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Illini Inquirer staff members Jeremy Werner, Derek Piper and others discuss all things Illini athletics.

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Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner chats with Illinois associate athletics director Dr. Brian Russell about name, image and likeness and when and how it will impact Illini athletics. Who will gain from NIL, how will they gain from it and how much will they gain from it? How is Illinois preparing for this, what do they need to prepare for and how will they monitor it? And how will this change college athletics, for the better and potentially for the worse? Russell discusses all of that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Derek Piper discuss Illinois basketball's statement win at No. 2 Michigan and what it means moving forward. Piper sets the scene of what it was like watching an all-time dominant performance over one of college basketball's best teams without Ayo Dosunmu and some possible bad blood between Illinois and Michigan. Then the guys dive into what this 3-0 stretch without Ayo Dosunmu does for the Illini's March chances, if Ayo Dosunmu will return for Saturday's game at Ohio State, if Kofi Cockburn would return for a junior season and what it's like to cover a great team after covering so many losses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner discuss Illinois basketball's shockingly dominant 76-53 win at No. 2 Michigan with former Illini guard Mike LaTulip. The guys discuss what this win says about the players, coaches and program and also dive into how Illinois dominated defensively. Then the guys talk about what happens when Ayo Dosunmu returns to a team that has won back-to-back road games at Top-15 teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep. 228 - A No. 1 contender

Ep. 228 - A No. 1 contender

2021-03-0101:11:23

Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner chats with The 200 Level Podcast's Mike Carpenter about Illinois basketball entering March. The guys discuss a program win at Wisconsin, Ayo Dosunmu's status and competing for a No. 1 seed entering the final week of the season. Then Werner previews the Illini's trip to No. 2 Michigan with WTKA's Ira Weintraub. The guys discuss why Juwan Howard's program has taken such a huge step forward this season and the controversy about the Illinois-Michigan game getting postponed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner discuss Illinois basketball's 74-69 win at No. 23 Wisconsin without Ayo Dosunmu. The guys discuss what this says about this team entering March as well as Brad Underwood's program before diving into details about the game, including Kofi Cockburn, Andre Curbelo and Da'Monte Williams stepping up as well as D'Mitrik Trice's late surge to put a scare into Illinois. Then the guys look ahead to Tuesday's game at Michigan as well as the rest of the Big TEn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep. 226 - A Team Win

Ep. 226 - A Team Win

2021-02-2633:42

Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner, Derek Piper and Joey Wagner discuss Illinois basketball's 86-70 win over Nebraska without star Ayo Dosunmu thanks to a strong overall team performance. The guys break down the freshmen guards, Adam Miller and Andre Curbelo, stepping up and what it means for the future. The guys also talk about Kofi Cockburn breaking through with a strong second half despite officiating frustration. The guys then talk about Brad Underwood's ambiguity about Ayo Dosunmu's injury and his potential return timeline, as well as Underwood's frustration with the Big Ten. The guys end the show talking about senior night and a season without fans at State Farm Center. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner reacts to news of Ayo Dosunmu's facial injury and what it means for tonight's Nebraska game. Then he talks about Dosunmu's injury and Illinois basketball's NCAA Tournament hopes with with CBS Sports Kyle Boone, who also explains why he's so high on Dosunmu's NBA Draft stock and what Kofi Cockburn's fit is at the next level. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner chats with FTNFantasy.com's Brad Evans about the Illini's latest bracketology outlook. First, the guys talk about the loss at Michigan State and what returning to the top-10 has meant for Brad as an Illini fan. Then the guys dive into the nitty gritty of the Illini's chances at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, their floor seeding possibility and who the Illini will want to avoid as a potential Tournament matchup. Brad also discusses the Big Ten teams on the bubble. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner chats with former Illini guard Mike LaTulip about Illinois basketball's 81-72 loss at Michigan State. The guys go over what went wrong with the Illini, including struggles for stars Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn, and what it means moving forward. The guys also highlight a big bright spot for the Illini during the last month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner starts the podcast chatting with Mike Carpenter about Illinois basketball's feel-good win at Minnesota to improve their win streak to seven. Then the guys chat about Ayo Dosunmu putting together one of the best seasons in Illini history, what the Ohio State-Michigan game means for Illinois and what this season means for the long-term of the program. Then Werner welcomes Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal to chat about Michigan State, who hosts Illinois on Tuesday. The guys chat about why the Spartans have struggled so much this season and whether this is just a one-off for Tom Izzo's program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner discuss Illinois basketball's dominant 94-63 win at Minnesota, one of the team's most complete performances of the season. The guys discuss how the supporting cast stepped up and what Ayo Dosunmu's second triple-double in four games means for his National Player of Year odds. The guys also talk about Trent Frazier's defensive dominance of Marcus Carr before chatting about the rest of the Big Ten and the five-game stretch to finish the conference season for the Illini. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner, Derek Piper and Joey Wagner discuss Illinois basketball's 73-66 win over Northwestern. The guys talk about the mixed feelings of a sixth straight win and more Ayo Dosunmu heroics but the struggles to put away a bottom-two team in the Big Ten. Then the guys look ahead with what's next on the schedule but also zoom out on what this season has been so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Derek Piper discuss new Illinois basketball commit RJ Melendez and what he brings to the program. Piper breaks down his game, why Illinois pushed for him and how he fits the future roster. The guys also break down the latest on Nimari Burnett, Jaylen Blakes, Brandin Podziemski and the search for a transfer big. The guys also discuss Orlando Antigua's efforts with Caribbean-born players, how the 2021 class stacks up right now and Tuesday's game against Northwestern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner chats with The 200 Level's Mike Carpenter about Ayo Dosunmu's late-game heroics at Nebraska and what it means for the Illini and Dosunmu's growing legacy and player of the year hopes. Then the guys chat about the rest of the Big Ten, including Michigan's impressive return to play, Ohio State's recent dominance, criticism of Greg Gard, Indiana's struggles to get over the hump, Maryland's still-alive NCAA hopes, Michigan State's really bad year and Penn State's fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner, Derek Piper and Joey Wagner react to Illinois basketball's 77-72 overtime win over Nebraska, which arguably was one of the Illini's worst performances of the season. But the guys discuss how Ayo Dosunmu's historic heroics again helped the Illini overcome their issues, as well as Kofi Cockburn's dominant stretch. The guys discuss what the win means in the Big Ten title race and look ahead to what's next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Joey Wagner chats with new Illinois defensive coordinator Ryan Walters about building the Illini defense and what goes into it. He also chats about his background and learning about being a head coach and building a program from Bret Bielema. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner chats with 247Sports Midwest recruiting analyst Allen Trieu about Illinois football coach Bret Bielema renewing the Illini's Midwestern recruiting efforts. The guys chat about what Bielema needs to do to improve in-state efforts and what he can accomplish in nearby states like Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan. Trieu also gives his thoughts on the Illini's first 2022 commit, Joey Okla, and some other junior prospects to watch for the Illini. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner chats with The 200 Level's Mike Carpenter about the Illini's four-game win streak, the adjusted schedule, Michigan's postponement and trying to live in the moment of a potential special season. Carp also breaks down where Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn rank among the Illini players during his Illinois fandom. The guys end the podcast discussing the state of the Chicago Bears and their search for a new quarterback. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner chats with Illinois football offensive coordinator Tony Petersen about his background, including a decade helping lead Marshall's rise to Division-I success and coaching Randy Moss, Chad Pennington and Byron Leftwich. The guys also discuss Petersen's offensive philosophies, what he wants out of quarterbacks and the importance of tight ends, as well as what it's been like working with a completely new offensive staff and for head coach Bret Bielema. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep. 212 - Dominant duo

Ep. 212 - Dominant duo

2021-02-0630:321

Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner, Derek Piper and Joey Wagner discusses Illinois basketball's 75-60 win over No. 19 Wisconsin. The guys discuss Ayo Dosunmu's historic triple-double, and Kofi Cockburn's dominant double-double. Then the guys talk about Andre Curbelo's tough night and what is next on Illinois basketball's schedule after Michigan officially postponed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Zia Karim

Your daughter brought back memories. A podcaster in the making :)

Sep 17th
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