The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper

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06/10/21 Hour 2: Sean Kelley (ESPN Radio Play by Play Voice) Talks NBA, College Football Playoff Expansion

Lon and Derek chat with ESPN Radio's Sean Kelley, who is calling NBA playoff games this weekend and also gives his thoughts on the College Football Playoff potentially expanding to 12 teams.

06/10/21 Hour 1: Discussing/Analyzing Recent NBA Drafts; Next Question: NFL Edition

Lon and Derek discuss the hit rate on recent NBA Draft picks, and where Ayo might land in this year's draft. Later, Trevor joins the guys to talk Julio Jones and Aaron Rodgers during Next Question: NFL Edition.

06/09/21 Hour 2: Would You Sign Max Scherzer?; Upcoming MLB Free Agents; NBA Playoffs Talk

Lon and Derek discuss the upcoming class of MLB free agents, and whom the Cardinals and Cubs might consider targeting, including Max Scherzer. Later, the guys discuss Clippers-Jazz and Nuggets-Suns.

06/09/21 Hour 1: What’s Wrong with the Cardinals? Kevin Wheeler Helps Break It Down

Lon and Derek do a deep dive into the issues that are plaguing the Cardinals, and then chat with Kevin Wheeler from KMOX about how he might address these issues going forward.

06/08/21 Hour 2: Mike Mullins (Illinois Wolves AAU Coach); Breaking Down NBA Round 2 Games

Lon and Derek chat with Mike Mullins, program director and coach of the Illinois Wolves, who discusses Jaden Schutt, Jalen Quinn, and more! Later, the guys break down Sixers-Hawks and Nuggets-Suns.

06/08/21 Hour 1: The Confusing Case of Carlos Martinez; Brad Underwood Audio with Andy Katz

The guys talk about the rollercoaster ride of a career Carlos Martinez has had with the Cardinals, before hearing new audio from Brad Underwood's interview with Andy Katz today.

06/07/21 Hour 2: Joey Wagner on Illinois Football’s Weekend Visitors; Derek’s bachelor party recap

Lon and Derek chat with Illini Inquirer's Joey Wagner about the litany of visitors Bret Bielema welcomed in this past weekend, before talking about Derek's bachelor party trip to St. Louis.

06/07/21 Hour 1: Bielema’s Big Weekend; Chris Block on Belmont, Bob Baffert; Cliff Ruthstrom on USA Soccer

Lon and Derek chat about what this season can mean to Bret Bielema's Illinois football program, before catching up with Chris Block (horse racing) and Cliff Ruthstrom (USA soccer).

06/04/21 Full Show: Who Deserves Credit for the Cubs’ Hot Start?; Who Ya Got w/ Hans Dee

Lon and Trevor discuss the Cubs' extremely hot start to the 2021 season, and who deserves the most credit for their first-place success. Later, Hans and Lucas Tay join the guys to give their picks during this week's Who Ya Got.

06/03/21 Hour 2: Kiel Duval (St. Joe-Ogden basketball) on Ty Pence & his Illini offer; Derek’s bachelor party sendoff

Lon and Derek are joined by St. Joseph-Ogden boy's basketball head coach Kiel Duval to talk about rising junior Ty Pence and his recent offer from Illinois. Later, Lon has a gift for Derek and some recommendations for his bachelor party.

06/03/21 Hour 1: Ryan Baker (CBS Chicago) on Cubs/Sox & Illini basketball thoughts; Discussing NIL’s impact on college sports

Lon and Derek begin the show discussing Name, Image & Likeness and its impact on college sports going forward. Later, the guys are joined by Ryan Baker of CBS Chicago to talk about two first place baseball teams, as well as some Illini basketball.

06/02/21 Hour 2: AJ Storr Update; Darryl Morsell’s Decision; Coach K Calling It Quits

Lon and Derek give an update on AJ Storr and his chances of still landing at Illinois. Later, the guys discuss Coach K announcing his upcoming retirement from Duke.

06/02/21 Hour 1: Illini Hoops Recruiting Update (Jaden Schutt, Ty Pence); Cubs Keep Winning

Lon and Derek discuss the latest Illini basketball recruiting news and rumors, including Jaden Schutt, Ty Pence, and AJ Storr. Later, Trevor joins the guys to talk about the Cubs sweeping the Padres.

06/01/21 Hour 2: Matt Silich Breaks Down the NBA Playoffs; Who Are Your Most Hated Rival Teams?

Lon and Derek talk with Matt Silich about the NBA playoffs, Trae Young, LeBron James and other trending basketball topics! Later, the guys discuss which teams they hate more than any others.

06/01/21 Hour 1: Illini Golf Loses in Quarterfinals; Next Question: Cubs/MLB Edition

Lon and Derek discuss the Illini men's golf team losing in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship to Oklahoma. Later, Trevor joins the guys to discuss the Cubs' hot streak and other trending MLB topics.

05/28/21 Hour 2: Who Ya Got; Brad Underwood Audio

The guys give their predictions for this weekend's games and then they play Coach Underwood's audio from yesterday's press conference about new coaching hires.

05/28/21 Hour 1: MLB Talk; Next Question: NBA Edition

The guys talk about MLB news, and later talk NBA Playoffs in Next Question. 

05/27/21 Hour 2: What Giorgi Meant To Illinois; Cubs Back in First Place, Kris Bryant Talk

Lon and Derek discuss the impact Giorgi B had on the Illinois program, and if his attitude helped change the culture for Brad Underwood. Later, the guys talk about the Cubs' strong week, and build a FanDuel parlay for tonight's Cardinals game.

05/27/21 Hour 1: Kofi Remains in the Draft; Geoff Alexander Joins The Show!

Lon and Derek discuss Javy Baez's magical play, Kofi Cockburn opting to remain in the Draft, and where that puts Illinois' roster going forward. Later, the guys are joined by Geoff Alexander!

05/25/21 Hour 2: Brad Underwood talks Geoff Alexander, search for third assistant & recruiting

Lon and Derek react to Brad Underwood's comments from Tuesday's press conference as he discussed Geoff Alexander, the ongoing search for another assistant and recruiting. Later, the guys are their MLB, NBA and NHL plays for the night.

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