The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper

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07/30/21 Hour 2: Cody Westerlund (670 The Score) on Ayo’s fit with the Bulls; Piper reports back on the draft party

Lon and Derek are joined by Cody Westerlund from 670 The Score to discuss Ayo Dosunmu's fit with the Chicago Bulls. Later, Derek shares what he saw at the draft party and he brings back audio of Ayo and his father, Quam, from after the pick was made.

07/30/21 Hour 1: Jeremy Werner on White Sox additions; Ryan Lieber (Friendly Confines Podcast) on Rizzo, Baez & Bryant trades

Lon and Derek catch up with Jeremy Werner about the White Sox and his thoughts on their trade deadline moves. Later, the guys talk with Ryan Lieber of the Friendly Confines Podcast to discuss the Cubs' deadline exodus. 

07/29/21 Hour 2: Piper in Chicago for Ayo’s Draft Night; Rizzo is Leaving the Cubs…

Derek Piper joins the show from Chicago and the guys react to Rizzo leaving the Cubs for New York. 

07/29/21 Hour 1: Draft Night for Ayo; Matt Silich Previews Potential Landing Spots; Anna’s Exit Interview

Lon and Trevor remember some of their favorite Ayo moments, and discuss where he might go in tonight's NBA Draft with expert Matt Silich.

07/28/21 Hour 2: Mike Mullins (AAU Wolves Coach) Talks Quinn, Schutt, Huff; Ayo’s Draft Stock

Lon and Derek talk with Illinois Wolves Coach and Program Director Mike Mullins, who details their tournament win and Jalen Quinn, Jaden Schutt and Braden Huff. Later, the guys talk about where Ayo might be drafted tomorrow night.

07/28/21 Hour 1: Underwood on Ayo’s Draft Night; Tim Anderson Audio; Cardinals/Cubs Talk

Lon and Derek talk about Matt Carpenter and the Cardinals' struggles, before playing Brad Underwood audio on Ayo and audio from new Illini basketball assistant coach Tim Anderson.

07/27/21 Full Show: Aaron Rodgers back to the Pack; Big 10 Divisional Realignment

The guys discuss Aaron Rodgers returning to Packers training camp and what it means for the Bears. Later, the guys create their ideal Big 10 divisions with Kansas as a realigned addition.

07/26/21 Hour 2: Rodgers reportedly returning to Green Bay; Underwood on how Kofi’s return impacts Payne

Lon and Derek discuss Aaron Rodgers and the reports that he's headed back to Green Bay. Are they the biggest challenger to Tampa in the NFC? Later, hear more from Brad Underwood on Omar Payne, Austin Hutcherson and other offseason topics.

07/26/21 Hour 1: Piper reports back from AAU weekend; Underwood on how Illini got Kofi back

Lon peppers Derek with questions about what he saw on the AAU circuit in Indianapolis over the weekend. Later, hear from Brad Underwood on how the Illini went about recruiting Kofi Cockburn back to Champaign.

07/23/21 Full Show: Guest Co-Host Marlee Wierda!; Talking Media Career, Illini Football, IHSA

Lon is joined by guest co-host Marlee Wierda from WCIA 3 Sports! She details her experiences as a college athlete, sports reporter, and more. Later, they dive into expectations for this year's Illini football season.

07/22/21 Full Show: Bret Bielema audio from B1G Media Day; Bet the over on Illini football win total?

Lon and Derek talk some Illini basketball and also whether this is the year to bet the over on Illini football's win total. Later, hear from Illini head coach Bret Bielema at Big Ten Media Day.

07/20/21 Hour 2: Donny Navarro (Illini football WR); Panic time for Packers fans on Rodgers?

Derek and Joey are joined by Illini football wide receiver Donny Navarro to talk about the camp he's hosting this weekend and also his thoughts on the upcoming season. Later, the guys discuss the latest report on Aaron Rodgers' dispute with the Packers.

07/20/21 Hour 1: Joey Wagner guest co-hosts!; Remembering Bobby Roundtree; Latest on Cubs trade rumblings

Derek is joined by guest co-host Joey Wagner from Illini Inquirer. The guys start the show by discussing the Cards-Cubs series and the latest trade rumblings out of Chicago. Later, they talk about Joey's stories on Bobby Roundtree and the impact he had on others.

07/16/21 Hour 2: Kofi is Back!!!!; Illini Basketball; Who Ya Got: The Open

The guys break the news that Kofi returns for year three, and discuss Illinois basketball's expectations for '21-'22 season. Later, they give their predictions on The Open golf tournament.

07/16/21 Hour 1: Bobby Roundtree Passes Away; Kofi Cockburn news

The guys discuss the unfortunate news of former Illinois football player Bobby Roundtree passing away at 23 years old. Later, they talk about Kofi's possibilities on transferring or staying home.

07/15/21 Hour 2: Matt Silich; What’s New with Giorgi’s Pro Career

Matt Silich, ESPNCU NBA Insider, joins the show to discuss the NBA Finals game last night. The guys break down where Giorgi might end up playing this season. 

07/15/21 Hour 1: Illinois Basketball Schedule Update; 2021 Freshman

The guys react to Illinois' most recent basketball schedule addition and discuss how this year's freshman are looking so far. 

07/14/21 Hour 2: Chad Gordon Talks Cubs, Deadline Moves; Betting Picks for The British Open

Lon and Derek chat with Chad Gordon, host of the Friendly Confines podcast, to discuss Kris Bryant, Craig Kimbrel and other pieces that the Cubs may move in a few weeks at the trade deadline. Later, the guys make their golf picks for the British Open.

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