Lon and Derek catch up with Illini baseball coach Dan Hartleb, who gives his thoughts on the MLB's banning of all substances for pitchers, and describes his role this summer with USA baseball. Later, Trevor joins the guys to play Next Question: MLB Edition.
Lon and Derek discuss the Cardinals sweeping the Diamondbacks and the Cubs getting swept by the Brewers. Later, hear from Lucas Giolito, who had some choice words for Josh Donaldson and the Twins last night.
Lon and Derek discuss the litany of Illini football players who announced today that they're entering the transfer portal, and whether this should be cause for concern. The guys also look at Kofi's player trunk online. Later, hear from Josh Whitman, Governor Pritzker, and Trent Frazier from today's NIL press conference.
06/29/21 Hour 1: Illini Hoops News (Tyler Underwood, Big Visitor on Campus); Big 10 Success in the NBA
Lon and Derek talk about Big 10 names in the NBA, and the lack of "star power" the conference has had. Later, the guys discuss breaking Illinois basketball news: Tyler Underwood being hired as a recruiting staffer, and a BIG transfer portal name being currently on campus.
06/28/21 Hour 2: Brian Russell (Illini Associate AD) Breaks Down the NIL Rules; Previewing Cubs-Brewers
Lon and Derek chat with Dr. Brian Russell, an associate AD with the Illini, who helps break down all the rules and regulations that will come with July 1's NIL law. Later, Trevor joins the guys to preview the Cubs-Brewers series.
It's an Illini basketball power hour, as Lon and Derek talk about the AAU summer circuit and Illini targets such as Jaden Schutt. Later, the guys chat with Brandon Simberg, who was at the NBA Draft Combine this past week and breaks down Ayo and Kofi's performances.
The guys play audio from Mike Schmitz's interview with NBA prospect Ayo Dosunmu. Later, Hans Dee hosts "Who Ya Got" where the guys give their predictions on this weekend's games.
Lon, Derek and Trevor recap the Cubs' combined no-hitter against the Dodgers in LA, and just how dominant the Chicago bullpen has been. Later, hear from former Illini Ayo Dosunmu as he prepares for the NBA Draft.
Lon and Derek chat with Illini football wide receiver commit Hank Beatty from Rochester, and talk about the impact Bielema's staff has made. Later, the guys talk with head football trainer Jeremy Busch.
Lon and Derek discuss Illinois hoops updates, including the announcement of a road game against Marquette, any potential remaining transfer portal additions, and how guys have looked during summer workouts.
06/23/21 Hour 2: Mike LaTulip (House of Paign) on BP3’s impact & thoughts on Illinois regional; Luke Ford audio
Lon and Derek are joined by House of Paign head coach Mike LaTulip to talk about adding Brandon Paul to the mix and what he thinks of his team's draw in the bracket. After that, hear from Illini football tight end Luke Ford.
Lon and Derek begin the show discussing their many frustrations with the St. Louis Cardinals and whether all hope is lost. Later, the guys break down the House of Paign roster for the TBT next month.
Lon and Derek discuss Adam Wainwright's place in Cardinals lore, as he continues to produce. Later, the guys talk about Javy Baez being benched by David Ross, and then tackle the news of the day, regarding trouble amongst the Wisconsin basketball program.
Lon and Derek discuss a new name Derek is hearing about, who has gained traction as a potential addition to the Illini basketball coaching staff. Later, the guys are joined by Matt Silich, who discusses the Sixers' Game 7 loss to Atlanta, and what to do with Ben Simmons.
Lon and Derek discuss Derek's big wedding day, the NBA playoffs, and all things Illini basketball related, from Kofi's G-League performance to AAU recruiting tidbits.
Lon and Trevor discuss Bret Bielema's first year as Illinois football coach as we inch closer towards Week 0 kickoff, and which positional units should see the biggest uptick with this new coaching staff. Later, Hans joins the guys for another award-winning edition of Who Ya Got.
Lon and Trevor talk about the 76ers' epic collapse to the Hawks, and whether or not "trusting the process" actually worked. Later, hear from Illini basketball player and Olympics roster invitee Jacob Grandison, before the guys give their betting advice for the night with special guest Anna Jefferson.
Lon and Trevor talk about Johan Oviedo and the Cardinals, and then recap Josh Whitman's annual media roundtable discussion today.
Lon and Trevor discuss the Cardinals sweeping the Marlins and Dylan Carlson's case for NL Rookie of the Year. Later, hear from Tyler Glasnow and Trevor Bauer on the MLB banning substances.
06/15/21 Hour 2: MLB Cracking Down on Substances; Aimee Davis (Unity Softball); Mackenzie Brown (ALAH Pitcher)
Lon and Trevor talk about the Cardinals getting back in the win column and the Major League office cracking down on substances for pitchers. Later, hear from Unity Softball Coach Aimee Davis and ALAH Pitcher Mackenzie Brown.