The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper

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12/27/21 Hour 2: Aaron Leming (Bear Report) Talks Bears, Coach Candidates; More Illini Hoops Talk

Lon and Derek talk to Aaron Leming, who covers the Bears, about this weekend's win against Seattle, and who the team might target for coach and GM if Nagy/Pace are fired. Later, the guys recap Illinois basketball taking a COVID pause.

12/27/21 Hour 1: Illini Basketball on COVID Pause; Where Does College Hoops Go From Here?

Lon and Derek talk about Illinois basketball's COVID pause, the cancellation of this week's Florida A&M game, and where the team/sport in general goes from here.

12/23/21 Hour 2: What’s Illini basketball’s ceiling?; Christmas favorites

Lon and Derek discuss Illini basketball's ultimate upside as a team. Later, they get into the Christmas spirit talking about their favorite Christmas movie and songs.

12/23/21 Hour 1: Braggin’ Rights beatdown; Underwood postgame audio

Lon and Trevor begin the show discussing Illinois' blowout win against Mizzou on Wednesday. Derek joins later in the hour to give his take. Hear from Brad Underwood's postgame press conference as well.

12/20/21 Hour 2: Illini Pummel St. Francis 106-48; Underwood Audio on Practicing and Shooting

Lon and Derek recap Illinois' dominant win over St. Francis (PA), setting a school-record three pointers, and hear audio from Underwood postgame.

12/20/21 Hour 1: The J Leman Hour! Discussing Illinois and the Portal, Big 10 Bowl Games and More!

J Leman joins Lon and Derek for his weekly hour, and talks Kendall Smith returning to Illinois, other targets for Bret Bielema in the portal, and Big Ten bowl games this week.

12/17/21 Hour 2: Aiden Laughery (Illini RB commit) Joins; Who Ya Got w/ Hans Dee

The guys are joined by Illini RB commit Aiden Laughery, from GCMS, to talk about his recruiting experience and relationship with Coach Bielema. Later, Hans Dee hosts Who Ya Got, where the guys give their predictions on this weekend's biggest games.

Hour 1: Underwood & Bielema Audio; Mike Lindemann Body n Sole

The guys talk about Illini basketball and football with Coach Underwood and Bielema audio from today's press conferences. Later, Mike Lindemann from Body N Sole talks about the Illini Basketball team meet n greet on 12/19 from 4-6pm.

12/15/21 Hour 2: Bret Bielema joins the show!; Jeremy Werner (Illini Inquirer) on Signing Day & transfer portal needs

Lon and Derek are joined by Illini head coach Bret Bielema to get his thoughts on the 2022 recruiting class and more. Later, Jeremy Werner of Illini Inquirer stops by the studio to talk Signing Day and the happenings in the transfer portal.

12/15/21 Hour 1: Illini football Signing Day breakdown

Lon and Derek discuss Bret Bielema's 2022 recruiting class and how it stacks up on Signing Day.

12/14/21 Hour 1: Cardinals Lose to Rams, Aaron Rodgers Talk; Jonah Wilson Talks MVC Basketball

Lon and Derek talk about the Cardinals' close loss to the Rams, and just how great Aaron Rodgers has been. Later, the guys talk to Jonah Wilson about the Missouri Valley and basketball in general.

12/13/21 Hour 2: Illini basketball falls late to Arizona; Underwood calls his team soft… again

Lon and Derek give their thoughts on Illinois' close loss to No. 11 Arizona on Saturday. Later, Trevor joins Derek to talk more Illini hoops.

12/13/21 Hour 1: J LEMAN HOUR discussing Tommy DeVito & Illini players declaring for NFL Draft

Lon and Derek are joined in studio by J Leman to talk about the Illini landing transfer QB Tommy DeVito, as well as the Illini players who have declared for the NFL Draft.

Hour 2: Big Ten Basketball; Who Ya Got with Hans Dee

The guys talk about recent news in college basketball and Big Ten basketball. Later, Hans Dee hosts 'Who Ya Got' where the guys give their predictions on this weekend's games.

Hour 1: College Basketball; Underwood Audio

The guys talk about Rutgers' win over #1 Purdue, and other news in college basketball. Later, they play audio from today's press conference with Coach Underwood.

12/9/21 Hour 2: Top 10 Running Backs of All Time; Reacting to Tommy Lloyd

The guys discuss the top 10 running backs of all time and then react to Tommy Lloyd's comments about the game this Saturday. 

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