Thu, 30 July 2020
This sports season has been a trying one for athletes all over the country, but none more so than Olympic athletes. Former NC State National Champion Nick Gwiazdowski joins the Pack Pride Podcast to discuss how he's preparing for the postponed Summer Games and the current state of the Wolfpack wrestling program.
Following Gwiazdowski's interview, Cory and James dissect the new matchups for NC State football after the ACC's release on Wednesday. We also take a look at what it means for the ACC-SEC showdowns, adding Notre Dame to the ACC and much more!
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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 10:56am EDT
Tue, 28 July 2020
With NC State basketball returning to the court last week and another huge AAU tournament in Rock Hill, S.C. over the weekend, Cory and Miles take a look at some of the biggest storylines surrounding the Pack.
How much has Terquavion Smith improved this offseason? Where does the Pack stand with De'Ante Green? What would the return of D.J. Funderburk mean for State in 2020-21? What are the expectations for the Pack's point guard spot?
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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT
Thu, 23 July 2020
With the football season ramping up toward a September kickoff, the News & Observer has hired a new NC State beat writer in Jonas Pope. The newest member of the Wolfpack media joined the Pack Pride Podcast to discuss his new role with Cory and James.
What led to Pope accepting the position? Will NC State remain undefeated in basketball in games he attends? How much pride does Pope take in being an HBCU graduate in this position?
Direct download: Pack_Pride_Weekly_Podcast_ep_44.mp3
Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT
Thu, 16 July 2020
Thanks to a two-month stretch that saw NC State add 12 of its 15 commits in the 2021 class, the Wolfpack is back on track in recruiting. Steve Wiltfong, 247Sports Director of Recruiting, joined the podcast to discuss the Pack's current haul, how COVID-19 limited the program's success and how wild this fall will be for recruiting.
Cory and James Curle also discuss various topics including conference-only scheduling, NC State's return to practice, Terquavion Smith's huge weekend and much more at the top of the show!
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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 2:32am EDT
Thu, 9 July 2020
Following the hiring of Ruffin McNeill in a Special Assistant to the Head Coach role, Cory and James were joined by two people who know him best -- his high school coach Finley Read and Fayetteville Observer beat writer Sammy Batten.
What makes McNeill such a beloved coach? How will he bring change in a limited role with the Wolfpack? Can he make an impact in recruiting despite not being able to travel?
Direct download: Pack_Pride_Weekly_Podcast_ep_42.mp3
Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT
Tue, 7 July 2020
Despite already filling all of its vacancies for the 2020 football season, NC State was still looking for one more leader on the staff. On Tuesday morning, the Wolfpack officially announced the hiring of former ECU head coach and Oklahoma assistant Ruffin McNeill.
What does the hire mean for the Pack? How expansive will his role be in Raleigh? In what ways can McNeill help in recruiting and advising the staff and players?
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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT
Thu, 2 July 2020
While most of the sports world is still shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions, the NWSL has already kicked off the season. Former NC State women's soccer star Tziarra King was finally able to make her debut with a goal in the 89th minute for the Utah Royals FC in a 3-3 draw.
King joins R. Cory Smith and James Curle on the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast to discuss her huge debut, how NC State helped shape her as a soccer player and the activism across the NWSL to help make a difference.
Direct download: Pack_Pride_Weekly_Podcast_ep_41.mp3
Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT