The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper

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03/25/21 Hour 2: Eli Schuster (Bleacher Nation) on Bulls deadline moves; Top Big Ten players in transfer portal

Lon and Derek are joined by Eli Schuster of Bleacher Nation to break down the Bulls trade for Nikola Vucevic. Later, the guys take a look at the top Big Ten basketball players currently in the transfer portal.

03/25/21 Hour 1: Blockbuster trade move for the Bulls, Illini basketball scholarship situation

Lon and Derek discuss the Chicago Bulls adding All-Star center Nikola Vucevic and other happenings at the NBA trade deadline. Later, the guys look at Illini basketball's scholarship situation for next season and what the staff needs to add.

03/24/21 Hour 2: Matt Silich; NCAA Transfer Rule

Matt Silich, ESPNCU NBA Expert, joins the show to discuss NBA free agency and who the Bulls should go after. The guys talk about how they think the NCAA will vote on the one time transfer rule. 

03/24/21 Hour 1: Indiana Coach Opening; Transfer Portal Options for Illini

The guys discuss the open Indiana Hoosiers coaching position and possible transfer options for Illini basketball. 

03/23/21 Hour 2: NCAA’s Lack of Action Against Will Wade, Kansas, Etc; Sweet 16 Previews

Lon and Derek go off on the NCAA for not taking any action against Will Wade, Bill Self and company. Lon even calls NCAA headquarters!

03/23/21 Hour 1: Baseball Opening Day is a Week Away; More Underwood/Ayo Audio

The guys try to discuss anything to take their mind off of Illinois' devastating tournament exit by talking MLB Opening Day.

03/19/21 Hour 2: Brad Underwood Audio; Previewing Illinois’ Matchup with Loyola

The guys break down Illinois' win more in depth and then we hear audio from Coach Underwood's post game press conference. 

03/19/21 Hour 1: Recapping Drexel Win w/ Derek Piper From Indy; OSU Gets Upset!

Derek Piper, Co-Host, joins the show from Indiana to discuss Illinois' dominant win today. The guys react to Ohio State falling to Oral Roberts. 

3/18/21 Hour 2: Next Question: Bracket Edition; Our Predictions for Each Region

The guys answer all the bracket questions you want to know in Next Question. Later, they give their predictions on all four regions of the bracket. 

3/18/21 Hour 1: Trent Frazier Audio; Brandon Wildman (”I on the Lines” Podcast); Mettler Mix-up w/ Dr. Matthew Gordon

The guys start off the show with Trent Frazier audio, where Frazier talks about the B1G win, the bubble, and more. Later, Brandon Wildman (@brandon_wildman) joins to talk all about the NCAA tournament. At the end of the hour, Dr. Matthew Gordon joins to answer listener questions.

03/17/21 Hour 2: Brad Evans Joins To Break Down the Bracket!; More Bracket Analysis

Lon and Derek are joined by fantasy and bracket expert Brad Evans, who gives tons of micro advice on how to fill out your bracket! Later, Trevor helps the guys break down more bracket trends and data.

03/17/21 Hour 1: Brad Underwood Audio Previewing Drexel; Next Question: Bracket Edition

Lon and Derek hear from Brad Underwood's live Zoom presser to preview Drexel and the NCAA Tournament, before Trevor takes them through a round of Next Question: Bracket Edition.

03/16/21 Hour 2: Eli Hershkovich (Host BetQL U); College Basketball Coaching Carousel News

Eli Hershkovich, Host of BetQL U, joins the guys to discuss the March Madness bracket and what underdogs he likes. The guys talk about recent coaching movements in college basketball. 

03/16/21 Hour 1: Andy Dalton to the Bears; Coach David Williams (Peoria) Talks Da’Monte, Adam

Lon and Derek react to the breaking news of Andy Dalton signing with the Bears, and then chat with Peoria Manual assistant coach David Williams about Da'Monte and Adam's progression throughout the season.

03/15/21 Hour 2: Derrick Burson (Illini Basketball SID); Sean Harrington (Former Illini, CBB Analyst)

The guys are joined by Illini Basketball SID Derrick Burson (@DerrickBurson), to talk about his and the team's experience at the B1G tourney. Later, Sean Harrington (@smharrington24) joins to talk about and analyze Illinois' victorious weekend.

03/12/21 Full Show: Previewing Illini-Rutgers, Mike Carpenter (Fanboy Carp) Joins The Show!

Lon and Trevor break down Juwan Howard's ejection, Ohio State's OT win, and more as they preview Illinois-Rutgers and all things Big 10 Tournament. Later, the guys are joined by The 200 Level host Mike Carpenter, who discusses what a title run would mean for Illinois fans.

03/11/21 Hour 2: Mike LaTulip Breaks Down Illini, Big 10 Tourney; Andre Curbelo Presser Audio

Lon and Derek talk to former Illini Mike LaTulip, who breaks down Andre Curbelo's game, and what a tournament atmosphere is like, especially one in a bubble (as he did with his TBT squad). Later, hear audio from Andre Curbelo.

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