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On the latest football recruiting podcast, Cory and Michael take a look at NC State's huge Friday practice filled with in-state recruits. That practice led to a commitment from 6-foot-4 wideout Chris Toudle, which we break down for NC State fans.

Finally, Michael offers a look at some of the most talented players to watch who have been trending toward the Wolfpack recently. 

Following NC State's loss to Seton Hall in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, Cory and Deuce take a look at what went wrong for the Wolfpack in Wichita, Kansas.

We also look back on the turnaround season as a whole in Kevin Keatts' first year with the Pack along with a lookahead to the future of the program with the current players coming back and incoming freshmen and eligible transfers getting playing time next year.

Following the 2018 NCAA Tournament Selection show, Cory and Deuce discuss NC State earning the No. 9 seed and the upcoming matchup with No. 8-seeded Seton Hall in Wichita, Kansas.

The guys also break down the overall Midwest Region bracket and the potential for a matchup with No. 1 Kansas if the Pack prevails over Seton Hall. And is the Wolfpack in the "Bracket of Death" in this year's March Madness?

Following NC State's loss in the 2018 ACC Tournament, Cory and Deuce break down what went wrong for the Wolfpack after the 91-87 defeat in Brooklyn.

We also take a look at the likely seeding for the Pack in the NCAA Tournament and areas where Keatts' squad needs to improve heading into March Madness.

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Saturday's win over Louisville capped off a 21-10 (11-7 ACC) season for NC State under first-year head coach Kevin Keatts. Cory and Deuce take a look at the win and what it means in the grand scheme for the Wolfpack basketball program.

We also take a look ahead at what the No. 5 seed means for NC State and what the route to Saturday would potentially look like. 

On the latest Pack Pride Podcast from The Players' Retreat, Cory and Deuce discuss the recent four-game winning streak for NC State basketball with the ACC and NCAA Tournaments rapidly approaching.

NC State offensive coordinator Eli Drinkwitz also joins the show to discuss the return to spring camp, Ryan Finley returning, the 2018 recruiting class, replacing a lot of offensive production and more.

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Following the Wolfpack's 10th ACC victory of the season over No. 25 Florida State, Cory and Deuce break down the crucial home win. NC State never trailed in the contest and thoroughly dominated the Seminoles for a fourth-straight win in ACC play.

We take a look at how the Pack pulled away from the Noles and take a look at what the win means moving forward along with a look at the hot shooting of Kevin Keatts' first team.

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On the latest Pack Pride Podcast from The Players' Retreat, Deuce and Cory discuss the recent wins over Syracuse, Wake Forest and Boston College for the NC State basketball team. At 9-6 in conference play, we break down how important the victories were for the NCAA Tournament resume.

We're also joined by Omer Yurtseven from the Dail Basketball Center prior to the matchup with Wake Forest. Yurt talks about his breakout season and why he ultimately stayed with NC State under first-year head coach Kevin Keatts.

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With the 2019 class beginning to get more in focus for the Wolfpack, Editor Cory Smith and football recruiting analyst Michael Clark take a look at some of the top defensive targets for NC State.

The Pack is taking a look at two of the top linebackers in North Carolina and could be eyeing a packaged deal with one of them. Clark also shares one player that is quickly being made a priority ahead of spring practices.

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 11:08pm EDT

On this week's Pack Pride Podcast, Ben McCauley joins the guys from The Players' Retreat. The former Wolfpack forward discusses his time with NC State, overseas and the time he's spent with the current players and staff throughout the last several months.

Cory and Deuce also discuss the last week for NC State with the basketball team handed two tough losses and recapping National Signing Day for the Wolfpack.

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It's extremely early in the process of recruiting the 2019 class, but there are already a few offensive players standing out for NC State. With one commit already in offensive lineman Timothy McKay from Wakefield, Cory and Michael discuss a duo of running backs and McKay's commitment on the latest recruiting podcast.

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 9:25pm EDT

Following the best recruiting class for NC State during the Dave Doeren era, Michael Clark and Cory Smith analyze the latest signees with Taiyon Palmer, Derrick Eason, Cary Angeline and Val Martin all joining the Pack on National Signing Day.

They also take a look at some of the superlatives for the 2018 class with a look at the earliest contributors and possible diamonds in the rough moving forward.

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 12:32am EDT

NC State's incoming defensive backfield crop could get a little more crowded this Wednesday during National Signing Day with the possibility of adding four-star corner Taiyon Palmer. But following the early National Signing Day, Steve Williams offers his take on the current players heading to Raleigh this season.

With the likes of De'Von Graves and Tyler Williams likely moving to the defensive side of the ball full time and the addition of four more corners in the fold, listen to the full podcast for a complete breakdown of the position.

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On the latest podcast with Chris Corchiani Jr. and Chris Corchiani, the two discuss the recent win over UNC and the upcoming matchup with Notre Dame this weekend.

They also discuss the toughest atmospheres they've played in, the biggest standout for NC State at the start of ACC play -- outside of the obvious Omer Yurtseven -- and the Wolfpack's chances at making the NCAA Tournament with nine games left in conference play.

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Two positions of need this coming up season are undoubtedly the middle of the defense and place kicker. Luckily, the Pack has some of the top prospects in the country coming in at both with the likes of Payton Wilson, Calvin Hart and, of course, Chris Dunn.

Will Wilson redshirt? Can Hart carve out a role right away? Is Dunn already handed the place-kicking role? Steve Williams breaks down both positions and expectations moving forward on the latest PACK2K18 Podcast.

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