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Illini Inquirer Podcast: An Illinois Fighting Illini athletics podcast

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

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

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English


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Ep. 835 - B1G Media Days with the Illini: Josh Whitman, Gabe Jacas, Seth Coleman & Pat Bryant

7/23/2024
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner chat with Illinois AD Josh Whitman and Illinois players Gabe Jacas, Seth Coleman and Gabe Jacas at Big Ten Media Days in Indianapolis. Illini outside linebackers Gabe Jacas and Seth Coleman chat with Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner at Big Ten Media Days. The guys discuss their elevated roles on the defense, another new position coach, NIL and playing EA Sports' College Football 25. Illinois wide receiver Pat Bryant talks with Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner about his elevated role as a senior, the offense's next step, new wide receivers coach Justin Stepp, quarterback Luke Altmyer and more. At Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Illinois athletics director Josh Whitman chats with Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner about college athletics' big changes and the 2024 football season. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:52:40

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Ep. 834 - How will UCLA and Washington fare in the Big Ten?

7/19/2024
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner catches up with Dawgman.com's Chris Fetters and Bruin Report Online's David Woods to discuss Washington and UCLA transitioning into the Big Ten. Fetters discusses Washington's big changes with a new athletics director, new football coach and new basketball coach and the expectations of the Huskies in the Big Ten. Woods then breaks down how UCLA joining the Big Ten impacts an athletics department in financial stress, expectations for new football coach DeShaun Foster following Chip Kelly's departure and whether Mick Cronin can hit the ground running in the Big Ten with a transfer-heavy roster, including former Illini guard Skyy Clark. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:57:07

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Ep. 833 - How will USC and Oregon fare in the Big Ten?

7/18/2024
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner catches up with two reporters who cover two new Big Ten programs. Duck Territory's Erik Skopil discusses how Oregon will transition to the Big Ten, what Dan Lanning has brought to the Ducks program, the power of Phil Knight, expectations for the 2024 season and the state of the Oregon basketball program. Then USCFootball.com's Ryan Abraham discusses USC's move to the Big Ten, the state of the football program under Lincoln Riley after the departure of Caleb Williams, expectations for Year One in the Big Ten and USC basketball's hiring of Eric Musselman. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:47:53

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Ep. 832 - CBS Sports' Tom Fornelli on Illini football, 2024 Big Ten season

7/17/2024
CBS Sports' Tom Fornelli joins Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner to chat about a transformative college football season with the Big Ten and SEC officially expanding and the Pac-12 dead, as well as the start of a 12-team College Football Playoff. Fornelli then gives his thoughts on the 2024 Illini, Bret Bielema's program and reasons for optimism and concern. The guys wrap up with some big storylines in the Big Ten. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:38:26

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Ep. 831 - Big Ten basketball offseason roundtable with Mike LaTulip & Isaac Trotter

7/11/2024
Illini Inquirer basketball analyst Mike LaTulip and 247Sports college basketball reporter Isaac Trotter join Jeremy Werner to break down the Big Ten basketball offseason and how teams stack up in the conference. The guys discuss who had the best offseason, who had the worst offseason, who is the Big Ten title favorite, who is overrated, who could be a sneaky contender, who is the best player and more. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 50% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:39:37

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Ep. 830 - Illini football's top returners for 2024 season

7/10/2024
After an offseason of discussing transfer and prep additions to Illinois football, Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner dive into the returning players who will make the biggest impact on the Illini's 2024 season, including QB Luke Altmyer, RB Kaden Feagin, WR Pat Bryant, OLBs Seth Coleman and Gabe Jacas, LB Dylan Rosiek, DBs Xavier Scott and Matthew Bailey and several more. The guys wrap up the show by drafting Illini players by their projected NCAA Football '25 video game ranking. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:17:21

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Ep. 829 - Stephen Bardo breaks down Illini offseason

7/8/2024
Flyin' Illini great Stephen Bardo joins Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner to discuss the Illini basketball offseason, including 10 newcomers, Ty Rodgers' next steps as a player, how they'll play stylistically and Brad Underwood's evolution. Bardo also weighs in on Terrence Shannon Jr. getting selected No. 27 overall in the NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Coleman Hawkins' transfer to Kansas State and the burgeoning popularity of the WNBA. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:48:13

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Ep. 828 - Reviewing Illini football's summer recruiting haul

7/5/2024
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner, Joey Wagner and Ryan Easterling discuss the seven commitments Illinois football has added to the Class of 2025 during the last month, including Jershaun Newton. The guys also discuss the toughest misses of the cycle so far, remaining needs and what they think overall of the Illini's recruiting efforts under Bret Bielema. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 50% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:13:07

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Ep. 827 - Jeremiah Fears decommits; Overreacting to limited practice video

7/3/2024
Illini Inquirer's Derek Piper and Jeremy Werner discuss four-star 2025 guard Jeremiah Fears' decommitment, why it makes sense for Fears and why it makes sense for Illinois and what's next in the Illini's 2025 pursuits. The guys then overanalyze practice video released by Illinois basketball, what excites them the most, what they're skeptical of most and what they next want to see. The guys then discuss the five Illini who will play in the NBA Summer League. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:05:23

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Ep. 826 - How Terrence Shannon Jr. fits with T'Wolves

6/28/2024
Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Chris Hine joins Illini Inquirer's Derek Piper and Jeremy Werner to discuss the Minnesota Timberwolves drafting Terrence Shannon Jr. with the No. 27 pick, how he fits in with the NBA Finals contender and superstar Anthony Edwards. Then Piper and Werner discuss Shannon's draft-night experience, his legacy at Illinois and future potential first-round draft picks for Illinois basketball. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:55:22

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Ep. 825 - Will Riley commits to Illini

6/23/2024
Illini Inquirer's Derek Piper and Jeremy Werner discuss Illinois landing five-star wing Will Riley, what he brings to Illini for the 2024-25 season, how he impacts the rotation projection and what it means for Illinois recruiting moving forward. The guys also draft-rank the newcomers in order of who they're most excited to see during the 2024-25 season. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:13:55

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Ep. 824 - Takeaways from Josh Whitman's Media Roundtable

6/20/2024
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner discuss their takeaways from Illini AD Josh Whitman's media roundtable, including Terrence Shannon Jr's jersey going in the State Farm Center rafters and an Illini Hoops Thanksgiving day matchup. The guys also discuss the big-picture topics that could greatly impact college athletics and the future of Illini athletics. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:01:31

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Ep. 823 - Mike LaTulip on Will Riley, Illini summer workouts and 2024 NBA Draft preview

6/20/2024
Illini Inquirer basketball analyst Mike LaTulip joins Jeremy Werner to discuss Coleman Hawkins heading to Kansas State, five-star wing Will Riley's upcoming decision, summer workouts for Illinois basketball, Terrence Shannon Jr.'s acquittal and the 2024 NBA Draft. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:09:28

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Ep. 822 - Adam Finkelstein on Will Riley, Illini offseason and Terrence Shannon Jr.'s draft stock

6/19/2024
247Sports scouting director Adam Finkelstein joins Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Derek Piper to discuss five-star wing Will Riley's upcoming decision and his potential college impact next season. Finkelstein also gives his thoughts on Jeremiah Fears and Morez Johnson, the Illini offseason's roster overhaul and Terrence Shannon Jr.'s draft stock following a not-guilty verdict at his trial last week. Piper and Werner then discuss Shannon, Riley and offseason workout buzz. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:07:35

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Ep. 821 - Terrence Shannon Jr. not guilty; Zakhari Franklin commits

6/13/2024
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner react to former Illinois basketball star Terrence Shannon Jr.'s not-guilty verdict and what it means for his NBA future. The guys then discuss Illinois football landing Ole Miss transfer wide receiver and former UTSA star Zakhari Franklin and what he brings to the Illini, how the Illini did in the transfer portal this offseason and if recent additions change season expectations. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:02:10

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Ep. 820 - Three commitments for Illini football on first OV weekend

6/11/2024
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner discuss Illinois football landing three commitments following its first official visit weekend. The guys discuss what commitments from three-star DL Isaiah White, three-star DL Cameron Brooks and three-star WR Davion Chandler mean for the program and what's next in the Illini's Class of 2025 pursuits. Then the guys discuss the latest with the Illini's pursuit of Ole Miss transfer WR Zakhari Franklin and what he'd mean for the program. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:54:24

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Ep. 819 - Will Riley watch

6/11/2024
Illini Inquirer's Derek Piper and Jeremy Werner discuss Illinois basketball's pursuit of five-star wing Will Riley, which is entering its final days. The guys discuss where the Illini stand with the Canadian wing, how he'd fit with the 2024-25 roster and what adding him would mean for the program. The guys then discuss top storylines of the start of Illini basketball summer workouts and Illini recruits Morez Johnson and Jeremiah Fears winning gold medals with USA Basketball at the FIBA U18 AmeriCup in Argentina. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:51:29

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Ep. 818 - Catching up with Carp

6/7/2024
The 200 Level Podcast's Mike Carpenter joins Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner to discuss the state of Illini basketball and football. Carp discusses what this Illinois basketball season meant to him as a fan and his thoughts on the program, Brad Underwood, Terrence Shannon Jr. and Coleman Hawkins. Carp then discusses what the 2024 football season means after an underwhelming 2023 season, his favorite Illini football jerseys and the fan experience at Illinois. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:14:21

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Ep. 817 - Previewing Illini football's big recruiting month

6/5/2024
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner hit quickly on some Illini topics -- including Will Riley, Coleman Hawkins, Illini baseball and Illini golf -- before previewing a big month of official visits for Illinois football. The guys discuss the Class of 2025 so far, what would make a successful month, the biggest positions of need, the most intriguing Illini recruiter, in-state targets, potential big splashes and prospects fans shouldn't overlook. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:10:26

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Ep. 816 - LaTulip on Will Riley, Kasparas Jakucionis and Brad Underwood's vision

6/3/2024
Illini Inquirer basketball analyst Mike LaTulip joins Jeremy Werner to discuss the latest with Illinois basketball. The guys discuss 2025 five-star wing Will Riley's visit and how he'd fit the 2024-25 Illinois roster if he reclassifies. The LaTulip breaks down what Lithuanian guard Kasparas Jakucionis brings to the team and expectations for his freshman season. Then LaTulip discusses Brad Underwood's offseason vision and the reasons for excitement and concern about this team. Follow the Illini Inquirer Podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/3oMt0NP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Xan2L8 Other: https://bit.ly/36gn7Ct Go VIP for 30% OFF: bit.ly/3eGM1NK To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:47:21