Lon and Derek give their plays for NFL and college football this week in Trev's Ticket. Later, the guys are joined by Jake Hasan from BetQL Daily to get his World Series and Thursday Night Football picks.
10/28/21 Hour 1: Underwood on Kofi‘s status & exhibition game preview; Sports Illustrated disrespects Illini hoops
The guys begin the show hearing from Brad Underwood on Kofi Cockburn's status and what he's looking for in Friday's exhibition game vs. Indiana (PA). Later, Lon explains how Sports Illustrated slighted Illinois basketball.
10/27/21 Hour 2: Kevin Wheeler (KMOX) on Cardinals managerial change & FA options; Illini football audio
Lon and Derek are joined by Kevin Wheeler from KMOX to discuss the Cardinals' managerial change and who the team should target in free agency. Later, the guys hear from Illini football coordinators Ryan Walters & Tony Petersen.
Lon and Derek discuss Kofi Cockburn's situation and what they expect from the NCAA regarding a possible suspension after selling gear this summer. Later, the guys give their takeaways from NFL Week 7.
Lon and Derek chat with Illini Inquirer's Joey Wagner, who recaps his wild trip to Penn State, and his first-hand view of the 9 OT upset. Later, the guys hear more from Bret Bielema and discuss the QB position moving forward.
Lon and Derek preview tonight's World Series matchup between the Braves and Astros, before hearing new press conference audio from Bret Bielema, who recaps the crazy PSU upset and updates the injury report.
10/25/21 Hour 2: Illini basketball exhibition game takeaways; More reaction to Illini football‘s epic upset at PSU
Lon, Derek and Trevor give their thoughts on Illinois football's wild upset at No. 7 Penn State and what's possible the rest of the way. Later, Derek breaks down his takeaways from Illini basketball's exhibition game vs. St. Francis.
10/25/21 Hour 1: The Greatest J Leman Hour Ever; Breaking Down Illinois‘ Stunning 20-18 Win over PSU
Lon and Derek are joined by J Leman for the most exciting, high-energy hour in show history. The guys break down every angle of Illinois' stunning 20-18 win over No. 7 Penn State, and where the team can go from here.
Lon and Derek discuss their favorite and least favorite Big Ten basketball stadiums. Later, it's another award-winning edition of Who Ya Got!
10/22/21 Hour 1: Jon Crispin (ESPN) Talks Illini, Big 10 Hoops!; Previewing Illinois‘ Exhibition Game
Lon and Derek chat with former Penn State guard and current ESPN basketball analyst Jon Crispin, who talks about Illinois and the rest of the Big 10 heading into the season. Later, Derek helps preview St. Francis vs. Illinois tomorrow night.
Lon and Derek hear from Brad Underwood, Trent Frazier and Da'Monte Williams after today's practice. Later, Trevor joins the guys for another edition of Trev's Ticket.
Lon and Derek talk about Illinois' upcoming exhibition game against Saint Francis, and former Illini Ayo Dosunmu's NBA debut last night with the Bulls. Later, the guys play new audio from Bret Bielema, explaining the context of his comments from Monday.
Lon and Derek talk with Aaron Leming, who gives his thoughts on Justin Fields, Matt Nagy, and Aaron Rodgers' comments. Later: more NFL talk, as Lon can't believe his Arizona Cardinals are 6-0!
10/20/21 Hour 1: Illini Hoops: Expectations for Hutch, How Deep is the Rotation?, Adam Miller Tears ACL
Lon and Derek talk about expectations for bench players like Austin Hutcherson and Omar Payne, how many players they expect to see in the rotation, and LSU's Adam Miller tearing his ACL in practice today.
Lon and Derek talk more about Illinois' pre-season basketball rankings, and talk about a few analysts who have snubbed Kofi Cockburn. Later, Trevor joins the guys to whip around and recap a crazy Week 6 in the NFL.
Lon and Derek player audio from Doug Kramer and Chase Brown, reacting to Bret Bielema's comments yesterday. Later, Trevor joins the guys to dive into KenPom's preseason top 10 teams.
Lon and Derek talk more about Bret Bielema's comments at his press conference, and then chat about Illinois being ranked 11th in the first AP Poll. Later, hear from former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt, who gets emotional when talking about his career in St. Louis.
J Leman joins Lon and Derek after Illinois' bye week, and talk about the strong comments Bret Bielema made at today's press conference, and how Illinois can address their many needs this upcoming offseason.
The guys talk about recent trades for the AZ Cardinals, and other NFL news. Later, Hans hosts Who Ya Got where the guys give their predictions on this weekend's games!
The guys talk about the MLB playoffs, as well as the Bears and Packers rivalry game this Sunday. Can you guess how many Bears QBs have started against the Packers since Brett Favre started?