The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper

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05/26/20 Hour 2: Cory Bradford (Former Illini); Picking Top Post-COVID Vacation Spot

The guys talk with former Illini Cory Bradford, who has been added to the House of Paign alumni team for the TBT Tournament upcoming this summer. Later, the guys discuss where they'd vacation for one week right now if they could, before continuing the Cory Bradford/TBT Team discussion.

05/26/20 Hour 1: The NHL Is Coming Back; MLB Hits More Snags; Is Justin Smith a Fit for Illini?

The guys talk about the big breaking news of the day-- the NHL will officially return with a 24-team playoff format, and the MLB is having more troubles with coming to an agreement between the players and the owners. Later, Derek breaks down Justin Smith's game and talks about Illinois' odds of landing the IU transfer.

5/22/20 Hour 2: NHL talk; Who Ya Got: Quarantine Edition

The guys discuss sports coming back and how the NHL will set up the playoffs. Later, Hans Dee hosts Who Ya Got: Quarantine Edition.

5/22/20 Hour 1: Athletes return to campus; Final thoughts on the Illini Football schedule

The guys talk about Illini athletes returning to campus, as well as their final thoughts on how the Illini football team will do this season.

05/21/20 Hour 2: Teddy Greenstein Previews Northwestern; Previewing Ohio State; New Onside Kick Rule

The guys talk to Teddy Greenstein about Northwestern football and then preview Ohio State football, before breaking down an interesting new twist to the NFL's onside kick rules.

05/21/20 Hour 1: Increasing Potential For NBA/NHL Return?; David Eickholt Previews Iowa Football

The guys talk about what they perceive to be increasing momentum for a potential return for the postseason in both the NBA and NHL. Later, the guys chat with David Eickholt (Hawkeye Insider) to preview the Iowa Hawkeyes' outlook for the college football season.

05/20/20 Hour 2: Derek’s Dimes (Illini in Hall of Fame Classic); Trev’s Ticket (German Soccer)

The hour kicks off with Derek's Dimes talking Illini in the Hall of Fame Classic and more. In Trev's Ticket, the guys go over their favorite bets coming up including German Soccer winners. 

05/20/20 Hour 1: NCAA Allows June Return for Athletes; Chris Widlic (CBS 4 Indy)

The guys discuss the recent news from the NCAA to allow athletes to return in June and then Chris Widlic of CBS 4 Indy joins the show to preview Indiana Football for the 2020 season. 

05/19/20 Hour 2: Ryan Burns Previews Minnesota, Mike Carmin Previews Purdue

The guys continue to roll through their week-long Big 10 Football preview, as they preview the Minnesota Golden Gophers with Ryan Burns and then the Purdue Boilermakers with Mike Carmin.

05/19/20 Hour 1: Chaundee Brown Commits To Michigan; Jesse Temple Previews Wisconsin

Lon and Derek discuss Chaundee Brown's late flip and commitment to Michigan, and where the Illini go from here on the transfer market. Later, our Big 10 football season preview continues with Jesse Temple (The Athletic) talking Wisconsin.

05/18/20 Hour 2: Jeremy Werner Breaks Down Illinois; Kevin Sjuts Breaks Down Nebraska

Our week-long Big 10 football preview gets underway, as we start with the home town Fighting Illini with Jeremy Werner, and then preview Rutgers and then Nebraska with Kevin Sjuts from CBS 10/11 in Lincoln.

05/18/20 Hour 1: Final Last Dance Documentary Thoughts; Illinois Football: Strengths & Weaknesses

The guys recap their thoughts on The Last Dance documentary, as the final episodes 9 and 10 aired last night. Later, the guys begin their week-long Big 10 football preview by breaking down Illinois' biggest strengths and weaknesses on both sides of the ball.

05/15/20 Hour 2: Tony Adams (Illini Football); Who Ya Got: Quarantine Edition

The guys are joined by Illinois football player Tony Adams to talk about last season, now during quarantine, and next season. Later, Hans hosts another Who Ya Got: Quarantine Edition. Will Patt Chambers remain undefeated?

05/15/20 Hour 1: Previewing our B1G Football Week; Basketball and NFL Talk

The guys preview next week's show on Illinois' football schedule. Later, they discuss the latest news on basketball and the NFL.

05/14/20 Hour 2: Dan Hartleb (Illini Baseball Coach) Talks MLB and Michael Jordan; Blake Snell Audio

The guys chat with Illini baseball head coach Dan Hartleb, who talks about the potential return of the MLB season, as well as how impressive it was that Michael Jordan hit .200 in Double A baseball. Later, the guys react to audio from Rays pitcher Blake Snell, who says he isn't in favor of returning to play at a reduced salary.

05/14/20 Hour 1: Jeremy Werner Breaks Down New Illini Commits; Shock Meter: College Hoops Edition

The guys talk with Jeremy Werner about Illinois football adding 2 new recruits (Trevor Moffitt from Florida and TreSean Smith from Louisville), and where the class of 2021 stands now. Later, Trevor hits the guys with a game of Shock Meter, where they rank surprising college basketball stories on a scale of 1-10.

05/13/20 Hour 2: Mike LaTulip (Coach of Illini TBT Alumni Team); Intense Matt Painter Audio on Transfers

The guys chat with former Illini basketball player Mike LaTulip, who is the Coach/GM of the TBT Alumni Illinois team that will play this summer. Later, the guys hear audio from Matt Painter on the Dan Dakich Show, where he blasts Matt Haarms and Nojel Eastern for transferring.

05/13/20 Hour 1: Ayo Audio from Today’s Presser; Reaction to Ayo’s Statements; Roger Powell Audio

The guys play 13 minutes of audio from today's Ayo Dosunmu press conference, where he dives into winning the Male Athlete of the Year, and what his looming NBA decision might look like. Then, the guys react to what Ayo said, and later play audio from Roger Powell's interview with Jeremy last week.

05/12/20 Hour 2: Tim O’Halloran (Edgy Tim) on Recruiting Struggles; Ranking Big 10 Football Coaches

The guys continue their show-long discussion about Illinois football's recruiting struggles with Tim O'Halloran (Edgy Tim), who helps break down the high school football perspective of the issue. Later, the guys argue with Trevor over who are some of the best football coaches in the Big Ten.

05/12/20 Hour 1: Illinois’ In-State Recruiting Struggles; Discussing it with Isaac Trotter (Post-Bulletin)

The guys talk about why and how Illinois has been out-recruited for players from their own state by teams like Minnesota, Missouri and Louisville. Later, our old friend Isaac Trotter joins the show to help break down WHY exactly this is happening.