The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper

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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.

07/14/21 Hour 1: Kofi’s Looming Decision: Is Kentucky Out? Is FSU Legit?; Kevin Wheeler on Cardinals

Lon and Derek give you all the latest on Kofi's impending decision, including whether or not Kentucky is still involved, and if Florida State is a new player. Later, Kevin Wheeler checks in to talk about the Cardinals.

07/13/21 Hour 2: Who could Illini basketball land next in 2022 class?; How good is Illinois if Kofi comes back?

Lon and Derek talk more about new Illini commit Jayden Epps and who the staff will be targeting next. Later, the guys give their thoughts on how good Illinois basketball will be next season if Kofi returns.

07/13/21 Hour 1: Jayden Epps Commits to Illinois!; Kofi Set to Announce Decision on Friday

Lon and Derek break down new Illini basketball commit Jayden Epps, his skill set, and what the commitment means to Illinois' roster. Later, Derek gives out his latest info on Kofi's decision, which will be made on Friday.

07/12/21 Hour 2: The Latest on Kofi’s Decision; Tim Anderson and Kevin Obanor Talk

Lon and Derek discuss the latest rumors surrounding Kofi's decision, and how the NIL laws factor into it. Later, Trevor joins the guys to go through the Home Run Derby bracket.

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