The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper

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04/01/20 Hour 2: Should He Stay or Should He Go? (Ayo); NBA Mock Draft

The guys discuss Ayo's NBA draft potential with his big decision looming. The guys then run through a list of the top NBA draft prospects and give their thoughts on them. 

04/01/20 Hour 1: Jamall Walker Headed to GCU; Orlando Antigua

The guys discuss the recent departure of Illini Basketball Assistant Coach, Jamall Walker, to Grand Canyon University. Orlando Antigua, Illini Basketball Assistant Coach, joins the show to discuss the success of Kofi and the team during the 2019-2020 season. 

03/31/20 Hour 2: Stephen Gentry (Illini MBB) talks Zoom meetings, reflecting on the season & system changes; What’s Underwood seeking on the transfer market?

Lon and Derek are joined by Illini basketball assistant coach Stephen Gentry to discuss his impact on this past season by bringing new ideas to the table. They also ask him what the staff is doing to stay in contact with the players during this time. Later, the guys hear from Brad Underwood about his approach on the transfer market and what he'd like to find.

03/31/20 Hour 1: Brad Underwood talks Ayo Dosunmu’s NBA decision & NCAA ruling on extra eligibility

Lon and Derek hear from Illini head coach Brad Underwood via his teleconference talking about Ayo Dosunmu's NBA Draft decision and the NCAA's decision to deny extra eligibility for winter sports.

03/30/20 Hour 2: TJ Matthews (Former Cardinals Pitcher); Derek Klein (Assistant Coach, LuHi Basketball)

TJ Mathews, former Cardinal Pitcher involved in the Mark McGwire trade, joins the guys to discuss his career and experience with the Cardinals. The guys then speak with Derek Klein, Assistant Coach of Andre Curbelo at LuHi, about Curbelo's skills and outlook as he comes to Champaign this fall. 

03/30/20 Hour 1: Andres Feliz Possibly Eligible to Come Back…; Nick Irvin (Morgan Park HS, Head Coach)

The guys discuss what the NCAA would look like if they rule winter athlete seniors eligible to come back and the impact this could have on Andres Feliz. Nick Irvin, Morgan Park High School's Head Basketball Coach, joins the show to discuss Adam Miller, Brandon Weston, and EYBL postponement. 

03/27/20 Hour 2: Things got goofy in Hour 2. Should Lon start gaming again? Who Ya Got: Quarantine Edition

The guys talk about the things they've been doing during quarantine. Later Hans Dee hosts Who Ya Got, with wild match-ups. 

03/27/20 Hour 1: What will Brad Underwood’s approach be to the transfer market?

The guys talk about the latest on Illinois Basketball with transfers and recruits.

3/26/20 Hour 2: Dre Brown; Mike Bellamy

The guys chat with former Illini Running Back Dre Brown about this past season and his football future. Mike Bellamy, Illini Running Back's Coach, joins the show to discuss the current state of recruiting and Illinois Football. 

3/26/20 Hour 1: MLB Opening Day Memories; Bruce Weber Audio; Chris Hrabe (KMOX)

The guys reminisce about their favorite MLB Opening Day Memories. We hear audio from Bruce Weber being interviewed on The Jeremy Werner show about the Arizona comeback in 2005. Chris Hrabe from KMOX Cardinals Radio Network joins the show to discuss the current Corona Virus situation in baseball. 

3/25/20 Hour 2: James Haring, Director of Basketball Operations for the Dayton Flyers; Jay Bilas Audio

The guys speak with James Haring, former member of John Groce's Illini Staff, and then we hear audio from Jay Bilas' interview on the Jeremy Werner Show. 

3/25/20 Hour 1: D.A. Points, PGA Golfer (Former Illini); Alan and Tevian Transfer

The guys speak with former Illini Men's Golfer D.A. Points and then discuss the recent transfers out of Illini Men's Basketball. 

03/24/20 Hour 2: Jack Watkins (Missouri Valley Conference) on NCAA tournament & transfer reform; What happens if Ayo Dosunmu decides to return?

Lon and Derek are joined by Missouri Valley associate commissioner Jack Watkins to discuss the NCAA tournament being canceled, as well as potential transfer reform in the NCAA this offseason. Later, the guys discuss what would happen with Adam Miller and the scholarship situation if Ayo Dosunmu were to return.

03/24/20 Hour 1: NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie (The Athletic) on Ayo Dosunmu’s draft stock; Rundown of ESPN’s way-too-early Top 25 for college hoops

Lon and Derek discuss whether Illinois basketball should have been in ESPN's way-too-early top 25 for the 2020-21 college hoops season. Later, the guys are joined by Sam Vecenie of The Athletic to break down Ayo Dosunmu's upcoming decision on whether to enter the NBA Draft and where he is currently projected. Vecenie also breaks down Luka Garza, Cassius Winston and other Big Ten draft prospects.

03/23/20 Hour 2: Adrian Griffin; Trip Down Memory Lane (2001 Illini Elite 8 Run)

The guys talk with Adrian Griffin about the progression of Alan and the outlook on the NBA season. Derek and Lon then take a trip down memory lane looking into the 2001 Illini Men's Basketball Elite 8 run and the tough competition they faced. 

03/23/20 Hour 1: Cory Bradford (Former Illini MBB) on Basketball Career

The guys are joined by Cory Bradford, former Illini MBB, and ask him about his basketball journey all over the world. 

3/20/20 Hour 2: Derrick Burson (SID Illini MBB) joins; Who Ya Got: Quarantine Edition

The guys are joined by Derrick Burson, Illinois Sports Information Director, to discuss the season, and reactions of the team after the cancellations of the B1G and NCAA Tournaments. Later, Hans Dee hosts a wild Who Ya Got. 

03/20/20 Hour 1: Jack Ingram (Former Illini MBB) on 2004-05 season; Craig Anderson (IHSA Exec. Director)

The guys interview Craig Anderson on his decision to suspend spring sports because of COVID-19. Later, they are joined by Jack Ingram to talk about his 2004-05 basketball season.

03/19/20 Hour 2: Marlee Wierda (WCIA3 Sports), DJ Carton leaving Ohio State, Who is Illini hoops targeting on the transfer market?

Lon and Derek are joined by Marlee Wierda of WCIA3 Sports to discuss how the station is handling the challenge of covering sports without games and what it was like to be in Indy when the Big Ten tournament was canceled. Later, the guys hit on DJ Carton's decision to transfer from Ohio State and who Illini basketball is targeting on the transfer market.

03/19/20 Hour 1: Mike Small (Illini golf) on canceled season, Harry Black (ESPN) talks COVID-19’s impact on the industry & Nick Foles, Mettler Mix-Up

Lon and Derek hear from Illini golf head coach Mike Small on the canceled spring season and his approach with the seniors who could potentially come back. Later, the guys are joined by Harry Black from ESPN headquarters in Bristol to talk about how they are attacking content planning and show production during these unprecedented times. He also breaks down what the Chicago Bears are getting in quarterback Nick Foles.