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11/04/22 Hour 2: Luke Goode in studio!; Weekend college football picks

Luke Goode stops by the studio to discuss some football, his foot surgery, and how the Illini basketball team looks heading into the season. The guys take a look at some of the top games in college football over the weekend.

11/04/22 Hour 1: Breaking down Illinois-Michigan State; Stephen Brooks (SpartanTailgate) on MSU controversy and matchup with Illini

Lon and Derek dive into the Illinois-Michigan State matchup. Stephen Brooks from 247's SpartanTailgate site joins the show to discuss Michigan State's recent scuffle with Michigan and how they match up with the Illini.

11/03/22 Hour 2: NFL Week 9 whip around; Fred Wakefield (Former Illinois DE) on Illini offensive/defensive line play and beating Michigan

The guys look ahead at the slate of NFL Week 9 action. Former Illini DE Fred Wakefield joins the show to discuss Illinois football's breakthrough and his memories of beating Tom Brady and Michigan.

11/03/22 Hour 1: Looking through preseason KenPom rankings; Bielema updates injuries and talks Spartans

Lon and Derek discuss the 2023 KenPom college basketball rankings, including where Illinois and their opponents rank. Bret Bielema discusses his team's health and preparing for Michigan State.

11/02/22 Hour 2: Kansas self-imposes laughable suspension for Self; IHSA football playoff chatter

Lon and Derek discuss Kansas basketball's self-imposed sanctions, Bill Self's four-game suspension. Later, the guys catch up with Matt Lang, who breaks down the IHSA football playoff matchups. 

11/02/22 Hour 1: Illinois debuts in College Football Playoff rankings

Lon and Derek talk about where Illinois debuted in the College Football Playoff rankings. The guys also chat about Illini basketball.

11/01/22 Hour 2: Barry Lunney on DeVito’s success; Recapping NFL Week 8

Lon and Derek discuss Illinois' continued dominance. Barry Lunney talks about Tommy DeVito's play and his offensive success. The guys recap the NFL Week 8 games from the weekend.

11/01/22 Hour 1: Crazy NFL trade deadline; Aaron Leming (Bear Report) on Bears trades and future

The guys discuss a busy NFL trade deadline and break down some of the trades that were made. Aaron Leming of 247's Bear Report joins the show to talk the Bears' trade deadline moves involving Roquan Smith and Chase Claypool and how their future shapes up.

10/31/22 Hour 2: Piper’s takeaways from Illini basketball’s exhibition game; Bielema on CFP rankings

Derek shares his thoughts on Illini basketball's exhibition game against Quincy on Friday. Later, hear from Bret Bielema on the upcoming College Football Playoff rankings and more from his Monday presser.

10/31/22 J LEMAN HOUR: Illini handles the Huskers & cracks top 15 of AP poll; Chances of getting College Gameday

J Leman joins the guys to discuss Illinois' win at Nebraska, cracking the top 15 of the AP poll and chances of getting College Gameday to Champaign for Illinois-Purdue.

10/28/22 Hour 2: What to expect from Illinois basketball exhibition; Lunney and Bielema on Nebraska

Lon and Derek discuss what to expect as Illinois basketball tips off in an exhibition game against Quincy. Barry Lunney Jr. and Bret Bielema talk about going to Lincoln and facing Nebraska.

10/28/22 Hour 1: Breaking down Illinois-Nebraska; Looking at IHSA Playoffs

Lon and Derek take a look at the Illinois-Nebraska matchups and break down what to expect from the Illini. The guys take a quick look at some of the local high school playoff games.

10/27/22 Hour 2: Mike Claiborne on Waino and Bob Gibson stories; NFL Week 8 whip around

Mike Claiborne joins the show to talk Adam Wainwright and share some amazing Bob Gibson stories. Later, the guys preview the slate of Week 8 NFL games.

10/27/22 Hour 1: Brad Underwood on exhibition; Illinois-Kansas series in the future?; Bielema on Nebraska

Brad Underwood discusses Illinois' exhibition game vs Quincy and a potential series with Bill Self and Kansas in the future. Bret Bielema previews Illinois football's matchup with Nebraska. 

10/26/22 Hour 2: Brian Christopherson (Husker247) on Illinois-Nebraska; Lunney & Walters audio

Brian Christopherson of Husker247 joins the guys to give his thoughts on Illinois-Nebraska, as well as the coaching search in Lincoln. Later, hear from the Illini football coordinators.

10/26/22 Hour 1: Luke Goode’s recovery process; Waino returning for another season

Lon and Derek begin the show discussing Adam Wainwright's return and the coaching staff shakeup. Later, Matthew Gordon from the Mettler Center joins the guys to talk about Luke Goode's broken foot and what the recovery process will look like.

10/25/22 Hour 2: Andy Olson (WCIA) previews high school football playoffs; Recapping NFL Week 7

Andy Olson from WCIA joins the show to preview many of the local high school football teams ahead of the upcoming playoffs. Later, the guys recap the action from NFL Week 7.

10/25/22 Hour 1: Bears dominate Patriots!; Chris Widlic (CBS Indianapolis) talks Hoosiers and Boilers

Lon and Derek discuss the Bears' big victory over the Patriots on Monday Night Football and Ayo Dosunmu's 22-point performance against the Celtics. Chris Widlic from CBS Indianapolis joins the guys to talk about Indiana, Purdue, and the Colts.

10/24/22 Hour 2: Piper’s thoughts on Illinois-Kansas scrimmage & Luke Goode’s injury

Derek fills us in on what he heard about the Illinois-Kansas closed scrimmage on Saturday. The guys also discuss Luke Goode's broken foot and what that means for the squad.

10/24/22 J LEMAN HOUR: Illinois-Nebraska preview, Purdue loses at Wisconsin, Devon Witherspoon’s draft stock

J Leman joins the guys to break down Illinois' matchup at Nebraska on Saturday. The guys also discuss Purdue's loss to Wisconsin, other results in the conference and Devon Witherspoon's NFL Draft stock.

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