Mar 26, 2015

03/26/15 Hour 3: Excitment Level for Sweet 16 Games; Coach Rank; “Ask J”

Tay & J talk about their intrigue level for each of the Sweet 16 games. The guys also chat about best college basketball coaches in the game today.  Jeremy Werner will answer all your Illini questions in this weeks "Ask J" segment.

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Mar 26, 2015

03/26/15 Hour 2: Former Illini Kenny Battle; Former Illini Hoops PA Mike Cation

Lon and Jeremy chat with former Illini Kenny Battle about his comments on current state of the Illini basketball program. Lon and Jeremy ask him about his statement directed at individual members of the current Illini basketball team. The guys ask him about what needs to change for the Illini to be a successful college basketball program. The guys chat with Mike Cation former Illini hoops PA. Mike talks about his memories of his eight years at the microphone in State Farm Center. The guys ask Mike about his inspirations doing PA work.

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Mar 26, 2015

3/26/15 Hour 1: SWEET 16 ROUNDUP Chris Hine Chicago tribune; Brett Dawson CatsIllustrated.com; Jim Polzin Wisconsin State Journal; Kenny Battle comments

Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner whip around the Midwestern Sweet 16 teams. The roundup starts with Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune. Chris talks about Notre Dame and what this postseason run does for Mike Brey. The guys ask Chris about the matchup with Wichita State. The coverage continues with Brett Dawson of CatsIllustrated.com. Brett talks about Kentucky and the goal of 40-0. The guys ask Brett about what West Virginia will do to stop the Wildcats. Brett talks about what could possibly be next for Coach Calipari. The whip around coverage ends with Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal. John chat with the guys about how loose these Wisconsin Badgers are. The guys ask Jim about North Carolina and what this team has next season. Lon and Jeremy also chat about the comments Kenny Battle made about the current Illini.

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Mar 25, 2015

03/25/15 Hour 3: Cody Westerlund 670thescore.com; Bruce Weber talk

Lon and Jeremy talk to Cody Westerlund of 670thescore.com about the Chicago Bulls and the health of the key players on the team. The guys ask Cody about how Niko Mirotic has changed the dynamic of the team. Cody talks about the Bulls playoff seeding and who the opponent might be. Jeremy asks what the MVP landscape is like and how many teams have a chance to win a title. The guys chat about Bruce Weber and his struggles at K-State. The guys take an in depth look at what the players John Groce inherited are up too today. 

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Mar 25, 2015

03/25/15 Hour 2: Kevin Fishbain ChicagoFootball.com; Illini basketball talk

Lon and Jeremy chat about the signing of Ray McDonald to the Bears with Kevin Fishbain of ChicagoFootball.com. Kevin chats about why the signing took place and what the latest is on the Bears. The guys chat about the future of Illini basketball and what the staff needs to do.

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Mar 25, 2015

03/25/15 Hour 1: Norm Sanders Belleville News-Democrat; Illini talk

Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner talk to Norm Sanders of the Belleville News-Democrat about the St. Louis Blues and how the team is doing being number one in the Central Division of the NHL. The guys chat about the Mike Thomas interview they had with him on Tuesday March 24th.

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Mar 24, 2015

3/24/15 Hour 3: Illini AD Mike Thomas; wrestling assistant Mark Perry

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas joins the guys to talk about the Illini basketball program's disappointing finish, the state of his three big hires, admission standards, a new feature at Illini football games and the State Farm Center renovation. Then the guys talk about Illini wrestling star Isaiah Martinez with UI associate head coach Mark Perry before Tay answers your questions with Tay's Take.

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Mar 24, 2015

3/24/15 Hour 2: ESPN.com’s John Gasaway

ESPN.com basketball writer John Gasaway joins the guys to talk about his beloved Illini and the NCAA Tournament. Then the guys talk about watching the Tournament from an Illini fan perspective.

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Mar 24, 2015

3/24/15 Hour 1: Illini, Bears, Blues, Bulls

Lon Tay, Jeremy Werner and Mike Carpenter talk about Illinois' pursuit of Marcus LoVett, the Bears signing of troubled DT Ray McDonald, Lon's new exercise plan, the Blues and Blackhawks and the Bulls.

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Mar 23, 2015

03/23/15 Hour 3: Sean Harrington college basketball analyst

Tay & J talk to Sean Harrington college basketball analyst about the weekend that was the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament. The guys talk to Sean about Tom Izzo and how he gets his team clicking in March. Sean chats about the two former Illini coaches in the NCAA tournament Lon Kruger and Bill Self. The guys ask Sean about the IHSA deciding to keep the state finals in Peoria. Sean talks about the Bradley head coach opening and what guys might fit right in that job.

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Mar 23, 2015

03/23/15 Hour 2: Derek Piper BigStageHoops.com; Jayne DeLuce Visit Champaign County

Lon and Jeremy talk to Derek Piper of BigStageHoops.com about Marcus LoVett's basketball abilities and where he is at in his recruitment. The guys ask Derek about what John Groce will do if he cant land LoVett. Derek chats about what recruit he is most intrigued by  coming into Champaign. Tay & J chat to Jayne DeLuce of Visit Champaign County about the IHSA Boys State Championship staying in Peoria. Jayne talks about what the championship would have looked like in State Farm Center. The guys ask her what they would do similar and what they would change in the bidding process.

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Mar 23, 2015

03/23/15 Hour 1: Coach John Groce season ending press conference and reactions

Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner give you highlights of the season ending press conference from John Groce. Lon and Jeremy react to what Coach Groce has to say.

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Mar 20, 2015

03/20/15 Hour 3: Illini bad luck; “Friday 5 at 5 showdown”

Tay, J, and Carp talk about the Illini and the disappointment of not having the Illini in the tournament. Commissioner Mike Carpenter takes over the show for the "Friday 5 at 5 Showdown".
 

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Mar 20, 2015

03/20/15 Hour 2:Joe Henricksen City/Suburban Hoops report; Jim Mattson WHOI Peoria

Lon, Jeremy and Carp talk to Joe Henricksen about Marcus LoVett's performance in the state semi finals and his recruitment. The guys ask him about the Illini and how much more difficult it will be to recruit. The guys chat with Jim Mattson of WHOI in Peoria. Jim talks about the future site selection of next years state tournament. The guys ask him about Bradley and the direction of their program. Jim talks about what a NIT means for Illinois State. 

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Mar 20, 2015

03/20/15 Hour 1: Marcus LoVett talk, NCAA March Madness talk

Lon Tay, Jeremy Werner and Mike Carpenter talk all about Marcus LoVett and his 45 point performance in the IHSA class 3A state semi final. The guys chat about the NCAA March Madness day one.

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Mar 19, 2015

03/19/15 Hour 3: Dan Hayes CSNChicago.com; Ask J

Lon and Jeremy get a spring training update on the new look White Sox from Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com. Jeremy also answers all of your Illini questions in another segment of Ask J.

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Mar 19, 2015

03/19/15 Hour 2: Sahadev Sharma Baseball Prospectus; Kevin Wheeler 101 ESPN St Louis

The guys are joined by Sahadev Sharma of Baseball Prospectus to talk about the Cubs and the big story lines from their spring training thus far. They also get a similar breakdown of the Cardinals from Kevin Wheeler of 101 ESPN St. Louis.

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Mar 19, 2015

03/19/15 Hour 1: March Madness begins; Eric Edholm Yahoo Sports’ Shutdown Corner

Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner kick off the show by reacting to the crazy beginning of the NCAA tournament. They then flip to the NFL with Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports to breakdown the big free agency moves so far, especially the Bears. They also finish up by talking Illinois State basketball with the Redbirds advancing in the NIT.

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Mar 18, 2015

03/18/1 Hour 3: Stephen Bardo BTN; “Tays Take:Wednesday Edition”

Lon and Jeremy chat with Stephen Bardo about his take on the Illini loss to the Crimson Tide. Stephen talks about team chemistry late in the season and player leadership of the team. The guys ask Bardo how the Illini can further improve the program in the future. Get inside the mind of Mr. Lon Tay in this special Wednesday edition of "Tays Take"

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Mar 18, 2015

03/18/15 Hour 2:Illini talk; hockey talk; Cubs talk

The guys further dissect what happened in the NIT game against Alabama. Lon and Jeremy talk about the Central Division in the NHL and how the Blues are in first place. The guys chat about the Kris Bryant and Scott Boras situation for the Cubs.

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