Hosted by R. Cory Smith and Michael Clark, the Pack Pride Podcast is the official podcast of Pack Pride. A syndicated partner of 247Sports, Pack Pride is an independent publication that brings you the latest on NC State athletics. You can find us at www.PackPride.com.

With NC State's basketball game canceled on Monday, the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast recorded at its usual time. This week, Cory and James were joined by Wolfpack legend Dereck Whittenburg to discuss State basketball, football and more!

Topics this week included NC State's start to the 2020-21 basketball season, the Wolfpack's win in Syracuse, the busy week ahead in basketball and football and Whittenburg gives his thoughts on the program.

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NC State found yet another unique way to win, pulling out a second-half comeback for a 36-29 win over Syracuse. Cory and Michael take a look back at the victory in the Carrier Dome and hand out their game balls.

They give their thoughts on Bailey Hockman's huge second half, Thayer Thomas' career afternoon and the Pack's strong defensive outing for a second straight week.


NC State wrapped up its MTE at Reynolds Coliseum with another lopsided victory over North Florida Friday evening. Cory and Miles take a look back at the win and some key takeaways for the Pack moving forward.

Is this the Manny Bates we should expect this season? What was the difference for Jericole Hellems vs. UNF? How good have Braxton Beverly and Cam Hayes been at the point through the first two games?

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It may be Thanksgiving Day, but the Postgame Podcast never stops! Miles and Cory take a look back at the Pack's 95-61 win over Charleston Southern to open the season and what they took away from the game.

Just how productive can Devon Daniels be in the hybrid 3 role? What were their thoughts on Braxton Beverly starting at point guard? How impressive were the freshmen in their debuts? Get all the reaction here!


We're finally entering the most entertaining -- and hectic -- time of the year for NC State Athletics. Not only is the Wolfpack nearly wrapping up a great football season with a trip to Syracuse this Saturday, but basketball also tips off on Wednesday.

With all that on the docket, Cory is flying solo this week, but was joined by Stephen Bailey of CuseNation and our own Miles Masercola to discuss the basketball season. It's a jam-packed podcast you don't want to miss!


It wasn't a pretty game, but it was a win for NC State. And when you're talking about facing a previously undefeated Liberty team that had knocked off two ACC opponents this season, a 15-14 victory to move to 6-3 on the season sounds pretty sweet.

Following the win, Cory and Michael take a look back at the defense's standout performance, Levi Jones' blocked field goal, Zonovan Knight's huge night, the play of Bailey Hockman and also hand out game balls for the Pack.


This Saturday, NC State will host No. 21 Liberty in its lone non-conference matchup of the season at Carter-Finley Stadium. While the Flames have put themselves on the map in the college football world, we had Emily Austen of Flame Central TV join us to break down Liberty's special season.

How has Hugh Freeze completely overhauled the Liberty program? What makes Malik Willis such a dynamic quarterback? Which defensive players will NC State fans need to know? Get all that and more on this week's Pregame Podcast!


NC State football is coming off a convincing win over Florida State and has three games left, but the Wolfpack basketball program is tipping off in just over one week. With that in mind, assistant coach James Johnson joined the podcast to discuss the Pack's upcoming hoops season.

Just how versatile is this year's roster? How have Cam Hayes and Shakeel Moore progressed at the point? What are JJ's thoughts on the 2021 signing class? James and Cory wrap up the podcast with a discussion about the FSU win and the upcoming Liberty matchup.

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Needing a win to right the ship, NC State got a convincing one over Florida State by a final of 38-22 at home. Cory and Michael take an immediate look back on the win and what it means for the rest of the year.

How stellar has Bailey Hockman's play been the last two weeks? What does Thayer Thomas' emergence mean for State's offense? Can this defense hold up against Malik Willis and Liberty? We discuss all that and hand out our game balls following the win over the Seminoles.


NC State (4-3) is reeling after a two-game losing streak, but remains at home this weekend against Florida State (2-5, 1-5 ACC). Chris Nee of Noles247 joins the Pregame Podcast to discuss where the Seminoles stand heading into the matchup.

What exactly has transpired for the Noles this season and particularly this past week? Who will be the starter at quarterback? Where are the weaknesses in the FSU defense? What is Nee's prediction for Saturday night?


With NC State coming off another tough loss, the Wolfpack has a chance to rebound this Saturday with a struggling Florida State program coming to town. Ahead of the matchup, Bud Elliott of 247Sports joins us to discuss his alma mater along with take a look at the state of the Pack's program.

How has Tim Beck's offense changed the look of the program nationally? What should Wolfpack fans expect against FSU? Cory and James also take a look back at the Miami loss in the second portion of the podcast.

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Just when it appeared NC State would come away with a win over a Top-15 program, the Wolfpack grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory in a 44-41 loss to No. 11 Miami Friday night. Michael and Cory take a look back on the loss on the Pregame Podcast and look forward to the final four games.

What happened in the fourth quarter on both sides of the ball? How did the Pack's offense look with Bailey Hockman under center? What has to change down the stretch for NC State to finish strong?


Following a bye week for both programs after a strong start to the season, No. 11 Miami will travel to NC State on Friday night. Ahead of the matchup, David Lake of Inside The U joins the Pregame Podcast to discuss the Hurricanes.

What type of culture has Manny Diaz built in Miami? How dynamic has D'Eriq King made the Canes' offense? Where does the defense stack up after six games? Who does Lake predict will pull this game out in primetime on Friday night?


Coming off a bye week after a 4-2 start, the Wolfpack will take the field this Friday night against Miami at Carter-Finley Stadium. With NC State taking on the Hurricanes, James and Cory are joined this week by Wolfpack legend Andre Maddox, a Miami product who helped lead the Pack's defense from 2001 through 2004.

Maddox discusses his time playing under current Miami head coach Manny Diaz, how the "Killian Cats" helped change the program and the memorable 2002 season. There's also a bonus discussion (at the 1:06:26 mark) about Maddox's "most memorable game" at Texas Tech.

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It's officially November, which means college hoops season is right around the corner. Though the season would normally be tipping off in early November, we'll have to wait until at least Nov. 25 this year -- but it should be worth the wait.

Cory and Miles preview each position group, breakdown what we know about the schedule thus far and offer their picks for preseason MVP, most improved player, top freshman and more!


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