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Just hours before kickoff in the 2021 Holiday Bowl, UCLA announced it no longer had 11 players to play -- which was the plan, according to Chip Kelly. Cory Smith and Michael Clark break it all down on the Pack Pride Podcast.

How devastating is not playing a bowl game this season for NC State? What does the Pack stand to lose if the game is canceled? What are the options moving forward as State and the Holiday Bowl look to find an opponent?

We're less than one week left away from NC State and UCLA kicking off in San Diego for the 2021 Holiday Bowl. With that in mind, Mike Regalado of Bruin Report Online (BRO) joins us to discuss UCLA ahead of the showdown in PetCo Park next Tuesday.

What makes Dorian Thompson-Robinson such a versatile quarterback? Who are the playmakers to know in this UCLA offense? Can the Wolfpack exploit the Bruins' pass defense? And who does Regalado believe comes out on top?

Tuesday night was ugly inside PNC Arena. After fighting back from an early deficit to Wright State to take a lead at the half, the Wolfpack was outscored by 15 in the second half to fall 84-70 to a previously 3-7 Raiders squad at home.

Miles and Cory give their honest assessment of what transpired on Tuesday, including a look at the struggling offense, the inability to defend and the struggles of the experienced guards. We end on a positive with Terquavion Smith and Ernest Ross, so there's that.

After more than four years of investigating, NC State finally learned its fate when it comes to the NCAA investigation into Dennis Smith Jr.'s recruitment. James Curle is joined by former NC State Athletics Director Debbie Yow along with Scott Wood as a co-host to discuss the decision and more.

Was the punishment fitting for the Pack? What was the process like early on for Yow? What comes next for State after the decision? Scott and James also take a look back on the loss to Richmond, the week for Pack WBB and wrestling's Top-10 win!

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NC State clawed back from down double digits against Richmond, but never made it over the hump in an 83-74 loss in Charlotte. Miles and Cory break down the second straight loss for the Pack, which dropped to 7-4 (0-1 ACC) with one non-conference game left.

What were the biggest issues for State in the loss? Why did Richmond have so much success offensively? Can the Pack take positives from this loss before heading back home against Wright State and into ACC play?

NC State's Early National Signing Day haul is complete, with seven of the 12 signees coming on the defensive side of the ball. At the top of the list for the Wolfpack is four-star linebacker Torren Wright, who committed six months before signing on Wednesday.

Wright joins Michael Clark on this edition of the Pack Pride Podcast to discuss his relationships with the entire staff, his goals for the next level, why he chose to stay home with NC State and much more!

National Signing Day certainly didn't let us down from a drama standpoint across the country -- and in the ACC, in particular -- but NC State's class was a model of stability. One of the prized signees for the Wolfpack was yet another four-star signal-caller in M.J. Morris, who signed on the dotted line after being committed for more than six months.

Morris joins the Pack Pride Podcast to talk with football analyst Michael Clark about what led him to commit to NC State, his style of play, relationship with Tim Beck and much more!

NC State has finalized its early portion of the 2022 National Signing Day class with 12 signees sending in NLIs on Wednesday morning. That haul includes a Top-20 OT in Jacarrius Peak, who signed to the Pack on the morning of NSD.

Michael Clark and Cory Smith break down the class, take an in-depth look at several signees and more! We also look ahead to the transfer portal and the 2023 targets for NC State.

On this week's episode of the weekly podcast, Cory and James are joined by the creator of Beard Gang himself -- Richard Howell! We discuss Howell's career with NC State, the current Wolfpack team, Big Rich's thoughts on Dereon Seabron and more.

In the second segment, the guys take a look at the Purdue loss, Cory gets on a soap box about the treatment of the team by fans, the upcoming schedule for MBB and WBB along with some National Signing Day talk.

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NC State had the No. 1 team in the country on the ropes for 38 minutes, but couldn't close it out in Brooklyn. The Wolfpack gave up a six-point lead with 1:58 left to play and was outscored 16-6 in the overtime period to fall, 82-72, to Purdue on Sunday afternoon.

Miles and Cory take a look back on the loss, including Terquavion Smith's performance, what went wrong down the stretch, some questionable calls late in the game and what comes next for the Pack with ACC play just around the corner.

NC State's comeback victory over UNC-Chapel Hill led to a huge night for Wolfpack fans, and led to one couple splitting up. Well, Anna Marshall and Lee Parker -- the infamous Wolfpack and Tar Heels fans caught on camera during the game -- are still together, but she rushed the field while he stayed back, sulking about the loss.

The viral couple joins James and Cory to talk about what led to the hilarious moment and the response. The guys also discuss the Holiday Bowl, UCLA matchup and the past week for men's and women's hoops!

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Coming off a 9-3 (6-2 ACC) season, NC State has officially accepted an invite to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. Cory and Michael take a look at what the bowl means for the program and a first look at UCLA leading up to the matchup.

What does this opportunity mean for Dave Doeren and the team looking for a 10th win? Is there any impact on recruiting with the game on FOX in primetime? Who are the players to know for Chip Kelly's first winning team at UCLA?

It was the best of times, it was (almost) the worst of times. But in the end, NC State pulled out a thrilling 104-100 quadruple overtime win to move to 6-1 and notch its first win over a Power 5 opponent this season.

Miles and Cory break down the gargantuan performance of Dereon Seabron, Ebenezer Dowuona's block party, the effort from the freshmen down the stretch, Thomas Allen closing out the game and much more on this episode of the Postgame Podcast!

NC State just landed its highest-ranked commitment of the Kevin Keatts era in five-star point guard Robert Dillingham. Miles and Cory offer analysis on the No. 10 overall player in the country and what his commitment means for the Wolfpack.

What led to Dillingham ultimately picking NC State? How does his game translate to Keatts' system? What does this commitment mean for the 2023 class as a whole? Most importantly, what are the chances he suits up for the Pack in the near future? We break it all down on this podcast!

The last several days have been active ones for the Wolfpack, with the season coming to a dramatic end, bowl projections being narrowed down and several players making critical decisions about their future.

Michael and Cory take a look at all of those storylines, along with the All-ACC Teams being announced recently and much more on the latest Pack Pride Podcast!