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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.

10/19/21 Hour 2: Seth Davis Leaves Kofi Off All-American List; NFL Whip-Around Week 6

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.

10/19/21 Hour 1: Player Reaction Audio to Bielema; Analyzing KenPom‘s Preseason Top 10

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.

10/18/21 Hour 2: More Bielema Reaction; Illini Hoops Cracks AP Top 11; Mike Shildt Audio

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.

10/18/21 Hour 1: The J Leman Hour! Bielema‘s Strong Words, How to Approach the Transfer Portal

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.

10/15/21 Hour 2: NFL Talk; Who Ya Got w/ Hans Dee

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!

10/15/21 Hour 1: MLB Playoff Talk; Bears vs Packers Discussion

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?

10/14/21 Hour 2: Todd Hefferman (Talks SIU Football); Trev‘s Ticket: Week 6 Edition

Lon and Derek talk to Todd Hefferman about Southern Illinois football, who is having a top five season in the FCS. Later, Trevor joins the guys for another edition of Trev's Ticket.

10/14/21 Hour 1: Mike Shildt Out As Cardinals Manager; John Mozeliak Audio; Lon & Derek‘s Reaction

Lon and Derek react to the breaking news that Mike Shildt has been let go as Cardinals manager. Hear from John Mozeliak, who describes why Shildt was fired, and where St. Louis goes from here.

10/13/21 Hour 2: Recapping NFL Week 5; Tony Petersen Audio on Illinois‘ Offensive Struggles

Lon and Derek recap the NFL action from Week 5, and discuss Illinois football audio from Tony Petersen.

10/13/21 Hour 1: Former Centennial/Parkland Pitcher Luke Smith In-Studio! Talking Cardinals, MLB, Pitching

Lon and Derek chat with former Centennial, Parkland and Louisville pitcher Luke Smith!

10/12/21 Hour 2: Another HUGE visit weekend for Illini basketball; Dream class in 2023 for Underwood & Co.

Lon and Derek discuss 5-star 2023 guard and Champaign native Kylan Boswell, who is visiting Illinois this weekend. Later, Lon challenges Derek to put together Illini basketball's dream class for 2023.

10/12/21 Hour 1: Fixing Illini football through the transfer portal; Bullish on the Bears?

Lon and Derek look big picture at Bret Bielema's rebuild task at Illinois and what can be accomplished in the transfer portal this offseason. Later, the guys talk about Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears coming off their win at Las Vegas.

10/11/21 Hour 2: Piper‘s Thoughts on Illini Hoops‘ Open Practice; JJ Taylor‘s Illinois Visit

Lon and Derek go basketball-heavy to break down Illinois' open practice on Saturday, including how each individual player looked, and how 5-star recruit JJ Taylor felt about his visit.

10/11/21 Hour 1: The J Leman Hour! Breaking Down Illinois‘ 24-0 Loss to Wisconsin

J Leman joins Lon and Derek to break down Illinois' deflating 24-0 loss to Wisconsin. Where do they go from here, who should start at QB, and more.

10/08/21 College Gameday LIVE! at Pia‘s: Zach Hamer (Associate Basketball Coach); Who Ya Got w/ Hans Dee

Lon and Derek are live from Pia's Sports Bar to preview Homecoming: Illinois versus Wisconsin! They're joined by Associate Basketball Coach Zach Hamer, who talks about how the team is looking in practice so far. Later, Hans joins the guys for another award-winning edition of Who Ya Got.

10/08/21 College Gameday LIVE! at Pia‘s: Former Illini DeJazz Woods; Previewing Illini-Wisconsin

Lon and Derek are live from Pia's Sports Bar to preview Homecoming: Illinois versus Wisconsin! They're joined by former Illini defensive end DeJazz Woods, who talks about what homecoming meant to him and the team. Later, the guys give their takes on the tale of the tape for Illinois-Wisconsin.

10/07/21 Hour 1: Big 10 Media Day Recap; Hunter Dickinson‘s Comments; Cards Fall to Dodgers 3-1

Lon and Derek recap Big Ten Media Day, including Hunter Dickinson's latest comments about Illinois. Later, the guys discuss the Cardinals falling in the Wild Card game to the Dodgers.

10/06/21 Hour 2: Big Ten Basketball Media Day Preview: Illinois Disrespect?!; Cards-Dodgers Picks

Derek and Trevor talk about the Big 10 Preseason Media Poll, and dive in to some confusing votes which have Illinois in 6th place. Later, the guys make their official Dodgers-Cardinals predictions.

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