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09/09/21 Hour 1: Adam Wainwright‘s Amazing Season; Tony Petersen/Ryan Walters Audio

Lon and Derek discuss what a ridiculous run Adam Wainwright has been on during his age 40 season. Later, the guys hear from Illini coordinators Petersen and Walters to preview Virginia and recap UTSA.

09/08/21 Hour 2: Aaron Leming Previews the Bears‘ Week One; Super Bowl Future Bets

Lon and Derek talk with Aaron Leming of the Bear Report, who talks about expectations heading into this season for the Bears, and what to look for Week One at the Rams. Later, Trevor and Derek talk about some sharp future bets for NFL season, and question Kanye's new album.

09/08/21 Hour 1: Analyzing Illinois‘ 2021-22 Hoops Schedule; Picking Our NFL Divisional Winners

Lon and Derek break down every game on the Illinois basketball schedule that was released earlier today, and talk about their most anticipated matchups. Later, Trevor joins the guys to make their predictions for each NFL division.

09/07/21 Full Show: The J Leman Hour! Breaking Down Illinois‘ 37-30 Loss to UTSA

J Leman joins Lon and Derek to discuss what went wrong in Illinois' 37-30 loss to UTSA. They talk about QB play, getting stops on third down, and what to look for in this coming week's game against Virginia. They also talk about the rest of the Big Ten in Week One.

09/02/21 Hour 2: JJ Perez (Inside Runner Sports) breaks down UTSA; Trev‘s Ticket: College Football Week 1

Lon and Derek are joined by JJ Perez of InsideRunnerSports.com to break down UTSA heading into Saturday's matchup. Later, the guys give their best bets for college football Week 1 during Trev's Ticket.

09/02/21 Hour 1: CJ Hart out for the season; Confidence in Art Sitkowski as starting QB?

Lon and Derek begin the show talking about the impact of CJ Hart's season-ending injury. Later, the guys discuss how confident they are in Art Sitkowski to hold down the fort while Brandon Peters is out.

08/30/21 Full Show: The J Leman Hour! Recapping a Thrilling 30-22 Win Over Nebraska

Lon, Derek and J Leman spend the entire show recapping Illinois' 30-22 win over Nebraska, what it means going forward, and the players of the game.

College Gameday Live! From Pia’s Hour 2: What a Win Would Mean; Kurt Kittner Joins the Show!; Game Picks

Lon and Derek are LIVE from Pia's in Champaign to discuss the Illinois-Nebraska matchup, and then are joined by former Illini QB Kurt Kittner, who talks about 2001 memories and this weekend's reunion. Later, Hans and Trevor join the guys to make their game predictions.

College Gameday Live! From Pia’s Hour 1: What We Expect to See Illinois-Nebraska; Pia’s Prizes!

Lon and Derek are LIVE for College Gameday from Pia's Sports Bar & Grill in Champaign! Hear audio from Bret Bielema, the Cornhuskers, and more, as the guys break down everything they want to see tomorrow.

08/26/21 Full Show: Our Official Illini Football Game-by-Game Predictions; New Bielema Audio

Lon, Derek and Trevor officially go game-by-game and make their picks for the 2021 Fighting Illini football season. Spoiler alert: Lon gets crazy with it. Later, hear from Bret Bielema and how they're preparing for kickoff.

08/25/21 Hour 2: Mike Schaefer (Huskers Beat Writer); Trev’s Ticket: Week Zero Edition

Lon and Derek talk with Nebraska beat writer Mike Schaefer, who previews the Illinois-Nebraska matchup and talks about Scott Frost's tenuous future. Later, it's finally time! Trev's Ticket is back for another season with Week Zero Edition.

08/24/21 Hour 2: Rocky Harvey Joins the Show!; Tony Peterson Post-Practice Audio

Lon and Derek talk with former Illini great Rocky Harvey, who talks about the 2001 season, the Michigan "fumble game," and more! Later, hear from Illini OC Tony Petersen after today's practice.

08/25/21 Hour 1: Tony Petersen Audio; Jeff Freeman (U of I Assistant Soccer Coach)

Lon and Derek talk about Adrian Martinez's success against Illinois and what OC Tony Petersen can do to counter it. Later, hear from U of I soccer assistant coach Jeff Freeman ahead of their home opener tomorrow night!

08/24/21 Hour 1: Cards Sign Yadi to Extension; Brandon Peters Post-Practice Audio

Lon and Derek discuss what Yadier Molina's one-year, $10 million extension means for the Cardinals' roster in 2022. Later, hear from starting QB Brandon Peters after today's practice.

08/23/21 Hour 2: Brandon Lloyd Joins the Show!; Previewing Illinois’ Offense vs Nebraska’s D

Lon and Derek chat with former Illini and NFL wideout Brandon Lloyd about the 2001 season and fond Illini memories. Later, the guys start to get more nitty gritty with the Nebraska matchup.

08/23/21 Hour 1: J Leman Previews the Football Season; Bret Bielema’s Week 0 Press Conference

Lon and Derek chat with J Leman, who previews what he expects from Bret Bielema in Week 0 against Nebraska. Later, hear from the head coach himself, as he previews Week 0, Nebraska and more.

08/20/21 Hour 2: Brit Miller (Former Illini) Talks Bielema Year One; Conference Realignment Talk

Lon and Derek chat with former Illini Brit Miller, who previews Year One for Bret Bielema and recalls good stories from when he played. Later, the guys talk about the Big 10, ACC and Pac-12 forming an alliance.

08/19/21 Hour 2: Lon roasts the Cardinals; Bret Bielema training camp audio

Lon and Derek start the hour discussing Illini football training camp and they dissect Bret Bielema's presser from Thursday. Later, the guys talk about the report about Yadier Molina's potential contract extension.

08/19/21 Hour 1: Ranking toss-up games for Illini football; Aaron Henry audio

Lon and Derek rank the toss-up games for Illini football from most winnable to most challenging. Later, the guys hear from Illini defensive backs coach Aaron Henry.

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