08/25/20 Hour 2: Illini basketball recruiting updates, Tim Sinclair talks NBA Bubble & new Chicago Bears gig
Lon and Derek discuss where Illinois basketball stands on the recruiting front in the 2021 class. Later, the guys are joined by Tim Sinclair to talk about being hired as the PA guy for the Chicago Bears. He also discusses the NBA Bubble and whether he thinks college basketball can pull off something similar.
Lon and Derek start the show discussing wins for the Cardinals and Cubs on Monday night. The guys talk about Paul Goldschmidt's tear with the bat, as well as an encouraging start for Jack Flaherty. They also look at the division race.
08/24/20 Hour 2: Possible start dates for college hoops; Two Illini voted to preseason All-B1G list; What’s up with the Cubs’ lineup?
Lon and Derek start off by discussing CBS Sports' report of four possible start dates for college hoops and what that could look like. Later, the guys look at 247Sports' preseason All-Big Ten teams and Derek shares his picks. The guys finish the show talking about the struggling Cubs' lineup.
Lon and Derek begin the show discussing the news that Illini football wideout Brian Hightower will be eligible this season after transferring from Miami. The guys also talk about the College Football Playoff going forward and what that means for the Big Ten. Later, they break down the happenings from the weekend with the Cubs-Sox and Cards-Reds series.
08/21/20 Hour 2: B1G Football w/ Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg); College Basketball with James Haring (@JHaring40)
The guys are joined by Adam Rittenberg (ESPN and B1G reporter), to talk about the latest on B1G football. Later, James Haring (Dayton Director of Basketball Operations) joins to talk all about basketball.
The guys talk about B1G Football, and the NBA Draft. Later predict this weekend's games with Hans Dee in "Who Ya Got."
This hour goes so far off the rails, you just have to listen.
Lon and Derek recap the 5 game Cubs-Cardinals series, and get a temperature check on how fans of both fanbases feel. Later, they play ESPN audio from Heather Dinich's interview with Kevin Warren.
The guys speculate on who they believe will be in the starting lineup for Coach Underwood this upcoming season.
The guys analyze the double header from yesterday between the Cards and Cubs and then discuss all of the communication problems with the Leaders in the Big Ten.
The guys go through every NBA playoff matchup in both the Eastern and Western conferences, before ripping through some other random games in the NHL and MLB during this week's Who Ya Got!
08/14/20 Hour 1: Cubs Are Scorching Hot; Cardinals’ Crazy New Schedule; College Hoops Bubble Thoughts
The guys discuss the Cubs' hot start to the season, and the Cardinals' crazy new schedule with tons of doubleheaders.
08/13/20 Hour 2: Gavin Good (Illini Inquirer); Chris Tamas Audio; Who Was Drafted Ahead of Mike Trout?
The guys chat with Gavin Good, who wrote about the U of I's financial struggles within the DIA due to COVID. Later, the guys hear from Chris Tamas from his Zoom call today, and then take a look at who was drafted ahead of Mike Trout.
The guys talk Cardinals positive tests, the Cubs' amazing start to the season, and more general baseball topics with Casey Boguslaw.
The guys play more audio from Josh Whitman and Lovie Smith today, and discuss the feasibility of having a college basketball "bubble."
The guys discuss the mixed signals being sent from different Power 5 conferences, as some cancel fall sports and others release football schedules. Later, the guys play audio from Josh Whitman and Lovie Smith from today's Zoom press conference.
Lon and Derek discuss the future of college football and what Tuesday's announcement means for college basketball. The guys also play audio from Lovie Smith's press conference following Tuesday's practice.
Lon and Derek react to the Big Ten's decision to postpone football and all fall sports. Later, the guys are joined by Jeremy Werner of Illini Inquirer to get his reaction.