101 ESPN is excited to announce that Carey Davis, Super Bowl champion and former Illini football star, will be joining Randy Karraker every morning from 7AM-10AM! ‘The Opening Drive’ will be your home for all sports talk in the morning!

ESPN MLB writer Jesse Rogers
Jesse Rogers joins Randy & Carey to talk about his two recent articles, the first breaking down the last few weeks of Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols' regular season careers, how he sees the playoff rotation, his thoughts on the current steroids vs. clean HR debate and just how Nolan Arenado could ever be referred to as "the bad cop" inside the Cardinals locker room.
The Athletic's Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford
JR joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about his special job shadow during last night's Blues preseason game, his biggest takeaways from the first round of games, why Klim Kostin has been the most surprising--in a bad way, how he sees the goaltending breakdown for the season and what to watch for over the next week of Blues preseason hockey.
Mizzou Football WR Dominic Lovett
Dominic joined Carey & Randy earlier in the week to talk about transferring to ESL in high school, his early success this season as the leading receiver in the SEC, working with his fellow teammates in Macon & Burden, the biggest piece of coaching he's learned from this season and preparing for the matchup this weekend against the #1 team in the nation.
Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing
Jay joins the show to talk over the latest PGA versus LIV consternation ,the status of the lawsuits, his thoughts on how Monahan has handles this as Commissioner of the PGA Tour and as always, Jay takes a couple texts for golf tips!
Lindenwood Football HC Jed Stugart
Coach Stugart oins Carey & Randy to talk about last week's game and preview this weekend's matchup against SEMO--and to also make sure we all know about the relevant on Saturday--Randy Karraker's induction into the Lindenwood HOF!
The Opening Drive – September 30th, 2022
7:00 - What was your favorite memory of Yadi & Albert at Busch stadium? Did the Dolphins screw up the Tua situation? Can Mizzou can it within 40? 7:15 - Lindenwood Football HC Jed Stugart talks about this weeks matchup for your local D1 football program 7:30 - Jay Delsing talks about the latest developments in the fireriht between the PGA Tour & LIV 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: What was your favorite memory of Yadi & Albert at Busch stadium? 8:15 - Missouri Football WR Dominic Lovett talks about his early success, transferring in high school and preparing for Georgia 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Jeremy Rutherford talks Blues after another preseason win 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: What was your favorite memory of Yadi & Albert at Busch stadium? 9:15 - Rock & Roll 9:30 - ESPN's Jesse Rogers talks Yadi/Pujols closing out their careers and the internal MVP battle between Arenado & Goldy 9:45 - Over/Under
WWTR EVP/GM Chris Blair
Chris Blair joins the show in studio to talk about this weekend's drag race, the whole Camping World Drag Racing Events, and all the events at Worldwide Technology Raceway.
Mizzou Football analyst Howard Richards
Howard joins Randy & Carey to talk about the tough loss from Mizzou last week at Auburn, the narrative around Luther Burden after the injury, light week of touches and social media panic and how he sees the Tigers matching up this weekend against Georgia.
MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger
Greg joins the show to talk about the historical moment last night as Judge hits #61 and then the "Battle Off Ballas" start as he and Randy trade shots about asterisks, records and god-knows-what, and then we talk a lit bit about the Cardinals pulling away and preparing for October, how Greg would plan the Cardinals Wildcard rotation and his thoughts on the "beatable-ness" of the Dodgers.
The Opening Drive – September 29th, 2022
7:00 - Cardinals getaway day lineup doesn't get enough going against the Brewers, but Quintana & Matz added some more info to the postseason pitching staff equation PLUS Judge makes history 7:15 - Sick of it!! 7:30 - MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger takes on Randy in a steroid debate now dubbed "The Battle Off Ballas" 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Waino told us yesterday that it's "not a fatigue issue, it's a mechanical issue"--what does this mean going forward for Waino & the Cards? 8:15 - Blues are back in postseason action tonight, let's get into some of the big preseason questions we're still asking 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Mizzou analyst Howard Richards talksabout Mizzou's struggles and how they matchup against Georgia 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: NFL Preview breaking down 6 games every week in the NFL 9:15 - Chris Blair from WWT Raceway breaks down this weekend drag race events 9:30 - Rock & Roll 9:45 - What's on tap?

Randy Karraker

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who knows more about St. Louis sports, or sports in general, than Randy Karraker. Randy has been part of the St. Louis sports media for more than two decades, but his super-fandom started years before as an usher for both the Cardinals and Blues.

“My favorite sports moment was the first NFL playoff game played in St. Louis, when the Rams scored on their first offensive play against Minnesota, a 77-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Warner to Isaac Bruce,” Randy says. “That’s followed closely by Mark McGwire’s 62nd home run on September 8, 1998 against the Cubs.”

Randy’s also involved in several St. Louis charities, including his annual golf tournament benefiting Every Child’s Hope. You can hear him holding court on Karraker & Smallmon every day from 7-10 a.m. on 101 ESPN.

Carey Davis

Nothing like adding a Super Bowl Champion to your roster! 101 ESPN welcomes St. Louis native Carey Davis to the 101 ESPN team.

Carey co-hosts “The Opening Drive” with Randy Karraker from 7am-10am weekdays on 101 ESPN. Carey’s athletic career began at Hazelwood Central High School where he won a State Championship his sophomore year in football. Carey’s football career continued at the University of Illinois where he helped lead his team to the first outright Big Ten Championship in nearly 20 years. After graduating in 2003 with a degree in Sport Management, Davis fulfilled his dream of playing in the NFL. Davis was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as a rookie free agent in 2004. In 2007, Davis signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers and earned the starting fullback job to begin the season. Davis proved to be a crucial weapon in the Pittsburgh offense and helped lead the Steelers to an amazing Super Bowl XLIII victory in 2009.

Carey’s broadcasting career began as an analyst for the St. Louis Rams on 101 ESPN and then as a sideline reporter for the Fighting Illini. Davis would go on to coach at his alma mater starting in 2018 as the new head coach at Hazelwood Central.

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