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NC State got out to an early lead and had a defense that held tough all day long, but couldn't finish offensively in a 16-12 loss to Maryland in the Duke's Mayo Bowl. Michael Clark and Cory Smith discuss the loss, how it happened and look ahead to the offseason.

How much of a hindrance was Ben Finley's performance for the offense? Why couldn't the running game get going against Maryland's defense? What did Friday's game say about the defense's strength all season long? The guys cover all of that and more on the Postgame Podcast!

Four-time ACC champion Kayla Jones joins this episode of The Clutch Cast along with former teammate and fellow four-time ACC champion Kai Crutchfield. The duo discuss their time with the Wolfpack, where Jones is playing today and much more!

Crutchfield and Jones also discuss the current team, what to expect at the start of ACC play and more ahead of Thursday's game against Duke. Look out for the duo inside Reynolds Coliseum for the in-state matchup!

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NC State and Maryland are set to renew a rivalry that has been dormant since the 2013 season this Friday when the Duke's Mayo Bowl kicks off. Jeff Ermann of InsideMDSports on the 247Sports network joins Cory Smith to discuss the matchup and what to expect from the Terrapins.

How has Taulia Tagovailoa progressed this season as a passer? Will he have enough weapons around him in the receiving corps in Charlotte? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Maryland defense? Ermann discusses all of that and gives his prediction for Friday's matchup.

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On this episode of The Clutch Cast, former NC State player and current broadcaster Ernie Myers joins Kai Crutchfield. Myers discusses the recent 1983 championship reunion, stories from the team, the impact of Jim Valvano and much more.

He also takes a look at the current teams and what he's seen as a broadcaster for both teams along with being an observer for the men's team in multiple recent games. 

Michael Clark and Cory Smith jump on the Pack Pride Podcast live to discuss the latest signings for the Wolfpack! The guys took an in-depth look at some of the biggest gets and storylines for the Wolfpack in the #Pack23 class!

We also take questions from the life audience including a look at the player who can make the biggest immediate impact, where things stand with a prospect (who has since signed) and much more!

Cory Smith and James Curle return to Amedeo's for a live podcast with Shyheim Battle! The NC State defensive back will discuss his new NIL ventures, his plans for the future, his career thus far with the Wolfpack and more!

The guys will also discuss the busy last week for NC State when it comes to the hardwood, transfer portal, recruiting and much more!

NC State came away with its 10th win of the 2022-23 season with a 70-66 victory over Vanderbilt in the United Center on Saturday night. The Wolfpack got huge production from D.J. Burns, had up-and-down performances from its guards and ultimately closed out non-conference play at 10-1 overall before the meat of the ACC slate starts later this week.

Cory Smith and Miles Masercola break down the win, including Burns' best outing in an NC State uniform, Terquavion Smith and Casey Morsell trading strong halves, how this sets the Pack up for ACC play and more. Watch/listen to the full discussion at the video at the top or the podcast below.

In its final non-conference game inside PNC Arena, NC State dismantled Furman by a final score of 92-73. Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger discuss the Wolfpack's latest win to move to 9-3 on the season on the postgame podcast.

What did this win do for the confidence of players like LJ Thomas and Jack Clark? Is Casey Morsell rounding back into form with ACC play truly approaching? How much did the Pack's 20 forced turnovers play into the convincing win? We'll touch on all of that and more!

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There has been a lot happening over the past week when it comes to NC State Athletics, so James and Cory will do their best to recap things! On this week's episode, NC State legend Nate Irving joins in the first segment to discuss the Wolfpack's 2022 season, the transfer portal, his time in Raleigh and much more!

In the second segment, Travis Branham of 247Sports will join the guys to breakdown the addition of Isaiah Miranda, how he can help the Pack rebound from the loss of Dusan Mahorcic and much more!

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NC State moved to 8-2 earlier this week with a win over Coppin State, but it came at a cost with Dusan Mahorcic suffering a dislocated patella that requires surgery. Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger discuss the impact of the loss of Mahorcic for both sides of the court, the effect on the guards and what the rotations could look like moving forward.

But it hasn't all been negative for the Wolfpack this week, as State also signed 7-footer Isaiah Miranda and will have him on campus next week. The guys discuss how he can help instantly in practice and the potential for him in Kevin Keatts' offense -- including an element that hasn't been present since Year 1 under Keatts.

Kai Crutchfield is joined by Pack Pride Editor Cory Smith to discuss the last week for NC State men’s and women’s hoops! The women’s program continued its rise with big wins over Iowa and Georgia to move to No. 8 in the AP Poll.

The men’s program suffered a loss to Pittsburgh, but bounced back in the Heritage Game then landed a huge commit in Isaiah Miranda. We discuss all of those topics and how the injury for Dusan Mahorcic changes the lineups heading into Miami.

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Cory Smith rides solo for the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast to discuss the latest on the transfer portal for NC State -- particularly the entry of Devin Leary -- and the Tim Beck hire by Coastal. Who else could enter the portal? What is the legacy left behind for Leary? Who might be the next hire at offensive coordinator?

On the second half of the podcast, we'll get to on-the-field matters for the Wolfpack with Miller Yoho of the Duke's Mayo Bowl joining the show. We'll talk to the man behind the best Bowl Game Twitter account in the game, the matchup against Maryland and more.

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NC State men's and women's basketball are both off to strong starts to the season with just one loss apiece to Top 5 programs. The Wolfpack women head to Iowa for another Top 10 showdown in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge while the men open ACC play against Pittsburgh on Friday.

Kai Crutchfield is joined in the latest Clutch Cast by NC State play-by-play announcer Andrew Sanders to discuss both teams. After calling all of the women's games on the radio and the most recent men's wins on the broadcast team, Sanders gives his take along with Crutchfield heading into December.

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After a nearly perfect week for NC State on the gridiron and hardwood, James and Cory take a look back on the results for football and basketball in three different countries!

How much did the win over UNC change the outlook on the 2022 season? What did we learn about both men’s and women’s hoops in the Bahamas and Cancun? We’ll recap it all in the latest live podcast from Amedeo’s!

NC State went down to the Bahamas and came away with a 2-1 mark and a strong showing throughout. The Wolfpack earned resume-boosting wins over Dayton and Butler, along with a hard-fought loss to No. 3 Kansas, proving how different this year's squad is with its new pieces.

Cory Smith, Miles Masercola and Brian Geisinger give their takeaways from the Battle 4 Atlantis, including Jarkel Joiner's play, concerns for Terquavion Smith(?), the bigs stepping up on the big stage, Jack Clark's versatility and what the recent showing says about the Pack's chances in March.