The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper

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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.

10/06/21 Hour 1: Recapping Sox-Yankees, Previewing Cardinals-Dodgers; Who Has The Edge?

Derek and Trevor talk about the Red Sox upset over the Yankees, and go heavy into previewing tonight's Cards-Dodgers NL Wild Card matchup!

10/05/21 Hour 2: Ty Rodgers Moving to Chicago; Illini Media Day Audio; MLB Postseason Picks

Lon and Derek discuss the big recruiting news of the day: top Illini hoops target Ty Rodgers is moving from Michigan to Illinois. Later, hear from Austin Hutcherson, Kofi Cockburn and Andre Curbelo from Illini Media Day! Then, the guys make their official MLB postseason picks.

10/05/21 Hour 1: Illini Hoops TV Times Announced; NFL Week 4 Recap; Jonah Wilson on Missouri Valley Hoops

Lon and Derek break down some of the notable TV networks and tip times for Illinois basketball this season. Later, Trevor joins the guys to recap NFL Week 4, before Jonah Wilson hops on to discuss Belmont being added to the Missouri Valley.

10/04/21 Hour 2: Justin Fields Shines; Lon‘s Cardinals Are 4-0; MLB Playoffs Begin Tomorrow

Lon and Derek discuss another crazy NFL Sunday, including both a Bears and Cardinals victory. Later, the guys talk about the Cardinals-Dodgers matchup and tomorrow's Yanks-Red Sox matchup.

10/04/21 Hour 1: The J Leman Hour! Breaking Down Illinois‘ 24-14 Win over Charlotte

Lon, Derek and J Leman discuss Chase Brown's historic day on the ground and Illinois' double-digit win over Charlotte, plus where it can lead from there (is a home upset over Wisconsin possible?).

The Drive Exclusive: Josh Whitman Interview (30 mins); Bielema, Basketball and More!

Lon Tay and Derek Piper chat with Illini athletic director Josh Whitman, and get his thoughts on the start of football season, Brad Underwood's contract extension, the latest facility renovations, and much more!

10/01/21 Full Show: College Gameday LIVE at Pia‘s! Josh Whitman Joins Us; Underwood Audio; And More!

Lon and Derek recap Illinois basketball Media Day and play audio from head coach Brad Underwood, before being joined by Illini AD Josh Whitman live from Pia's!

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