The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper

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10/16/20 Hour 2: Illini Football Schedule; Who Ya Got

The guys talk about Illinois Football's schedule in depth. Later, Hans Dee hosts "Who Ya Got," where they give their weekend predictions on NCAAF and MLB playoffs.

10/16/20 Hour 1: Previewing Illini Football Units

The guys go in depth on Illini Football units a week ahead of the season opener.

10/15/20 Hour 2: NFL Week 6 Pick Against the Spread

The guys pick against the spread for week 6 of the NFL season. 

10-15-20 Hour 1: Illini Disrespected by the Spread?; Luke Ford/Bhebhe Audio

Vegas disrespects the Illini and the guys reflect. We hear audio from Illini Football Players Luke Ford and Josh Ihmatorbhebhe. 

10/14/20 Hour 2: A Dozen Audio Bytes from Brad Underwood’s Media Day Presser

Lon and Derek rip through tons of different audio bytes from Brad Underwood's hour-long media Zoom call today, including who will be the starting 5, what injuries the team is fighting through, and the development of the incoming freshmen.

10/14/20 Hour 1: Giorgi Bezhanishvili Joins The Show!; Piper’s Reaction To Hoops Practice

Lon and Derek recap the first day of practice for Illinois basketball, and then interview Illinois player Giorgi Bezhanishvili on his offseason and where he's at for his junior season.

10/13/20 Hour 2: Joe Henricksen Gives Big Illini Recruiting Updates; More Recruiting Talk

Lon and Derek talk with Joe Henricksen from City/Suburban Hoops Report. Joe gives major updates on Illini hoops recruiting targets such as Bryce Hopkins, Jalen Quinn, and A.J. Casey. Later, the guys recap the interview and Derek gives some additional recruiting thoughts.

10/13/20 Hour 1: Illini Hoops Scheduling News; Next Question: NFL Grab-Bag Edition

Derek gives updates on some big Illini basketball scheduling news, including a new multi-team event that includes Ohio, North Carolina A&T and Wright State. Later, the guys touch on news and notes from around the NFL during Next Question.

10/12/20 Hour 2: Wisconsin’s Positivity Rate; Lovie Smith/Trevon Sidney Audio, More NFL Talk

The guys talk about Madison, Wisconsin's dangerously high COVID positivity rate, and how that might affect the Illinois-Wisconsin game. Later, hear audio from today's Zoom call with Lovie Smith and Trevon Sidney.

10/12/20 Hour 1: Lakers Win NBA Title, Bears Beat Bucs 20-19, Recapping The NFL Weekend

The guys talk about Los Angeles winning the NBA title over the Miami Heat, and if the GOAT debate is alive and well between LBJ and MJ. Later, they discuss the Bears beating the Bucs and other NFL news and notes.

10/09/20 Full Show: Making Our Weekend College and NFL Picks Against The Spread

Lon, Derek and Trevor make their college football and NFL picks, and break down the betting lines and where they're leaning for a full hour.

10/07/20 Hour 1: Where Do The Cubs Go From Here?; Jeremy Woo (NBA Draft Insider)

The guys discuss where the Cubs and Cardinals need to go this offseason and who is and isn't untouchable. Later, Jeremy Woo from Sports Illustrated discusses Kofi and Ayo's draft status for 2021, and where the Bulls should go with the 4th overall pick.

10/6/20 Hour 2: Stephen Gentry; Wilson or Rodgers for NFL MVP?

Stephen Gentry, Illini Assistant Basketball Coach, joins the show to discuss practice starting next week. The guys talk about who should win NFL MVP so far this season. 

10/6/20 Hour 1: Lovie Smith Audio; Brandon Peters/Running Backs Outlook

We hear audio from Lovie Smith about training camp kicking off and the guys discuss the outlook of some of the Illini offensive weapons. 

10/05/20 Hour 2: Bears Lose to Colts; Recapping Other NFL Action; Chris Widlic (CBS Indy)

The guys talk about the Bears' deflating 19-11 loss to the Colts on Sunday, and then recap other Week 4 NFL action. Later, the guys get more in-depth on the Colts-Bears game with CBS's Chris Widlic.

10/05/20 Hour 1: Padres Bounce Cardinals; Illini Hoops Scheduling News; Cardboard Cut Outs

The guys talk about the Illini hoops schedule and potential non-conference tournaments and opponents, and then discuss good cardboard cut out ideas for Memorial Stadium.

10/2/20 Full Show: NFL Week 4 Picks Against The Spread, Cubs-Cards Playoff Chatter

Lon and Derek give their picks against the spread for the NFL Week 4 slate. The guys also give their thoughts on the St. Louis Cardinals heading into Game 3 in San Diego and they react to the Cubs getting bounced by the Marlins.

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