The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper

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12/30/20 Hour 2: NFL Picks; Who Ya Got: Grab Bag Edition

The guys talk all about this weekends NFL games with their predictions. Later, Hans Dee hosts Who Ya Got where the guys give all their predictions on B1G basketball, Bowl games, and NFL, and Illinois basketball.

12/30/20 Hour 1: MLB Trade Talk; Ryan Lieber (The Friendly Confines Podcast)

The guys talk about recent trades among the Cubs. Later, Ryan Lieber (@ryandlieber) joins to go in depth all about the Cubs off season activity. 

12/29/20 Hour 2: Doug Kramer (Illini Football) Joins the Show; Cubs Send Darvish to Padres

The guys chat with Illini football lineman Doug Kramer, who announced he will be returning for a fifth season. He talks about the impact Bielema made in his decision to return, and how important it is that the majority of the OL is returning. Later, more MLB hot stove talk following the Yu Darvish trade.

12/29/20 Hour 1: New Illini Football Hires- Tony Petersen, Bart Miller, Brandon Peters Audio

The guys break down Bret Bielema's first two big hires to his staff, including OC Tony Petersen and OL coach Bart Miller, and then play Zoom press conference audio from Petersen, Miller and Illini QB Brandon Peters, who announced he will return for a fifth season in 2021.

12/28/20 Hour 2: Aaron Leming (Bear Report) Previews Bears-Packers; NFL Playoff Picture

Lon and Derek are joined by Aaron Leming of the Bear Report discuss the Chicago Bears' three-game winning streak and their playoff hopes heading into Week 17 against Green Bay. Later, the guys talk more about NFL playoff scenarios and a big potential trade for the Chicago Cubs.

12/28/20 Hour 1: The J Leman (Half) Hour!; Illini Defeat Indiana 69-60, Ayo Takes Over

The guys discuss more Ayo heroics during the Illini's 69-60 win over Indiana, and also chat with J Leman about Jake Hansen leaving, and how many players might return for another season under Bret Bielema.

12/23/20 Hour 2: Andy Kurtz from Premier Sound; Lon’s Christmas Message; Coach Bielema Interview Replay

The guys are joined by Andy Kurtz from Premier Sound and Design. Later, Lon gives his Christmas message! At the end of the hour, they replay their interview with Coach Bielema from yesterday. Merry Christmas!

12/23/20 Hour 1: Previewing Illinois-Penn State, Best Christmas gift you’ve ever gotten

Lon and Derek spend the first hour breaking down the Illinois-Penn State matchup. They also share some Christmas memories and talk about the best gifts they've ever gotten.

12/22/20 Hour 2: Are you concerned with Illinois basketball’s 5-3 start?

Lon and Derek start the hour replaying their interview with new Illini football head coach Bret Bielema. Later, the guys give their thoughts on Illini basketball's 5-3 start and what issues need to be resolved.

12/22/20 Hour 1: Bret Bielema joins the show!

The guys talk to new Illini football head coach Bret Bielema! 

12/21/20 Hour 2: Whitman & Bielema press conference audio, Illini basketball falls at Rutgers

Lon and Derek give their thoughts on Josh Whitman and Bret Bielema's comments from Monday's press conference. Later, the guys discuss Illini basketball's 91-88 loss at Rutgers on Sunday.

12/21/20 Hour 1: The J Leman Hour! Reaction to Illini football hiring Bret Bielema

J Leman joins the guys in-studio to discuss new Illini football head coach Bret Bielema.

12/18/20 Hour 2: Illini Basketball Talk; Who Ya Got: CFB & MBB Grab-Bag

The guys talk about Illinois basketball and football, including a preview for Sunday's game against Rutgers. Later, Hans Dee hosts Who Ya Got where the guys give their picks for this weekend's games, including the Illinois football and basketball games.

12/18/20 Hour 1: Illini Football Coaching Search; Aaron Breitman (On The Banks Rutgers Editor)

The guys talk about possible Illinois football coaching candidates. Later, Aaron Breitman (@aaron_breitman) goes in depth on Rutgers basketball in preparation for Sunday's Illinois vs Rutgers game.

12/17/20 Hour 2: Allen Trieu (247Sports) talks Illini FB Signing Day & head coaching candidates; NFL Week 15 picks against the spread

Lon and Derek are joined by 247Sports Midwest recruiting analyst Allen Trieu to talk Illinois football recruiting and the issues in-state. They also get his thoughts on Lance Leipold, Bret Bielema and Jim Leonhard. Later, the guys pick against the spread for NFL Week 15.

12/17/20 Hour 1: Did Lovie Smith care? Looking ahead to Illinois-Rutgers

Lon and Derek discuss Lovie Smith's shortcomings as the Illini head coach and what Josh Whitman should learn from that experience. Later, the guys look ahead to Illini basketball's tough test at Rutgers this weekend.

12/16/20 Hour 2: John Holecek (Loyola Academy, Former Illini); Underwood Postgame Audio

The guys chat with former Illini football player and current Loyola Academy coach John Holecek, to discuss the Illinois head coaching vacancy and in-state recruiting. Later, the guys play Brad Underwood audio from after the Minnesota win.

12/16/20 Hour 1: Illinois Defeats Minnesota 92-65; Signing Day Recap for Illini Football

Lon and Derek recap Illinois basketball's huge blowout win against Minnesota 92-65, and also run through each commit that signed on the dotted line today for Illinois football today during National Signing Day.

12/15/20 Hour 2: New Head Coaching Candidate?; Derek from SFC; Underwood Audio

The guys look into another coach who may replace Lovie and then Derek calls in from inside State Farm Center. We hear audio from Coach Underwood previewing the game tonight. 

12/15/20 Hour 1: Illinois Expectations Tonight; Golden Gophers Preview

The guys break down the Illini coming off the weekend and what they hope to see tonight. Derek breaks down the Golden Gophers that will be the most impactful.  

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