The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper

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03/16/20 Hour 2: Luke Smith (Louisville Baseball); Josh Weinfuss (ESPN AZ Cardinals Reporter); Rick Pitino Hired by Iona

Lon and Derek talk to Luke Smith, a Champaign kid who had his senior season at Louisville cut short due to the NCAA's cancellation of all spring sports. Later, the guys talk about and break down the DeAndre Hopkins trade with ESPN's Arizona Cardinals reporter, Josh Weinfuss.

03/16/20 Hour 1: Hopkins to the Cardinals! Bridgewater to the Bears?; Steve Greenberg (Chicago Sun Times)

Lon and Derek try to focus on sports in a world currently without any, as they talk about DeAndre Hopkins being traded to the Arizona Cardinals and the Bears reportedly looking to add a veteran QB. Later, the guys talk about where we go from here, and what we talk about right now, with Steve Greenberg from the Sun Times.

3/13/20- NCAA granting one more year for spring sport seniors? Josh Whitman addresses NCAA cancellations

The guys discuss the possibility of the NCAA granting spring sport seniors another year, and play Whitman and Kent Brown audio on the recent events.

03/13/20 Hour 1: Is the Bracket still worth releasing? Coach Underwood weighs in, plus players reaction

The guys discuss if the NCAA Tournament Bracket is worth releasing. Coach Underwood talks to the media about the tournament being cancelled, and players react to the tournament cancellation.

03/12/20 Hour 2: Continuing To Make Sense of COVID-19 and Its Sports Impact; Kevin Warren Audio

Lon and Trevor read texts and continue to share their opinions on the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the sports industry. Later, hear Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren's press conference from this afternoon.

03/12/20 Hour 1: COVID-19: NCAA Tournament Cancelled, NBA Suspended; What Now?

Lon and Trevor react to the Coronavirus, and one of the craziest 24 hour periods in sports history.

3-11-20 Hour 2: Former Illinois golfer Dylan Meyer, Big Ten Tournament Predictions

Lon, Derek, and Trevor talk with former Illini Men's Golfer Dylan Meyer and make predictions for the Big Ten Tournament game-by-game. 

Julie Pryde (CUPHD) Talks Coronavirus and NCAA Tornament Impact

Lon and Derek are joined by a Champaign Public Health Expert to talk about the severity of the Coronavirus. 

3-11-20 Hour 1: NCAA bars fans from March Madness; Public Health Expert on Coronavirus

Lon, Derek, and Trevor react to the NCAA Tournament announcing fans will not be in attendance at the NCAA Tournament and are later joined by a Champaign health expert to talk about how serious the Coronavirus is. 

03/10/20 Hour 2: Drive Time (Ayo’s All B1G Coaches Snub); NBA or College Hoops Debate; Conference Tournament Futures Odds

Derek and Trevor talk about Ayo's snub from the coaches All-Big 10 1st team during Drive Time, before diving into the debate of which is more entertaining: the NBA or college basketball? Later, the guys break down their favorite conference tournament odds and lines.

03/10/20 Hour 1: Could Coronavirus Affect March Madness?; Jamall Walker In-Studio

Derek and Trevor talk about the coronavirus and how it could affect both conference tournaments and the NCAA tournament. Later, they chat with Illini assistant coach Jamall Walker.

03/09/20 Hour 2: Brad Evans (Bracketologist); CJ Fredrick Audio; Illini NFL Pro Day Audio

Brad Evans joins Lon and Derek to talk about Illinois' remaining bracket seed scenarios based on what they might do in the Big 10 Tournament. Later, the guys play more audio from Kofi Cockburn and Iowa's CJ Fredrick, who complained about Illinois "handsy" defense last night. Then, the guys hear from Wole Betiku and Dre Brown from Illini NFL Pro Day.

03/09/20 Hour 1: Illini Win Thriller Over Iowa; Deon Thomas (Illini Radio Network); All-Big 10 Reveals

Lon and Derek talk about Illinois' thrilling 2-point win over Iowa 78-76, before chatting with Deon Thomas, who was on the sidelines to witness it last night (and of course has a history with Iowa). Later, they break down the All-Big 10 announcements and play Underwood and player audio.

03/05/20 Hour 2: Derek Piper (Live from Columbus); Drive Time (Corona Virus, Al Michaels to ESPN?); ILL/OSU Picks

Lon and Trevor talk with Derek, who's courtside in Columbus getting ready to watch Illinois take on the Buckeyes. Later, the guys chat about how the coronavirus is affecting sporting events during Drive Time, and then make their predictions for tonight's game.

03/06/20 Hour 2: Previewing Illinois vs Iowa; Who Ya Got (Wild Edition)

The guys talk about all the latest sports stories of the day in Drive Time, and then discuss Illini Basketball. Later, Hans hosts a wild edition of Who Ya Got with their predictions for this weekend. At the end of the show they give their Illini vs Hawkeyes predictions.

03/06/20 Hour 1: Salukis Break Lon; Illini-OSU Recap; Previewing Iowa

With Derek out of the studio, Lon and Trevor give live updates of the SIU game vs. Bradley in the Missouri Valley Tournament and recap the Illini loss to Ohio State on Thursday night. 

03/05/20 Hour 1: Who Guards Kaleb Wesson?; Todd Hefferman (Missouri Valley Hoops); Mettler Mix-Up

Lon and Trevor discuss which Illini big man should be put on Kaleb Wesson, and what Illinois' chances of winning tonight in Columbus are. Later, the guys chat with Todd Hefferman to preview the Missouri Valley tournament (Arch Madness) in St. Louis.

03/04/20 Hour 2: Dele Harding, Adam Jardy (Columbus Dispatch), Previewing Illinois vs. Ohio State

Lon and Derek talk with Dele Harding about his preparation for Illinois' Pro Day and preview the Illinois vs. Ohio State game on Thursday. 

03/04/20 Hour 1: Shon Morris (BTN Analyst); Illinois’ Path to a Big Ten Title; Ayo Dosunmu Audio

Lon and Derek discuss what it will take to get Illinois a share of Big Ten title this weekend, and play some audio from Ayo Dosunmu's press availability earlier today. Later, the guys talk Big 10 with BTN analyst Shon Morris.

03/03/20 Hour 2: Bryant/Rizzo Mic’d Up; Will David Ross Be A Good Manager?; Illini Bracketology Scenarios

Lon and Derek discuss the Cubs with Trevor, and whether he's a fan of David Ross as manager, before playing Bryant/Rizzo audio from their mic'd up game on ESPN. Later, the guys break down Big 10 games this week and Illinois' latest bracket projections.