFL during Drive Time, and then run through the most interesting QB situations in the NFC. Later, the guys discuss Pro Football Focus's rankings of all 130 college quarterbacks, including Illinois checking in at No. 107.
08-20-19 Hour 1: Brandon Peters Talk, Who’s Got The Edge: Cubs-Cards, Allen Shephard (Danville 210 Coach)
Lon and Derek talk about Brandon Peters being named QB1 for Illinois, and then break down the Cubs and Cardinals position-by-position to see who's got the edge. Later, they chat with Danville Post 210 coach Allen Sheppard, whose team went to the American Legion World Series.
Lon and Derek chat Illini, Cubs and Cardinals during Drive Time, and then talk to Illinois Senior Associate AD Brett Stillwell, who oversaw the creation and construction of the Smith Center.
Lon and Derek talk about the unveiling of the new Smith Football Center, and then rip through Illinois' new basketball commits and potential future additions during Derek's Dimes. Later, the guys hear from Brad Underwood from today's media conference.
The guys talk Cubs and Cardinals, kick off the college football season with the first-ever Trev's Ticket. Then, they do "Servin' It Up with Hans Dee for the latest golf and tennis updates. Later, Harry Black gives his exit interview/announcement.
Lon and Derek give you the latest on Illini DB Marquez Beason at the top of the show and at the end with Mettler Center experts, and talk fantasy football with Brad Evans for the bulk of the hour.
Lon and Derek are joined in-studio by Illini SID Kent Brown, who updates the guys on Lou Henson, football gameday information, hockey and more. Later, Trevor joins the guys to discuss the NL Central race between the Cubs and Cards.
Lon and Derek talk about what the worst and most depressed sports city in America currently is, and then chat high school and Illini football with Bret Behrens from WCIA. Later, Derek gets 'all piped up' about the Bears' kicking situation.
Lon and Derek talk Cubs, Cardinals and Illini during Drive Time, and then go further in-depth with Mike Claiborne from the Cardinals Radio Network to talk about the birds on the bat.
Lon and Derek talk about Marquez Beason being carted off the field during training camp practice today, and then chat ribs and steak with the guys from Long Branch Steakhouse! Later, Trevor joins the guys to discuss the bad breaks that Illinois has suffered during their football rebuild.
Lon and Derek talk about the Cubs' and Cardinals' big wins yesterday and the Antonio Brown drama during Drive Time. Later, Derek runs through his experiences and observations from Italy.
Lon Tay and Derek Piper ring in the new show by discussing what the long-terms plans for the show are. Later, we get to know Derek a little better.