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04/16/21 Full Show: Giorgi Bezhanishvili In-Studio; Tony Petersen (Illini Offensive Coordinator)

The guys are joined by Giorgi Bezhanishvili to talk about his memories, life advice, and future basketball career. Later, they are joined by Illini offensive coordinator (@TonyPetersen17) to talk about how football practices are going and what the offense is looking like.

04/15/21 Hour 2: Ryan Lieber (Friendly Confines Podcast); Jason Heggemeyer (Illini Ticket Manager)

Ryan Lieber, Friendly Confines Chicago Cubs Podcast, joins the show to discuss the Cubs offensive problems so far. The guys interview Jason Heggemeyer, Illini Ticket Manager, about the Illini spring game coming up. 

04/15/21 Hour 1: Underwood Audio; Rodon No Hitter; Cubs and Cards Struggle

We hear audio from Underwood's press conference. The guys react to Carlos Rodon's no hitter and discuss the recent struggles of the Cubs/Cards. 

04/14/21 Hour 2: Underwood Signing Day audio; What’s a game that’s too painful for you to rewatch?

Lon poses the question: 'As a fan, what's a game that was too painful for you to rewatch?' He and Derek discuss. Later, the guys hear from Illini head coach Brad Underwood on his 2021 Signing Day class.

04/14/21 Hour 1: Player comps for Illini basketball signees Brandin Podziemski & RJ Melendez

Lon and Derek discuss Illini basketball's 2021 Signing Day class and Derek shares his player comp for Podziemski and Melendez.

04/13/21 Hour 2: Jim Heffernan (Illini Wrestling Coach) Discusses His Retirement

Lon and Derek speak with Illini wrestling coach Jim Heffernan, who announced last week that he was retiring after 19 years with the program.

04/13/21 Hour 1: Brandon Podziemski Commits; His AAU Coach (Antonio Curro) Joins the Show!

Lon and Derek break down Brandon Podziemski's commitment to Illinois, and are joined by his AAU Coach Antonio Curro, who gives some insight to his recruitment and his strengths as a player.

04/12/21 Hour 2: Scott Burgess (Prep Hoops IL) breaks down new Illini commit AJ Storr & other in-state prospects

Lon and Derek are joined by Scott Burgess from Prep Hoops IL to discuss new Illini basketball commit AJ Storr, who had a huge weekend on the AAU circuit. They also asked Burgess about AJ Casey, Jaden Schutt and other prospects from the state.

04/12/21 Hour 1: Airing out Cubs & Cards frustrations; ‘Who’s staying/Who’s going?’ for Illini hoops

Lon, Derek and Trevor discuss a rough weekend for the Cubs and Cardinals. Later, the guys talk about Trent Frazier's possible return, the latest with Adam Miller and more Illini hoops questions.

04/09/21 Hour 2: Pat Ryan (Director of Illinois HS Relations); Who Ya Got: Grab Bag Edition

The guys are joined by new, Coach Pat Ryan to talk about his job for Illinois Football. Later, they review the week, including Adam Miller's option to transfer. At the end of the segment, Hans hosts Who Ya Got, including Masters talk.

04/09/21 Hour 1: Recapping the Week; Illini Basketball Discussion; Adam Miller

The guys talk about everything that has happened in sports this past week. Derek and Trevor also discuss Adam Miller's move to the transfer portal and Illini Basketball. 

04/02/21 Full Show: Reaction to Adam Miller Transferring, Bret Bielema Audio

Trevor reacts to the breaking news that Adam Miller is entering the transfer portal, and what this could mean for the Illini going forward. Later, hear Zoom presser audio from Illini football coach Bret Bielema.

03/31/21 Hour 2: Megan Montemurro Previews The Cubs; Our MLB 2021 Predictions

Megan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune joins the show to preview the Cubs' outlook for 2021. Later, Trevor joins the guys to fully break down their division winners and playoff predictions for the baseball season.

03/31/21 Hour 1: Recapping UCLA & Gonzaga’s Wins; Mike Claiborne Joins the Show!

Lon and Derek talk about UCLA's improbable run continuing to the Final Four, and Gonzaga's blowout of USC. Later, Claibs joins the show to help preview the Cardinals' season!

03/30/21 Hour 2: Previewing Gonzaga-USC & Michigan-UCLA; Joey Wagner (Illini Inquirer) talks spring football

Lon and Derek break down Tuesday's Elite Eight matchups between Gonzaga & USC and Michigan & UCLA. Later, the guys are joined by Joey Wagner of Illini Inquirer to get the latest on Illinois football spring practice.

03/30/21 Hour 1: Would you pick Baylor to win it all right now?; Recapping Monday’s Elite Eight games

Lon and Derek give their thoughts on the Elite Eight results from Monday night with Baylor and Houston advancing.

03/29/21 Hour 2: Indiana Hires Mike Woodson; Latest Transfer Portal Names; MLB Over/Under Win Totals

Lon and Derek grade Indiana's hire of Mike Woodson and discuss some of the newest names to hit the transfer portal before playing a game of MLB Win Totals with Trevor.

03/29/21 Hour 1: Recapping the Sweet 16; Were You Rooting For Loyola To Win?

Lon and Derek recap all the Sweet 16 games from this past weekend, including UCLA's OT upset of Alabama, Michigan's dominant win over Florida State and Oregon State upsetting Loyola to make it to the Elite 8.

03/26/21 Hour 2: College Coaching Carousel News; Previewing Sweet 16; Who Ya Got

The guys talk all about the latest coaching moves in college basketball. Later, they preview this weekend's Sweet 16 games, and Hans hosts Who Ya Got to end the hour.

03/26/21 Hour 1: Shaka Smart to Marquette; Transfer Portal Talk; Coach Bret Bielema conference audio

The guys talk about the latest news in the sports world. Later, they play audio of Coach Bielema's conference call, where he talks about first days of practice, recruiting, and more!

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