The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper

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06/30/20 Hour 2: MLB Next Question Continued…; Piper’s Fantasy Football Dynasty Draft

The guys continue the MLB next question segment... Did Piper screw up his picks in his Fantasy Football Dynasty Draft? The guys discuss. 

06/30/20 Hour 1: New Home for Illini Golf; MLB Next Question

The guys discuss the recent donation of the Stone Creek Golf Course to the University of Illinois. The hour wraps up with a new edition of MLB Next Question.  

06/29/20 Hour 2: When Will You Feel OK Going to a Game?; Put A Percentage On It; NASCAR Results

The guys discuss when they'll feel comfortable enough personally to return to a sporting event or tailgate lot. Later, Trevor asks the guys to "put a percentage on" certain topics, such as whether or not we'll have college football in the fall and the chances Ayo comes back.

06/29/20 Hour 1: Welcome Back! What Did We Miss? (Running Through A Variety of Topics)

Lon and Derek are back from vacation! Lon talks about Florida, Derek gives ideas for Illinois football stadium seating arrangements, and the guys run through a variety of MLB and NBA topics that they missed during their week off.

06/19/20 Hour 2: Replaying Brad Underwood Interview Clips; Who Ya Got: Quarantine Edition

The guys replay some audio bytes from their interview with Brad Underwood earlier this week, before Hans Dee joins the guys to run through another exciting edition of Who Ya Got: Quarantine Edition, including Pat Chambers vs. Bruce Pearl.

06/19/20 Hour 1: Recapping Our TBT Breakdown; Buster Olney Audio; Replaying Bret Behrens on IHSA

The guys replay parts of their interview with Jake Pavorsky, who is the media relations director for the upcoming TBT Tournament. Later, hear from audio from Buster Olney this afternoon analyzing MLB's latest proposal, and then hear Bret Behrens recap what the IHSA Tournament coming back to the State Farm Center means for Champaign.

06/18/20 Hour 2: Is There A Bears’ QB Controversy?; Jay Cutler Mic’d Up; Trev’s Ticket: Futures Edition

Derek and Trevor talk about the Nick Foles vs. Mitch Trubisky debate, and whether there is actually a debate to be had. Later, the guys run through another edition of Trev's Ticket, breaking down some picks from the Belmont Stakes to NFL futures to even politics!

06/18/20 Hour 1: UIUC A Go For In-Person Classes; Kevin Wheeler (Breaks Down Latest MLB Proposal)

The guys talk about today's news that the University of Illinois will host in-person classes for most students this fall, and predict what that could mean for fall semester sports. Later, Kevin Wheeler joins the show to break down the latest back-and-forth with MLB proposals.

06/17/20 Hour 2: Brad Underwood Joins the Show (Talks IHSA, COVID, Kofi); Nojel Eastern News

The guys are joined by Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood, who details what the team's current player workouts consist of given the COVID safety guidelines. He also gives updates on Kofi Cockburn's decision and his thoughts on the IHSA tournament returning to Champaign. Later, the guys talk about Nojel Eastern no longer transferring to Michigan.

06/17/20 Hour 1: Is There Hope for Baseball? Breaking Down Latest Proposal; Nick Lindsey (Arcola Football Coach)

The guys are excited to break down Rob Manfred's latest proposal of 60-some games with a full prorated salary for the players, and talk about the feasibility of this proposal getting passed. Later, the guys chat with Arcola Football's head coach Nick Lindsey, who details how they're able to work out with the new IHSA guidelines. 

06/16/20 Hour 2: Jake Pavorsky (TBT Tournament PR Director); Chris Cross (Urbana Guard, SIU Commit)

The guys chat with Jake Pavorsky, who is the director of PR for the TBT Tournament. Jake describes the process of how teams will arrive and train for the tournament, and how the tournament itself works. Later, the guys talk with Urbana basketball guard Chris Cross, who committed to Southern Illinois last week.

06/16/20 Hour 1: TBT Tournament Bracket & Seedings Announced; Breaking Down House of Paign Opponents

The guys reveal who Illinois' alumni team, House of Paign, will play in the first round of the TBT Tournament, before breaking down their opponents and other teams in the field who have notable alumni and players.

06/15/20 Hour 2: Mike Claiborne Recaps Long Gone Summer Documentary; Chris Block on Horse Racing

The guys chat with KMOX's Mike Claiborne, who was featured prominently in ESPN's Long Gone Summer documentary, about his memories from the 1998 home run chase and his impressions of the 30 for 30. Later, the guys chat with Chris Block from Block Racing Stables to discuss the state of horse racing the week before the Belmont Stakes begins.

06/15/20 Hour 1: IHSA Boys’ Basketball Tournament Returning to Champaign; Bret Behrens (WCIA 3)

The guys talk about what the sports and economic impact of the IHSA boys' basketball tournament returning to Champaign starting next year, and chat with WCIA 3's Bret Behrens to get his take on the situation and what it means for Champaign-Urbana.

06/12/20 Hour 2: COVID Results from NCAA Workouts; Sosa/McGwire Highlights; Who Ya Got: Quarantine Edition

The guys talk about how Houston has shut down their team workouts after 6 players tested positive, and how concerning this is moving forward. Later, the guys play highlights from the 1998 MLB season, including Sammy Sosa hitting his 20th homer of June and Mark McGwire hitting his 70th homer of the year. Later: another week of Who Ya Got.

06/12/20 Hour 1: Brian Bartow (Cardinals PR) Recounts ‘98 HR Chase; Will Klein (EIU Pitcher Drafted By Royals)

The guys chat with Brian Bartow, director of media relations for the Cardinals, to recount tales from the 1998 home run chase prior to this weekend's 30 for 30 documentary on the Sosa/McGwire chase. Later, they talk with Will Klein, an Eastern Illinois pitcher who was drafted by the Kansas City Royals yesterday.

06/11/20 Hour 2: Mike Daum (SDSU, Member of Illini TBT Team); Top 10 Leading Scorers in NCAA History

The guys talk with Mike Daum, former South Dakota State guard who was added to the Illini TBT team this week. Later, the guys talk about Daum being 7th all-time in NCAA history in points scored, and run down the entire top 20 list.

06/11/20 Hour 1: Recapping Cubs/Cards MLB Draft Picks; TBT Tournament Officially a Go

The guys break down the Cubs and Cardinals' 1st round draft picks Ed Howard and Jordan Walker, before revealing more details that came out today about the TBT Tournament, which will be broadcasted on ESPN in Columbus.

06/10/20 Hour 2: Dan Hartleb Discusses MLB Draft Changes and How it Could Positively Affect the Illini

Dan Hartleb, Illinois Baseball Coach, joins the show to discuss how the changes to Major League Baseball could bring more talent to the Illini. Hartleb and the guys reminisce about listening to baseball on the radio. 

06/10/20 Hour 1: Tonight’s MLB Draft; NBA Playoff Predictions/Odds

The guys preview tonight's MLB draft and who could be selected by the Cards/Cubs and then discuss how the NBA Playoffs will play out at Magic Kingdom. 

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