Tay and J Show
Summary: The Tay and J Show airs weekdays 3-6 p.m. on ESPN Radio 93.5 in Champaign, Ill., and streams at www.espncu.com. Co-hosts Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner focus on University of Illinois athletics, while delving into St. Louis Cardinals, Cubs, White Sox, NFL and NBA.
The guys recap the first two hours of the show with Drive Time (0:00) and then have Jeremy Werner on to talk about Illinois Football training camp (25:00)
The guys talk to Mike Claiborne about the St Louis Cardinals (0:00) and then have Austin Burklund on to do an Over/Under Big Ten Football Style (20:00)
Lon and Carp talk about 4-star Defensive Lineman Calvin Avery's commitment to Illinois (0:00), MLB (13:10), Jay Cutler signing with the Dolphins (24:50) and speak with Bret Beherns of WCIA 3 (39:40).
The guys talk to Derek Piper in studio about Illini basketball recruiting, and then play some audio from Illini football coaches Hardy Nickerson, Andrew Hayes-Stoker, and Bob Ligashesky.
Austin and Jeremy discuss Illinois' chances of landing 4-star defensive tackle Calvin Avery as well as several other recruits (4:30). Later, the guys talk about Steve Bartman getting a World Series ring and receive some insider information on his whereabouts (44:40).
Lon and Carp talk about the Cardinals loss to the Brewers, the Illini basketball non conference schedule, and play an interview with basketball coach Brad Underwood.
The guys recap the first two hours of the show with Drive Time (0:00) then have Joe Henricksen on to talk Illini basketball recruiting (25:00). They then wrap up the show by saying goodbye to an intern.
The guys talk a little Cardinals baseball with Kevin Wheeler (00:00), and then dive into some Illini Football talk at the halfway mark including interviews with Austrailian Punter Blake Hayes (28:26), Freshmen Offensive Lineman Alex Placzewski (34:00), and Freshmen Offensive lineman Larry Boyd (45:50)
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner start the show talking about Cubs and Cardinals news, before moving on to Jeremy's in-depth break down of the Fighting Illini Football team's offense and defense from what he's seen and heard from training camp.
The guys talk to Janet Rayfield of Illini Soccer (2:00) and then Carp quizzes Lon and Austin on active starts leaders in the MLB (25:00).
The guys talk baseball with Chicago sports columnist Dave Wischnowski (1:00). Then, Austin Birkland joins the guys in studio for a special grab bag edition of Next Question (34:50).
With not a lot going on in the world of sports and no guests, the guys take a break from their usual subjects and talk off the cuff on a variety of topics from college degrees to golfing to life in central Illinois. Then they close out the hour talking about former Illin basketball coach Bruce Weber's contract extension at Kansas State.
The guys recap the first two hours of the show with Drive Time (0:00), talk to Jeremy Werner about the Illini football team's first practice (40:00), and then end the show with a Harry Black Would You Rather (48:00)
Lon and Carp start the hour talking Cubs baseball and the Alex Avila trade with Mark Grote of the Cubs pre- and post-game shows. Then Tay and J show intern and former Illinois offensive lineman Harry black joins the guys in studio on opening day of football training camp to recall some of the highs and lows and the most memorable stories from his four years of training camp.
With Jeremy out at the first day of Illinois Football Training Camp, Lon and Carp talk Cubs and Cardinals baseball as well as going through the bigggest moves on trade deadline day in the MLB. The guys also take a look at the newly-revealed Illini basketball schedule.